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by D Griff
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: The Zillon :plac: Poll
Replies: 146
Views: 1654

The Zillon :plac: Poll

max225 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:01 pm
D Griff wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:56 pm
My NA Miata was the most fun commuting car, can get sideways NFG, even in traffic.
Wrong thread?
It was discussed extensively on the previous page... probably like a week ago but I haven’t been here much.

I agree with you on the Mini too but there was a lot of :wrong: thrown around.
by D Griff
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: 2019 :Plac: List! - Plac Friday Approaches.
Replies: 1226
Views: 16582

2019 :Plac: List! - Plac Friday Approaches.

Here is the budget: John Doe Welder Pre tax income 80k Benefits 2 weeks vacay + employer subsidized health insurance. 22% Tax bracket/No state income tax, plenty of deductions. Effective tax rate should be at or below 10% 10% pre tax 401k ~63k take home income $5250 disposable income. 3 years of sa...
by D Griff
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: The Zillon :plac: Poll
Replies: 146
Views: 1654

The Zillon :plac: Poll

My NA Miata was the most fun commuting car, can get sideways NFG, even in traffic.
by D Griff
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Obligatory C5 Thread
Replies: 6431
Views: 114805

Obligatory C5 Thread

Speaking of fitment, this trip up to VIR was the first time I've driven a good distance in the race seat (Sparco QRT-R) and I actually found it far more comfortable than stock. Zero back pain, support is great. Only complaint would be that it gets kind of hot. Being dragged by chains in a lynching ...
by D Griff
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Desert Garage
Replies: 1624
Views: 38807

Desert Garage

:dat: my gal hit the :poorvette: with her Fusion. I wasn’t impressed but I’m not going to kick her to the curb over it, not the end of the world. So if a stranger hit your car you would :aintcare: as well. I wouldn’t murder them on the street. I would be pissed and make sure they paid. I don’t unde...
by D Griff
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Desert Garage
Replies: 1624
Views: 38807

Desert Garage

Her spitting into your cereal isn’t a big deal, but I wouldn’t like that. You do you, boo boo. I would have been :disappoint: but overall don't think it's a huge deal on two fully depreciated high mileage cars. :dat: my gal hit the :poorvette: with her Fusion. I wasn’t impressed but I’m not going t...
by D Griff
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: McQueenBalls Whacks it to his Douchemobile and other Musings
Replies: 215
Views: 3022

McQueenBalls Whacks it to his Douchemobile and other Musings

:impressive:

What a world we live in. In4 the week in San Diego story... you drive down just to plow a gal born in the 1990s for seven days?

I’m getting married next month, it’s fun to read about people’s hookups online.
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: Career Chat
Replies: 1902
Views: 32414

Career Chat

Old colleague/buddy of mine called me last night. He still works for Northrop and just accepted an offer with them to move out to Melbourne, Fl. He’s responsible for staffing a team for global supply chain out there and called to ask if I’d be interested. Could be a cool opportunity for me and get ...
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: Career Chat
Replies: 1902
Views: 32414

Career Chat

Nah mostly just a couple of super negative Nancies on my team, one in particular who I can’t stand and have bitched about in OT I’m sure. She recently went to Hawaii for 10 days and came back talking about how miserable it was :wtf: Fortunately I will only have to see her a day or two a week now. T...
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: Career Chat
Replies: 1902
Views: 32414

Career Chat

:plac: indecision is a bitch. I think going into it I longed for the new job because I thought it would be like Bang Bussing again but the more I thought about it, the more it wouldn’t. Sadly that’s over forever and nothing will ever be so :unicorn: but it was a good ride, just gotta move on and ma...
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: Career Chat
Replies: 1902
Views: 32414

Career Chat

Nah mostly just a couple of super negative Nancies on my team, one in particular who I can’t stand and have bitched about in OT I’m sure. She recently went to Hawaii for 10 days and came back talking about how miserable it was :wtf: Fortunately I will only have to see her a day or two a week now. T...
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Soviet Clowncar chronicles
Replies: 695
Views: 9086

Soviet Clowncar chronicles

Also... $6k in income for nine cars... does he track his actual profit?
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Soviet Clowncar chronicles
Replies: 695
Views: 9086

Soviet Clowncar chronicles

Seems like an OK proposition. The vehicle handoff is an issue I feel... like do you leave work to drive to the airport then blow $$ on Lyft back? A :jeep: is the best Turo vehicle to own - durable as hell, cool factor for people’s vacations, super low depreciation. I’ve considered it but don’t thin...
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: Career Chat
Replies: 1902
Views: 32414

Career Chat

Well... I ended up taking a promotion of sorts at the current company. I just had so many doubts with the New Bern place... just felt too much like a dying company in a somewhat dying industry that wasn’t really looking forward, hadn’t brought in new people in years, etc. I would’ve been competing ...
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: Career Chat
Replies: 1902
Views: 32414

Career Chat

Well... I ended up taking a promotion of sorts at the current company. I just had so many doubts with the New Bern place... just felt too much like a dying company in a somewhat dying industry that wasn’t really looking forward, hadn’t brought in new people in years, etc. I would’ve been competing ...
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: Career Chat
Replies: 1902
Views: 32414

Career Chat

CaleDeRoo wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:37 am
D Griff wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:34 am


:notbad: come down and we’ll throw discs together :sissyfight:
I'd love to. I was hoping to make it down this month but I can't get the time off work plus I want to drive the brub down and not my truck
Double post :derp:
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: Career Chat
Replies: 1902
Views: 32414

Career Chat

CaleDeRoo wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:37 am
D Griff wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:34 am


:notbad: come down and we’ll throw discs together :sissyfight:
I'd love to. I was hoping to make it down this month but I can't get the time off work plus I want to drive the brub down and not my truck
:ohdang: we could’ve done a Christmas themed brub photo shoot.
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: Career Chat
Replies: 1902
Views: 32414

Career Chat

Well... I ended up taking a promotion of sorts at the current company. I just had so many doubts with the New Bern place... just felt too much like a dying company in a somewhat dying industry that wasn’t really looking forward, hadn’t brought in new people in years, etc. I would’ve been competing d...
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: Career Chat
Replies: 1902
Views: 32414

Career Chat

CaleDeRoo wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:27 am
D Griff wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:17 am


Do you play? You’d love that about Charlotte, we have a ton of courses. I play once in a while.
I do. Not as much this year but I played a couple nice courses in Raleigh and would love to try some in CLT too
:notbad: come down and we’ll throw discs together :sissyfight:
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: Career Chat
Replies: 1902
Views: 32414

Career Chat

CaleDeRoo wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:02 am
Johnny_P wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:26 am
Yep this company is pretty much fucked.

Sigh. Gotta keep looking.
They love white people in the UAE. The roads are smooth too. Don't think I saw one pothole.

Edit: NVM no mountain biking and stuff there.
:disgust:
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: Career Chat
Replies: 1902
Views: 32414

Career Chat

CaleDeRoo wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:08 am
razr390 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:56 am


Only indoor skiing and base jumping from Burj Khalifa

Oh well
That slope is not bad but over really quickly. I've trying to figure out if disc golf would be viable there.
Do you play? You’d love that about Charlotte, we have a ton of courses. I play once in a while.
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Soviet Clowncar chronicles
Replies: 695
Views: 9086

Soviet Clowncar chronicles

Seems like an OK proposition. The vehicle handoff is an issue I feel... like do you leave work to drive to the airport then blow $$ on Lyft back? A :jeep: is the best Turo vehicle to own - durable as hell, cool factor for people’s vacations, super low depreciation. I’ve considered it but don’t thin...
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: The Great Turbo Yaris Depression
Replies: 857
Views: 27167

The Great Turbo Yaris Depression

Johnny_P wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:52 pm
coogles wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:17 pm


No they didn't. Could always test fit the seats in an auto Mazda 6 close to me and then go on a hunt for a :manuel: assuming they do fit.
What about one of the 2002 ish era Maximas con man well and the VQ motor?
:neat: Before they were :poop:

:pouroneout:
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: It's Not Easy Being (a darker shade of) Green
Replies: 242
Views: 3121

It's Not Easy Being (a darker shade of) Green

razr390 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:15 am
Troy, your car has Android Auto, right? Sound quality should be better with it. See if you can connect via cable and then play music from your library
:narc: with the positive feedback on Android :mindblown:
by D Griff
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Soviet Clowncar chronicles
Replies: 695
Views: 9086

Soviet Clowncar chronicles

Agree. The ones :waxer: has are legit nice, but I couldn't find a decent picture with those, black fenders, and bumpers removed. Local :amir: dude renting his :jeep: for $95 a day... $320 total for 3 days... :gaydance: not great not terrible... if someone was to it from my friend it would amount to...