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Adamantium 1st March 2012 06:42 PM

Picked up new car and am gutted!
 
Knew that title would grab your attention.

I picked up the 12 plate car from Nissan Aldershot - dealt with a very nice chap by the name of Guy Millar who I would recommend.

I left specific instructions for the car not to be washed in full expactation of making sure it was washed via the two bucket method only from birth.

Sure enough they did as I asked and the car was filthy when I picked it up (actually not at all as it had been under protective wrap with only 22 miles on the clock and sat locked inside the showroom).

Being so conveniently placed, I drove straight to Robbie at valet magic to have a protective detail put on the car.

I was hoping to spend the day, hang around, have a spot of lunch with David Yu and listen to his akrapovic system.

As it turns out mr. Yu and his friend harry (the bastards) made it utterly clear that it would be insane to not clear wrap the front of the car. I ummed and ahhed as I prefer to respray it than risk the slightly inferior look of the front, but Robbie also assured me that on a DMG car it would be perfectly acceptable.

The trouble was, Robbie was too busy to do the wrap today, and there would be no point washing it taking it home, bringing it back the next day for the wrap and having to wash it again. Plus how gutted would I be if I picked up that one stone chip in on the journey that would be forever under the wrap.

So the long and short of it is, I was incredibly excited. I bought a one way ticket. I spent two hours on the train, I drove the car 5 miles. then I got the train home.

Thanks a lot guys!

Bring on tomorrow, another night of excitement.

btw. there's nothing better than that new car feeling. Never had it and love it. For any doubters, I have a feeling of a much stronger bond with this car than previously, after all I knew her before she was a virgin ( ;) ).

GTRNICK 1st March 2012 06:45 PM

:rolleyes:

Good luck I hope you own this one for 10 minutes intead of 5 minutes :chuckle:

Adamantium 1st March 2012 06:48 PM

at least 12.

Fmlad2002 1st March 2012 06:51 PM

ahh Aldershot - my place of work- only taken the GTR there once mind to show the folks at work, take the train normally - know the garage, they had a white and black one on the forecourt last week :)

Adamantium 1st March 2012 06:54 PM

damn it what's happened to imageshack?

GTRNICK 1st March 2012 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Adamantium (Post 1586342)
at least 12.

:chuckle:

I believe you aswell that's the scary thing!

Adamantium 1st March 2012 07:43 PM

No way. It's going to be with me a long while.

David.Yu 1st March 2012 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Adamantium (Post 1586385)
No way. It's going to be with me a long while.

Famous last words.

Pleasure to finally meet you Adam. Feel like we've known each other for years with the amount of friends/acquaintances in common we have!

Anyway, glad to be of service, and I'm sure you'll be delighted with the car tomorrow, knowing you can actually (shock, horror!) drive the thing without being paranoid about stonechips!

I wish I had known about wrapping before I got my car, I would have had it done brand new too.

So what was your opinion of my wrap having seen it in person, and the Akrapovic?

Adamantium 1st March 2012 10:08 PM

I think I'll be buying another akrapovic, but I still want to hear t with decatted downpipes.

Looking or ward to tomorrow possibly more than I was to today.

Roll on 4pm.

Ps. You were right about that situation with our friend who used to own same car as Harry did.

Phil. 1st March 2012 10:12 PM

Had my 12 plate in DMG delivered last week and also had the bumper wrapped from new. I think it's hardly noticable.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...m/GTRFront.jpg

Blade 1st March 2012 10:16 PM

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Congrats Adam!

Sorry I couldn't make it. I am STILL at work as we speak for goodness sake!!

I also wanted to hear the Akrapovic (bit silly I know as I've bought one and its sat at Litchfields ;))

So, when do I get to pick up my new car ;)


:D :D :D

I hear where you are coming from with the wrap, but frankly , I can't stand seeing the lines. I'd rather respray.

Everyone recalls when we went to Spa with my Stradale, and literally came back with a WHITE front bumper!

That was proper stone chipping ;)

Phil. 1st March 2012 10:16 PM

Here's another:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...GTRFrontII.jpg

Blade 1st March 2012 10:17 PM

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You know what's weird Adam....

Buying your car was the first time in YEARS I had not bought a new car.

I was really pleased and it was virtually like new. I guess I was lucky to buy from you really, and not someone else.

Here you are doing the reverse (buying new and not used)!

Adamantium 1st March 2012 10:36 PM

That's true! I do look after my cars though so anyone following me will always get a good un.

Yours is about the best condition car Ive had but I'm glad how it's turned out. Pleased it's gone to a real enthusiast. Plus I have a feeling it won't have left my life!

By the way, re the wrap, you don't see any lines as it ends at the joins between panels. It's not like he old armour fend days, it covers the entire panel.

Phil, any chance of some more pics?

Wher does your wrap end and who did it?

*MAGIC* 1st March 2012 11:39 PM

Did I not mention that David and Harry are my head sales executives :thumbsup:

peterpeter 2nd March 2012 12:32 AM

cannot wait till next week now

mine is being clear protection wrapped by Robbie at the dealer next Friday for me to pick up saturday (my wifes birthday - dont worry I wont let her drive it)

wished I had moved my arse to get it all sorted for this week

Adamantium 2nd March 2012 06:39 AM

Front and rear cameras going in, hopefully tomorrow.

Also front lip parking sensor for thse low kerbs and times when te front camera isn't switched on.

Adamantium 2nd March 2012 06:43 AM

Forget to say, hooray for the passage of time!

It's today already (though from what I hear ti's quite often today ;))

Can anyone tell me why the iPad is so shit for typing? I keep going back over what I've read to find specific letters always missing. How can one or two keys be broken on a capacitive touch screen? God help me if I try to point to the incorrect word to go back and change it.

Everytime I write the it seems to come out as te.

AndyBrew 2nd March 2012 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Adamantium (Post 1586581)
Forget to say, hooray for the passage of time!

It's today already (though from what I hear ti's quite often today ;))

Can anyone tell me why the iPad is so shit for typing? I keep going back over what I've read to find specific letters always missing. How can one or two keys be broken on a capacitive touch screen? God help me if I try to point to the incorrect word to go back and change it.

Everytime I write the it seems to come out as te.

I hve no idea!

Have fun today, I'm quite jealous sat here at work :chuckle:

Nickgtr35 2nd March 2012 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Adamantium (Post 1586581)
Forget to say, hooray for the passage of time!

It's today already (though from what I hear ti's quite often today ;))

Can anyone tell me why the iPad is so shit for typing? I keep going back over what I've read to find specific letters always missing. How can one or two keys be broken on a capacitive touch screen? God help me if I try to point to the incorrect word to go back and change it.

Everytime I write the it seems to come out as te.

Hi Adam congrats on the new car its the best feeling ever, where are you sourcing the front camera and sensors? Regarding the ipad keyboard, yes its crap, try the. zagg ipad keyboard and case, it has great reviews and i am thinking of getting one too.


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