Oops, sorry about that, it was late and I was pretty tired. My name's Allen. Nice to meet everyone. Lunch, so I'm doing the usual, eating while looking for cars. I'm looking for a Modena, not too picky about the miles/year, we all know a car is as good as how well the worst owner of the car took care of it. I would like Red, but I think that car looks good in any of the factory colors they chose for it. I saw a white one on ebay that looked astonishingly good too. I think the overall aesthetics and lines of the car are that good, unless it got a tacky custom paint job of course. Ferrari did a pretty good job of picking colors that match the car well. I would like one that's going to be as reliable as possible, although I have the AAA extended plan, I want to avoid being out in the middle of nowhere stuck with a Ferrari. Also, although I love cars; I will freely admit to not being anywhere near the most mechanically inclined person in the world. F1 transmission to deal with Northern VA/DC traffic.
It's going to be a weekend driver, mainly. I will have one of the M3's as a daily. I have a very short commute to work (about 2 miles) and will mostly be taking it for nice drives on the weekend. It's a thing the wife and I do, she's turning into a pretty big car nut herself. Budget wise, I'm really not looking to go overboard, the most I had ever paid for a car before was in the low $40K range, so it's a pretty big leap for me. I have come pretty close to saying forget it; just hitting the "Buy" button based on running VIN and dealer feedback on Ebay; it's worked for me in the past, but the rational, logical, side of me always wins out. It's just different doing it on a 80-100K car with expensive repairs though compared to a 40-50K car.
Last edited by novaguy; 04-30-2013 at 05:25 PM.