Best Birthday Ever! 
I feel like a bit of a zombie today. I'm not sure I slept much at all last night.

After many years of saving everything I can... and over a year of research learning everything there is to be learned from reading and asking questions on the Internet... last night I got a call at 9:11 pm (how appropriate!!) from a sales person to close a deal on my dream car!

I first posted about it here back in October of 2011, though at the time it was just a fantasy.

http://notweasel.com/index.php?entry=entry111006-152510

Back in May I drove one for the first time and was instantly hooked!

http://notweasel.com/index.php?entry=entry140517-180204

A week ago Friday I finally hit the goal I was saving for, thinking I could go out and try to make a deal, but then everything seemed to come to a crashing halt. I made 3 separate offers to the sales person I was dealing with and he just kept saying no. Finally, yesterday morning, I hit the absolute limit of how much I was willing to spend, and how many options I was willing to strip off the car to make it all possible, and again he said no.

I never even got a price out of him.

Yesterday I reached out to some other dealerships though, and one got back to me willing, happy even, to work out a deal I could live with. I can't thank him enough for making this dream come true for my birthday!!

I've loved cars and driving ever since I got my license and now, through the help and encouragement of Michelle, without whom none of this would have been possible, I'm able to cross a massive milestone and strike off a bucket list item that I may never have even dreamed of aspiring to.

Now I'm going to slowly lose my mind as I wait out the months until I take delivery, estimated to be sometime in January. While I've got no right to be asking God for anything at all, as I'm already blessed more than I deserve... I will still be praying for a few days of nice weather in the middle of winter so I can go pick her up and drive her home. :)

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Trying to Test Drive a Corvette 
After the fun I had at the Porsche dealership, dealing with Chevy in trying to test drive a Corvette has been the complete opposite.

GM Canada has a form on their website you can fill out to request a test drive. I did that, and then waited a few weeks and got absolutely no response at all.

I did it again, choosing a different dealership, and they actually got back to me.

Unfortunately they said they can't get a car to test drive. They suggested I just buy one and, if I don't like it when it turns up in a few months, I can give it back.

I understand that they're selling like hotcakes and there aren't any just sitting around to be played with. What I don't understand is how GM can't have at least a few available somewhere that they can arrange to send to each dealership for scheduled test drives when needed.

Do people really buy a lot of cars this expensive without ever having a chance to try them out??

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Today I Drove a Porsche For The First Time 
I'm not really sure what I can say about it. It was wonderful!

I drove a base model Boxster and a Cayman S. But were just sublime and I'm sure I could write about the tiny little details but there was one thing that stood above all others.

The grip!! My God!! The unbelievable amount of grip!! I went around highway on ramps and off ramps faster than I've ever done before and I don't think I was even close to pushing the limits of the cars.

All that was on winter tires!!

I've been a car enthusiast for a long time now. I'm very happy to know there's plenty out there still to experience and get excited about. What a fun day!!

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Spocks!! 
This is actually quite amusing. Watch it all the way through. :)



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That's the Spirit! 
Some guy just drove by me in a 350Z with the roof down.

I gave him a thumbs up.

He reciprocated.

Top down in January in Toronto. That's a proper Canadian! It brings a smile to my face. :)

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