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creek14
12-30-2006, 08:45 PM
So I went out and bought this

http://db.theautochannel.com/db/as_images/G66.JPG

Almost bought this

http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/2006_new_york/0605_2007_saturn_sky_red_line_02_445.jpg

And this

http://www.freshalloy.com/site/cars/nissan/2004/z/photos/001.jpg

But went with the one with a backseat.

Wait til Mr Creek gets home and sees what I did... :devil:

Ron Madden
12-30-2006, 09:03 PM
WOW, That's a good lookin' car. :thumbup:

When I get bored I read RedsZone. ;)

Red in Chicago
12-30-2006, 09:16 PM
very nice...i've been thinking of getting a convertable myself sometime this year...just waiting for the chicago auto-show to see what strikes my fancy;)

creek14
12-30-2006, 09:23 PM
I don't do anything spur of the moment. Heck, it took me 3 years to finally buy a new computer. I'm a planner.

But I got up today and decided to go looking at cars and just bought it. Didn't need a new car. Didn't even think I wanted a new car.

I took a picture of it with my phone and sent it to Mr creek (who is out of town) and said, look at what I just bought. He thought I was joking. But he took it well.

Life's too short not to have a convertible.

Red in Chicago
12-30-2006, 09:34 PM
I don't do anything spur of the moment. Heck, it took me 3 years to finally buy a new computer. I'm a planner.

But I got up today and decided to go looking at cars and just bought it. Didn't need a new car. Didn't even think I wanted a new car.

I took a picture of it with my phone and sent it to Mr creek (who is out of town) and said, look at what I just bought. He thought I was joking. But he took it well.

Life's too short not to have a convertible.

You know Creek, I'm very much the "planner" as well. I had all these big plans for my 40th birthday. I was going to fly to Italy for 10 days. Then I thought I would buy the new convertible. By the time the birthday came around, no passport and no intention of buying a new car, since I had just paid off the last one and was enjoying the freedom of no more carpayments.

Sometimes I wish I could just let my hair down, so to speak, and just do something spur of the moment. My ma keeps telling me that I should do something special for myself. Little does she know, I went "crazy" the other day and bought myself some new t-shirts and socks, while Christmas shopping. Whew, talk about good times.

creek14
12-30-2006, 09:39 PM
I went "crazy" the other day and bought myself some new t-shirts and socks, while Christmas shopping. Whew, talk about good times.
You rebel!!

Go take a couple test drives. Even if you don't buy, it's still fun.

flyer85
12-30-2006, 09:42 PM
I guess chicks dig convertibles ... and the long ball. :D

guttle11
12-30-2006, 09:42 PM
They didn't happen to have an after Christmas "Buy one get one free" special going on did they?

wally post
12-30-2006, 09:50 PM
Way to go Creek!!!! Being contrary is good for your mental and physical health! I hope you enjoy it!! All the best to you and yours, billy/wally

paintmered
12-30-2006, 09:51 PM
Nice looking car :)

Good thing you posted this. I enjoy walking by your car in the morning and thinking to myself, "hmm...Creek's here today."

Yachtzee
12-30-2006, 10:13 PM
That's a hard-top convertible, is it not? My wife and I saw one of those when we bought her car. They're pretty sweet.

pedro
12-30-2006, 10:28 PM
That's a nice looking car. What is it?

creek14
12-30-2006, 10:53 PM
What is it?
It's a 2007 Pontiac G6 GT (yes Yachtzee) hard-top convertible. With one push of a button the hard top roof folds into the trunk.

Back in the day I had a 300Z and the G6 takes corners as well, if not better than the Z did. It's a 3.9L/240+ HP. And best of all - integrated XM radio. Man I sing good when I am alone in the car. :cool:

It's my *I'm almost 51, I lost weight, Adam has a baby, I have damn melanoma and I'm having hot flashes* mid-life crisis car, I guess.

It's funny, I was thinking about buying a Coach purse last week, but decided that was too much of an indulgence. So I got a car instead. Women, we're an odd breed.

vaticanplum
12-30-2006, 10:59 PM
It's a 2007 Pontiac G6 GT (yes Yachtzee) hard-top convertible. With one push of a button the hard top roof folds into the trunk.

Back in the day I had a 300Z and the G6 takes corners as well, if not better than the Z did. It's a 3.9L/240+ HP. And best of all - integrated XM radio. Man I sing good when I am alone in the car. :cool:

It's my *I'm almost 51, I lost weight, Adam has a baby, I have damn melanoma and I'm having hot flashes* mid-life crisis car, I guess.

It's funny, I was thinking about buying a Coach purse last week, but decided that was too much of an indulgence. So I got a car instead. Women, we're an odd breed.

Coach is just a name. That car will take you places.

Congratulations, Creek. I think it's a great purchase.

pedro
12-31-2006, 01:30 AM
It's a 2007 Pontiac G6 GT (yes Yachtzee) hard-top convertible. With one push of a button the hard top roof folds into the trunk.

Back in the day I had a 300Z and the G6 takes corners as well, if not better than the Z did. It's a 3.9L/240+ HP. And best of all - integrated XM radio. Man I sing good when I am alone in the car. :cool:

It's my *I'm almost 51, I lost weight, Adam has a baby, I have damn melanoma and I'm having hot flashes* mid-life crisis car, I guess.

It's funny, I was thinking about buying a Coach purse last week, but decided that was too much of an indulgence. So I got a car instead. Women, we're an odd breed.


Looks like it'll be a lot more fun than a purse.

RosieRed
12-31-2006, 02:26 AM
Nice choice! I can so see you driving around Sarasota in that. ;)

GAC
12-31-2006, 04:57 AM
But went with the one with a backseat.

Wait til Mr Creek gets home and sees what I did... :devil:

Show him the backseat. You'll get no argument. :evil:


It's funny, I was thinking about buying a Coach purse last week, but decided that was too much of an indulgence. So I got a car instead. Women, we're an odd breed.

You'll end up with the purse too. How can you buy a new car and not have the matching purse?

RedsBaron
12-31-2006, 08:31 AM
I've never seen a purse in my life that I'd prefer to a new car-great decision Creek!
As for the purchase being motivated by a "midlife crisis," so what? One of the best pieces of advice I've ever received was given to me 4 or 5 years ago when one of my partners, who is now age 80, knew I was wishing I could get a certain sportscar but was prudently not doing so. My partner is not at all a "car guy," but he gave me an article about wherein the author expressed his thoughts about aging and his regrets about not having the same sportscar along with a post-it note saying "think about it." I did. Shortly thereafter I became the owner of a two-seater, since replaced by a newer version of the same sportscar.
Creek, you've been through enough already, and I think it is really terrific that you bought the car. It looks great--enjoy.

GAC
12-31-2006, 09:32 AM
I'm 51, drive a 1997 Mercury Sable and wanted to have a mid-life crisis but my wife said I had to get out of adolescence first!

And whenever I talk with the wife about "rekindling that fire" she makes me go outside. So I miss out on the make-up sex too! :mooner:

RBA
12-31-2006, 12:42 PM
I drive a Ford Escort. (My wife gets to drive the Jeep Grand Cherokee) I think I'm going to buy a brand new Quad Cab Dodge Dakota when I get to California next month. (crosses fingers). I think I'm having a mid-life crises too. So it looks like I won't live as long as Creek and GAC, if I'm having it now. ;)

Chip R
12-31-2006, 01:10 PM
Show him the backseat. You'll get no argument. :evil:



:laugh:

Congratulations, creek. Have fun!

MWM
12-31-2006, 01:15 PM
I'm 51, drive a 1997 Mercury Sable and wanted to have a mid-life crisis but my wife I had to get out of adolescence first!

You still drive that thing? Did you ever get the air-conditioning fixed?

RBA
12-31-2006, 01:18 PM
You still drive that thing? Did you ever get the air-conditioning fixed?

I guess he does not have much faith in Honda. :D

MWM
12-31-2006, 01:23 PM
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

GAC
12-31-2006, 05:59 PM
You still drive that thing? Did you ever get the air-conditioning fixed?

You're thinking of my OTHER Sable, which is a '95. I own two. ;)

And yes, I got the AC fixed. It just needed charged. It's my work car anyhow. I don't put much into cars. Their purpose is to get me from point A to point B. Nothing more.


I guess he does not have much faith in Honda.

I bought a new Honda Odyssey EX van about 5 months ago for the wife and kids.

Best van on the market IMO. ;)

RBA
01-01-2007, 03:58 PM
This girl wanted a blue car...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0_36mXx-mw

Red in Chicago
01-01-2007, 04:17 PM
This girl wanted a blue car...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0_36mXx-mw

what a spoiled little brat:rolleyes:

vaticanplum
01-01-2007, 04:59 PM
This girl wanted a blue car...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0_36mXx-mw

I like to consider myself a humanitarian, but in the end it's all a ruse, because I see things like this and I do get genuinely upset that there are people like this in the world taking good oxygen away from me.

Cyclone792
01-01-2007, 05:23 PM
This girl wanted a blue car...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0_36mXx-mw

It just doesn't end with that video. There's three more that go along with it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeQ9A99pUQg&feature=PlayList&p=98535156AA9D962F&index=0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbPvE7miKpY&feature=PlayList&p=98535156AA9D962F&index=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbOYhU5qhLM

vaticanplum
01-01-2007, 05:30 PM
It just doesn't end with that video. There's three more that go along with it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeQ9A99pUQg&feature=PlayList&p=98535156AA9D962F&index=0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbPvE7miKpY&feature=PlayList&p=98535156AA9D962F&index=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbOYhU5qhLM

Now I am starting to wonder if this is even real.

If it is, I'd be happy to stick that red car somewhere where she doesn't have to look at it.

Falls City Beer
01-01-2007, 05:33 PM
Now I am starting to wonder if this is even real.

If it is, I'd be happy to stick that red car somewhere where she doesn't have to look at it.

It's not real. Not even the car video is real. It's far too staged, and the reactions, with all the darting glances into the camera, are so obviously bunk. The reactions would be much more surprised, guarded, and intense.

The key is to watch the videos first with no sound, paying attention to the body language. It's a dead giveaway.

pedro
01-01-2007, 05:33 PM
Now I am starting to wonder if this is even real.

If it is, I'd be happy to stick that red car somewhere where she doesn't have to look at it.

no kidding.

Red in Chicago
01-01-2007, 05:51 PM
ok, now i'm even more annoyed for wasting my time on three more videos of that phony skank:bang:

Yachtzee
01-01-2007, 11:39 PM
It just doesn't end with that video. There's three more that go along with it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeQ9A99pUQg&feature=PlayList&p=98535156AA9D962F&index=0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbPvE7miKpY&feature=PlayList&p=98535156AA9D962F&index=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbOYhU5qhLM

So when will they post the video of her getting out of her car with Paris Hilton, "sans culotte?"

WebScorpion
01-03-2007, 03:31 PM
I bought a new Honda Odyssey EX van about 5 months ago for the wife and kids.

Best van on the market IMO. ;)

WHAT!?!? No 'Touring' van? with the run-flat tires... :laugh: I got an EX-L and it was a really difficult decision as to whether to get the LX, EX, EX-L, or Touring versions. I've had it for a little over a year now and I'm really happy with the purchase...an incredibly pleasant ride.

I guess I'll get my convertible after the kids grow up and go away to college/military/jail. ;) Congrats Creek! Enjoy it!

Team Clark
01-03-2007, 03:56 PM
It's a 2007 Pontiac G6 GT (yes Yachtzee) hard-top convertible. With one push of a button the hard top roof folds into the trunk.

Back in the day I had a 300Z and the G6 takes corners as well, if not better than the Z did. It's a 3.9L/240+ HP. And best of all - integrated XM radio. Man I sing good when I am alone in the car. :cool:

It's my *I'm almost 51, I lost weight, Adam has a baby, I have damn melanoma and I'm having hot flashes* mid-life crisis car, I guess.

It's funny, I was thinking about buying a Coach purse last week, but decided that was too much of an indulgence. So I got a car instead. Women, we're an odd breed.

Congratulations! If we see a picture of you and Adam in that car together... we'll really know something is going on around here.

RedsManRick
01-03-2007, 04:17 PM
That screams fake to me -- like the lonelygirl thing..

dman
01-03-2007, 04:50 PM
Here's what I'm going to buy when I get bored:

4318

I'll have to wait until next Christmas to get the other part:

4319

Seriously though, I am considering buying the Tennessee Walker in the first picture. I'm just waiting to get momma's approval.

GAC
01-03-2007, 10:17 PM
WHAT!?!? No 'Touring' van? with the run-flat tires... :laugh: I got an EX-L and it was a really difficult decision as to whether to get the LX, EX, EX-L, or Touring versions. I've had it for a little over a year now and I'm really happy with the purchase...an incredibly pleasant ride.

We test drove the Touring version. Nice, but about 15 grand more then we wanted (and could afford) to spend. I got mine, with Honda employee discount, for 25 grand.

I've owned both a Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan. Nice "economical" vans, but I was told by numerous people who owned these vans that I'd be wise to get rid of it, as they did, before getting 100,000 miles on them, because of transmission troubles. And I started having transmission trouble with the Caravan around 75,000. I realize there are exceptions though.

I just simply love this van and can see the HUGE difference.

RedsBaron
01-04-2007, 01:31 PM
We test drove the Touring version. Nice, but about 15 grand more then we wanted (and could afford) to spend. I got mine, with Honda employee discount, for 25 grand.

I've owned both a Plymouth Voyager and Dodge Caravan. Nice "economical" vans, but I was told by numerous people who owned these vans that I'd be wise to get rid of it, as they did, before getting 100,000 miles on them, because of transmission troubles. And I started having transmission trouble with the Caravan around 75,000. I realize there are exceptions though.

I just simply love this van and can see the HUGE difference.

Yep. I know of several Voyagers and/or Caravans with that record.

RBA
01-04-2007, 01:45 PM
I bought a used 1999 Voyager with a lot of miles on it. One of the worst experience in car buying. Transmission needed to be replace twice. I didn't bother with the second time around, I just took it to the Jeep dealer and basically told them they could have it and I got a new Jeep Grand Cherokee.

SunDeck
01-04-2007, 08:24 PM
Nice Ride Creek.
I just bought this a month or so ago:

http://www.theautochannel.com/media/photos/subaru/1998/98_subaru_outback.jpg

It's a nice (old) little beater for going back and forth to work and out into the Hoosier NF with my canoe. I miss my pickup- NOT. Seriously, the wife told me I needed something the kids can both ride in and (curiously) here in Indiana it is illegal to let 'em just flop around in the bed. Who'da guessed?

But back to you Creekie. That's a sweet looking car- Congratulations!. GM is putting out some nice Pontiac products lately. I'm hoping some of these new designs can help get the ship righted.

GAC
01-04-2007, 09:06 PM
Yep. I know of several Voyagers and/or Caravans with that record.

Ask rfs about his "experience" with a Voyager. :p:

Yachtzee
01-04-2007, 10:00 PM
Ask rfs about his "experience" with a Voyager. :p:

His didn't come back years later calling itself "V-ger" and threatening to destroy the earth unless it could speak with "the Creator."

Rojo
01-05-2007, 09:23 PM
Just got my first car in ten years - 95 Ford Escort, no locks, no radio, big dent in the side. Sweet ride.

GAC
01-06-2007, 04:51 AM
Just got my first car in ten years - 95 Ford Escort, no locks, no radio, big dent in the side. Sweet ride.

The reason why you don't need locks is because you'll never have to worry about anyone stealing it! :mooner:

SunDeck
01-06-2007, 12:59 PM
Just got my first car in ten years - 95 Ford Escort, no locks, no radio, big dent in the side. Sweet ride.

I hope someone paid you to take it.

KronoRed
01-06-2007, 01:42 PM
Just got my first car in ten years - 95 Ford Escort, no locks, no radio, big dent in the side. Sweet ride.

I have the 94 escort, if it's over 200k miles then you're on borrowed time ;)

Dom Heffner
01-06-2007, 03:40 PM
Nice choice! I can so see you driving around Sarasota in that

No kidding. I guess I know who's driving when we go to Yoder's, Creek.

(By the way, I had pumpkin and strawberry pie from there over the holiday- are you jealous? :))

creek14
01-06-2007, 06:15 PM
No kidding. I guess I know who's driving when we go to Yoder's, Creek.

(By the way, I had pumpkin and strawberry pie from there over the holiday- are you jealous? :))
Uh, yeah.

Especially since I just had an Oreo 100 calorie pack.

Amazing how they can make Oreo's taste just like cardboard.

I am planning a trip to ST this year, Dom. We'll have to hook up - so to speak. Maybe an evening at Daiquiri Deck.
:beerme:

BTW, I am LOVING the car. No buyers remorse or anything.

Dom Heffner
01-07-2007, 03:46 AM
I am planning a trip to ST this year, Dom. We'll have to hook up - so to speak. Maybe an evening at Daiquiri Deck.

I haven't been there in years. Wonder if the players hang out there? I went to Gecko's a few nights ago for the first time in 10 years and that place is dead. Even the bartenders didn't remember when it was a happening place.

Dunn will probably be hanging out at Chuck E. Cheese this year.

Look me up on here when you come to town. My mom still lives down there, so I'm always close by. My new house is about an hour away, which is nothing considering how big Tampa Bay has become.

Rojo
01-08-2007, 08:27 PM
I hope someone paid you to take it.

Nope I paid $250 for it. That thing runs like a tank. That's all I care about.

cincinnati chili
01-08-2007, 11:29 PM
Don't ask M2 about his last Pontiac.

:)

TeamSelig
01-09-2007, 12:52 PM
89' Escort here, front end pushed up (wreck), one headlight that works and it happens to be bright only (dim doesnt work for some reason)[edited], no rear brakes, plastic passenger window (it was broken into; cd player stolen) with a small hole in it because I locked my keys in it one time, only a lap seatbelt, no mirrors, no inside door handles, duct taped dash board (bored), driver seat is broke so it leans back, umm... oh yeah, no power steering, so pretty much my car rocks

TeamSelig
01-09-2007, 12:55 PM
Nope I paid $250 for it. That thing runs like a tank. That's all I care about.

Might get made fun of for driving an Escort, but they are as reliable as a brand new car (and awesome gas mileage). Who's laughin now?

i_heart_jason
01-09-2007, 04:51 PM
hey creek,

i will be in FLA on St. Paddy's and we are renting a convertible. (i mean seriously, Spring Training, Florida, Cute Boys, how do you NOT rent a convertible?!?!?!)


WANNA RACE?!?!?!?!

creek14
01-31-2007, 11:58 AM
These are the cute plates I put on my cute car.

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5115/platesvd0.th.png (http://img267.imageshack.us/my.php?image=platesvd0.png)

Chip R
01-31-2007, 12:07 PM
These are the cute plates I put on my cute car.

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5115/platesvd0.th.png (http://img267.imageshack.us/my.php?image=platesvd0.png)


It's a good thing you live in Beavercreek. :eek:

creek14
01-31-2007, 12:11 PM
It's a good thing you live in Beavercreek. :eek:

Yeah, they actually gave me a hard time at the DMV.

Which brings me to the cheer we had in high school...

I'm a Beaver, you're a Beaver, we are Beavers all
And when we get together, we give the Beaver call...

I kid you not.

Redsland
01-31-2007, 01:08 PM
These are the cute plates I put on my cute car.

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5115/platesvd0.th.png (http://img267.imageshack.us/my.php?image=platesvd0.png)
I've seen a bunch of those lately. In fact, I wonder whose cars these are?

:)

creek14
01-31-2007, 02:44 PM
Gesh Redsland, where were you the day I spent 3 hours on the computer trying to come up with a Reds related plate? Damn you clever people!! ;)

Heath
01-31-2007, 02:51 PM
Gesh Redsland, where were you the day I spent 3 hours on the computer trying to come up with a Reds related plate? Damn you clever people!! ;)

Thank goodness you missed out on REDBVR

or BVRRED


:D

flyer85
01-31-2007, 02:57 PM
TWLGRL wasn't available?