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Yeah I remember that vid. Cool ain't it! If you only knew what I drove this weekend! A 2005 E-gear Gallardo, I did a few pulls and a 20 minute drive. :biggrin:

Well with all the hacking jobs I get on a daily basis, I'll get one soon. I velcro'd it onto the dash and I rubbed it like a lucky charm a couple time already. :biggrin:

Talking about hacking, just wait till tomorrow, gotta fix a flex seal pipe! :vs_laugh: More lambo funds in the piggy bank!



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This guy is clearly not married. Spends 17 years in the basement neglecting family ....i wish
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Clearly you don't understand that married life is exactly what causes a man to spend 17years in a basement! :devil3:
Or when you have a dirt floor basement, a shed instead. :wink:

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This guy is clearly not married. Spends 17 years in the basement neglecting family ....i wish
<img src="http://www.plumbingzone.com/images/smilies/vs_laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Vs Laugh" class="inlineimg" />

Clearly you don't understand that married life is exactly what causes a man to spend 17years in a basement! <img src="http://www.plumbingzone.com/images/smilies/devil.png" border="0" alt="" title="Devil" class="inlineimg" />
Or when you have a dirt floor basement, a shed instead. <img src="http://www.plumbingzone.com/images/smilies/wink.png" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />

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Feel like i spend my life in a van, i dont even know why i pay a mortgage, should just have a sleeping bag next to the eel
 

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I saw a white Gallardo this weekend and I wasn't impressed at all. The black one that I drove the other week with the modified front bumper and wing was nice but this one is starting to make me rethink about the model. Sure I'd get a hard top but on this white one I hate rag tops and it had fugly gold exhaust tips. When a 488 Pista Ferrari owner and his buddy told me the Gallardo was crap it it got me to think about it a little more.

I prefer the Huracan by a long shot and the same day I saw one drive by but by the time I got in my car the traffic boxed me in.

I ordered a 1:18 Huracan diecast to compare. I'll have to save up a lot longer for a Huracan than a Gallardo!


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I saw a white Gallardo this weekend and I wasn't impressed at all. The black one that I drove the other week with the modified front bumper and wing was nice but this one is starting to make me rethink about the model. Sure I'd get a hard top but on this white one I hate rag tops and it had fugly gold exhaust tips. When a 488 Pista Ferrari owner and his buddy told me the Gallardo was crap it it got me to think about it a little more.

I prefer the Huracan by a long shot and the same day I saw one drive by but by the time I got in my car the traffic boxed me in.

I ordered a 1:18 Huracan diecast to compare. I'll have to save up a lot longer for a Huracan than a Gallardo!


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Ed Bolian who runs the vinwiki youtube channel used to sell lamborghinis and owns several. He often talks about the differences in his videos and seems to make some very good points about each model. I highly suggest you watch some of his videos.




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Ed Bolian who runs the vinwiki youtube channel used to sell lamborghinis and owns several. He often talks about the differences in his videos and seems to make some very good points about each model. I highly suggest you watch some of his videos.




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I've watched a ton on the gallardos, many videos from a guy who has one the next province over, they seem to be good cars other than the e-gear clutch. Also you can get some parts with the Audi logo or Folk's Wagon to save some cash. Ed was more in Murcielago I think but I'll take a look.

Now I'll be researching the Huracan and if I decide to finally go for it while saving money for it they'll depreciate in value.
 

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What a wonderful day compared to the other nightmare job earlier this week...

As I'm driving to my first call I saw a Lambo a good distance ahead of me, I drove the van like a sports car to catch up, people must of been wondering why I was so hasty. At the light I was able to take a few pic and finally it parked nearby. The best part was that it was a Huracan, exactly the model I want. I'm redirecting my attention to this model, forget the Gallardo.

So I was able to take several pictures, 73 of them! :biggrin:
I did my first job and decided to come back and have my lunch across the street all the while admiring the car. I saw a few people stop and take pictures too.

As a side note I already have 2 die cast coming this way and obviously I'll be swapping the one on my van's dashboard.



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I went for a drive tonight and went to see if the lambo and all those expensive cars were still there, I was wondering why they all had commercial plates. I thought they might be rentals so I went to look in the building window and inside I saw a sign stating you could rent cars. So why the heck wasn't there any sign outside or company name on the building? Why didn't I see any exotic rental ads when I searched google?

So anyway 2 guy were in a tiny office, He told me the cars were rentals, and so I asked him how much. With taxes 1720$ a day maximum 200 km with a 10 000$ Deposit. I said 200 km, is almost nothing. Then he said you could have it for the weekend for 5K plus taxes.

I don't know about this place but at the moment seems shady and for that amount and that ultra low mileage and you can't really drive it unless all you do are pulls... Seems like they don't want the value to depreciate at all and resell it with low mileage but beat up.


A few close ups. Side by side car comparison maybe in the future...


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I guess it's time to show what I got myself for all those soap stories. It was either that or getting myself a phycologist. I bought it last January, a C7 Stingray Corvette, I put on a few cosmetic enhancements and I drove the hell out of it all summer. I love it and it seriously relieved the stresses from crazy jobs or crazy customers and to relieve the drama at the end of the day.

Everyone was trying to shoot down my idea of getting a Corvette because they are way more expensive up here but I bought it anyway. I'm still saving up for a Lambo! :biggrin:

They still want to shoot down my idea of my dream car. Too bad for them I'm clawing my way to the top, I've no time to lag behind with them.

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I guess it's time to show what I got myself for all those soap stories. It was either that or getting myself a phycologist. I bought it last January, a C7 Stingray Corvette, I put on a few cosmetic enhancements and I drove the hell out of it all summer. I love it and it seriously relieved the stresses from crazy jobs or crazy customers and to relieve the drama at the end of the day.

Everyone was trying to shoot down my idea of getting a Corvette because they are way more expensive up here but I bought it anyway. I'm still saving up for a Lambo! :biggrin:

They still want to shoot down my idea of my dream car. Too bad for them I'm clawing my way to the top, I've no time to lag behind with them.

2nd picture, dragon's mouth.
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now you can go on estimates in the new company car....
 

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I kinda did the same thing buying my power wagon. Went from a ‘91 f150 4x4 stick to a luxury truck that still has amazing off road capabilities. The thing is basically built for rock crawling.

Two years ago my master bought his dream classic hot rod. A ‘67 polara convertible. That thing has some major horsepower!
 

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now you can go on estimates in the new company car....
I don't know about that, there's 2 point of views. The first one I lean on heavily is that people will see that I make too much money and they'll think I'll be overcharging and cheating them.

On the other hand, is that they'll think of hiring the successful plumber. I doubt many think that way.

Then there's the problem of having a commercial plate and having to track my every move with a bunch of documents as proof.

I haven't seen real estate agents in real life to tour houses to potential customers in a super car.
 

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Some comparison pictures, a former employer's 458 Ferrari (former big box store owner). As I got back into my car he strolled along and nodded at me, I doubt he remembered me but I'll take it as he liked the Stingray. :smile: It was interesting both black cars, red calipers and both with red interiors.



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I don't know about that, there's 2 point of views. The first one I lean on heavily is that people will see that I make too much money and they'll think I'll be overcharging and cheating them.

On the other hand, is that they'll think of hiring the successful plumber. I doubt many think that way.

Then there's the problem of having a commercial plate and having to track my every move with a bunch of documents as proof.

I haven't seen real estate agents in real life to tour houses to potential customers in a super car.
aint that the truth...I use my work van for estimates, but I keep it waxed and shiny, so it looks nice but doesnt show excess $$ spent on a vehicle...
whenever I did an estimate in new 4 x 4 trucks I would ususlly get the comment of" gee you must be making some big money"...so I stopped using them for estimates...
and any small talk with customers I minimize what I have or own..some people try to get lots of details about your belongings to size you up...
I remember when I was a kid, my parents where getting estimates for a circular driveway and one of the guys showed up in a very expensive Mercedes Benz and my father commented to him that he wasnt going to be making his payments on it with the price he wanted...and he didnt get the job, the guy showing up in a pickup with cement splatter on it with tools got the job at a much better price..
 
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