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    1. 03-11-2014 09:40 PM #1
      Well it was a fun 7 years, but the Cayman has been sold. It has gone to a very good home and will be enjoyed by its new owner.

      It's funny to think it was the one constant through so much change. 4 different living accommodations - Apartment, Loft, Condo and House. And 4 different jobs.

      Anyway, anyone who's had a car they loved for a long time can probably relate, it's a weird feeling to have it gone.

      In its place... something has been ordered and will be arriving in 75 days.
      Last edited by Hawk; 10-15-2014 at 01:08 AM.

    2. 03-11-2014 09:43 PM #2


      Ok, but seriously... hope you enjoy whatever the new ride is. I'm sure we'll be seeing pictures of it microseconds after you take delivery.
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    3. 03-11-2014 09:48 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by cougar View Post
      I'm sure we'll be seeing pictures of it microseconds after you take delivery.
      Yup.

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      03-11-2014 09:49 PM #4
      I've been looking for a used Cayman. I'd probably would have paid you more than what you got. Oh well.
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      03-11-2014 09:55 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by cougar View Post
      This is exactly what I was thinking while reading the thread.
      "I got rid of my car... let me show you where it used to be parked..."

      Ok, but seriously... hope you enjoy whatever the new ride is. I'm sure we'll be seeing pictures of it microseconds after you take delivery.
      I think the OP is going to play the "guess what I ordered" game...
      Hopefully it was something interesting.
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      03-11-2014 09:58 PM #6
      I'm saying either a base 911 or another Cayman.

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      04-17-2014 07:06 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by cougar View Post


      Ok, but seriously... hope you enjoy whatever the new ride is. I'm sure we'll be seeing pictures of it microseconds after you take delivery.


      I feel the OP haha. Glad to hear the title wasn't saying anything bad about Porsche. Then I saw author.


      I'm saving for a new Cayman S BTW.

    8. 04-17-2014 10:21 AM #8
      Hawk,

      I want a ride. Would love a 991 but no way rear facing baby seat is going to fit in it. For ****s and giggles I built myself a nice Turbo.

    9. 04-17-2014 11:46 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
      I want a ride.
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    10. 04-17-2014 11:52 AM #10
      So just got an exciting email from the dealer.

      My car is built! It has been created. It physically exists. It's alive!

      It's sitting at a port in Germany waiting to be loaded on to a cargo ship to be shipped over to Halifax, Canada. There it will be put on a train and shipped to Toronto where it will be PDI'd and then it's mine.

      The ocean crossing takes about 3 weeks. The only hold-ups can be waiting for the ship to fill with cars and for the train on the other end to fill with cars, because neither moves till they're completely full. Hopefully lots of people are buying cars from Europe right now.
      Last edited by Hawk; 02-08-2016 at 07:27 PM.

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      04-17-2014 12:25 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
      Hawk,

      I want a ride. Would love a 991 but no way rear facing baby seat is going to fit in it. For ****s and giggles I built myself a nice Turbo.
      You can get a rear-facing baby seat for the passenger seat that disables the airbag, but I doubt you'd buy it unless it was 20 years old and Japanese anyway



      http://www.porsche.com/canada/en/tequipment-childseats/

      Oh, and TFSAs are great. Unless you're at a very high marginal tax bracket now and think you'll be lower in retirement, they're the equal or better of RRSPs. They're different vehicles but investment-wise they can basically hold all the same things.

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      04-17-2014 12:43 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post

      Oh, and TFSAs are great. Unless you're at a very high marginal tax bracket now and think you'll be lower in retirement, they're the equal or better of RRSPs. They're different vehicles but investment-wise they can basically hold all the same things.
      I don't know a whole lot about Canadian retirement accounts, but I deduce that these accounts are the Cannuckistan equivalents of IRAs and Roth IRAs, in which case they are truly great. Permitting money to grow tax-free, whether it be on the way in or on the way out, almost always comes out ahead of nearly any other normally taxable investment. I have written papers on this topic.
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      04-17-2014 12:58 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      You can get a rear-facing baby seat for the passenger seat that disables the airbag, but I doubt you'd buy it unless it was 20 years old and Japanese anyway
      Wrong dude. Rob. is the Canadian Honda dweeb.

    14. 04-17-2014 01:01 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      You can get a rear-facing baby seat for the passenger seat that disables the airbag, but I doubt you'd buy it unless it was 20 years old and Japanese anyway



      http://www.porsche.com/canada/en/tequipment-childseats/

      Oh, and TFSAs are great. Unless you're at a very high marginal tax bracket now and think you'll be lower in retirement, they're the equal or better of RRSPs. They're different vehicles but investment-wise they can basically hold all the same things.
      Wrong Rob LOL! I have no weak spot for 20 year old Hondas, except maybe a CRX with a K swap . . .

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      03-11-2014 09:50 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      In its place... something has been ordered and will be arriving in 75 days. Until then I'll be doing a lot of this:

      What have you ordered?

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      03-11-2014 09:52 PM #16
      How are you going to park that train in your back yard?

    17. 03-11-2014 10:11 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by MidnightSpecial View Post
      I'm saying either a base 911 or another Cayman.
      Yes.

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      03-11-2014 10:14 PM #18
      I feel your pain Hawk. I sold an E39 I had for 8 years. It was pretty tough to watch it drive away with some other person behind the wheel.
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    19. 03-11-2014 10:17 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      I feel your pain Hawk. I sold an E39 I had for 8 years. It was pretty tough to watch it drive away with some other person behind the wheel.
      Haha, yup the only thing more personal to sell is a motorcycle. You never really recover from that.

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      03-12-2014 10:15 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      I feel your pain Hawk. I sold an E39 I had for 8 years. It was pretty tough to watch it drive away with some other person behind the wheel.
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      03-11-2014 10:15 PM #21
      I'm definitely calling base 991. Too much looking for used ones, too much critiquing of the 981's looks.

      Looking forward to seeing it posted, Hawk.

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      03-11-2014 10:54 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      I'm definitely calling base 991. Too much looking for used ones, too much critiquing of the 981's looks.

      Looking forward to seeing it posted, Hawk.
      I'm betting 100 Pesos on a lightly optioned black on black 991 with 7 speed manual. Congrats Hawk!

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      03-12-2014 12:02 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Yes.
      Considering you work in advertising (Copywriter IIRC?) and have been with Taxi (pretty sure on that one)... Going to say 991.

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      03-12-2014 12:06 AM #24
      My guess is M235i.
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    25. 03-12-2014 12:12 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by MidnightSpecial View Post
      Considering you work in advertising (Copywriter IIRC?) and have been with Taxi (pretty sure on that one)... Going to say 991.
      A copywriter from TAXI would buy a 991? More likely a MINI.

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