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    Thread: Finally got the car!!! Not the one we were expecting!

    1. Member dieseldub1's Avatar
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      07-06-2012 09:45 AM #1




      Taunting me during paperwork



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      Up to a few weeks ago, started feeling uneasy about buying the benz. Fact that i'm going from awd to rear drive for winter, buying brand new. Seeing how much I lost in resale value in my Acura (which supposedly has great value) and not wanting to lose a crap ton again when I need change from benz.

      Cousin has high line car connections, made some moves. Test drove this, loved it. Sent it for full inspection. Never has been tracked, updated launch control. Clean with 30 000km's. Fluids in great shape (change those in fall). Very cool car, still have to get used to it. Loving the responsiveness of the car. The power is nuts. First sports car ever!

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      07-06-2012 09:52 AM #2
      Congrats! What year?

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      07-06-2012 09:53 AM #3
      thank you, it's a 2009 model

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      07-06-2012 09:57 AM #4
      Congrats, I am jelly.

      Keep us updated on impressions and get more better pictures.

    5. 07-06-2012 09:58 AM #5
      How much was it approx? How does it feel it stand the test of time?

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      07-06-2012 09:59 AM #6
      Wow awesome pick up, super jealous!! Take some more shots when you get a chance, congrats
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      07-06-2012 10:00 AM #7
      I approve of this.

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      07-06-2012 10:00 AM #8
      I think I'd take that over the C63. Nice ride.

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      07-06-2012 10:02 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by jerichoo View Post
      How much was it approx? How does it feel it stand the test of time?
      2009 GT-Rs go for $60-75k in Canada.

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      07-06-2012 10:09 AM #11
      Congrats on the awesome purchase! I don't really see a downside to this, especially if you got a good deal on it. Isn't even a small part of you going to miss the awesome grumble that current AMG V8s are known for? Which isn't at all to say that the GT-R isn't a fantastic car. Having been out on a road course with a GT-R I can attest to how outragously fast these cars are. And they're so effortless in their speed.

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      07-06-2012 10:15 AM #12
      Nice pickup! I've only seen them in black and white so far but that is a nice red/burgundy it seems.


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      07-06-2012 10:18 AM #13
      Great car, lousy pics. Congrats.

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      07-06-2012 10:18 AM #14
      Nice to see it in red.

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      07-06-2012 10:38 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
      I'd take that over the C63 all the time, every time. Nice ride.



      Now start with the mods.

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      07-06-2012 10:47 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Calcvictim View Post
      Congrats, I am jelly.

      Keep us updated on impressions and get more better pictures.
      Pretty much all I have to say.
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      07-06-2012 10:51 AM #17
      As a C55 guy, I say, eh, seems like a fair trade-off.

      That parking spot is atrocious though. I can see the future door dings from here.
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      07-06-2012 10:53 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by JustinCSVT View Post
      I think I'd take that over the C63. Nice ride.
      Samesies. I know if a bought a GT-R I'd probably do my best to spend as little time with the car stock as possible.

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      07-06-2012 11:38 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by redsoxreturns View Post
      How'd you get out of it?

      Good question! Ejection seat?

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      07-06-2012 11:41 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Accidental L8 apex View Post
      As a C55 guy, I say, eh, seems like a fair trade-off.

      That parking spot is atrocious though. I can see the future door dings from here.
      I'd never purchase something like that to park it somewhere like that *shudder*

      Congratulations though, should be a hoot

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      07-06-2012 11:49 AM #24
      shoulda gotten the AMG

      ive had the pleasure of driving a GTR with bolt-ons and a tune, fantastic car, but... given the choice i think i would have gone AMG

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      07-06-2012 12:10 PM #25
      An aftermarket Ti exhaust would make louder DSG farting noises than the C63 during downshift..

      Gorgeous car

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      07-06-2012 12:22 PM #26
      H-gregoire ?

      You are a brave man.

      Enjoy the car

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      07-06-2012 01:19 PM #27
      What Mercedes were you planning to get?

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      07-06-2012 03:04 PM #28
      The angle of the parking pic is not great. But I have plenty of room to get out. And my best friend lives next to me and that's his parking space next to mine. He reverses in, so his driver door is away form my car. I'll be moving to a different place sooner or later. But the fear of a door ding or two will not keep me from enjoying life. This is a car at the end of the day.

      As for Hgreg comment, he's a family friend. This was his son's personal car, not an auction car. Had it thoroughly inspected.

      Just got a ride in a tuned with meisterschaft exhaust+midpipe. WOWOWOWOWOW. I need that stuff now. I will be most likely doing a set of bronze HRE's with michelin PSS for next year. These wheels and tires are heavy as hell, and not a fan of RFTs.

      Anyone know how to connect my iphone 4 to the car by bluetooth? Can't find that part of the manual

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      07-06-2012 03:44 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by dieseldub1 View Post
      The angle of the parking pic is not great. But I have plenty of room to get out. And my best friend lives next to me and that's his parking space next to mine. He reverses in, so his driver door is away form my car. I'll be moving to a different place sooner or later. But the fear of a door ding or two will not keep me from enjoying life. This is a car at the end of the day.

      As for Hgreg comment, he's a family friend. This was his son's personal car, not an auction car. Had it thoroughly inspected.

      Just got a ride in a tuned with meisterschaft exhaust+midpipe. WOWOWOWOWOW. I need that stuff now. I will be most likely doing a set of bronze HRE's with michelin PSS for next year. These wheels and tires are heavy as hell, and not a fan of RFTs.

      Anyone know how to connect my iphone 4 to the car by bluetooth? Can't find that part of the manual
      Drop the car off at my house for a week, Ill figure out how to sync the phone and will return it to you. In the meantime you can drive my Maxima, it also has bluetooth and is very easy to sync.

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      07-06-2012 03:49 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by thisisdog View Post
      What Mercedes were you planning to get?
      He ordered and was waiting on a C63 AMG.
      A list of mods, all cars ever owned and something cribbed from a book, song and/or movie were all just here. Sorry you missed out on my unique, snowflake-like individuality.

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      07-06-2012 03:50 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Accidental L8 apex View Post
      He ordered and was waiting on a C63 AMG.
      I would have defiantly went with that. But thats just me.

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      07-06-2012 03:54 PM #32
      Congrats man

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      07-06-2012 03:54 PM #33
      awesome GTR

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      07-06-2012 04:05 PM #34
      I think this one was up for just under $62k. Looks really nice!

      Someone a few streets over from me has a black one and it rumbles when he goes past. Nice sounding machine.

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