What do you drive ...1:1

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Re: What do you drive ...1:1

Post by JamesonsViggen » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:48 pm

Gavin wrote:
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JamesonsViggen wrote:
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I've added two more very rare Saab wagons to my fleet to make 3.
cool Saab wagons!

Did you see the 9-3 Turbo X wagon that was on BAT earlier this month? That one looked great! one of only 45 & closed at $22500.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2008- ... portcombi/
Yeah I saw it. I drove the same car at the dealer in '08 and it was meh. My '09 is much more rare and will have 415hp when done hehe.

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Re: What do you drive ...1:1

Post by JamesonsViggen » Mon Jun 13, 2022 2:56 pm

I added an interesting car to the stable.

New, manual transmission performance cars. It's slim pickin's in the US.

I was made direct at GM in January. I wanted to reward myself. I have been in the Cadillac studio nearly two years and now in the exterior studio.

Oddly enough, Cadillac makes these two cars, a celebration-farewell to the high performance ice-manual trans cars, the Blackwings.

The 5 Blackwing was bigger than I wanted and more than I wanted to spend.

I went with a 4 Blackwing, 6mt, light on options in Blaze Orange Metallic.

So far I am smitten. Great car. It has a map of my office/facility, the Warren Tech Center as a hidden easter egg. I know the people who worked on this car. It's just cool.

Did I buy it because I am a GM fanboy and got a great discount? Nope. There is NO employee pricing or discounts on Blackwings. I was lucky to get it at MSRP. I simply could not get on board with the styling of the new M3 which also cost over $10k more and is LESS of a drivers car. The Alfa Quad is auto only in the US. This car was pretty much it for me.

I dropped it off immediately at the detailer for paint correction, Expel PPF on the nose and a 4yr ceramic coating.

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Re: What do you drive ...1:1

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:54 pm

You actually found a car in stock! Lovely add, not sure if the exterior would be my first choice. :manual:

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Re: What do you drive ...1:1

Post by Gavin » Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:00 pm

Great addition! Rare to find a car at all, and one with a manual is even better.

Like the styling quite a bit & the reviews are outstanding.

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Re: What do you drive ...1:1

Post by HAROMASTER » Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:28 pm

Oooooffffff that is sweet

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Re: What do you drive ...1:1

Post by StratosWRC » Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:35 pm

I always liked the idea of them. Congrats!

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Re: What do you drive ...1:1

Post by JamesonsViggen » Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:54 pm

[KRAFTIG] wrote:
Mon Jun 13, 2022 3:54 pm
You actually found a car in stock! Lovely add, not sure if the exterior would be my first choice. :manual:
Ordered and waited 5 months. Any one of these in dealer stock is $10-25k over.

Here are some cleaner pics.

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Re: What do you drive ...1:1

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:39 am

Ordered and waited 5 months. Any one of these in dealer stock is $10-25k over
I think it's shameful that brands allow dealers to MU cars based on MSRP no matter the situation. Yes, these are first-world problems, well I believe they are, this is creating a horrible impression on the industry as a whole. This is speaking with both sexes on the topic that aren't considered "car crazy" as people found here.

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