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Old 12-10-2014, 05:54 PM
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An old timer checking in..

Haven't been in here in a longtime
been through way too many cars to bothering counting anymore
Days and weeks and months are swamped with work and the kids...I miss this place.
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:55 PM
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are you just stopping by or here to stay?
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Old 12-10-2014, 05:58 PM
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are you just stopping by or here to stay?
Back to stay hopefully!
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WOW!

Long time no see!
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Back to stay hopefully!
Ok

if that is the case, start listing your cars with pictures.
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:18 PM
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Ok

if that is the case, start listing your cars with pictures.
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(chasing Godzilla)

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picking up this guy this weekend better photos to follow!

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Sold

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Old 12-10-2014, 06:19 PM
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WOW!

Long time no see!
Hey buddy how you been!
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:24 PM
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damn. seems everyone is ballin now on AZ.

nice collection of cars.

so why did you leave us?
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
damn. seems everyone is ballin now on AZ.

nice collection of cars.

so why did you leave us?
Thanks.

To be honest, I didn't really leave AZ specifically, I just got extremely busy with my business and personal life to frequent forums regularly.
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welcome back

Gorgeous stable of cars
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Welcome back, Mark!

And you bastard, you're getting a F-Type??!
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Welcome back, Mark!

And you bastard, you're getting a F-Type??!
Hello sir!! Thank you for the warm welcome.

Yes, I drove all 3 models back to back and knew I had to have one as soon as I drove it. It's so responsive and enthusiastic, it's uncharacteristic of previous Jaguars. Mine is a 380s with Performance Pack, Black and Design Pack, Vision, Climate and extended leather. I think the only thing missing is the upgraded 770W Meridian.
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Hey DUDE!
Dude! How are things!!
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what is the favorite color of cars?
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What happened to the Scud?
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What happened to the Scud?
because it was not black.
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What happened to the Scud?
Eh-um, yes...tell us about the Ferrari.
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Hello sir!! Thank you for the warm welcome.

Yes, I drove all 3 models back to back and knew I had to have one as soon as I drove it. It's so responsive and enthusiastic, it's uncharacteristic of previous Jaguars. Mine is a 380s with Performance Pack, Black and Design Pack, Vision, Climate and extended leather. I think the only thing missing is the upgraded 770W Meridian.
Dude we need to sync up.
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Holy crap Mark. Have not heard from you in a long. time. Things have changed!

That shot on the track is awesome! Bet it was a blast.

If I had to venture a guess, maintenance on the Scuderia was a little ridiculous? Though I even doubt that, your winter beater is nicer than most of our cars you've probably been through as many cars in the same span as NJ SH-AWD!
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Old 12-10-2014, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
damn. seems everyone is ballin now on AZ.

nice collection of cars.

so why did you leave us?
I know right?
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:05 AM
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Eh-um, yes...tell us about the Ferrari.
See below!

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What happened to the Scud?
The Scuderia I picked up from an acquaintance of mine that was selling it for a 458. Best car I have ever owned needless to say but I bought it at a time when I was putting in 65 hour work weeks. In my 10 months with the car I drove it maybe 8x. Than one of my customers offered me well and I mean way over than I paid for.

Long story short, I'd rather someone else enjoy it instead of it sitting. Now that I've got some free time I'm looking into a few models again
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Holy crap Mark. Have not heard from you in a long. time. Things have changed!

That shot on the track is awesome! Bet it was a blast.

If I had to venture a guess, maintenance on the Scuderia was a little ridiculous? Though I even doubt that, your winter beater is nicer than most of our cars you've probably been through as many cars in the same span as NJ SH-AWD!
Hey man, how you been!! I haven't talked to you in forever I see you have gotten bit by the track fever as well. That's all I do on weekends now!! I think I'll be gutting the M next season and fully prepping it.

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TBH, I simply wasn't driving it enough, I didn't even have time to do a maintenance on it! But the newer ones with service included make an interesting case for sure. We shall see in the future.

And yes it's terrible when I think about it. But variety is the spice of life right?
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Dude, long time! Glad to see things are going well, and I hope your back to stay for awhile!
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Holy crap.... talk about blast from the past. Welcome back Mark!

Nice automotive history there. I think a lot of us have changed (especially in Car Talk), so you have some reading to do to catch up on everyone here as well .

Glad to see you back on the forum. I'm very curious to hear your feedback about that Jag. My wife has had her eye on those (as well as an XK Sport for a daily), but we are still afraid of Jaguar reliability.
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I like your cars.

Welcome back.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:33 AM
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Wow things sure have picked up for you! Great choices in cars all around, even passing along the F-car, as hard as that must have been. You and nspec are making me feel inspired!!
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:01 PM
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Dude, long time! Glad to see things are going well, and I hope your back to stay for awhile!
Thank you David. How are the boys?

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Holy crap.... talk about blast from the past. Welcome back Mark!

Nice automotive history there. I think a lot of us have changed (especially in Car Talk), so you have some reading to do to catch up on everyone here as well .

Glad to see you back on the forum. I'm very curious to hear your feedback about that Jag. My wife has had her eye on those (as well as an XK Sport for a daily), but we are still afraid of Jaguar reliability.
Thanks JB. What are you driving these days?

I will report back about the Jaguar. I pick it up on Saturday and we will see how it stands the test of time. Did you mean XF Sport? I don't think the XK has a preconfigured sport configuration.
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Thanks JB. What are you driving these days?

I will report back about the Jaguar. I pick it up on Saturday and we will see how it stands the test of time. Did you mean XF Sport? I don't think the XK has a preconfigured sport configuration.
I did mean the XF Sport. Hit the wrong letter

We have a few different rides now ('10 Mercedes E350, '07 FJ Cruiser, '10 Jeep Wrangler, '02 Porsche 911 Cabrio). Only the Mercedes is 100% stock. Had some Audi's in the past few years as well. I know my wife loved her A6, so I'm thinking she's between a Panamera, XF Sport, and A6. Then when I say let's go do some test drives she says nah... I love my Mercedes... so who knows
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Mark! I hope you've been doing great!

You always have an impressive stable and the F-Type is an excellent choice! I sat in one at the Charlotte Auto Show and fell in love. Moar pictures
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Glad to see ya you back Mark, great to see your doing well. Love the XF!
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Already back in the shop?
Smart-ass hasn't left yet.
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Looks sweet! Scrolling down and seeing the Volvo first had me

Congrats.
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