What to do in place of the missing "X" on the back of my Maxima?
August 30, 2007 10:48 AM   Subscribe

Help me figure out a clever or funny thing to do in place of the missing "X" on the back of my Maxima.

I have a white 1996 Nissan Maxima. The "Maxima" logo on the back is missing the X. As much as I like telling people that "ma ima" is Japanese for "my car", I think it's time to upgrade.

Before I get out the duct tape and make an X myself, any funny or clever suggestions? I'm not opposed to things that light-up, although I'm pretty cheap.

Carry on,

posted by letahl to Society & Culture (23 answers total)
Just remove the I
posted by found missing at 10:58 AM on August 30, 2007

posted by mecran01 at 10:59 AM on August 30, 2007 [1 favorite]

huge wildly detailed airbrushed x, possibly made of lightning bolts or a light saber duel or ninjas or something equally awesome.
posted by knowles at 11:03 AM on August 30, 2007

mecran01's idea is great. Manimal! hahaha. You could drive around blasting the Vandals and all would be right with the world.

Here's some tamer (and lamer) ideas—you could put an "i" in front of the first "ma" and then add a word after? So it reads something like "ima ima car".
Also, switching the letters around can be fun:
am i a something something
i am a something something

Here's a similar idea with a license plate. Really clever.

Or you could just spell my name. I'd think you were cool.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:04 AM on August 30, 2007

Seconding Manimal. Genius.
posted by raconteur at 11:10 AM on August 30, 2007

What you wanna do is put an "R" where the "X" used to be, then chip off half of the second "M", so that it looks like an "N". Then you just slap a picture of Counselor Troi up there, and you're ready for the sci-fi convention.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:12 AM on August 30, 2007

posted by LionIndex at 11:14 AM on August 30, 2007 [1 favorite]

Step 1. Drop two bones plus shipping and buy this. Go crazy.

Step 2. ??????

Step 3. Profit.

One humble suggestion (from a math dork):
ditch the first "a" and go with "MINIMA"
posted by jtfowl0 at 11:26 AM on August 30, 2007 [1 favorite]

You could also collect/buy/steal? a bunch of letters from different cars, so that they'd all be different styles...and then spell out "ransomcar". You're 1/3 of the way there!
posted by iamkimiam at 11:27 AM on August 30, 2007 [1 favorite]

Refrigerator magnet letter.

And yes, Manimal cracks me up too.
posted by O9scar at 11:38 AM on August 30, 2007

posted by wackybrit at 12:00 PM on August 30, 2007 [1 favorite]

Yes, Manimal. Its awesomeness would be unbounded. If you drive a Nissan Manimal, you can expect beautiful strangers to leap into your car with you and perform expert oral sex upon you and leave heaps of cash on your lap before they leap away. Daily.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:04 PM on August 30, 2007 [1 favorite]

Do you like pirates? Can't stand the things myself, but if I liked them, I'd go with something like this.
posted by fidelity at 12:47 PM on August 30, 2007

Nthing "MaNimaL"
posted by boreddusty at 12:52 PM on August 30, 2007

I ran *ma*ima* through my crossword dictionary software. Here are the results (excluding variations on 'maxima'):

Madam, I'm Adam
magnetic resonance imagining

Obviously, you go with 'Manimal'. Though it is kind of cool that in order to make 'Madam, I'm Adam' you need to insert the sequence 'dam' twice.

In a very attenuated sense of cool.

If you break off the 'I', you get a bunch more options, but none look great except maybe for 'madman'. 'Alma Mater' has the correct spacing.
posted by painquale at 1:04 PM on August 30, 2007

Mama I
A Maim
A Imam
I am ma

But I think MaNimaL is the clear winner here.
posted by Floydd at 1:08 PM on August 30, 2007

you all rock. i can't believe someone actually had software for this. right now i'm thinking refrigerator-magnet manimal.

carry on, manimals.
posted by letahl at 1:37 PM on August 30, 2007

1) Take out the I as well.
2) Next line: Add YO
3) Next line: CELLO NO
posted by rob511 at 3:19 PM on August 30, 2007

posted by Joseph Gurl at 6:32 PM on August 30, 2007

How about one of those bullet hole stickers? They look particularly good on white cars
posted by krisjohn at 8:33 PM on August 30, 2007

Replace it with a "Camry" badge. 99% of people won't notice.
posted by davejay at 11:58 PM on August 30, 2007

get a bit of fishing line, fold it in half and twist together tightly. use to saw rest of letters off. remove rest of glue by rubbing with your thumb. get your car washed and waxed with a buffer (which you should do anyway)

posted by phritosan at 1:32 AM on August 31, 2007

For future surfers, the MANIMAL.
posted by letahl at 5:59 AM on October 16, 2007

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