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Old 01-15-2009, 09:55 PM   #1
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Damn it'd be nice to have real money. Guy who's position my wife took over when he retired. Built a monster house and got tired of his 3 year old Mercedes SL55.

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New Aston. Mercedes was just too damn common. God I wish I had money...
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i want.

maybe your wife will be as successful as him some day and will buy you that
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car is downright gorgeous
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I woulda bought an R8 imho...
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i like the new AMG Black series
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:47 PM   #7
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black or almond green pearl, like a man.
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excuse me while i wipe the drool off my keyboard.

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I was looking at one of thoes on a lift about 2 years ago, and noticed the insides of the front hubs were splined. Is there an AWD version or do they source the front hubs from something else?
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He was going to go with the new SL-AMG but it's a little too hardcore and Mercedes is too common! Audi R8 is awesome but again, Audi does not have the panache and is too common even if the R8 isn't. Seriously. How often do you see Aston's on the road? I see far more Mazerati's. I've seen maybe 2 or 3 Aston's in the last year.

As a GT car it is wonderful. The interior could make you cry. Unbelieveable fit and finish. The paint looks like you could swim in it. It's a fantastic car for a retired guy that loves cars but isn't looking for a track beast like the AMG.

Of course he opted for the ejector seat, rear oil dump and the hidden pop up Walther. The machine gun and rocket option were a little over priced.
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He was going to go with the new SL-AMG but it's a little too hardcore and Mercedes is too common! Audi R8 is awesome but again, Audi does not have the panache and is too common even if the R8 isn't. Seriously. How often do you see Aston's on the road? I see far more Mazerati's. I've seen maybe 2 or 3 Aston's in the last year.

As a GT car it is wonderful. The interior could make you cry. Unbelieveable fit and finish. The paint looks like you could swim in it. It's a fantastic car for a retired guy that loves cars but isn't looking for a track beast like the AMG.

Of course he opted for the ejector seat, rear oil dump and the hidden pop up Walther. The machine gun and rocket option were a little over priced.
For some reason Astons have gotten really popular down here. I hardly turn my head when I see one anymore though I still love them. Just 1 year ago it was very rare to see one
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There's incentive to keep contributing to my Roth if I've ever seen it...
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I think they are becoming more popular as there are more cars out in that price range. The top cars from Mercedes, BMW, Audi, Jaguar and the like have made traditionally outlandish Aston prices not seem so outlandish. A $115,000 Vantage doesn't seem out of line compared to the other cars in it's class. People spending that kind of money want more exclusivity and Aston gives them that.

Of course as the twerp on Top Gear argues, Astons aren't cool any more since they are becoming more popular due to the perceived exclusivity. Jeremy shut him right down on that one. Aston's are waaaay cool.
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For some reason Astons have gotten really popular down here. I hardly turn my head when I see one anymore though I still love them. Just 1 year ago it was very rare to see one
Yeah live in the Palm Beach area for long and Astons no longer have any glamor.

I still gawk when I see a R8.
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I like this one, none of that old man crap
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speaking of R8's here is what my boss has been driving for the last couple of weeks



but then again, he does also own a audi dealership, lol
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I like this one, none of that old man crap
Reminds me of James May's adventure
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Yeah live in the Palm Beach area for long and Astons no longer have any glamor.

I still gawk when I see a R8.
I watched a blue R8 cut through traffic (6 lane each way expressway) and blow by me like I was standing still yesterday. The LEDs are fun to watch when they switch between turn signal and running lamp.
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