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Do You Place Bumper Stickers On Your Car?  
User currently offline2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 8442 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2707 times:

Do you put bumper stickers on your car and if you do, what do you have?

I myself do not have any bumper stickers on my car. I see most bumper stickers other than a AAA sticker as just tacky particularly with a new car. The two worst kinds for me are political stickers, even the ones that support the candidates that I like and the ever present "student of the year at ____ academy", one person had four stickers covering the back window of the minivan that I saw.

[Edited 2012-05-07 17:49:41]


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User currently offlineakiss20 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 603 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

I prefer not to. I do have an MIT sticker on the back window (my friends and I in high school all bought each other car stickers when we got into college) and an AOPA one on the side window though  

I like to leave the styling of the car unblemished as much as I can. That said, if you have an ugly POS anyway, go for it! 



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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2691 times:

Quoting 2707200X (Thread starter):
I see must bumper stickers other than a AAA sticker as just tacky particularly with a new car.

        

I couldn't agree more. Bumper stickers are beyond tacky. Cars are some of the biggest purchases you will ever make, why would you taint it with a pointless sticker? Even though I hate all bumper stickers, I won't give any grief over political affiliations or proud parents, but it's the ones that have stupid "jokes" or sayings on them that boil my blood. They're never funny and look awful!



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User currently offlinetz757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2867 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

Though not the bumper, I can't stand these...



And the only thing I've allowed on my car is a simple alumni sticker from my alma mater.

[Edited 2012-05-07 17:58:37]


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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8785 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

Ages ago, I had only one bumper sticker. This was at the time (80s) when you saw all those cutesy stickers like "I brake for children", "I brake for Animals", and the ubiquitous "Baby on Board".

Mine read "I brake for Hallucinations"

Since then I stopped using them, as they mess up your paint.



Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2635 times:

Quoting tz757300 (Reply 3):
Though not the bumper, I can't stand these...

How did I forget these?! I live in the suburbs and there has to be dozens of cars on my street alone that have these.

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 4):
Since then I stopped using them, as they mess up your paint.

They have magnetic ones now that don't damage the paint-job whatsoever....they're still just as tacky though.



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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15715 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2629 times:

Quoting 2707200X (Thread starter):
Do you put bumper stickers on your car

No. They look stupid, cheap and trashy. There is likely no worse way for one person to communicate with their fellow people. Also, any guy with truck nuts should be kicked in the real nuts.

Quoting tz757300 (Reply 3):
Though not the bumper, I can't stand these...

I kinda want to get a Dad sticker, about 6 Mom stickers and then go drive around Utah.



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User currently offlineWrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2628 times:

one of each, magnets


WrenchBender



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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39686 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2620 times:

I don't like bumper stickers on a car. It messes up the paint.
Although, some can be very funny.



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User currently offlinebristolflyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2613 times:

I saw one the other day, I thought I knew what it meant, then I looked it up and I was right. It's a picture of a hand with the ring finger bent over...look up 'shocker' on Wiki if you don't know what I mean.

I'm not easily offended, but I seriously questioned why anyone would want to put that on their car. Disgraceful.



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User currently offlineairportugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3575 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2577 times:

The only stickers I have are the ones you can put on your back window (within reason) and can take off with a blade if you don't want it there anymore.


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User currently offlinegeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

I guess I'll have to put a picture of my fiancee's new Cube on here; Cube's don't have bumpers though, and I sure wouldn't put some "sticky" sticker on the back window. As I bought the Cube for her as her Valentine, I really had to give her some way to "announce the fact"; as I do graphic design as a hobby, I designed a big 12" X 12" valentine with two big red hearts, with TO: and FROM: top and bottom, printed it twice on vinyl sign film, then bonded the films to two 12" square pieces of 1/8 in. sign magnet material (which I usually always have laying around) On valentine's day, I got up early, washed the Cube, and stuck a magnet on each front door, then parked the Cube in the front yard. Needless to say, my sweetie was tickled pink with her "valentine". (She especially enjoyed "showing it off" on her FB page!)

Here's the "unintended part"..............as she started driving around town in her "Valentine Cube", people started asking questions, like where she got the magnets, etc; so after a week or so, I made one more sign and put it under the one on the right door; "Custom Magnet Door Signs"
Your Choice, We Design
Email....................
I only put that one on the door occasionally when we go to Terre Haute, and then only 8 or 9 times.

So far I've sold about 18 more door signs.


The whole trick to having a sign on your car is to have one that other people like, think is "cute", and can "identify with"
every time I notice someone looking at her valentine signs, they're always smiling, and not one person has shown any displeasure or made any negative comments.

Charley



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7180 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

Quoting WrenchBender (Reply 7):
one of each, magnets

Didn't know Canada did that too....very nice!

I have a Cincinnati Reds sticker, a "I Heart Barcelona" sticker, and 2 stickers from my high school's booster club in 08-09 and 09-10. My license plate is from when my high school won state in 2007. Go Bombers!!!!!!



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User currently offlineSmittyOne From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Quoting bristolflyer (Reply 9):
I saw one the other day, I thought I knew what it meant, then I looked it up and I was right. It's a picture of a hand with the ring finger bent over...look up 'shocker' on Wiki if you don't know what I mean.

I'm not easily offended, but I seriously questioned why anyone would want to put that on their car. Disgraceful.

Haha, I saw one of those for the first time yesterday...and another one that was a big hand grenade on a truck's back window. Makes you wonder what the hell is wrong with people.

Seems like many stickers are about making the driver feel superior in some way. People just have to stand out somehow.

Quoting tz757300 (Reply 3):
Though not the bumper, I can't stand these...

Unreal, are we supposed to be impressed or feel sorry for somebody based on these things?

Personally I would never want to advertise that kind of personal information (number and genders of kids). Just no good reason for everyone around you to know it.


User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12333 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

Quoting Dreadnought (Reply 4):
Since then I stopped using them, as they mess up your paint.

Never saw the need for them myself, for similar reasons.

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 6):
I kinda want to get a Dad sticker, about 6 Mom stickers and then go drive around Utah.

I'm thinking of getting two moms and twelve cats.

Quoting SmittyOne (Reply 13):
Seems like many stickers are about making the driver feel superior in some way.

You have no way of knowing why the sticker is there.

It's quite possible to be proud of one's children, or one's hobbies, or one's associations without feeling superior to others.



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User currently offlinebristolflyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2426 times:

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 6):
I kinda want to get a Dad sticker, about 6 Mom stickers and then go drive around Utah.

You'd blend right in!

Here in Colorado I see a lot of stickers that say 'nobody cares that you tele' (a reference to the notion that telemark skiers think that they're superior). Funny. I then saw one a couple of weeks ago saying 'nobody cares that I tele'. Ha, at least he understands!

Quoting Revelation (Reply 14):
It's quite possible to be proud of one's children, or one's hobbies, or one's associations without feeling superior to others.

True, but a lot of people do do a lot of bragging. Look up the word 'blowhard' on the internet, you'll see a specific example of a blowhard is 'one who has bumper stickers on his car saying how great his children are'.

Another sticker I can't stand is one that simply says '26.2' - I guess it's just saying that 'I run marathons'. Great, congratulations. Now get out of my way.



Fortune favours the brave
User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5330 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2407 times:

I have a window sticker for my alma mater (a nice, subdued maroon) and a NOBAMA window cling.

I don't like anything on the paint or on the bumper.



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User currently offlineJJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

Like mostly everyone that has been in Formentera, I have a sticker with the island outline.

User currently offlineeinsteinboricua From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2010, 2978 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2386 times:

I have 3 (though they're more decals than bumper stickers):
-one that says ICOM Inside (like the Intel logo, ICOM=Computer Engineering)
-one that says Colegio (the UPRM's old name)
-one that has the design of the Interstate route signs but with a paw print (our mascot is a bulldog)
-If you count the parking permits for each year of college, I have 3 from the UPRM and one from UPRB.

Others I was planning on adding or had in the past:
-One back when Bush was president that said Buck Fush, but it's meaningless today.
-During the 2008 Democrat primaries, I supported Hillary. Her campaign sent me one.
-I had one on my previous car that said: Retired, I was tired yesterday and I'm tired again today.
-Also on the same car, I had a decal with a bowling ball and a pin that said "Boleador boricua".

I'm not one to add dozens of bumper stickers or decals, but a bit of personality on a car doesn't hurt anybody.



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User currently offlinedaviation From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 591 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

No bumper stickers for me.

And one of my biggest pet peeves is the big American Flag.......on an imported car!! One of my neighbors has American flags flying from his car windows, stickers all over the place.......and he has four Hondas!

Thank you, I will keep my General Motors cars, which I've had for decades with no problems, and leave the stickers in the drawer.



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6517 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

Bumper stickers are unheard of here, they're all on the glass or the rear door (or course, sedans are rare too). Also, nobody would think of putting their high school or college on their car. The most common one I see is this one :



It means someone is attached to the island of Corsica. They're very common around here, as the suburbs of Paris are full of immigrants from the world but also from the rest of the country. Another common one is to show you're from Brittany :



Again a lot of people here in the west of Paris come from there, including my father.

I wouldn't put a sticker on a car I bought, but I got my car from my parents with two small ones and I left them. They're on each side of the rear windshield, where the glass is over the interior of the car, so they don't hamper visibility.

One is a triskelion because it's nice and a different way of showing you have a Celtic background, without separatist connotations :



The other one is a sticker showing support to the SNSM, the National Society for Sea Rescue, an NGO that intervenes in about half the rescue operations on the French coasts. My father is a sailor and taught sailing in his youth, so sea rescue is close to his heart.



Also, the regulations recently changed for the license plates here, the alphanumerical ID has become national instead of local, so the département number is no longer part of the ID. Instead, it's put in small at the right hand of the plate, with a small image of the region. But the catch is that you can put any number and corresponding region, no matter where your live, so when I registered the car to my name I chose 974, for the Réunion island. A place I've never been to, but that I find inspiring, and the logo is nicer than the one for the Ile-de-France region. And at least when I'm outside of my region, nobody will call me "ugly Parisian".




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User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8785 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 20):
It means someone is attached to the island of Corsica.

It is also the symbol of the FLNC (National Liberation Front of Corsica), a terrorist group which wanted to sever ties with France and has been responsible for a number of bombings and shootouts since the 70s. Whenever I saw that symbol (usually on crappy old french cars) I was always tempted to ask the person if he knows what it means.

It's kind of like driving around Europe with a swastika on your car. You may think it means good luck from the old Hindu usage, but it unfortunately has come to mean other things.



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User currently offlinemmedford From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 561 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Nothing on my daily driver...

But I have 2 on my project car.. a 97 Eclipse GSX

"I Support Single Moms" with a girl on the pole

"I Can Count too; 9mm, .45, .223, .308..."

The 2nd one goes over well in NY.



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User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

Nope, looks tacky. My persoanl favorite was the person who had a "No Drilling in ANWR" bumper sticker on their Hummer H2.

User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2752 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2272 times:
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Well I kind of inherited my brothers car since he is shipping off to Army Basic training. He has an army strong bumper sticker, a Boston Bruins bumper sticker (which is being removed as soon as I get home) on the window, and a Hartford Whalers sticker. I'm getting a big UND Fighting Sioux Head decal to put on the rear window. Have to support my school, and it looks cool!
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25 GrahamHill : I don't put any sticker. And if the car I buy (new or used) has some, I remove them all. It's the official flag of Corsica. People are not going to s
26 signol : No, but we have a "child on board" sign on each car. One says "Cheeky Monkey on board", and the other says "Baby Shark in transit" - with the logo of
27 Post contains images AF340 : Yup, the only ones I will put on my car. Except I have the yellow (I'm guessing American) ones.
28 bhill : No bumper stickers but a Trout Unlimited window cling on the back window, a Seattle Sounders license plate frame on the back and Man U frame on the fr
29 SmittyOne : True, I can't tell you what motivated any one individual to put a sticker on his/her car. But I can make a reasonable hypothesis based on what I have
30 bristolflyer : I have seen this sign in a car being driven by someone on a cell phone. By putting that sign in the car they're asking people to drive carefully, whi
31 Post contains images KaiGywer : Got this one Not on the bumper though, but on my rear window where it can be easily removed
32 jbirdav8r : No. During my first job out of college when I was doing a lot of hiring, my boss gave me a sage piece of advice. He told me when a job seeker pulls in
33 geezer : I forgot all about this until today; I bought my 1 ton, dual wheel diesel P/U truck in 2003; about a year later, I more or less moved to western India
34 Post contains links and images LFutia : I have 3 stickers on my car. See here: The middle one is Frostwire - where I used to download music from. The other 2 are self explanatory. Leo/ORD
35 whappeh : I have an Arsenal sticker.
36 Post contains images kiwirob : I dislike bumper stickers, but I do have a gobadge, well a selection of them actually. [Edited 2012-05-09 08:58:54] [Edited 2012-05-09 08:59:54]
37 Post contains links and images falstaff : I don't put any on my good car, but on my old sad truck I have plenty. Mostly right wing stuff, as you can see. I would like to find an Obama decal th
38 Post contains images kiwirob : Falstaff sure you're not related to this guy?
39 Post contains images falstaff : Looks like my kind of guy! After Obama is out of office he'll have a lot of work to do getting those off. I only have one anti Obama sticker, so I'll
40 Post contains images kiwirob : you'll like this one then, it is pretty offensive, glad he was called out.
41 falstaff : I keep seeing that thing online, but never in real life. I wonder how many are really out there. That thing looks photo shopped to begin with. Don't
42 Post contains images Aloha717200 : I only put a sticker or decal on a car if it goes nicely with the car's shape and curves. For an older 80s or 90s car, your standard square bumper sti
43 Post contains images B6JFKH81 : I have 2 stickers on my car (only one on my bumper though). Trunk by the license plate I have: On my actual bumper I have the following sticker which
44 falstaff : How do you get one of those? We don't have that in Michigan and I would like to know more about it.
45 Post contains links B6JFKH81 : The State compiles a list that meet certain standards that are eligible for the sticker. My car (a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid) is on the list so I calle
46 signol : Yes, anyone using a phone whilst driving is an idiot. signol
47 Post contains images KaiGywer : I'll be driving thru Da UP on Saturday
48 76794p : Nice NRA stickers. I don't put on my car because i fear that the police might profile me because of them and pull me over and demand that they search
49 Revelation : Interesting how you can look at an individual as they drive by and determine they are smug and perhaps even arrogant. Not saying you are a Christian
50 fr8mech : I forgot about my NRA window decal. Its on the aft lower corner of the left aft window. Really? What state do you live in where that's a problem? Eve
51 Post contains images B777LRF : Like quite a lot of people here, I've got this one from the local playground
52 falstaff : Never heard of anything like that happening to anyone. The NRA is all about the safe use of fire arms and police officers know that. When you walk th
53 rlwynn : I have a hello kitty sticker.
54 Superfly : There is guy driving around San Francisco with a 1966 Oldsmobile with a Nixon/Agnew bumper sticker. I think he had it made for laughs.
55 falstaff : I had a Nixon sticker on my '72 Cadillac. I found it at a fleamarket and put it on there.
56 Post contains links and images cybergus : I do I do... Cheers
57 777ER : I've only once had a sticker on my car to advertise something and took it off shortly after the event was over. I'm considering starting a small busin
58 Post contains images jcs17 : I have a Romney 2012 sticker on my rear bumper. For some reason, living where I do, I've yet to see anyone sporting the same one.
59 stasisLAX : I have a West Chester State University window sticker - and an expired window sticker from a Scottsdale parking garage!
60 76794p : I live in Houston,Texas, but I live in a small neighborhood, 2x2 miles, and they have a small police department that loves to harass teenagers. As a
61 fr8mech : I wouldn't worry too much, especially in TX. And, be assured, that if an officer pulled you over looking for weapons, you'd have a decent civil suit
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