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Old 07-12-2011, 05:14 PM   #16
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A real sweet car. Much better than my mid-life "crisis" car - 1995 Corvette that was full, but it was a bit of a "tank" when it comes to fun driving.

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Old 07-12-2011, 06:39 PM   #17
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Seen lots in my travels in NZ and they go like stink. Lots of youngsters driving them tho. Someone in your family going through a mid-life crises, Leah?
Could be? Is 35 mid-life? Then, yes.
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A real sweet car. Much better than my mid-life "crisis" car - 1995 Corvette that was full, but it was a bit of a "tank" when it comes to fun driving.

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1995 corvette = pretty sweet.
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Leah I’ll be your copilot. Come pick me up and swing back down for a long test drive then bring me back home
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My pre-midlife crisis is a 2004 Mercury Marauder. I do love the big cars. Sadly, it sits in my garage with it's heart on an engine stand. Fabricating headers to fit twin turbos. It shall be ready when I hit my midlife crisis (10 years? 15?). Sigh. Never enough time these days.
Gorgeous car, Leah. I am jealous. Never driven one, only seen thru clouds of tire-smoke :-)
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:52 PM   #21
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My MLC involved a big 1500cc motorcycle and a small airplane. (Yes, I still have them both.)
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i know this thread is old but i need to add my story too...
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:18 PM   #24
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1976 Pontiac Ventura 305cci iroc chevy, holley 4-barrel, and powerful 3-speed tranny.

still has original rims (although painted grey)

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i named him Iron Horse XD
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:49 PM   #25
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My gray Iron Horse. Literally, the bike brand is Iron Horse.
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:sigh: our deal to buy fell through. Blackstone results weren't what we wanted to see. Hassle of the owner not calling us back, etc.
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You may need the cash for earthquake insurance. If not that, you prolly find a hundred more projects around the house that you'll need money for.
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:sigh: our deal to buy fell through. Blackstone results weren't what we wanted to see. Hassle of the owner not calling us back, etc.
what were the cons?
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My gray Iron Horse. Literally, the bike brand is Iron Horse.
nice! its even the same color of the primer on mine
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Old 08-24-2011, 03:11 PM   #30
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Leah -

Since it fell through, take a look at a Bugatti Veyron. - Made by VW/Porsche. Fastest (268mph), most luxurious coupe available.

It has 2 very small VW V8s in a "W" shapes with twin turbos. Those little gems are closely controlled, but it possible to get one in a Porsche SUV that has been rated and tested quieter than a Mercedes in town, a better finish than most upper level sedans, a top speed of 195 mph and better off-road than a Rover.

Just make your CASH deposit for 10% down (about $243,000 today) and wait a year to get fitted/measured and then another year for acceptance and then final delivery. After that, you go to a driving school and graduate for the switch to be thrown to raise the top speed from 185 to 268 mph.

The down side is the fuel economy. - 12 minutes to empty full fuel tank at top speed (2.7 mpg). Also a replacement set of tires is about $30,000 plus new wheels (at about $20,000 are also recommended).

Maybe it is best to go for a Datsun B210 like my son had.

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