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She was so happy that she cried (Awwww).

 

Way too much good stuff above to reply to it all at this wee hour of the morning... but with regard to the above, I know exactly what you mean.

 

Also, congrats to you two on a beautiful find! 

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Time to move to Colorado! ;)

 

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At least my life isn't too boring...
 

 

That's an understatement.bigsmile_face.gif Congrats on it all turning out well! beerchug.gif

 

 

I always said it was less harmful than booze!  

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Congratulations on your new toys, MM! *vroom*
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Beautiful cars. You are a lucky man.

 

What's your list of super-cars now?

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That is a MUCH better buy than the Vanquish - it's gorgeous! And, congratulations on filling in another country in your collection - Italy? Check!
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Magick - have you gotten the James Bond style wardrobe, to match the James Bond car, yet? tongue.gif

On the dealer thing - nice to hear that at least some people out there try to be honest.
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Originally Posted by cheapfi View Post

Beautiful cars. You are a lucky man.

What's your list of super-cars now?

Thanks. It's in my profile, at the bottom.
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

Magick - have you gotten the James Bond style wardrobe, to match the James Bond car, yet? tongue.gif
On the dealer thing - nice to hear that at least some people out there try to be honest.

Indeed, I have a nice Armani tuxedo and many British and Continental style suits.

They even called today to make sure everything was fine. I'd say, though, given all that's happened and how much profit they lost, they're happy to see us gone. Heh.
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That is a MUCH better buy than the Vanquish - it's gorgeous! And, congratulations on filling in another country in your collection - Italy? Check!

Yeah, it is the first Italian "thoroughbred", but not my first Italian car, I used to own a Fiat 850 for a few months (PoS). This is most certainly her car, though. It's even in her name. She's hilarious, strutting through the house, "I've got a Ferraaaari". If I'd known that it would make her this excited, I would have taken her shopping for one sooner.

I gotta say, though I really like the Vanquish S, it's one helluva mean ride and I'm glad I bought it, that 360 is pure magic to drive. The handling and feel are uncanny, very precise and balanced. The entirely analog steering allows for amazing feedback from the road surface, without being a b**ch to turn at low speeds. Also, there are no weird "supercar" hangups, other than rear visibility being crappy (and poor economy). The clutch is reasonably light, but not mushy, and shifting is as easy as almost anything else. Ride comfort isn't the greatest, I blame the Recaro seats and stiffer suspension, but it isn't awful and the seats hold you snugly. It's not the type of car you take on long journeys, anyway.

It may not be as powerful as more modern Euro sports cars, but it isn't lacking for grunt. For such a small, light car, 400hp is plenty. Fiddling around today, I did 0-60 in 4.2s without much effort (and both of us in the car), and it's a rocket in the mid-range, up to 120mph (the top of 4th gear). I reminded her that it's wonderful car, but it can and will bite. It requires respect, otherwise it can mangle or kill faster than you can react. In a lot of ways it's like having a "tame" leopard. Although she likes to ride with me when I'm driving fast, she's much slower/more cautious, and very rarely goes more than 5mph over the posted limits (unlike me), so I don't think it'll be an issue.

They were quite a value. We paid around the upper end of the Aston's retail, for both cars. In a way, it was almost like a BOGO. hahaha


Edit: Oh, and pic of the day:


Edited by Magick Man - 11/7/12 at 5:46pm
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Sorry - I didn't mean to dis the Vanquish S, I just REALLY like that Ferrari. I would probably be sitting in it all night making Vroom-Vroom noises!
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It may not be as powerful as more modern Euro sports cars, but it isn't lacking for grunt. For such a small, light car, 400hp is plenty. Fiddling around today, I did 0-60 in 4.2s without much effort (and both of us in the car), and it's a rocket in the mid-range, up to 120mph (the top of 4th gear). I reminded her that it's wonderful car, but it can and will bite. It requires respect, otherwise it can mangle or kill faster than you can react. In a lot of ways it's like having a "tame" leopard. Although she likes to ride with me when I'm driving fast, she's much slower/more cautious, and very rarely goes more than 5mph over the posted limits (unlike me), so I don't think it'll be an issue.

my parents used to speed in our trusty japanese cars until one of them got impounded for a month eek.gif
good to say, they dont speed anymore
so dont speed!
especially with the sports cars yelling out "WATCH ME" to the police
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Thread Starter 
The cops around here are pretty laid back and we know them (one was an usher at our wedding), about the worst that will happen is they flash their lights once to say "slow down a little bit".


A dozen roses: $15
Italian sports car: $50k
Catching your wife singing and dancing to Hall & Oates in the kitchen: Priceless


"You're out of touch, I'm out of tiiime, but I'm out of my head when you're not arooooound."
Edited by Magick Man - 11/8/12 at 2:42am
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So did you sell your wives VW beetle to make space for the supercars? Im sure a ferrari will work as a daily run about......
Edited by veyrongatti - 11/8/12 at 6:36pm
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I think if you are going to keep the Beetle in that stable, it needs a few "minor" modifications...


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I vote jetcar!
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I vote jetcar!


You mean the Jeetle.

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