Picking up new DD this afternoon!


RPM217

2005 white/blue stripe
Jun 18, 2010
1,544
Rye Brook, New York
The 2015 650IX convertible will be coming off warranty in March, and while I've enjoyed the car (for what it is), it has a few annually recurring electronic problems, that out of warranty make it the wrong car to keep. So, of course with the new 8 series coming, and even before that, I knew the resale on these suck.............................I still got less than I thought..........oh well, not all cars are like our GTs that go up in value. I'm picking up a loaded E53 AMG convertible. I test drove it the other day, and it has a straight 6, twin turbo, with an electric "pre-boost". With the performance exhaust, it has a really nice snarl, and has a great push when you push the go pedal. A bit smaller in all areas then the 6 series, but still, I'm looking forward to it!!!
Wishing everyone a healthy and happy New Year, and may all the well deserving forum members, get their wish for a new GT!!!!
 

Empty Pockets

ex-GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Oct 18, 2006
1,326
Washington State
"Photos or it isn't real"!!! :biggrin :wink

Congrats!

H & H N Y 2U2...
 

Beach-GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
May 8, 2006
883
Seminole Florida
Yeh.....found a parking lot with Vallets that could not drive a stick. Had to park myself.
 

twobjshelbys

GT Owner
Jul 26, 2010
5,376
Las Vegas, NV
I saw one of these a few days ago. It is very sharp looking and definitely caught my eye!
 

Beach-GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
May 8, 2006
883
Seminole Florida
Oh....it's a car? I thought Double D's was something else. Was waiting for some nice T..s
 

Gene Cassone

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Dec 3, 2005
832
way upstate NY
Beautiful car and color!
My DD , a Focus RS , it has some goodies, pushing over 400hp and old school with a 6 speed!. 7 degrees outside, small amount of snow, put it in drift mode and find a large empty parking lot and it’s a blast! Planning on trying some frozen lake ice racing this winter!!
 

RPM217

2005 white/blue stripe
Jun 18, 2010
1,544
Rye Brook, New York
"Photos or it isn't real"!!! :biggrin :wink

Congrats!
tomorrow, when it's daytime, and I'm sure that they'll be upside down!!!
H & H N Y 2U2...
I saw one of these a few days ago. It is very sharp looking and definitely caught my eye!
Damn, this thing has more programs than the space shuttle.................I like it, now I have to learn how to navigate all the functions!!!!
 

mmlcobra

GT Owner
May 25, 2013
1,086
We need to get together, welcome back to the frigid north. I had Subies for many years, Don't think I want a STI too much "boy racer" for me, like the "stealth" of my E53, with no badges on it!!
Absolutely RPM!
Have a lot of construction going on here, but dinner in Rye with our other brothers would be great,
Speak soon.
Best,
Mark
 

mmlcobra

GT Owner
May 25, 2013
1,086
Thank you!!! Really enjoying this. Much better wheel feel then the BMW, the sound from the performance exhaust, just enough snarl. Getting used to the "systems". Like the Apple car play, and ability to put Waze on the big monitor, just wish it would also show up in the HUD. Car goes back to the shop, to finish the installation of the Max CI360, and the front and rear dashcams, as he was unable to finish it, before I needed it back. Tomorrow the wife is off, so I can leave them the car for the day. I was using the NSX for a few days, but when the weather was turning again, I didn't want to be driving that on performance tires. I just put the snows on the E53 yesterday, damn, those tires cost more than the ones on the GT!!!
Saw you out there buddy.
There's salt everywhere.
Get that thing off the road and buy a Subaru for the winter!!!!!!!!!!
 

Empty Pockets

ex-GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Oct 18, 2006
1,326
Washington State
...Had to park myself.
I'd prefer to do that.