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    1. What kind of wealthy tycoon relatives did you...

      What kind of wealthy tycoon relatives did you have to own two motorcycles AND two cars in the '20s and '30s? Seriously, that was big time. :laugh:
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      I cleaned up a lot of their bad paper during that...

      I cleaned up a lot of their bad paper during that time in bankruptcy court. It was awful. Minimal $$ down, 0%, $250/mo for 48 months with a balloon payment at the end for the balance on $30k-$35k...
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      I've seen leases on those advertised for about...

      I've seen leases on those advertised for about $1000/mo - you'd be better off taking your $30k and driving around in a new one with a warranty and giving it back after 30 months, which is probably...
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      I think later on they went to a ZF slush box that...

      I think later on they went to a ZF slush box that was a lot better than the automated manual they used earlier - the ZF boxes are great.
    5. The whole point of the rotary in the RX cars was...

      The whole point of the rotary in the RX cars was to make the engine as small and light as possible so Mazda could balance the chassis without making some silly AWD system to try to keep a nose heavy...
    6. http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/uploads/gallery/album_60...

      http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/uploads/gallery/album_6017/gallery_21993_6017_255003.jpg

      In my glovebox with 3 loaded 13 round clips. No safety. It puts big holes in targets at the range from 20-30...
    7. I know the guy that runs the warranty/service...

      I know the guy that runs the warranty/service departments for a multi-chain dealer - he has great stories of chargebacks. He got an indash CD changer exchanged in a minivan not too long ago and got...
    8. My S2000 sits most of the year and when I do...

      My S2000 sits most of the year and when I do drive it, it's usually on short trips. Even with an Optima battery I have to keep a Battery Tender on it to keep it charged. When I have a couple of weeks...
    9. Mercedes-Benz is living off a long reputation....

      Mercedes-Benz is living off a long reputation. For many years you had MBZ and big American cars if you wanted something nice.

      Honda threw a monkey wrench in that in 1986, but I think they mostly...
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      This is what I ended up with. ...

      This is what I ended up with.

      http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/uploads/gallery/album_6017/gallery_21993_6017_1800361.jpg

      Clean enough.
    11. I don't know man. I'm no Ayrton Senna, although I...

      I don't know man. I'm no Ayrton Senna, although I do have his sticker on my car...

      http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/uploads/gallery/album_6017/gallery_21993_6017_1782348.jpg

      I've tried other tires on...
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    13. You made me love you with "20" and "Caterham." ...

      You made me love you with "20" and "Caterham."

      I shall quit my bitching. :laugh:
    14. Who has tires with the lowest treadwear rating?

      http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/uploads/gallery/album_6017/gallery_21993_6017_33428.jpg

      I just bought another set set of OEM Potenzas for the S2000. The treadwear rating is 140 and they do not last...
    15. I had a buddy that bought his wife a brand new...

      I had a buddy that bought his wife a brand new '05 Touraeg. After 6 months of it sitting in the shop and his wife driving around in a loaner Jetta, he wrote a $10k check to trade it in on a Lexus GX....
    16. Free-Style White House! Take that Obama!

      Free-Style White House!

      Take that Obama!
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      How will a distribution block connect a wire...

      How will a distribution block connect a wire capable of carrying 100+ amps of current at peak to a battery? Anyway, I have distribution/fuse blocks under the hood and in the trunk. That's wasn't the...
    18. OP- from reading your post it sounds like what...

      OP- from reading your post it sounds like what you want is the newer gen Viper, so I'd go with that.

      How is the maintenance on those? I'm sure the tires cost a small fortune and the whatever...
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      If you saw my lap times you'd understand why an...

      If you saw my lap times you'd understand why an extra 50 pounds of stereo has no effect on my racing career.

      Plus, 900 watts makes it a lot easier to listen to the stereo when you're wearing a...
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      We were supposed to replace those battery...

      We were supposed to replace those battery terminals when he did that install a couple of years ago, it's my 3rd car and I just never got around to it. All of the other terminals his shop had were...
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