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      02-13-2010, 10:23 PM   #2707
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on the subject of ducs...

saw this pretty little thing while having lunch at kent rathbun's blue plate kitchen sometime last month...
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      02-13-2010, 10:30 PM   #2708
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      02-15-2010, 12:08 AM   #2709
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i just saw your posts on nagtroc nawaaz
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      02-15-2010, 12:14 AM   #2710
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i just saw your posts on nagtroc nawaaz
I saw those a few months ago when I was on that forum
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      02-15-2010, 12:22 AM   #2711
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Wait wat. I just went back over there and saw the thread where he wanted to trade in his M for a GTR?! I was talking about his posts back when he was buying his M3!
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      02-15-2010, 12:36 AM   #2712
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hahahah nawaaz is being sneaky
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      02-15-2010, 12:40 AM   #2713
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Wait wat. I just went back over there and saw the thread where he wanted to trade in his M for a GTR?! I was talking about his posts back when he was buying his M3!
he later went on to say he was keeping it. maybe a little moderator thing kept him in the m3
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      02-15-2010, 01:06 AM   #2714
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chemistry is kicking my ass. my teacher is terrible.
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      02-15-2010, 01:10 AM   #2715
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he later went on to say he was keeping it. maybe a little moderator thing kept him in the m3
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chemistry is kicking my ass. my teacher is terrible.
need help? What are you covering? Majoring in biochem and minoring in chem
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      02-15-2010, 01:19 AM   #2716
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Majoring in biochem and minoring in chem
OYA WELL i'm a nuclear physicist
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need help? What are you covering? Majoring in biochem and minoring in chem
its basic stuff molar mass, photons and electron shells. i pretty much screwed my self over for my test tomorrow. stupid work this weekend and my teacher doesn't go in depth about anything just reads from the book..ugh its whatever. my final will take place of my lowest exam grade.
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fuck that shit.
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      02-15-2010, 01:47 AM   #2719
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fuck that shit.
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lol
i flew planes. fuck chemistry.
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i just saw your posts on nagtroc nawaaz
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I saw those a few months ago when I was on that forum
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hahahah nawaaz is being sneaky
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he later went on to say he was keeping it. maybe a little moderator thing kept him in the m3
hahahehe I was actually thinking about trading in my M3 recently.

Me becoming a moderator was part of the reason for me to keep it, but the the most important reason was that it would be smarter to stick with my M3 and not waste money .

I feel like it's not a wise move, especially since the economy is still not getting any better......And I'd hate to increase my payments.

Looks like I'm stuck with my M3 for good.
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      02-15-2010, 11:21 AM   #2722
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Nawaaz,

I thought about a GT-R for some time as well. But I'd only own one within the warranty period, and the maintenance costs are horrendous (full fluid changes, astronomical OEM rotor/pad costs, increased tire costs) compared to the M, and I plan on keeping this car for ~6-8 years. At that level of maintenance cost, I'd rather own a 997.1 GT3, frankly. But the allure of the GT-R is the sheer performance...very understandable. At the end of the day I realized the GT-R was a performance fantasy for me but not a realistic option for a daily driver. If you go drive one though, give me a call! I didn't go for any test drives...on purpose

Finally just a thought: IMHO youth is our time to maximize savings. To be truly wealthy down the road, one must make some smart financial decisions early during your career. Trading in a 1-2 year-old car is almost never a sound fiscal move...who knows, a bit of restraint now may well mean comfortably affording a weekend F-car 10 years down the line I was tempted to jump into a porsche but for this and a couple other reasons decided to bide my time and stay with an M. I need a GT3 ASAP
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      02-15-2010, 01:14 PM   #2723
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moral of the story: if you don't want to be hopelessly addicted to a seriously fast car, never test drive a gt-r.
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      02-15-2010, 04:11 PM   #2724
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That's why God made sport bikes.
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Nawaaz,

I thought about a GT-R for some time as well. But I'd only own one within the warranty period, and the maintenance costs are horrendous (full fluid changes, astronomical OEM rotor/pad costs, increased tire costs) compared to the M, and I plan on keeping this car for ~6-8 years. At that level of maintenance cost, I'd rather own a 997.1 GT3, frankly. But the allure of the GT-R is the sheer performance...very understandable. At the end of the day I realized the GT-R was a performance fantasy for me but not a realistic option for a daily driver. If you go drive one though, give me a call! I didn't go for any test drives...on purpose

Finally just a thought: IMHO youth is our time to maximize savings. To be truly wealthy down the road, one must make some smart financial decisions early during your career. Trading in a 1-2 year-old car is almost never a sound fiscal move...who knows, a bit of restraint now may well mean comfortably affording a weekend F-car 10 years down the line I was tempted to jump into a porsche but for this and a couple other reasons decided to bide my time and stay with an M. I need a GT3 ASAP
You're absolutely correct on your thought.

It's all about savings & investment, most especially during the early stages of one's career.

It takes a lot of patience and perseverance in order to follow through when accomplishing any goal.

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Whew, good thing I didn't go for a test drive then.

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well friends, i just put a deposit on my buddy's gt-r. it's a 09 black/black with 2600 miles that already has the limited edition HKS titanium exhaust and a few other mods. it won't be home until sometime next month after i settle up with obama. car is practically new and i've driven it so it's all gravy...plus i'm saving a ton of money.
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^Big congrats on the Datsun purchase, how much hp is that thing currently at? Oh and you finally sell your M3?
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^Big congrats on the Datsun purchase, how much hp is that thing currently at? Oh and you finally sell your M3?
haven't sold the m3 yet, but the datsun only has minimal mods. maybe throw on 30 or so whp with exhaust and catless midpipes, but i plan to throw on the hks gt600 kit with a tune when i get everything squared away. expecting upwards of 550whp with all that.

i'm going to lower my asking price on the m3 and just get rid of it as soon as i can. i can pay for both cars, but don't want to, but going to have to because of my impatience.
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