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Finaly got a new car

Big thanks to s14roller for selling me the car.
Just got it yesterday and have had a blast driving this thing around!
Only bummer is that I took it to get inspected today and I have to replace all 4 tires
I just ordered a reverie front splitter for it, and cant wait for more driving.

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congrats on the car...

I find the va inspection rejection sticker amusing...

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Besides the new tires, you need to rip that little blind spot mirror off and get yourself some multivex mirrors.

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Congrats! That sucks about the inspection rejection.

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Niiiice!

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Great color!
Have fun and congrats
Consider a micromirror as well as the multivex.

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Is that Chrome Orange or Burnt Orange?
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Nice but it does look like you are running slicks
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thanks guys multivexs are on my to do list. The car is Chrome Orange.
The rear tires do look like slicks, they are worn down!! Also one of the fronts has a nail in it. Shoulda checked them out before buying, but at least I'll get accustomed to something I'll be doing a lot of; buying tires.
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I'll get accustomed to something I'll be doing a lot of; buying tires.
It's just normal maintenance ..........like changing brake pads & fluids...

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Hope you're enjoying the car Ryan...it sucked watching it leave...

Sent you a PM also

Also, remember to use the battery kill switch if not driving the car...it's a great little device! Just lock the doors manually after you take out the metal knob.

Enjoy the ride man...


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congrats!

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Where are you at in NoVa? (I'm in McLean). There seems to be a large (and growing) list of DC-area owners. Too bad somebody doesn't organize a local owner's club. I think Bull (who lives in MD and organizes all those great summer runs) was talking about doing so.

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I live in Herndon VA, there are definitely a lot of NOVA owners, we should get some meets going
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Congratulations! Beautiful ride!
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Congrats on the new car! Looks great.

Make sure you get an alignment with the new tires - it will help your ride and extend the life of your tires.
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Congrats on the car Ryan!! Stage 2 is fun, right?

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Congratulations!!!!!1 I really, really love that color!!!

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Great looking car, great JA avatar.
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