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Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by Chiaro_Slag, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2003
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  2. EVartanian

    EVartanian Formula 3

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  3. Bmyth-FDC

    Bmyth-FDC F1 Rookie

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  4. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    If I find a car, but I'm in no rush - Still enjoying the 328. :)
     
  5. LAfun2

    LAfun2 F1 Veteran

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    No worries Jerry, maybe you guys can get two blue 355s or 360s together :)
     
  6. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
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    Apr 23, 2003
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    Hello Guys,

    One of the reasons that I love this site is because we really are like a family. I knew that I was going to come into work this morning and see some unhappy reactions to me putting my car up for sale. Unfortunately, it has to be done. I am planning on moving to Southern Cali within the next few months and I've been racking my brain trying to figure out how I could possibly bring it with me. The truth is that I have been financing the car and my payment might as well be a mortgage. Although I could comfortably cover the payment and all maintenance with my current income, I don't yet know what I'll be doing out West and I didn't want to be burdened with unecessarily heavy expenses while making the move. I love the car more than most people know and I will be very sad to see it go. It has been a life-long dream come true to have a 328 and I'm proud to be able to have done it on my own. Now I need to sacrifice so that I can do something else that is a life-long dream of mine: to get out of NJ!. I like to look at my departure from F-car ownership this way; I did it once and I'll do it again. Again, thanks to all who are supporting my decision. Hopefully I'll be back behind the wheel soon!

    Regards,
    Augustine
     
  7. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    I know you'll be back to ownership!

    Get out here, find a job, get settled, & then get back on the horse. :)
     
  8. LAfun2

    LAfun2 F1 Veteran

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    Augustine,

    A good friend of mine lives in Chatham NJ, and I try to talk him into moving out here, but he never does. Glad to see you are following your dream and doing what makes you happy. I am sure you will be in a F car soon enough. If you ever need anything in Southern California, big or small, don't hesitate to ask, I will do my best to help. :)

    -Ryan
     
  9. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
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    Ryan,

    Thank you very much. I will keep that in mind. I need all the support I can get right now. This is a huge move. Thanks again!

    -Augustine
     
  10. LAfun2

    LAfun2 F1 Veteran

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    Don't even mention it. Like I said anything little or small. THat is what this community is all about. :) Good luck with the move.
     
  11. zsnnf

    zsnnf Formula 3

    Sep 11, 2003
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    Augustine,
    In the past I have sold cars to buy houses. It is putting things in the right perspective. I'm sure after you get settled and the time is right you will get another Ferrari.
    There will always be plenty of cars to look at and ride in at Crystal Cave.

    Good luck on the sale and better luck on a home purchase here in California.

    Rick
     
  12. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
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    Apr 23, 2003
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    Thanks Rick. It's time to put my priorities into perspective. I know I'll get into another one soon enough. I just need to get lean and mean so that I can make this move with a minimum amount of complications. I'm looking forward to it!

    -Augustine
     
  13. lou staller

    lou staller Formula Junior

    Dec 21, 2002
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    Augustine,
    I'm so glad you're taking the plung and moving to Socal! When we met at CC and had breakfast together you mentioned that you would like to leave NJ and move out here. We'll I got to tell you, most people that come out here for just a few days say the same thing, but because of ties and obligations home they never can make the move. (It's no small decision!) But, if you had enough of the "Garden State", come on out!
    I moved from Northern NJ where I was born and raised when I was 31 bringing along a wife and 2 small kids. We sold our house packed up our things (actually the moving company did) and headed west. That was 26 years ago. We haven't looked back yet! Sure we miss family and friends, and the food, but we do get back there as often as we want.
    It's not an easy thing to do but well worth it. If there is anything you want or need in preperation to make the move don't wait even 1 second, call or e-mail me and I'll do what I can to help make your move the best thing you've ever done! Send me a PM and I'll give you my phone #'s and e-mail addresses.
    Best of luck with your plans and remember, call me!
    Lou
     
  14. AJS328

    AJS328 F1 Veteran
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    Apr 23, 2003
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    Lou,

    It's great to hear from you again and thank you for the kind words and support. Your story was certainly an early inspiration for me. I have definitely had enough of NJ and our dismal climate (a friend recently came here from Seattle and couldn't believe how crappy the weather is!). Fortunately I don't really have anything tying me down here. I am unmarried, have no kids, no mortgage, etc. I will miss my family and friends but I am ready to make the move. They'll only be a plane ride away. Now if I could only figure out a brilliant way to keep my car and still make the move out. Again, I appreciate your support. I am looking forward to this venture and to discussing my options with you. I'll talk to you soon!

    Regards,
    Augustine
     

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