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ProfChaos
04-13-2005, 12:05 AM
Professor Chaos logs-in:

Tomorrow, I pay for and drive away in my first Cobra, a white-over-tan (leather) '96 with Mach 460 sound, Borla Cat Back exhaust, a Bassani X-pipe, a SuperChip, a K&N filtercharger, and strut tower braces.

The car belonged to my friend Dave--a devoted Cobra enthusiast and talented mechanic--and has been especially well-maintained, has been detailed professionally every two-to-three months and has had the oil changed religiously at 3K-miles, with only top-of-the-line fully-synthetic oil.

I formerly owned both '90 and '89 Probe GT's (no booing and hissing, please). ;) When the '89 "Rectal Probe" gave up the ghost--dad-gum failure-prone cooling fan circuit led to a turbo-cooked motor--, I decided to replace the Probe with a "real" sports car--one that will always be worth re-building and restoring. In short, since I ride a motorcycle almost exclusivley--and have been riding one exclusively for the four months since the Probe GT died--, I plan to buy no other car--ever--(unless I become very wealthy and can afford to pay cash for an '03 Cobra--for Barrett-Jackson mothballs and for flirting with pretty women). :) ...Car payments are a real drag, so if I can't pay cash for a car, it ain't-a-gonna be my car. Thus, I'd rather occasionally spend money on maintaining and restoring a Cobra than to pay interest on a loan for something I wouldn't like nearly as much. (Fooey on the recent trend to "stylishly" waste money on bloated, over-priced SUV's! Why follow the "broad path to destruction" when you can spend money and driving-time more intelligently?)

I have no pictures of the Cobra yet, but you can check out my "everyday-driver"--a tricked-out Honda VTR1000F--at the following link:

SuperChicken III (http://www.themotorcycleshopga.com/SuperChicken3.html)


cheers,
--ProfChaos

93KingCobra
04-13-2005, 12:25 AM
Welcome and congrats on the new car!! :thumbsup:

cobrabitn
04-13-2005, 12:46 AM
03 King Cobra...what's the deal with the sold Cobra??? :mad:

Welcome to our BB Professor! :D

Big Daddy
04-13-2005, 01:16 AM
Welcome aboard! Hope you join the club and start coming out to some of our events. We always like to see the "classic" Cobra's at our events! :D :thumbsup:

beerkat
04-13-2005, 09:38 AM
:lol:

Ditto for me.:thumbsup:

crunchit
04-19-2005, 06:17 PM
Welcome!:bounce: welcome:) welcome:rotf:

ausie
04-21-2005, 07:38 AM
Welcome to the board Professor. :thumbsup: I like your analogy of the Probe, never thought much about ridiculing the Probe. :rotf:

An afterthought on the 04 or 01 Cobra in terms of financing. Lets just say I never took on another Mortgage payment for a vehicle. So far I have been lucky with low payments on both the 01 and 04 Cobras which was interest free (0% financing on both so it is like Cash only, but in monthly increments).

I can agree though paying only cash without finance fees as I was willing to buy the 01 outright. The 0% finance allowed me to spread the cash around so that I can keep most of it in the bank to earn interest or to get rid of any interest bearing debt such as any credit card balance. Never lease a vehicle since that would cost you more than you think. Interest rates on a lease can be as high as a credit card. Leasing is a total waste of money unless you can write it off completely at tax time.

nckissfan
04-21-2005, 09:44 AM
I really thought I was watching an episode of Southpark. Hey Butters, so we are looking forward to you joining this club when you finally get the car.