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    Thread: Just Picked Up a Gallardo Spyder

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      03-31-2012 12:26 PM #101
      Congrats, man!

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      03-31-2012 12:38 PM #102
      Whoever that kid is you took for a ride is going to be riding that buzz all through next week!

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      03-31-2012 12:51 PM #103
      Nice car! I'm glad you got the car you wanted.
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      You're a self-serving Japanese car-hating asshat.
      I drive two Japanese cars.

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      03-31-2012 12:53 PM #104
      congrats man but moreeeeeeee pics, that color looks so nice.

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      03-31-2012 12:55 PM #105
      Nice get. Perfect color and perfect wheels. If you're ever Pasadena way...
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      03-31-2012 01:01 PM #106
      LOVE the colour on that. Congrats man that's so bad ass that a) you bought the car and b) you were nice enough to give those kids a ride in it

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      03-31-2012 01:02 PM #107
      congrats man! well done.

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      03-31-2012 01:03 PM #108
      I'd like to point out how cool the OP is for not trying to rub his success in people's faces and tell us all how much better he is than everyone else for being rich or well off. Boogety and some others could learn a lot here.
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      03-31-2012 01:08 PM #109
      Congrats! Have a safe drive back to SoCal!
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      03-31-2012 01:16 PM #110
      Congrats sir! Sounds like you deserve it, and what you did for the kids is awesome A year or so ago I got the opportunity to drive an R8 and had a very big spring in my step.
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      03-31-2012 01:32 PM #112
      Amazing car. Congrats on the nice toy! Enjoy in good health and for being an awesome guy to those kids.

      I was once in a situation like that when we spotted an Ariel Atom, a friend of mine absolutely LOVES the car and wanted to go for a ride in it, he approached the owner and the owner agreed. My buddy's smile was a good description of how amazing the car was after the ride. People like that make this world a better place.

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      03-31-2012 01:52 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by Bias_Ply View Post
      Awesome car! enjoy! Will you be keeping the Miata as a daily car or just driving the Lambo exclusively?
      I'll be keeping the Miata as a DD. There are a lot of places I wouldn't feel comfortable driving this car, plus I usually do a lot of driving and I don't want to put too many miles on the Gallardo


      Quote Originally Posted by A.Wilder View Post
      Very nice! 2006 with 12,000 sounds like a steal!

      The Gallardo was one of the first supercars to have fairly reasonable service prices and intervals, right? Not trying to take anything away from your car, i am genuinely curious.
      That's actually one of the reasons I bought it. Supposedly the maintenance intervals and costs are reasonable. We will see...


      Quote Originally Posted by SgtArky View Post
      I wouldnt worry about mpg with it the true purpose is PDH, panties dropped per hour... so, hows it working
      The waitress at the hotel bar wanted a ride I went out with her and her coworkers last night, nothing happened but it was still a good time


      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW View Post
      I thought this was going to be another stupid early April fools post...

      Nice car!

      Kinda sad that you have a Lamborghini but still use a blackberry though .
      My job is responsible for both my ability to buy the car and the reason I have a crappy Blackberry It's a company phone, I didn't have a choice. The phone is really horrendous


      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      You sound like a pretty cool dude to let those kids sit in your car and to let the one get a ride. I love the Gallardo, the only thing I'd do differently is pick a louder, more ostentatious color. The dark grey is very subtle and classy though.

      Congrats on the new ride.

      I was looking for the typical yellow/orange/green but this car was by far the best example in my price range. The owner of the dealership I bought it from told me it had the highest MSRP of all 2006 Gallardo Spyders because of all the options (the interior is really cool, two tone black and red with carbon fiber accents), and he gave me a screaming deal on it. I was thinking about getting the car vinyl wrapped in a flashier color but I'm still undecided


      Quote Originally Posted by jason_kendall View Post
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      I live in LA, I can literally have the top off 90%+ of the days in the year. Plus I'm not too worried about the small hit to performance, I'm never going to use this car's full potential on the street anyway, and I'd probably rather take my Miata to the track

      Quote Originally Posted by DJMRDARK View Post
      I'd like to point out how cool the OP is for not trying to rub his success in people's faces and tell us all how much better he is than everyone else for being rich or well off. Boogety and some others could learn a lot here.
      I'm a young guy that loves cars and I worked hard for what I wanted and have no other responsibilities (no wife or kids, etc.). It doesn't make me any more special than someone who chose a different path in life. I'm the exact same person with this car as I was when I had my Miata or my Corvette or my old Lexus GS400 or even my mom's 2001 Camry. I probably drove that Camry harder than any of the other cars too I've really never understood why TCL is generally so obsessed with money and status, that kind of thing doesn't matter at all to me. Of course, I'm not going to say I don't like the attention this car gets from the opposite sex though

      One thing I forgot to mention. The dealer was a great guy. He had like 10 Diablos for sale (and a whole lot of other cool cars, including an Ariel Atom) and he spent about 30 minutes with me just talking cars. He even let me sit in the Diablos and I was nearly as giddy as those kids were when they got to sit in my car. The Diablo has been my favorite car of all time for a while. If you guys have never been in a Diablo, you would be absolutely shocked at how terrible the interior is. I can't emphasize it enough, the interior is atrocious. I"m not a guy that really cares much about interiors (I DD'd a Corvette for 5 years ) but it was shocking how bad the Diablo's interior was. The 3 pedals are so closely spaced together I could literally depress them all with one foot. I actually was unable to depress the gas without hitting the brake with my basketball shoes on, you would either have to buy special driving shoes or drive the car barefoot It's still an insanely badass car, but now I have a little more of an idea of how crazy a company Lamborghini was before Audi took over
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      03-31-2012 02:05 PM #114
      very nice, congratulations.
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      03-31-2012 02:16 PM #115
      How long tilll it's dropped off at UGR?
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      03-31-2012 02:17 PM #116
      Well done - that's one fine car! There's nothing like being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

      And kudos to you for taking the time to let those kids fawn over your Lambo. Good karma all around.
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      Everybody can relax, I found the car! Needs some suspension work and shocks.....aaaand brakes, brake pads, lining, steering box, transmission, rear-end...also new rings, mufflers, a little wiring.

    17. 03-31-2012 02:21 PM #117
      First of all, congrats. It is truly satisfying to achieve success and the fruits that come with it.

      Second, good call on the convertible. Where we live (I'm near the Bev Center), sunshine is a year around occurrence, and you can literally drive top down 350 days out of the year.

      Lastly, one word, Kreissieg.

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      03-31-2012 02:23 PM #118
      Great looking car!

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      03-31-2012 02:24 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by PineappleMonkey View Post
      How long tilll it's dropped off at UGR?
      Probably not for a LONG time My bank account needs to recover The dealership I bought it from had a ~1000hp twin turbo Gallardo and he told me the twin turbo ones are a lot of trouble. They're really fast but apparently they never run perfectly. I'll enjoy the 520hp for now, I doubt I'll feel the need for more for a while. I barely ever used the full 400hp of my Corvette
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      03-31-2012 02:41 PM #120
      Congrats, ive always liked the Gallardo

      Not a huge fan of a convertible, i'm more of the blacked out windows so know one can see me kinda guy I'm sure 500hp could possibly change my mind.

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      03-31-2012 02:52 PM #121
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      03-31-2012 03:13 PM #122
      Always great to see someone else realize a dream - massive congratulations indeed!

      I missed the earlier thread completely, but it doesn't surprise me that people behaved that way. Disappointing of course, but not surprising.

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      03-31-2012 03:15 PM #123


      Congrats, topdog, on delivering. And deliver, you did! I pitched in a short single line of support in the other thread and walked away from it because I simply knew it was going to bring out all the haters but those who know, know. And those who don't, will insist on telling you that they know. Super cool story and enjoy that beast!
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    24. 03-31-2012 03:20 PM #124
      The Gallardo is by far my least favorite modern Lamborghini, but I'm still ecstatic for you. Owning one is certainly a big deal IMO.

      My neighbor has an orange one.

      Congratulations!

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      03-31-2012 03:20 PM #125
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