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# And the winner is...

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So I went today to Linden to check out the 04 and wasn't too pleased with what I saw. It was def a nice car, the rims were hot - 3 peice with black spokes and chrome rim, but that was about it. The body had some rubs and slight scratches - barely noticeable but I'm a stickler for such things. The interior looked faded, there were rubs and scratches on the dash, a stain on the driver's seat... he prob left it outside with no cover on it. To top it all off he had a 3rd stage clutch installed. Even tho I've been driving manual for a year and a half and was just allowing myself to admit to being competent, a 350Z has close to twice the horsepower of my old Tiburon and it's a rear-wheel drive car to boot. Learning to handle that power while dealing with a 3rd stage clutch would be a nightmare - I know I'd burn it out in a month.

So I told him I had another offer to look into tomorrow - which I didn't but, just in case I ended up changing my mind - and I called up Dan from yesterday with the 03 and told him it was on. I managed to do a little wheeling and dealing in the final price, he thought he had listed for $20k and I honestly told him he had listed for$20.9k, so then I told him he could keep the $500 cash deposit I was gonna give him to hold the car and then I would just cut a straight check from the bank for$20k (my original max loan target - damn I'm good). So I saved myself \$400. I ran a quick CarFax report before I took down the cash - intuition was saying OK on the deal but never hurts to get a second opinion. CarFax came back clean so I handed over the cash and signed the bill of sale. Monday I'm going in to the bank when it opens to schedule an appt to get the loan papers signed and get the check. Then I'll prob hand over the check on Monday as well, come back home to get the car insured, registered and the title switched, then my friend Sasha will drive me down Tuesday afternoon in his NSX to pick up the car and we can ride back home together, two bad-ass cars cruisin [smile]

So. Tuesday at the earliest - Wednesday at the latest. HELLS YEAH!!!!

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*drool*...