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    #1

    bluebook,step above, audi, hasta pronto!

    Hello,

    What do the words in bold mean?

    First of all, two guys are trying to steal a car from a bad guy.

    Bad guy: You busted my window. Stupid joyrider. One step above a carjacker. That busted window takes three hundred off the bluebook.

    He continues: Audi before I change my mind. Hasta pronto!


    Thanks in advance

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    #2

    Re: bluebook,step above, audi, hasta pronto!

    I don't understand this kind of slang, but "hasta pronto" is not English, but Spanish. It means 'See ya'!

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    Re: bluebook,step above, audi, hasta pronto!

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    Hello,

    What do the words in bold mean?

    First of all, two guys are trying to steal a car from a bad guy.

    Bad guy: You busted my window. Stupid joyrider.
    A joyrider is someone who steals a car just for the purpose of driving it for a while and then abandons it. He doesn't try to sell it or or do anything else with the vehicle.

    One step above a carjacker. That busted window takes three hundred off the bluebook.
    "One step above" means one level (socially, criminally, or otherwise) higher. In this case, the car thief in question is a bit more criminally savvy than a typical carjacker.

    "Three hundred off the blue book" refers to the Kelley Blue Book, which is the "bible" when it comes to selling used cars in the United States. The Blue Book is a directory of cars listed by make, model, year of manufacture, accessories, etc, and then lists the fair market value of said car. So a broken window would automatically lower the resale value of a car (hence "$300 deducted from the Kelley Blue Book price").

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    Re: bluebook,step above, audi, hasta pronto!

    Hi,

    I forget to bold the word 'audi'.

    He continues: Audi before I change my mind.Hasta pronto!

    Thanks!

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    Re: bluebook,step above, audi, hasta pronto!

    Audi is a quite expensive Italian manufacturer of cars. He might refer to them.

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    #6

    Re: bluebook,step above, audi, hasta pronto!

    Instead of stealing the car outright, a joyrider steals a car for what is called a joyride. Insead of stealing the car outright, he leaves the car somewhere when he is finished with it. Perhaps that is what "one step above" means. (A joyrider is typically a juvenile offender and is not a sophisticated criminal.)



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    #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Rebel View Post
    Audi is a quite expensive Italian manufacturer of cars. He might refer to them.
    Wrong country. Audi is German.

    "Audi before I change my mind.Hasta pronto!" = [possibly definition 5 in Urban Dict. >> Let's go]

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