I've never gotten weird comments other than from the old lady. Everyone is usually happy as hell to be riding in it because it's an old classic, and they know how much work I put into it.
Plus the passenger seat(s) are pretty damn comfortable.
The only complaint I get is that I don't take people on long rides. My car is my space in the world that not only makes me feel good but clears my mind of all the days problems.....until I almost get broad sided by an idiot on a cell phone running a red light! Then they hear MY COMPLAINT! My wife comes with me on late Sunday ice-cream rides and very seldom complains.
However, one day I was behind a 2011 Camaro and he revved his engine and took off when the light turned green. I tromped it for a second and let off because I am against road racing. All my car did was squat in the rear, raised the front end at the full spring extension and left two strips about 2 feet long. She almost ripped the grab bar off the dash and called me a fool She hasn't been in the car since.