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      08-30-2012, 06:33 PM   #23
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lol wow, thanks for all the kind words everybody!

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Wow, amazing car! Definitely envious of your dad on this.

Now the big question is, when do you get the keys?
Haha, not for a while. I mean I get to drive it around and stuff, but he says there's no greater joy than working hard and buying myself one in the future. Never too late to set a goal right?

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Is that his SLR next to it?
Ya, its old though, 2005. It's actually relatively tame compared to the 458 now...

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Where are the American millionaires? Oh no, where are they.

OP and his family aren't even Chinese, Taiwanese is the correct word. If you're jealous then just stay away lol.

OP curious as to how much one of these costs over there? Also, congrats to your dad! Have you driven it yet?
My family actually loves to insist that they are not Chinese, so you are right. As for the cost, it was close to...if I convert it to USD, $600,000 due to the crazy import tax, luxury tax, engine displacement tax, emissions tax, and the Novitec kit. And I have not driven it yet, I hope I can soon....

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Beautiful car, thanks for sharing. Must be fun getting around considering it is sooo low to the ground. How are roads there? Same pot hole riddled mess like here?
Ya, most of the roads here are pretty shitty. Luckily the car raises and lowers at the touch of a button fairly quickly. Even when raised, on ramps, still gotta be extremely careful.

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May I ask what he does for a living?
He is retired lol
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      08-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #24
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      08-30-2012, 08:11 PM   #25
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Then may I ask what he did for a living before he retired?
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      08-30-2012, 08:27 PM   #26
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Then may I ask what he did for a living before he retired?
He did a number of things, but most notably was a company that made manufacturing line machinery.
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It looks exactly like that one with exception to the wheels. Why did he leave them out? I think they would look nice in silver or gunmetal.
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      08-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #28
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It looks exactly like that one with exception to the wheels. Why did he leave them out? I think they would look nice in silver or gunmetal.
I guess just his personal preference.
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      08-30-2012, 09:11 PM   #29
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That's a beautiful car! Very interesting to check the additional carbon fiber details. Must be a blast to drive. I really like it in white, too.
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      08-30-2012, 09:50 PM   #30
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I'm impressed. definitely learn from him and you'll be there before you know it. he's right about earning things on your own.
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      08-31-2012, 12:31 AM   #32
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He did a number of things, but most notably was a company that made manufacturing line machinery.
Many millionaires in Taiwan. They are mostly successful businessmen and women.

He's right, you'll always appreciate things that you paid for yourself.

Beautiful car BTW, white would have been my first choice as well.
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oh man, grats to you and your dad. Not only is it a 458, but a Novitec Rossi, my god. Enjoy in good health.
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just curious, was the car ordered thru TWN or imported himself?
my dad is looking to import a car also back to TWN, so wanted to see what and why people prefer
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Love the car!!!... if you take it out for a spin, PM and let me know!!! I am in Taipei
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just curious, was the car ordered thru TWN or imported himself?
my dad is looking to import a car also back to TWN, so wanted to see what and why people prefer
He bought it from a dealer here in Taiwan.
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Your dad is right by making you earn your car. I worked my butt off before my dad have me my old Porsche, and you can bet I took care of it! I saw a kid around the university I go to driving a brand new Mercedes roadster, eating French fries and a burger and touching the steering wheel, he was obviously given the car and didn't care about it. I think that's great that your dad clearly has the money to give you an amazing car, but instead he's giving you something much more valuable that you'll use the rest of your life, a good work ethic and the value of money.
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      08-31-2012, 01:49 PM   #39
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Literally perfection all around. Congrats to your father, he definitely has great taste! [Please excuse some people with such classless comments. You certainly seem to have the right mindset]
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A key? That's old skoo!


Beautiful car, your dad's a pimp!
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Literally perfection all around. Congrats to your father, he definitely has great taste! [Please excuse some people with such classless comments. You certainly seem to have the right mindset]
I hope so!
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quite the collection. Consider yourself lucky, work hard and make him proud.
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      09-03-2012, 06:17 AM   #43
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quite the collection. Consider yourself lucky, work hard and make him proud.
I do, I feel very fortunate.
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