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Old 04-30-2016, 10:30 AM
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Looks like the end is near.........

I have a guy and his wife flying in from N.C. to buy my S2000. Going to be sad to see her go but it is time for a new toy. Shop is going to look strange with an empty parking slot. Upside is after three years I am making 10% more than I paid for her so it is three years of free ownership plus a small profit.
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:14 PM
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Holy cow. I guess all things must pass. Pics?
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:02 AM
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Well, hope it goes to a good home. Have you figured out a replacement yet?
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:43 AM
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Well, a short drive and that was all it took. I guess by now it is up in N.C.


The sad thing is I loved the car but it just does not work here in "boring to drive Fl." I I ever did it seems was stop-go-stop-go-stop-go. No curves, no elevation.


I bought it for 22,500 in 2013 and got 25K for it and I still have a set of Kosei K1TS wheels and the stock exhaust. Going to re-spray the wheels as I had planned and put them on CL along with the exhaust which I will UK mod first.


No clue what I am going to replace it with. Considering a jeep which would be better for towing the boat than my Frontier PU.


The new owners live in the Piedmont section of NC so the car will be where it belongs: in the twisties.
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:57 AM
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Sorry to hear you sold. Hope you still stick around!
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Old 05-02-2016, 08:05 AM
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Looks like you kept nice care of it.
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:52 AM
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It was actually pretty darn flawless. There were two tiny paint chips on the lower front air dam maybe 1/16" in diameter and the repair to the top which was a 1/4" long in the typical spot over the rear bow on the passengers side but that was it. The engine bay was spotless and it is not like I ever cleaned it. The car only had 21,700 miles on it. The workshop looks strange with my Frontier taking up both spots.


Seriously considering a Jeep instead of another sports car. I get the convertible aspect and the ability to go off-road and launch and recover the jet boat easier. Anyone got any experience with what to look for or avoid with Jeeps?? Whatever I get I know I do not want to tie up that much money again in a vehicle that basically only gets used once a week and that I am always worried about getting dinged when I go somewhere.


I think the next thing that is going will be the majority of my gun collection. Just don't shoot anymore after the operations on the right arm so they just sit tucked away in the gun safe. I also can see the day coming when the motorcycles are going to go as well, my balance is not what it was and I am starting to feel a bit unsafe: NOW THAT DAY WILL SERIOUSLY SUCK.
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Old 05-02-2016, 02:53 PM
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As you might expect, one of the most important things to look for when buying a used Jeep is to determine if the vehicle has spent a lot of time on the beach. It can be okay if it has, but more often than not, that'll be a Jeep to stay away from. Being as close to Daytona as you are, I'd be very cautious of that!

The market might be different in Florida, but in the Mid-Atlantic region, Wranglers seem to hold their resale value exceptionally well. I've driven a relative's 2015 JK series quite a bit, and it's definitely a fun truck. The 6-spd takes some getting used to though; it's an amazingly light clutch, and instead of a "flick of the wrist" you had in the S2000, this will be more of a "flick of the arm and shoulder".

In all, they seem to be a well-built truck, with vast aftermarket support that is probably without equal. Good luck if you end up going for one!
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Old 05-02-2016, 04:59 PM
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Yea, salt water and steel just doesn't mix well. In this part of coastal Fl. driving on the beach nowadays is a huge no-no, the enviro-****'s will string you up by the short hairs. I have been trolling CL and agree with you on the resale value, they do hold their value and holy crap even when they are high mileage. I am shocked at the number over 200k. Good news is I am not in a hurry and searching is often a great part of the fun of a new toy plus I am going to do some year/model research so I can narrow it down some. I do like the older CJ 5/7's but they seem to hold their value even better even though the newer ones are probably easier to live with.
Like you ment5ioned too, the aftermarket support and available goodies are too numerous to mention which will be a nice change from my Mazdaspeed Miata and even the S2k.
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Old 05-02-2016, 06:05 PM
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While I know it is quite a distance, but if you are looking for a road trip this summer, take a look at buying one in Canada. The difference in currency will more than pay for your flight up.
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by cdk456 View Post

I think the next thing that is going will be the majority of my gun collection.

How about some pics of this.
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:24 PM
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Bit too lazy to take pictures Switch but here, off the top of my head, is what is in the safe: a very early production Armalite AR15 with an original bipod, SS bull barrel, and a Leupold scope. A new production M1 Garrand chambered in 308 with a National Match rear sight w/less that 15 rds through it. WWII Rock Island production M1 Carbine, very nice condition. Early 60's production Czech SKS, bought new. WWII German Mauser. WWII Moisin Nagant. Italian Fausti 12gauge over/under. A 20 gauge (can't remember the make). Kimber 45 stainless, exactly 25 rds since new. S&W target match 22. S&W model 59, 9mm. CZ52 (shoots a Tokarev round). Glenfield Marlin 22 long rifle. Also a long rifle that shoots .223. There is also probably 3k rounds of 22, 9mm, 308, 7.62x39, 7.62x54, 7.62x54R, 45cal, 12G and 20g. Plus the safe. The only thing I will keep is my Mossberg 12G with the pistol grip for home defense. Please pardon any misspellings.
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Old 05-05-2016, 08:01 AM
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Bit too lazy to take pictures Switch but here, off the top of my head, is what is in the safe: a very early production Armalite AR15 with an original bipod, SS bull barrel, and a Leupold scope. A new production M1 Garrand chambered in 308 with a National Match rear sight w/less that 15 rds through it. WWII Rock Island production M1 Carbine, very nice condition. Early 60's production Czech SKS, bought new. WWII German Mauser. WWII Moisin Nagant. Italian Fausti 12gauge over/under. A 20 gauge (can't remember the make). Kimber 45 stainless, exactly 25 rds since new. S&W target match 22. S&W model 59, 9mm. CZ52 (shoots a Tokarev round). Glenfield Marlin 22 long rifle. Also a long rifle that shoots .223. There is also probably 3k rounds of 22, 9mm, 308, 7.62x39, 7.62x54, 7.62x54R, 45cal, 12G and 20g. Plus the safe. The only thing I will keep is my Mossberg 12G with the pistol grip for home defense. Please pardon any misspellings.
Nice! Some good stuff there!
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