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Old 25th December 2005, 07:54   #1
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Any of you guys here in New Jersey/New York area? Anyone up for a meet and drive?
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Old 26th December 2005, 06:46   #2
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I'm in philadelphia & I don't have a car. If you don't mind coming down till here then sure we can go for a drive...
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Hey Tsxei,

I know there are a couple of people from the NY/NJ area (myself in RI), but i think being december everyone is back in the motherland (except poor RJK...lol)

Keep this thread around and i am sure it will get some more responses...
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ps - lol. looks like RJK is at JFK as we speak....heading home for december too!

ps2 - i was just reading your intro thread (Hello) and let me just say that if you had bought the STI i would have been on the next flight to NJ!

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Old 26th December 2005, 10:20   #4
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I'm in philadelphia & I don't have a car. If you don't mind coming down till here then sure we can go for a drive...
Phili itself is a 2 hour drive for me. But I am sure we can work something out. Let's see how many folks sign up for this so we can start planning.
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Old 26th December 2005, 10:46   #5
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Hey Tsxei,

I know there are a couple of people from the NY/NJ area (myself in RI), but i think being december everyone is back in the motherland (except poor RJK...lol)

Keep this thread around and i am sure it will get some more responses...
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ps - lol. looks like RJK is at JFK as we speak....heading home for december too!

ps2 - i was just reading your intro thread (Hello) and let me just say that if you had bought the STI i would have been on the next flight to NJ!
Hey Rehaan, you're right. It is the time of the year when people are vacationing in India. I guess I'll wait till they get back.

About the STI it is a pretty sad story. I just fell in love with this car as soon as the guy started the engine. The exhaust note was awsome. You don't need a subwoofer at all. I almost made the deal when I started realising a lot of things like high maintenance (for example the bridgestone potenzas on the STI are only rated for 7000 miles). I drive 70 miles daily to work. I shopped around for insurance and got outrageous quotes. The dealership was also having a tough time locating the colour of my choice. I wanted black exterior with gold coloured wheels. Meanwhile I started thinking and felt that I may be stretching my budget a little more that I originally thought for an STI. It was really hard to let it go. But I had to do it.

The TSX is not bad. It loves to rev and is a great daily driver. It is filling atleast a part of the big gaping hole the STI left in my heart
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Old 26th December 2005, 16:42   #6
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Ah! Being an auto enthusiast in NJ is really difficult. I am a former NJ resident and a former Acura 3.2TL owner.

I too looked at many sporty options, every time it was the insurance quote that brought me back to sense. Not to mention way too many cops picking on sports cars.
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Old 28th December 2005, 08:50   #7
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Hi Samurai. So you know how the insurance rates are in NJ. When were you in NJ? Insurance rates are getting better these days. But they still have a lot of catching up to do with other states. By the way, TL is an awsome car. Was it a type-S?
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(for example the bridgestone potenzas on the STI are only rated for 7000 miles). I drive 70 miles daily to work.
Wow... thats bad news. (Maybe you could have had your "weekday" set of tyres and keep the potenzas for the weekends

Well, i guess you could say its written in the stars that yet another indian in the US ends up buying a BMW, Honda or Acura (Merc if you're a doctor)

Anyway,
Keep working on that STI fund.... IMO there is no other car that appeals to both heart and head as much as the STI.

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Hi Samurai. So you know how the insurance rates are in NJ. When were you in NJ?
About 9 years between 1993-2004 with couple of short stints back in India.

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By the way, TL is an awsome car. Was it a type-S?
I bought my TL in Nov-2000, the first S-type was launched in Apr-2001. There was heavy hair pulling for few weeks...
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Keep working on that STI fund.... IMO there is no other car that appeals to both heart and head as much as the STI.

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Thanks. I am still working on the STI fund It will happen someday.
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I bought my TL in Nov-2000, the first S-type was launched in Apr-2001. There was heavy hair pulling for few weeks...
I understand your pain. But I am sure you didn't miss out any of the fun driving your TL.
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Ok once again. Any of you guys here in NJ/NY/PA area interested in a meet?
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Hey..... i stay in hackensack city in NJ and am very much interested in a meet. But the problem is that i dont have a car.
where do u stay?

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Ok once again. Any of you guys here in NJ/NY/PA area interested in a meet?
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Hey..... i stay in hackensack city in NJ and am very much interested in a meet. But the problem is that i dont have a car.
where do u stay?

Hi Asit. I am in South Plainfield.
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Hi Asit. I am in South Plainfield.
it is around 42 miles from my place. just let me know whenever you guys plan for a meet up.
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