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      02-14-2016, 11:43 PM   #1
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Picture this

A couple nights ago, the wife and I valet parked the M at the chosen venue for dinner (no, I don't let them drive it anywhere). My car was parked behind a sparkling white Lamborghini Gallardo. And it's a sweet looking car: The M4 is stylish, and striking and all, but...Lambo.

Then the couple walks out to it, and hop in. The woman is fairly young, pretty hot. The guy...is not. But hey, Lambo!

Then he starts the car, goes to pull out - stall. D'oh! That's ok - Lambo!

Stall #2...ouch, the cool factor did in fact just drop.

Stall # 3...now there's a guy shooting video of this poor b*stard trying to move.

He finally gets moving at lucky try #6, by which time I'm thinking "Dude, my car is behind you, don't accidentally put it in reverse..."

It's now clear this is a rental Lambo (plates weren't new). Which also leads one to conjecture about another possible, uh, rental in this scene.

Anyway, after this debacle we hop in the shiny grey M4, put down the top, and happily roll out. So the moral of this story is, it isn't the size of the "engine" that matters, it's whether you can drive it

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(ok, the size of the engine sorta matters)
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      02-14-2016, 11:59 PM   #2
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      02-15-2016, 09:20 AM   #3
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Anything else you forgot to put this complete stranger down for? Wow.
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      02-15-2016, 09:28 AM   #4
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What did I just read?

BTW how can you tell it was a rental by just the plates? You said the "plates where not new". I know in NJ (and most states) you have the option to transfer your plates from your old car to your new, when you do a trade in.. How do you know he didn't do that?
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      02-15-2016, 09:39 AM   #5
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TL/DR: Guy has a nicer car than me, must not be his.
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      02-15-2016, 10:20 AM   #6
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Anything else you forgot to put this complete stranger down for? Wow.
Seriously, because I commented on his lack of driving ability? That was so bad someone was actually shooting video? On a CAR forum? Yep, crazy...

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What did I just read?

BTW how can you tell it was a rental by just the plates? You said the "plates where not new". I know in NJ (and most states) you have the option to transfer your plates from your old car to your new, when you do a trade in.. How do you know he didn't do that?
I don't know if that's accurate, but will take your word for it. So your premise is that he took his non vanity plates off his old car and transferred them to his new car. Sure, it's much more likely that a guy buys a new car and transfers from temp plates to his old ones so fast that he doesn't have time to learn how to make his car go forward. Much more likely than this... http://www.autoexoticrental.com/exot...allardo-spyder

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TL/DR: Guy has a nicer car than me, must not be his.
Oddly, that didn't occur to me given the neighborhood we live in has a fair amount of P cars, Maseratis, Bentleys and a new i8 mixed in with the normal cars. I know lots of guys with pricier cars than mine, and almost all of them are perfectly nice.

Anyway, guess it was a sight gag and I didn't describe it well. Thanks for your opinions.
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      02-15-2016, 10:54 AM   #7
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I thought Lambos were all DCT/auto nowadays.
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      02-15-2016, 10:57 AM   #8
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I thought Lambos were all DCT/auto nowadays.
I thought so too? Dunno, maybe there's a paddle sequence you have to know?
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      02-15-2016, 11:00 AM   #9
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I thought Lambos were all DCT/auto nowadays.
They are. The Gallardo is not a current model Lamborghini and was available with a 6MT.
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      02-15-2016, 11:20 AM   #10
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I thought Lambos were all DCT/auto nowadays.
They are. The Gallardo is not a current model Lamborghini and was available with a 6MT.
But probably nowhere (in the US) as a manual rental.
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the first car meet i ever went to i had a crappy modified v6 mustang. when i was getting ready to leave i was feeling nervous by how many nice cars were next to me and that i was the only one that pulled forward into my spot. of course as i attempt to reverse out people are observing my idiot exhaust and i let the clutch out too fast and killed it. i audibly heard ohhs and laughter. it was a real shitty feeling.
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Good story OP, I enjoyed it. More importantly, I agree with you, if you're going to have a car like that, you better know how to drive it... Who knows maybe he borrowed it from a family member...yikes
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Anything else you forgot to put this complete stranger down for? Wow.
This is a great car story. This is a car forum. Problem solved.
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Good story OP, I enjoyed it. More importantly, I agree with you, if you're going to have a car like that, you better know how to drive it... Who knows maybe he borrowed it from a family member...yikes
Here's an example to put things into perspective. Remember when we all were learning to drive manual? We all stalled it, etc.

Probably not the case w/this guy, but I hope you get the point. We all started somewhere. Maybe he just bought it & is still learning the car.

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^ THIS is the most useful reply from someone who has a beef with this thread.

Fair enough, I agree with your karma point. Remember though that a) I kept it anonymous, b) made sure to hide my amusement in front of the actual guy so as not to embarrass him further, and c) put it on a forum where the driver is unlikely to see it. But, valid comment.
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      02-15-2016, 02:27 PM   #17
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I always pause when sharing personal stories or experiences on forums. Most times people will have a problem with it leaving u feeling like, why did I post this.
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I'd feel more confident that he just purchased the car from a used exotics dealer and hasn't owned a manual, especially not an exotic car with a manual, (generally harder to get rolling, clutch isn't as friendly) before.

Not everyone can be as cool or infallibly excellent drivers as F82 drivers.
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When I tracked my M135i, a very flashy red Aventador SV turned up with an extremely young Chinese driver and his other half. We all drooled at it but... It failed that noise test and he had to rent an Ariel Atom! He was a very good driver though!
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When I tracked my M135i, a very flashy red Aventador SV turned up with an extremely young Chinese driver and his other half. We all drooled at it but... It failed that noise test and he had to rent an Ariel Atom! He was a very good driver though!
Dunno, I'd rather drive the Atom at a track.
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Maybe it was hers....
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Or her elderly husband
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