I finally can sleep at night. Or, why people fight about audio online...

Thermionics

Post Whore In Training
I know someone who deals in vintage Italian racecars. He opines that men are like baby birds - when the testosterone kicks in, they pattern-imprint on the desirable car / actress / Hi-Fi of the moment, and carry that as the platonic ideal for the rest of their life. (Greatest generation guys like blower Bentleys, baby boomers like GTOs and GT40s*; millennials like e30 M3s)
And once again, Generation X gets forgotten. Don't mind us - we'll be over here doing all the work. ;)

(psst - we liked E30 M3s long before Millennials)
 
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TubeHiFiNut

Administrator
Give human beings a virtual soapbox that reaches a big chunk of the world and, before too long, too many of those human beings will morph into "keyboard warriors" and "self-promoted experts".

One of the things I treasure about The Haven is that we are all free to pursue our audio hobby in whatever manner we deem appropriate without a legion of said "keyboard warriors" and "self-promoted experts" descending on us and telling us that we are "wrong".

Thank you, again, Erik @Prime Minister for creating this oasis from the stormy seas of the Internet.

As always, just my opinion. :)
 
(psst - we liked E30 M3s long before Millennials)
I left GenX off my original list because it pains me to talk about this.. But, so long as we're wallowing in nostalgia, this Gen-Xer came within a gnat's eyelash of buying an e30 M3 for $12K in 2002. I test drove it for a few hours around Wellesley MA; on dry pavement, that car dances like Fred Astaire. Ultimately decided that I needed a DD that could handle Boston winters. This just a year after I sold an Alfa GTV, another car that has subsequently skyrocketed beyond my toy budget. Siiiiigh.
 

Thermionics

Post Whore In Training
I left GenX off my original list because it pains me to talk about this.. But, so long as we're wallowing in nostalgia, this Gen-Xer came within a gnat's eyelash of buying an e30 M3 for $12K in 2002. I test drove it for a few hours around Wellesley MA; on dry pavement, that car dances like Fred Astaire. Ultimately decided that I needed a DD that could handle Boston winters. This just a year after I sold an Alfa GTV, another car that has subsequently skyrocketed beyond my toy budget. Siiiiigh.
I feel your pain. I had a similar dilemma and ended up getting a sensible E36 318i (needed child seat support) and eventually a VW SportWagon TDI. For that matter, I once passed up a 1968 Porsche 912 for $8k. Kicking myself now.

I have a 128i now, which is a blast. :D
 

S0und Dragon

Junior Member
Let’s see. I had a chance at a 86 911 targa for 8K. Walked away from a mint garage find 300ZX TT for 5 K. And sold my beloved 72 Plymouth Road Runner because I had no where to store it while I was being deployed. That last one still hurts. Oh and the 69 Boss 302 that I could have scooped up for short money. When it comes to cars, I seem to make bad decisions.
 

TubeHiFiNut

Administrator
Let’s see. I had a chance at a 86 911 targa for 8K. Walked away from a mint garage find 300ZX TT for 5 K. And sold my beloved 72 Plymouth Road Runner because I had no where to store it while I was being deployed. That last one still hurts. Oh and the 69 Boss 302 that I could have scooped up for short money. When it comes to cars, I seem to make bad decisions.
I still regret selling my 1973 Plymouth Roadrunner. :(
 

mred

Senior Member
I still regret selling my 1973 Plymouth Roadrunner. :(
I sold a 72 cuda factory dragpack car because I was moving and did not want to sell my 240z race car I was racing at the time, plus I was as little broke too at the time. Dumb.... yes
 
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