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Old 06-09-2008, 06:17 PM
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First Wifey's Turn... Now Mine

I havent been around much the last few months, mostly due to work. I have had some time to do some car shopping.

After my wife got her new Mazda CX-7, I really started noticing just how worn the mini had become. I still loved driving the car, but the interior seemed a bit worn, and the numerous rattles were getting on my last nerves.

We decided to go out and do a preliminary look at cars. I only had a few on my list to look at, so it was pretty easy. My qualifications were a rear wheel drive, manual, sporty car, with a back seat, trunk, and the possibility of hauling around little Me's in the semi-near future, yet still capable of going out AutoXing on occasion. I didnt want a V8 with the price of gas doing what it's doing, but i also didnt want something that would be under powered at all. Not least of all, I wanted it to be nice inside.

That left me with few choices. The idea of a BMW 3 series was tempting, but those that have been around for a while know I have a bit of a curse with the Bimmers. I love the new C class MB, but I really dont see myself as the guy that woudl drive a MB, not to mention the fact that the cheapest/slowest is the only one really within my price range.

That left me with the Mazda RX-8, which would sit very nicely beside my RX-7 and CX-7, and the Infiniti G35/37. I test drove the G35 sedan, with the automatic transmission, and the RX-8 40th Anniversay edition back to back. It ended up being no competition at all. The G was exactly what I wanted, with several notable exceptions, the rear doors for one, the lack of a manual transmission in stock, for another, and of course, the price, which was considerable.

2 days later the salesman from Infiniti called me up and said that they had my car in stock. A 2006 G35 coupe, 6spd, with only 14k miles, that had just come in for trade. I went down to look at it and ended up driving it home.

It was a sad day getting rid of the Mini. I had it since the day before I proposed to my wife, and we just had our 3 year anniversary last thursday. It was a good car, but it was time to move on.

This is the car to do it in. It is a fantastic drive, with plenty of horsepower. 297 to be specific, a Viscous LSD in the back, 19 inch wheels, and the uprated suspension that comes with the 6MT package. It is an absolute riot, and I can guess I will be changing rear tires frequently.
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:30 PM
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Great looking car (exterior / interior), nice amount of power, coupe, 6spd... Just beautiful man, congrats and enjoy it
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:37 PM
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You can't Autocross an Infiniti. but that is still a pretty sweet vehicle.

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Old 06-09-2008, 06:37 PM
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The white with the dark windows looks killer. Awesome car, congrats!
PS. Paint your wheels gold.
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:38 PM
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Thats a pretty sweet car you got. Congratulations!
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:44 PM
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:48 PM
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Congrats on the purchase pokey, it's a pretty cool car I think with a good amount of power and seems to suit your needs pretty well.

Performance with a degree of practicality, and it's nice you got the coupe over sedan, much nicer looking.

Good to see you back around these parts, hopefully see a bit more of you in the future.
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:58 PM
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nice, looks like an excellent cruiser.
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Quote:
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You can't Autocross an Infiniti. but that is still a pretty sweet vehicle.

Kudos.
why couldn't I autoX an Infiniti... see them out there all the time.

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The white with the dark windows looks killer. Awesome car, congrats!
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Gold Wheels? Only on a Scoobie.

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Volk. Tein.
Already thinking about it... and contemplating forced induction.

EDIT: and notice the little black smudge on the right front.. its already got some curb damage that i didnt discover until i took these shots.
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Gold Wheels? Only on a Scoobie.

EDIT: and notice the little black smudge on the right front.. its already got some curb damage that i didnt discover until i took these shots.
Orly?


Is that black smudge through the paint into the plastic of the bumper? Or is it on the surface of the paint?
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:33 PM
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Anthracite > gold.
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:33 PM
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Gold Wheels? Only on a Scoobie.

maybe anthracite/charcoal volks would look good?
edit: david knows where it's at
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Already thinking about it... and contemplating forced induction.
APS kit FTW!
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