So what if my car is ugly!

United States
January 17, 2007 4:05pm CST
One of my neighbors was kind enough to call the code enforcement office because apparently they have a problem with GUYS who like to work on old cars? My hubby's 73 Dodge pickup was tagged as well as my neighbor's 65 mustang. We're all legal, nobody was at home to start the cars, so they were tagged as inoperable. But it's just annoying because we had like 7 tagged cars on our block. One guy can not even park his work truck here. (It's a freaky dually). Another neighbor had to take down the garage canopy he put up. Are your neighbors as nice as mine?
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9 responses
• India
17 Jan 07
ya! i was surrounded by good neighbour, they use to take much care about me because my family has only three member, mom, dad and me. if the car runs properly, i think there is no need for looking, it is ugly or not because it help in emergency.
• United States
17 Jan 07
Yes, it has many of days
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@tocika (970)
• Romania
19 Jan 07
I think that all that is matter is that your car to move,and you can move withyour car. I don't think that your neighbours aren't nice like you. Have a nice day!
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• United States
20 Jan 07
my point exactly! Just because it's ugly and old, it doesn't mean it doesn't work.
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@lifeiseasy (2292)
• United States
17 Jan 07
Unfortunatly once code enforcement is called they usally go through the whole neighborhood, sorry you got red tagged. The only solution is keep in the garage or in your back yard. I myself have had no problems with the neighbors that a 30/30 didn't take care of lol. Theives here,not code enforcement.
• United States
19 Jan 07
The code enforcement officer was actually very nice. He said he had a busy day. He came back to make sure everything was up to date. Ugly doesn't necessary mean inoperable or abandoned. That's how it was tagged. No one was here to start it up.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
It sounds like you live in Florida. The same thing would happen to us if my husband started to work on his car. Some people just don't have anything better else to do, so they tend to complain a lot. Good luck and try not to go too crazy.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
The code enforcement officer did say it was illegal to work on your car. But what you do in your garage is your own business.
@snowflake5 (1580)
• United States
22 Jan 07
What is code enforcement? Is it making sure that the car is road-worthy? In Britain it happens automatically - you have to get a garage to do an MOT test on your car each year to certify it is road-worthy before they issue a tax disc to you. So it's easy to see which cars are OK and which are not - just look at the disc displayed on the windscreen. You do have the option for having a non-MOT car as long as it is kept off the road, on your driveway or in a garage. Never hear of neighbours bothering to report on cars though - most people don't have the time for such stuff.
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• United States
22 Jan 07
All states in the USA have differnet rules, when I lived in NJ, you're car had to pass inspection before it could be on the road and you received a decal for your winshield that said you car passed inspection and was legal to drive. Now, that I live in Florda, you don't have to have your car inspected but you do need to have all your vehicles registered with the county. Code Enforcement's job is to make sure people aren't breaking any laws. Checking to make sure your cars are registered, your grass is cut, your trash is picked up, and things like that. I just think some people have no life, so they stroll the neighborhood to nitpick.
• Australia
19 Jan 07
Wow, that is strict. While I can understand people complaining if there were a lot of cars or parts in the yard but if they started fining people who like to work on older (classic?) cars in my city the police would do nothing else.
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• United States
19 Jan 07
yeah, it's crazy, I have seen cars that have been parked on the lawns and abandoned but that was not the situation here. I think it's what you call the HOA (home owners association) or so I am told.
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@bicklelady (1411)
• United States
19 Nov 07
It sounds to me like you need to get up a pertition. One person can make every body miserable.
@cikedo (3487)
• United States
19 Aug 07
Neighbors can be annoying. I had some people move in next door to me and they have since destroyed the front lawn, started fires in their driveway, strewn garbage all over my lawn and threw old tires into the protected woodland behind our houses.
@kiwiTank (64)
• New Zealand
22 Jul 07
I've got a 57 chevy pickup Hotrod and luckly I have a long driveway so noone could tag my truck, plus in my garrage I have a 51 Willys I'm rebuildingso when I'm playing with the motors they can be pretty loud but not as loud as my neighbours with thier loud mufflers and thier boom box music they drive in to thier house at like 3.30am waking up my kids and everyone else including my dogs as the sound we hear is the boom boom of the bass and they have no cares so I went and parked my truck over near thier fence on a day they were having a family gathering and cranked up my motor, didn't take long for them to come over and ask me not to play with my engine, so we had words and now they respect the mornings when they come home a little drunk as I also let a freind who happens to be a cop know that they drive drunk, and not a one has a licence any more, as I get back at all that wake up my kids at ungodly hours of the morning as the kids already wake me up around 6am anyways..