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    Thread: Just Picked Up a Gallardo Spyder

    1. 03-31-2012 06:04 PM #141
      Great choice! Next time I'm in LA I'd love to go for a drive in it. Enjoy it in good health and keep posting your ownership experience.

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      03-31-2012 06:22 PM #142
      very well done!
      Have a on me...

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      03-31-2012 06:37 PM #143
      FinancialLounge:

      OldOyster is probably throwing a fit right now.

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      03-31-2012 06:41 PM #144
      Hate to be a parrot but I think thats a great colour and I really like those OEM wheels too!

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      03-31-2012 07:07 PM #145
      Just read the first 5 pages of that thread. It's why I stopped posting here almost entirely (not that exact thread, but you know what I mean). Congrats on the car

      (and I know you said it's a street car, but you outta get it to a HPDE or at least an autocross to truly appreciate its capabilities)
      Last edited by BTM; 03-31-2012 at 07:10 PM.

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      03-31-2012 07:20 PM #146
      Nice! Congrats! Weather in NorCal sucks right now. Any snow coming through Oregon?

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      03-31-2012 08:36 PM #147
      I remember the first thread too. Glad you realized your Lambo dream on this one. Beautiful car! Congrats!!!
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    8. 03-31-2012 09:01 PM #148
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      congratulations on your position as tcl superhero...don't let us down.

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      03-31-2012 09:16 PM #149
      Congrats man! So happy for you
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      03-31-2012 09:19 PM #150
      congrats OP

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      03-31-2012 11:42 PM #151
      love it man

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      03-31-2012 11:45 PM #152
      You need to post in the "Super cars of TCL" thread you baller!
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      03-31-2012 11:45 PM #153
      I can't blame you for lack of pics as I would be out driving it every minute for weeks but... Damn it man! Post some more pics!!
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    14. 04-01-2012 12:25 AM #154
      Nice work, enjoy living the life. That exact car would be my choice of supercar if I could live with one.

      Also interested in future first-hand ownership updates.
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      04-01-2012 01:42 AM #155
      Very cool, congrats! You've got a coffee coming your way

    16. 04-01-2012 04:30 AM #156
      Got through as much of the previous thread as I could take, and I can truly say that I am so happy for you man!!! I'm glad you got what you wanted in the end.... and when all is said and done, that's what we all really want out of life.

      You are really a cool guy for letting those kids be able to dream a little more vividly. I got a chance just to sit in a Gallardo a few years back and even that I will NEVER forget, so I know how much it must have meant to them.

      Enjoy your ride to the fullest man! You deserve it!

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      04-01-2012 05:41 AM #157
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      Normally they would say the silence is deafening, but in this case it is really quite pleasing.

      Sad that a guy who practically makes TCL his life can't apologize when he gets it all wrong.

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      04-01-2012 06:02 AM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by Peloton25 View Post
      Normally they would say the silence is deafening, but in this case it is really quite pleasing.

      Sad that a guy who practically makes TCL his life can't apologize when he gets it all wrong.

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      04-01-2012 09:10 AM #159
      Congrats dude.

      That's quite the purchase.

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      04-01-2012 09:49 AM #160
      Very nice car and obviously we're jealous as F. for working hard and playing harder.

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      04-01-2012 10:07 AM #161
      Love the color but not the trans choice.

      My boss' '06 6-speed required a quart of oil every 600 miles per factory specs. Is yours the same?

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      04-01-2012 12:26 PM #162
      A Member of TCL: Check
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      Somehow, you not being a complete a**hole is making my brain hurt. My sincere congratulations and well wishes on spending many amazing moments in that car. Drive safely, and keep on being the kind of car enthusiast I hope to be someday. With enough money to enjoy a car like that, and enough sense to realize that it shouldn't change your attitude and prevent you from letting other people enjoy it.

      Bravo dude, now post up some more pics!
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      04-01-2012 12:31 PM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by MustacheGT View Post
      Love the color but not the trans choice.
      Aren't manual Gallardos really rare?
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      04-01-2012 12:32 PM #164
      OP

      also... MOAR PICS NAO!!!
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      04-01-2012 12:38 PM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by thetopdog View Post
      The owner threw in a $500 detail for me for free because he knew I'd be driving it back to LA and he wanted to get a thick coat of wax on there to protect the paint. I can't emphasize enough how cool he is
      the nicer the dealer, the more money they made off of you.

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      04-01-2012 01:59 PM #166
      Nice purchase, congrats!

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      04-01-2012 02:11 PM #167
      Congrats OP you sound like a really cool guy.

      I prefer the coupe and obnoxious colors but yours looks so classy and sinister at the same time, once again congrats.

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      04-01-2012 05:52 PM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by Son View Post
      Aren't manual Gallardos really rare?
      Not that I'm aware of. This was an orange manual without nav.

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      04-01-2012 06:46 PM #169
      Topdog is TOP DOG! You have my dream car, which one day I will have. Enjoy your baller TCL status

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      04-01-2012 07:07 PM #170
      Congrats! Awesome car and I hope you update up periodically about what it's like to own and maintain such an exquisite vehicle.

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      04-01-2012 09:17 PM #171
      Alright I'll be the first to say it, convertible Gallardo's are the worst looking Lamborghini, in my opinion. Also, not really sure why everyone is making a big deal about him letting a kid sit in it, I would hope anyone would do that if they were in that situation.

      Anyways, congratulations on the purchase, now lets see some videos please.

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      04-01-2012 10:31 PM #172
      Quote Originally Posted by bpodlesnik View Post
      Alright I'll be the first to say it, convertible Gallardo's are the worst looking Lamborghini, in my opinion. Also, not really sure why everyone is making a big deal about him letting a kid sit in it, I would hope anyone would do that if they were in that situation.

      Anyways, congratulations on the purchase, now lets see some videos please.
      Saying the "worst looking Lamborghini" is like ****ing the the "ugliest Victoria's Secret model." Given the chance, hell yea you would!

      While not a big deal (and maybe comes off as tooting one's own horn a little in the first post, though it's clear OP's intentions were "in line" for lack of a better term), it's ALWAYS a good thing to promote appreciation for our interests to a younger generation that seems more and more aloof to cars in general. I know and see it first hand among my friends (who are a few years older than 19) - to them cars are either a status symbol, or a necessity, a basic appliance. One of my first car memories was one day, my dad said his friend was coming over who had a Viper. This was my all time favorite car. Not much later, 2 Vipers arrived, my dad's friend and one of his buddies. He asked me to go for a ride, and that ride cemented my love for cars. While I'm very fortunate to have been surrounded by people like this, "enablers" if you will, not everyone has this opportunity as close to them as I have.

      Additionally, it's in the exotic car owner's code of conduct

      Originally written by Joe Martz (nsxguy@RT66.com) in 1998 who has owned 2 NSX's plus several Italian exotics, the Code of Conduct has become a personal motto for many of us. Originally posted to the Ferrari list, it is worth repeating and living by.

      1. My cars will always be clean and well presentable. I will ensure that my cars are in the highest state of mechanical condition and maintenance. Exotics are indeed rare, and to see one is a special experience. I have an obligation to present these cars to others at a high standard.

      2. I will always be polite, courteous, and friendly. I will not talk down to or ignore anyone, and I will cheerfully answer all questions. Exotic owners wrongly suffer from a "snob" label. By actively and always countering this, I will strive to change this perception among all whom I meet.

      3. Where feasible, I will encourage inspection and observation of my cars. If someone is clean and courteous, I will encourage them to sit in my cars. I will actively encourage photographs. In particular, I will encourage this among younger children. On occasion, I will offer rides to admirers under the appropriate circumstances.

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      04-01-2012 10:33 PM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by BTM View Post
      Saying the "worst looking Lamborghini" is like ****ing the the "ugliest Victoria's Secret model." Given the chance, hell yea you would!

      Additionally, it's in the exotic car owner's code of conduct

      Originally written by Joe Martz (nsxguy@RT66.com)...

      Agreed fully. Without people willing to share their knowledge on things we/I make my hobby, this would be an awfully boring forum.
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      04-01-2012 10:40 PM #174
      I wanted to say I hope you enjoy your Lamborghini experience as said in your earlier thread and if I'm ever in Socal, I'm hitting you up for a ride! :p

      (and for all the haters gonna hate)

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      04-02-2012 12:21 AM #175
      Quote Originally Posted by bpodlesnik View Post
      Alright I'll be the first to say it, convertible Gallardo's are the worst looking Lamborghini, in my opinion.
      With the roof up. You don't buy one to keep the roof up.
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