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Re: Oink Oink! Woof Woof!
By the time I was 17 (2 yrs ago) I had already owned 8-9 cars, Albeit I got
'em cheap. But I built most of them up and had them one the road at one time
or another, kept the ins. co. busy enough changing cars every month or two.
Just got rid of 6 of the cars this summer, found the yard again, parents are
happier. Time to reel in some more audis I guess...:-)
----- Original Message -----
From: Jeryd <Leuck@concentric.net>
To: Mike Arman <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <quattro@AUDIFANS.COM>
Sent: Friday, December 17, 1999 12:24 AM
Subject: Re: Oink Oink! Woof Woof!
> 150+ wow! how did you do that? I am only 17 and herring that makes me
> forward to my life of owning a many number of great cars.....
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Mike Arman <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Thursday, December 16, 1999 2:36 PM
> Subject: Oink Oink! Woof Woof!
> | I've noticed (between the intercooler-at-home thread and the
> | crash-into-baby-buggy thread) a certain ground swell of infighting about
> | the relative merits of the 4K and 5K models, with the 4K guys calling
> | "pigs" and "dogs".
> | Guess what - the cars are DIFFERENT - this kind of infighting is
> | non-productive, and convinces no one of anything.
> | It is a case of using the right tool for the job - no single car can do
> | EVERYTHING well. If you're autocrossing, you want a 4K, if you're
> | cruising, you want a 5K, and if you have nine kids, three dogs, a boat
> | camper, you want a V-8 SUV. Saying the 4K is a hunk of junk because it
> | can't seat nine and pull a trailer is absurd - as is the same statement
> | about the SUV because the lap time at Lime Rock was four minutes instead
> | 58 seconds - the cars are DIFFERENT and have different purposes.
> | Since I was 18 (I'm now 53), I've owned over 150 cars - a small sample
> | includes: XKE, XK120, XK140, Lotus Elan, 356 Porsche, MGA, Sprite,
> | El Camino, Econoline, Fiat 500 (!), 280SL, 300SEL 4.5, 57 Chevvy 2 dr
> | Wabbit, Bug convertible, VW van, Dodge van, Ovlov 444, coupla
> | Saab Sonnet, other Saabs, and dozens of other cars like 2 and 4 door
> | Amurric'n sedans and so forth.
> | The fact that I couldn't park the Dodge van in a space only big enough
> | the Fiat 500 hardly makes the Dodge a "pig", and the fact that the Fiat
> | wouldn't haul two BMW motorcycles, two people, and all their stuff at 70
> | MPH on the interstate doesn't make IT a dog.
> | Use the right tool for the job and you'll be happy. 4Ks are better for
> | autocrossing, 5Ks are happier on the highways.
> | A few weeks ago, I drove a 1996 Chevvy Suburban - loaded, and I mean
> | loaded, leather seats, dual air, monster tires and mag wheels, the
> | and I went for a 600 mile interstate cruise. Set the cruise control, set
> | the autopilot, set the alarm clock, and it wakes you when you get
> | just walk past the tennis courts next to the jacuzzi, to the bedroom and
> | to sleep! Two things: Don't try to go around any turns, and you have to
> | mind 14 MPG - all in all, a pretty impressive vehicle for something
> | on a pickup truck!
> | But it doesn't ring my bell - (didn't expect it to), and I'm keeping my
> | pair of 5Ks, because they are the right tools for the jobs I have.
> | Best Regards,
> | Mike Arman