My name is David, I'm 23. I have posted a couple of times here already. I recently purchased a 2004 Mercedes CLK 500 50k miles w/ AMG Body Kit ( I have heard they all have that, then I heard some don't... not sure). Anyways, I thought I would share an intresting story that involved my car today.
Ok, so I'm crusing up to a red light, I go past a police officer in a tahoe in the right turn lane ( I'm going straight) my windows are down. Light turns green, and I get up to the speed limit, not a mile over. I look in the rear view and notice the cop is behind me. I go through another intersection where a dumb ass in a dodge charger cuts me off in the middle of the intersection. I knew the cop was behind me, I didn't beep more horn... didn't do anything. I go about another qtr. mile and the cop lights me up.
I pull over he gives me the typical, liscense registration b.s.
I give it to him. He tells me my temp. paper plates are really exired. They have 9.21.08 on them. 2 DAYS expired!!! I told him I called on the plates today but the dealer had no answers. He told me to go to the dealer and get new ones. I told him I bought the car in dallas. (i live in Houston). He tells me thats your problem. I asked if he saw the charger cut me off in the intersection. He says yes he did. He says it was "bad driving." He tells me to sit tight as he runs my info. He comes back a couple of minutes later.
He says, "so whats the deal with you? are you a football player or some sort of athlete with your fancy car and muscles?" "I mean you know you got this Mercedes and those big muscles"....( I'm 6''3 230, pretty muscular )
I told him no, that it's only a $20k car and I work for a venture capital firm and lift weights.
He lets me go and tells me to get it taken care immediatley.
If that isn't the definition of a HATER, I don't know what is. I felt like I got profiled or somthing (I'm white)
The car gets a lot of looks, it really does. I live in a very affluent part of Houston too. But this wasn't what I signed up for. My Infiniti didn't get me in trouble.
Anybody else have "hater" stories?