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post #1 of 13 Old 04-20-2009, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Yet another dreamer here.

Hello my name is Jesse, im from Michigan im far from rich actually the complete opposite but doesn't stop me from joining a forum to learn more about a car of my dreams. I have a 2000 Trans Am WS6, I just turned 24 in march...

A big reason why i joined this forum was to actually ask all of you what do you do for your occupation because obviously its going well for the most of you. I am very dedicated to succeeding in life however college has been a waste thus far, as both my degrees in computer science and network security have done nothing for me except put me in debt. I understand Michigan sucks for work and im starting to look into moving so i can become more financially stable and one day buy what all of you have lol. Sorry for preaching but i was reading some posts and seems that everyone has nothing but nice things to say.
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-20-2009, 08:19 PM
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Welcome to the forum Jesse! I am also from Michigan. Where abouts are you located? Post some pictures of your WS6, that is one of my absolute favorite cars.

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post #3 of 13 Old 04-20-2009, 08:32 PM
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Ciao and Welcome to the " F-LIFE"

Jesse good to have you on board, we are a diverse bunch of boys here with an eclectic range in careers. But where we all are similar (I believe) is that 90% work at what we love or have passion for.

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post #4 of 13 Old 04-21-2009, 06:28 PM
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Welcome to FL.

Don't let the dream die or think that your education was in vain. It will pay off - be patient.

I grew up south of Detroit ( so far south, it was on the Canadian side...... ). When car sales slump - Detroit/Michigan and Southern Ontario etc. are not the best for employment but things do get better.

A Trans-Am at 24 eh? When I was 24, I drove a 9 year old 4 door Impala - only an AM radio, no A/C, 100k Miles on the clock. So you are doing great!.


"The ride is the reason. The destination is just the excuse! " - Mr. Joe Katz
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-27-2009, 08:41 AM
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Hello from Northern Ireland to. As Nite Life says, we're a well spread out bunch when it comes to distance and funds. It took me 18 years before I was able to make the leap from enthusiast to owner.
I started out with an old battered Ford Capri, taught myself as many skills as I could reasonably master so I would be able to do most of the work myself and keep costs down.

so never give up. Oh and a phot or 2 of the Trans Am would be nice as I know little about cars from across the pond.

"When I was a boy, I had a dream. It now sits in my garage".
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post #6 of 13 Old 04-27-2009, 09:01 AM
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Hi Mate,

From the sound of it, your not doing to bad, just keep your head up and you will hit all your goals. Send us some pics of the vehicle!!!!
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post #7 of 13 Old 04-29-2009, 11:13 AM
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Your IT degrees will work for you one day bide your time. At your age I was in an Opel Manta or a Ford Sierra (was a long time ago) the latter being the equivalent to a Ford Taurus

Mind you I only drive a VW and and old Ferrari now
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post #8 of 13 Old 04-29-2009, 12:38 PM
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Mind you I only drive a VW and and old Ferrari now
And I only drive a Saab and an old Ferrari

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post #9 of 13 Old 04-29-2009, 08:28 PM
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Great now Chris has a compatriot.

Just what we need. Another Chris.

Welcome Jessee. I am sure Chris will invite you to McDoinks with him very soon.
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post #10 of 13 Old 04-30-2009, 04:26 AM
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Welcome, Jesse!

Like the others said -- your education was not in vain. It will benefit you through life in many ways beyond just specific job/career training.

Soon your Ferrari dreams will become Ferrari plans.

- Tony

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post #11 of 13 Old 08-20-2012, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Well its been 3years since my last post lol. Didn't realize it was that long! time flys! Anyway ill get pics of the car as I still actually own it and am still working on the dream. And Chris I live in Belleville MI about 15mins from metro airport. Nice to meet you all once again and ill actually be using this forum now.
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post #12 of 13 Old 08-21-2012, 07:51 AM
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Welcome back. Good news is the TransAms have been holding value pretty well and the L98 powered ones had torque out the kazoo. I had an L98 powered 87 Vette a long time ago, and it was quick for its time.

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