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If he has coconut sized ball(s), that is a man's man.

a ramuman?
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a ramuman?

If I'm the definition of a man, humanity is done for. Forget occupying Mars.
post #25653 of 26983
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If he has coconut sized ball(s), that is a man's man.

So one huge uniball > two reggy sized?

Hmmm.

I think we'll have to send this to NY for a ruling. (pBooth)
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I've found most higher end car people to be well adjusted people. I have lamented about the Ferrari experiences, but have been treated like family nearly every other place I've been to - McLaren, Porsche, Lamborghini, local mechanics and used classic car dealers, etc.

Edit, I'll also add, I think at many of the mid-level dealerships (MB, BMW, Audi etc.), some of the sales staff is bitter that they can't afford the cars they sell. Thankfully I found a great guy at BMW - but even at BMW, I've lamented about my experience with the i8 and them treating me (this was in SoCal, not Atlanta where Adrian is) like I couldn't handle the power.

 

The sales people at the authorized Ferrari dealerships definitely often leave a lot to be desired.  A friend and his college pal went to a Ferrari dealer in his R8 V10, to look around.  The salesman came running out and greeted my friends pal.  When he realized that guy was the passenger and wasn't the owner, he practically pushed the guy aside to talk to my friend the owner...who was totally turned off by his lack of manners and professionalism.   However, a lot of the Fcar owners and most techs are pretty good guys.  Other mid level brand dealership experiences I've had were hit or miss.  I will say the Lamborghini dealer that was near me when I was growing up was really small but the owner was a super nice car guy, and as a teenager he would invite me to sit in whatever cars were in the show room, Jalpas, Countachs, the first Diablos and he took me to the service area where the vintage 60's and 70's Espadas were being serviced.  

 

Sadly at least in our area, the current Lambo owners seem to have an attitude.  We have a small but really good group of local car guys that meet up on Sundays at a local Starbucks to chat cars and occasionally go for group drives.  There are about 36 of us on an email list and on average about 18-28 of us show up depending on our schedules.  We have guys who show up with Porsches, BMWs, Honda S2000s, and a few Astons, Ferraris and Lotus.  Everyone is friendly and just as interested in hearing about the projects guys are doing on old Boxsters as they are to ask questions about the newest Astons.  The only guys who never really mixed with the bunch were the Lambo guys.  They would show up acting like teenagers, having to make a grand entrance buy revving their engines around the parking lot "To announce they were here" and doing "burn outs" as they exited.    They kept to themselves and just seemed like a rather self absorbed sub group of show offs.  When they were asked to tone things down  in terms of revving and burn outs, so as not to draw negative attention and annoy the local business owners in the lot, they stopped showing up, and no one misses them.   Could just be our area, and maybe in other regions they are much more friendly and feel less need to show off.  

 

Edit:  I should say, that the Lambo owners above were basically Gallardo and Murcielago owners.  The few vintage Lambo owners I have met were actually really nice, good car guys. 


Edited by Dino944 - 10/7/16 at 8:03pm
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^ I think you phrased it more accurately than I did. There is an owner v. dealer douche difference. I mentioned the gentleman that tracked with me in the 458 being super nice and have had similar positive experiences with other Fcar owners.

I go to a cars and octane sort of thing from time to time, but rarely talk to the owners, just look at the cars, so I have next to zero experience with Lambo owners.
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Took a quick spin (after a few martinis) in a friends brand new Mustang GT350. Holy shit, Ford has finally built a pony car that can handle. Under 60k for a 4.3 second 0-60 car that can handle.

Interesting.
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Took a quick spin (after a few martinis) in a friends brand new Mustang GT350. Holy shit, Ford has finally built a pony car that can handle. Under 60k for a 4.3 second 0-60 car that can handle.

Interesting.

Ford is making some really solid cars and so is GM. Hope they keep pushing on the Europeans.
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Took a quick spin (after a few martinis) in a friends brand new Mustang GT350. Holy shit, Ford has finally built a pony car that can handle. Under 60k for a 4.3 second 0-60 car that can handle.

Interesting.

Repoarted to authorities for trunken triving.
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Repoarted to authorities for trunken triving.

Canadians frown.gif
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Big news!! I wanna share with you gents.
I just became the first ever Gaijin to complete Tuition at the Mitsubishi heavy Industries factory. In wiring looms(sensors,switches,diagrams) and pipes. (Flare joints, welding,etc) getting a certificate in the mail. As a qualified tech for Mitsubishi.

Super proud bigstar[1].gif , Adding more skills to my collection.
Meeting tonight with local tuners. Got some side jobs lining up.
(Rotary rebuild?)

This Jedi is just gaining traction.
Going to look at (if the bank says yes)
My Garage again tomorrow. .

Cool builds are imminent. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Edited by Thrift Vader - 10/8/16 at 1:34am
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Big news!! I wanna share with you gents.
I just became the first ever Gaijin to complete Tuition at the Mitsubishi heavy Industries factory. In wiring looms(sensors,switches,diagrams) and pipes. (Flare joints, welding,etc) getting a certificate in the mail. As a qualified tech for Mitsubishi.

Super proud bigstar[1].gif , Adding more skills to my collection....

Cool builds are imminent. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

:cheers:Congrats!!!  Always nice to hear when hard work pays off for someone.  Looking forward to seeing some photos of cool projects you work on in the future.  Cheers!

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Awesome Thrift buddy. I presume this will help beyond the here and now, and open a lot of doors in the future. All the best. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Thrift is in deep with a keiretsu. Sick! Congrats buddeh. If I were you Id take down this bad boy in your off hours to understand these peeps even better
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shōgun_(novel)
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Repoarted to authorities for trunken triving.

I specified "a few" so where is the betrunkeness? confused.gif
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I specified "a few" so where is the betrunkeness? confused.gif

I probably wouldn't be able to walk after a few so there's that.

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