Midlife Crisis - Time for a new car

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Midlife Crisis - Time for a new car

New postby Bud » Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:29 pm

OK, I think it's time I had a proper mid-life crisis. My RS is now paid off and Jerri's car is a POS that needs to be replaced. She's volunteered to drive my car if I trade her's in on a new one, so it may be time to get my STi. Remember these pics?

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Let the lip-flapping begin.

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New postby Bud » Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:30 pm

What would you guys think if I got one of these instead?
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{Edit: More pics}

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New postby Bud » Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:46 pm

Here's another serious contender
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New postby Bud » Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:38 am

Power-to-weight, price, & Bang-for-the-Buck index

STi: 10.99 lb/HP (3298 lbs/300 HP) MSRP: $32,870 BB=361
GTO: 9.31 lb/HP (3725 lbs/400 HP) MSRP: $33,690 BB=314
350z: 11.11 lb/HP (3188 lbs/287 HP) - Base MSRP: $27,280 BB=303
350z: 10.75 lb/HP (3225 lbs/300 HP) - Track MSRP: $35,080 BB=377

(By way of comparison)
Porche GT: 5.03 lb/HP (3042 lbs/605 HP) MSRP: $448k BB=2253
Mazda Miata: 17.23 lb/HP (2447 lbs/142 HP) MSRP $22k BB=379
My Car (5 yrs ago): 17.12 lb/HP (2825 lbs/165 HP) MSRP $19,790 BB=339

Note: BB= (weight/HP)*cost in thousands $
Smaller is better
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New postby Bill » Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:40 am

Bud,

Three words:

OLDS

CUTLASS

SUPREME !!!


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New postby Bud » Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:50 am

:rofl:

Actually, I tried to find one a while back. My old car would be a cool car to have now if I had the time and garage to "cherry" it out.

(Edit: BTW, I changed my BB index. Take a second look.)

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New postby Bud » Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:37 pm

Here's an interesting comparison: http://budcald.server272.com/misc/Comparison.htm

*The "custom" STi means I'd spend about $2k on exhaust upgrades and an ECU reflash.
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New postby LyleAustin » Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:36 pm

Hmmm, I think those cars shout...

"Hey World, I have an incredibly small penis!"


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New postby LyleAustin » Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:38 pm

Bud, I hope you realize I'm just teasing you!

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New postby Bud » Sun Mar 13, 2005 6:38 pm

LyleAustin wrote:Hmmm, I think those cars shout...

"Hey World, I have an incredibly small penis!"


:rofl: ROFL :rofl:
That's my wife's theory on the wing on the STi.

I think there's a corollary to that theory, something about being over 40... or maybe it's the shriveled penis theory. :P

LyleAustin wrote:Bud, I hope you realize I'm just teasing you!


:P Boo! :P Weak. If you're gonna' take a shot, stick to your guns. :lol:

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New postby Bill » Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:30 pm

LyleAustin wrote:Bud, I hope you realize I'm just teasing you!


Jeff must yield the Guilt Crown to Lyle for one week for that! 8)

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New postby Bud » Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:12 am

Look at the interior of the GTO.

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That's the red leather that comes w/the red exterior.
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New postby Bud » Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:15 am

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Hmm... not sure about the small penis thing. Mine seems to get larger when I see this.

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New postby Bill » Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:01 pm

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Same here. Almost get wood looking at that!

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New postby Bud » Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:57 pm

Ah! here it is. The GTO is the American version of the Holden Monaro: http://www.herelectricvehicle.com/monaro.html

Anybody watch Australian V8 super car racing?
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