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Acura TL, Sedan
#8982 of 9045 Re: pg48477 [thechief]
Jun 12, 2007 (3:40 am)
Ah, the Legend GS 6-speed.
I bought a nearly new 1994 Legend GS 6-speed at a great price from a friend who was being transferred to Europe by his company. But then, after only 2 months in Europe, he got recalled to an even better promotion in the states. We were able to unravel the deal without paying sales taxes, so I gave the car back to him, and bought my 1995 Maxima SE 5-speed that I still have to this day at our second home.
It's been a long time since I drove that GS 6-speed, so my memory is sketchy at best. As I recall, it was definitely more luxurious than my Maxima, but about the same in quickness and handling. It would be hard to directly compare to my 2004 TL 6-speed, but, IMO, the Legend was a more solidly built car compared to its competition of the day than the TL is.
I lost touch with the friend who had the Legend until about a year ago. He is now president of a real estate company in Texas and has done very well - if a $4 million vacation home in Jackson Hole is any measure. He kept that Legend and handed it down to his son who is now in his second year of college. It had over 150,000 miles as of last year, as does my 1995 Maxima. Acura and Nissan may have a lot more techno do-dads in their cars today, but I doubt they are any better than those vintage models in build quality and durability.
P.S. I joked with my friend that I guess he has progressed past Acura in "status". He replied, "quite the contrary, my next vehicle will be a Honda". Honda
#8983 of 9045 Re: pg48477 [habitat1]
Jun 12, 2007 (8:34 am)
"...has done very well - if a $4 million vacation home in Jackson Hole is any measure."
Hmm...not necessarily. There's a chap named Conrad Black. Big spender, gorgeous wife, multi-million $ Park Ave apartments.....
#8984 of 9045 Re: pg48477 [bodble2]
Jun 12, 2007 (9:51 am)
Oh, plenty of guys have done better. A certain first year B-School student that I tutored probability and statistics to when I was a second year student (early 1980's) has managed to get himself on the top half of the Forbes 400 list. After a lengthy stint at Goldman Sachs (aka Golden Slacks) he started a hedge fund and each of the past 3-4 years has placed above George Soros on the list of the 10 highest paid hedge fund managers (good for about $500 million last year alone). And, to the best of my knowledge, he will not be joining the ranks of Conrad Black or the Enron gang types anytime soon.
But I still think paying $4 million cash for a vacation home in Jackson Hole qualifies as "very well". Hell, I'm thrilled to have my daughters' 529 accounts fully funded.
As a matter of fact, anyone who can comfortably pay cash for a new Acura TL is doing pretty well in my book.
#8985 of 9045 Re: pg48477 [habitat1]
Jun 12, 2007 (10:53 am)
Hey Hab- do you mind saying which Hedge Fund is this? I am actually a Alternative Investment Accountant but for the past year I decided to try my hands at 1940 act funds, kind of boring but I am headed back to the Hedge Fund and Private Equity world.
#8986 of 9045 Re: pg48477 [habitat1]
Jun 12, 2007 (11:31 am)
Do people vacation in Jackson Hole? I saw one of their phone books some years back. Provocative cover.
#8987 of 9045 Re: pg48477 [bodble2]
Jun 12, 2007 (1:11 pm)
I skied Jackson Hole back in college. Still the most snow I've ever seen in my whole life. Skied a lot of vertical that week. In powder! No New England "frozen granular!"
I'm gonna tear up now, Mangy Moose, Million Dollar Cowboy Saloon and a local I met who had no idea that Connecticut was a state, nor where it was located in these United States...! I had to describe it as just north of New York. New York he had heard of, but no to CT. He asked me if I carried a gun when I went into NYC... Nope, only armed with my wits and boyish charm! I guess I'm lucky to still be alive!
Of course, him being a local I just assumed he wore a six-shooter...
#8988 of 9045 Re: pg48477 [habitat1]
Jun 12, 2007 (1:15 pm)
"As a matter of fact, anyone who can comfortably pay cash for a new Acura TL is doing pretty well in my book."
But why pay cash when AHFC was offering 2.9% financing...!
My "fill the TL tank with gas" fund is almost fully funded. I'm not doing that well...
Laurasdada, working stiff.
#8989 of 9045 Re: pg48477 [billyperks1]
Jun 12, 2007 (6:02 pm)
Appaloosa (Dave Tepper). But I think it is closed to new investors and as of a couple of years ago, the minimum investment was $10+/- million. A little too rich for inclusion in my portfolio, unfortunately.
Good time to be in the private equity business, no?
#8990 of 9045 Re: pg48477 [habitat1]
Jun 13, 2007 (8:26 am)
Never heard of that shop but he must be doing well- a $10 million requirement tells me is shop is one of the heavy hitters.Private Equity is actually keeping the Alternative world alive, that's why I am trying to get back on board.
#8991 of 9045 Acura TL 06 Factory antenna base?
Jul 01, 2007 (4:38 am)
Is the antenna base above the back window for The navigation and XM radio or just navigation? I am wanting to do an experiment to see what it would take to start hindering the reception by covering the base. Any help would be greatly appreciated.