December 22, 2017 8:31 am at 8:31 am #1433554
What makes a car Yeshivish? Where can a Yeshivish car be purchased? If it must it age first, how old must it be?December 22, 2017 11:59 am at 11:59 am #1433656
If the car has more dents than you have children, The car must be YeshivishDecember 22, 2017 1:01 pm at 1:01 pm #1433661DovidBTParticipant
If the car has more dents than you have children, The car must be Yeshivish.
Unless you’re in Italy.December 22, 2017 1:10 pm at 1:10 pm #1433664
If you car has more infant Car seats than wheels, It must be YeshivishDecember 22, 2017 3:40 pm at 3:40 pm #1433703funnyboneParticipant
If everything makes noise, except the horn.December 22, 2017 3:40 pm at 3:40 pm #1433675icemelterParticipant
either black, gray or silver. also helps if its a honda or toyota. sometimes nissan.December 23, 2017 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #1434104
A station wagon!December 23, 2017 9:12 pm at 9:12 pm #1434214
I once had a van that was held together with duct tape. I kept a roll in the glove compartment so that when a piece of the vehicle fell off, I could get out and tape it back on. Then one day while I was driving, the glove compartment fell out, too!December 28, 2017 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #1439071geshmakecholentloverParticipant
I got a yeshivish car! you here it coming from two blocks away, and it must be at least sixteen years old.
A yeshivesh car must be at youngest older than half your age minus twetnyDecember 28, 2017 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm #1439119Little FroggieParticipant
I doubt anyone here drive a 1996.
Not gonna say which model… you’ll ALL figure me out!!December 31, 2017 6:26 am at 6:26 am #1439609JJ2020Participant
I don’t know where you people live but many of the yeshivish people I know drive late model Toyota siennas and Honda Odysseys. Either that or some big SUV, suburban etc.December 31, 2017 7:04 am at 7:04 am #1439664
JJ, you must live in an shpitzy neighborhood where people have all the shtoty things.December 31, 2017 11:15 am at 11:15 am #1439769Little FroggieParticipant
Me? I live in an undisclosed habitat east of YiddishKite (BP)
Yeah, and the salt they spread like there’s no tomorrow only makes my car lighter… so many chunks of it just fade away… (I think the four wheels are still connected… maybe)December 31, 2017 2:04 pm at 2:04 pm #1440135Avram in MDParticipant
I doubt anyone here drive a 1996
You’re right, I don’t drive a 1996. I drive a 1992. I’m guessing it has around 230K miles, but I cannot tell you for sure because the odometer was broken for a number of years. Original engine. Other than the heat, pretty much nothing else works anymore. Some of the gears are acting up, and I’m hoping the car doesn’t need a clutch job before I stop needing the car.December 31, 2017 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #1440174
If you drive a car older than you are (And its not a classic like a ’57 Chevy) then it must be yeshivishDecember 31, 2017 9:07 pm at 9:07 pm #1440258
My daily driven car meets your arithmetic it is older than half my age minus 20 by 2 years.
BUT, it is far from a Yeshivish Car…it is a Ball Baatim Luxury Import That cost 70K 14 years ago and is used about 5,000 miles per year. In the long run the cost per year is not high. I expect that I’ll drive it 20 years and then one of the grandchildren will take it.
Mrs. CTL’s summer car is a 1971 Jaguar XKE V12 convertible that was purchased new. All of our children and grandchildren would love to get their hands on it.
We have never owned a minivan, but have had our share of station wagons, SUVs and crossovers. No German or Japanese vehicles for us.December 31, 2017 9:08 pm at 9:08 pm #1440274UncleMoParticipant
There is almost no such thing as a Yeshivish car anymore. There USED to be. In my days a yeshivish car meant a Chevy Lumina or Buick LeSabre that was roughly 10+ years old. Those days….. are looong gone. Today that’s what the shver has to drive because he needs to support his son in law who drives a Honda Odyssey or Toyota Sienna, manufactured just a short few months ago. That is today’s definition of yeshivish.December 31, 2017 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm #1440293
My husband’s car is from 1984! Not going to do the age calculation for you (lol). Drive always works, but we never know if we’ll have reverse or park.December 31, 2017 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm #1440297
I guess I am the exception to the current rule.
I don’t support sons-in-law and none of my sons were supported by their in-laws. But all of them have driven hand me down cars from Mrs. CTL and myself.
We have 2 grandsons currently learning in Yeshiva (in Brooklyn) before they go to college and professional school I”H. They are cousins, not brothers but share a car that is more than 20 years old, it belonged to my father Z”L and they are glad to have it and not be stuck using public transit. Coming from money doesn’t mean one has to be spoiled.December 31, 2017 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm #1440315
CTL, most Yeshiva bochorim (by far) have no car whatsoever.January 1, 2018 12:35 am at 12:35 am #1440319UncleMoParticipant
You most certainly are the exception to the current “rule”, as you put it and you should be proud of it. What’s happened today is beyond ridiculous. What I said in my prior comment wad merely stating the facts, I personally drove the 10 year old cars both when I was in Kollel as well as when I worked as a professional.January 1, 2018 12:35 am at 12:35 am #1440320Takes2-2tangoParticipant
Joseph,. Go any given day or night to the various BMG parking lots in lakewood nj and try to convince me or anyone that most bochurim by far dont have cars. Stop Hocking with misinformed facts.January 1, 2018 6:56 am at 6:56 am #1440329
Takes2, you’re confusing yungerleit with bochorim. Most bochorim, unquestionably, don’t own a car.January 1, 2018 6:56 am at 6:56 am #1440332👑RebYidd23Participant
The market changed, and for many people, leasing a new car became a better financial option than buying.January 1, 2018 6:56 am at 6:56 am #1440336rotzehbilumshmoParticipant
A yeshiva car is one in which everything makes noise except the horn and the radio!January 1, 2018 9:45 am at 9:45 am #1440412
I would agree that most Yeshiva Bochrim don’t have cars,
If you look at the subset of Yeshiva Bochrim who were raised in suburbia or small town America where mass transit is non existent, you will find that many of them do own/have cars. They use them to get back and forth to their parents homes, and even perhaps take part-time college classes or a part-time job. My grandsons each put in a half day each week at my brother’s NYC law practice. This provides them experience and a sense of self worth. They earn the money for their visits to the pizza shop, etc.
Some of them don’t live in the Yeshiva dorms and use them to commute. I have another grandson who drove back and forth to Yeshiva High School from the time he was 16. He now is in Mesivta and drives from home each day and will do so for the year. Next year, I”H he’ll learn in EY and there he’ll not have a car.January 1, 2018 10:18 am at 10:18 am #1440426
Look, if the car gets you from Point A to Point B, that’s just about all you need. Who needs a fancy name or cares whether the paint is peeling off the car or whether it has leather seats. Okay, air conditioning and heating is probably important. But most everything else? A waste; as long as it gets you where you need to go.January 1, 2018 10:28 am at 10:28 am #1440439mentsch1Participant
My first car (hand me down)
Headlights and grill held in by wire
Trunk closed with a padlock attached to two eye hooks drilled into trunk and bumper (back then bumpers were steel)
Blech covered hole in the floor by drivers seat (floor was eaten away by rust) you had to make sure not to drive over puddles or you got wet. I always carried a spare change of clothes.
It goes without saying no a/c
Passenger door didn’t open bc of past accident.
Final straw was when reverse went out.
The good old days when you could hand your mechanic a $20 to get an inspection stickerJanuary 1, 2018 11:49 am at 11:49 am #1440506mentsch1Participant
Part of the flavor of lakewood for me used to be the yeshivish cars. I loved that they seemed untouched by gashmius.
But then came the leases . and then the fancy houses and then the fancy clothing stores. It’s a shame.January 1, 2018 11:50 am at 11:50 am #1440530
We should have a contest of who has the most yeshivish car in the gantze yeshiva.January 1, 2018 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #1440603DovidBTParticipant
My impression is that cars made today are harder to maintain for extended use than those from a few decades ago.
There are custom parts that are cheaply manufactured, but wear out after a few years and are expensive to replace. There are electronic gadgets that may or may not be particularly useful, but are mandated by law; they eventually stop working, and are expensive to replace. These are not do-it-yourself repairs that can be improvised in a home workshop with common tools. And if you don’t get the items fixed, the car cannot be driven legally.January 1, 2018 4:31 pm at 4:31 pm #1440615
Maybe my husband’s car is only partly yeshivish – the radio works until you turn on the lights.
It’s diesel and vibrates like crazy. You bounce up and down at a red light. I think if I bring a jar of cream with me when I go for a drive it would turn to butter by the time I got home!January 1, 2018 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #1440653👑RebYidd23Participant
Joseph, most people who feel they need a new car feel that way because they don’t like the weekly trip to the mechanic.January 1, 2018 7:17 pm at 7:17 pm #1440732☢️ Rand0m3x 🎲Participant
(Looks like the Editor himself still mods. Interesting.)
CT Lawyer, do you specifically avoid Japanese cars? (If so, why?)
older than half your age minus twenty
Until you’re over 40, every car qualifies, and it doesn’t
reach, for example, an 8-year minimum until you’re 56.January 2, 2018 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm #1441093Takes2-2tangoParticipant
Takes2, you’re confusing yungerleit with bochorim. Most bochorim, unquestionably, don’t own a car
Just spoke to 3 bmg kollel guys and they all agreed that on average from all the handfull of parking lots associated with bmg more than 60% of vehicles belong to bochurim. Your welcome to do your own home work.January 2, 2018 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm #1441099
There is nothing wrong with American Cars, Its the “Detroit” ones I wont touch
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