Originally Posted by dellbert
I would skip the mustang altogether. Or any other American muscle car, for that matter. I went to racing school several years ago in which the participants got to race their own cars on the track. I was in my little 4-banger MR2, and my classmates had a Corvette with monster V8, and an Acura NSX with a sleek V6. The vette kicked my butt on the straight parts of the course, but I would catch him in the turns. The NSX kicked both of our butts, and that sucker would pass me in a hairpin turn going something like 100mph. It was like I was parked, even though I had it floored and was doing around 90mph in the turn.
Ok, where to begin.
You went to racing school?! That’s so SWEET!!! Its on my top 10 list. Are you a safer driver now? (that’s one of my rationalizations)
I was in flight school to get my private pilot license but came to the realizations that even after the $8000 to get it, I would still need to pay $60/hr to use that licence. And so $240/month for four hours of entertainment did not seem smart at the time(I was 26 and planning to be engaged). So after ground school and 8.7 flight hours, I quit and purchased a Diamond engagement ring and put a down payment on our $6000 2 week Disney world/Disney cruise honeymoon vacation.
So, later I learned that fighter pilots and race car drivers require basically the same skills and provide a similar rush of adrenaline which causes the human body to enter a state of heightened awareness where it process data faster and so time actually does appear to slow down allowing for what others perceive to be lightening quick reflexes to make corners and dodge obstacles. And after racing school (vs. flight school) I could use my skill every day.
Moral of that story: I am just a tad jealous and interested to hear more.
Originally Posted by dellbert
I would skip the mustang altogether.
Ok. So FIRST you try to talk me out of getting a godly laptop and settle for something more “practical”.
Then second you try to get me to give up on my life long passion of owning a Mustang!!! I DRIVE I FORD TAURS!!!!!(was a gift from wife’s grand parents when first child was born. I am actually rather impressed with the ride and handling and amenities. who knew? Well it is the number one family car in America so I guess someone knows)
Actually I did own a 1998 Mustang Cobra for 20 hours. So maybe that was my one mustang. Long story but it had 6000 miles on it when I purchased it. Became a V7 after just 20 hours and 113 miles. After a week of dealer lies and hell I got my old car back But that V8. Oh just turn the key and VAAAAAAAAROOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMM….GRUMBLE..GRUMBLE..GRUMBLE.
Just hearing that sound was worth it. Ahhh. Nothing beats the sound of raw American muscle.
But seriously folks. Reality is, I live in a three bedroom house and have a wife and two daughters. Do that math. I don’t have any room in the house for me. Main Tower has been banished to nook in the living room. It’s a big nook but I cant have computer parts lying around and the sound of jet fans like I did when I only had 1 daughter and an office. New Lappy is the end of the line, At least until we buy a bigger house.
Its got to be fully self sufficient to full fill all my work needs AND my teenager-like tire squealing 30Mph-corner-at-80Mph doing desires that I can't do in a car because I am a responsible Father.
Did I mention I will be replacing my Desktop with a Laptop?