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An audiophile and petrolhead's journal: Buckle up! - Page 214
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It appears the Nissan Skyline I was looking at is a scam of some sort. I told him if he brought the car to me I'd buy it for the price he wanted, provided it's in the condition he stated. Well, then he said he needed a deposit, so I agreed to place 50% in escrow, but that wasn't good enough. He wanted me to send $20k via Western Union. I was born at night, but it wasn't last night. I declined, but told him I'd keep the offer on the table if he changed his mind. He contacts me again saying the escrow was fine, but he'd need $3000 for "travel expenses" to deliver the car. I told him that was unreasonable, but I'd gladly reimburse him $1500 for his time and trouble, once he arrived with it (whether I bought it or not). That wasn't good enough either. He fired back, demanding $3000, plus the money in escrow, or the deal was off and he was selling to someone else who was willing to pay half of the price of the car, up front. See? That's the back-breaker. Why wouldn't he just go with the guy who was offering to send him the cash immediately, instead of still trying to wring $3000 from me? I went ahead and forwarded the entire conversation to my lawyer, he'll deal with it.
R34s are a dime a dozen..... go for a more trust worthy guy
Also, back to what we do best, this Exige looks like a good candidate:
Babbity rabbity update: she's fine and off formula, really likes burrowing in the pocket of my wife's housecoat. She's been feeding her pellet supplements and fresh vegetables, so she's thriving and seemingly quite happy. Right now it's still living in the guinea pig habitat in my wife's art room and seems to like it well enough, it has a nest (a small flower pot filled with grass and fur) and room to move around, and my wife sets her loose in the room to wander. Of course we keep the cats away, but the dogs pretty much ignore her. Yeah, it's name really is Babbity, Babs for short.
They can be litter-box trained, as I understand it...now how big (and how many) are your cats? Will the rabbit ever be big enough to hold its own against them?
The Exige, I'm assuming has been in an accident, unless that one can steer each wheel independently.....lol. But on the whole it looks pretty intact, at least on the outside. A car that light with that kind of power should be tons of fun on a tight road course.
That Evo is mental, at full boost it's nearly undrivable on the street, the lag is unreal. The TC is always engaging, throwing your HP out the window. Also, I like good engine noise, but this sounds like a banshee in a blender, more annoying than exciting (and tons of wastegate noise). Cut the boost back by half and it's a much more balanced car and more fun to drive. The ride is also as hard as a rock, but it's setup for a track, so that's understandable. I think I'll like this one a lot more when I can get it to a place where I can completely cut it loose.
Finally, the `67 vette is pretty well done, but only half done. The chassis is fine, but it doesn't have nearly the suspension or brakes to handle near 850bhp (which is what it reads on our dyno), but the wheels are large enough to accommodate larger rotors/calipers and we have better shocks on hand. Very fast car, great V8 sound, and comfortable to boot.
So what's your most powerful naturally aspirated car? You have some insanely powerful cars with forced induction, and modern engine management has made those much more livable day-to-day than they used to be, but there is something to be said for a big honking NA motor in a car.
Speaking of racing and great finishes... just wow.
Edited by Magick Man - 5/25/13 at 12:05am