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      OK, so this is officially over. Car is picked out, purchased and picked up. I confess I didn't keep the info here up to date as I hoped I would. Oh well. I was leaning towards a M3 Coupe but while shopping I happened upon a fantastic M Coupe deal. In a moment of strength, or weakness depending on your point of view, I went for it. So far I am happy with the decision. Eventually you'll see some pictures of it and stuff. I just have to figure out a way to present it that doesn't scream egotistical maniac car freak substituting personal transportation for general worth of character or physique. I realize that some will accuse me of it regardless of presentation but they just wish they were more like me. ;) (That was a personal dig on myself for those of you not familiar with my self-deprecating style of humor.)

A brief excerpt from an October 1998 Car And Driver review...

Something about this car seems to scream to its owner, "Hurt me! Hurt me! Make me work for it. Throw me into that curve in the road like the dirty little car that I am!"


      So, the lease on the 1995 Eldorado has ended. Time for some new wheels... new for me at least. Here I will put all my research notes, links and thoughts about which car to get next. Now, this really isn't for your benefit. I have had trouble keeping track of my thoughts and decisions among life's other distractions, so I thought it would be fun and useful to make a project out of the experience. I do hope you find it useful or amusing. Besides, I know you're dying to know what a Computer Scientist / Performance Engineer goes through when selecting a vehicle. I may get a little crazy and run amok with my choices. Please feel free to "remind" of reality once in a while.

Some features I enjoy in a car Some features I am considering
  • Coupe
  • Open air options
    • T-Tops
    • Targa top
  • Manual Transmission
  • 0-60 MPH: 7.0 seconds or less
  • ABS, Disc Brakes
  • Traction Control, with easy by-pass
  • Good handling
  • Convertible
  • 0-60 MPH: 6.0 seconds or less

by: Keith A. Pray
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