I really like my car. I've only ever purchased one car in my life (in 1999), and it is very reliable, so I have no intention of replacing it for years to come. People at Google started making fun of my car in 2006. I still have the same car.
Today I got an email about carpooling to an investor event 3 hours away.
In the evening, I was talking to my brother (in town for Game Developers Conference).
Me: "This carpooling guy is the CEO of a cool company, and says his all-electric car can't make it the whole distance. So he probably drives a Tesla. Do you think I should set his expectations that I drive a 14-year-old Honda Civic?"
Brother: [grinning] "No. But you should tell me what happens."
Me: "There are going to be various problems. Like, he'll want to plug in his iPhone. Or he'll want to open the trunk using the remote."
Brother: "If he complains, just say, 'Why didn't we take your car? Oh wait, we can't.'"
Me: "Ha, okay."
Brother: "You just assume he drives a Tesla. Maybe he drives a 1994 Honda Civic, and he'll be really excited about your newer model of Civic."
Me: "I don't think there's an all-electric 1994 Civic, but that's a good thought."