PURCHASED: Audi TT Quattro

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    Wife got a video of the evening drive. It does show me hitting the proper 15 PSI on the boost gauge.

     
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      Billy Idol is so gay
       
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        Whenever I see cooter has posted something, I eagerly read it....and I'm terribly damn disappointed almost every time.
         
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          Hey, I was just talking to a machinist friend who spent two days rebuilding a VW/Audi DSG automatic, after previously replacing a DSG automatic with a used DSG automatic innthe same car.

          He says they are a PAIN IN THE ASS and to swap your ATF fluid frequently to avoid buildup. he says even a little build up in the solenoids that the computer uses to swap the gears is a huge problem.
           
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          My car is a manual.
           
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            I forgot. Good.
             
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            Funny story here. I'm having a pool heater installed, so I had an electrician out to my home. I met this guy fairly recently and he's a good guy, he owns his company. When I opened my garage door, he was smitten with my little TT. Just loved it, was fawning over it. Said he never had a chance to drive one, etc. Then he mentioned he had an Audi himself.

            Me: "What do you have?"
            Him: "A 2020 R8 Spyder."
            Me: Silence.

            Yes, this guy has a $220,000 R8 Spyder, looks like this, he showed me the photos:

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            He also showed me the pictures of the Lamborghini he had which he called a "piece of junk" and was "difficult to drive".

            Evidently his little company treats him pretty well, which is also enlightening. While these kids go to college and rack up tons of debt for a worthless degree, it's the people in trades that are racking up the cash: electricians, plumbers, painters, carpenters, etc.

            It's just funny how much he loved my car.
             
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              If youre the right person, who can run a business. not too many plumbers or college kids with a multiculturalism degree can do that.
               
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              Most plumbers I've ever known have been smart. Running a plumbing business is not brain surgery.
               
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                I mean it's just a different kind of mindset. some people just don't want to deal with supervising others or dealing with the aspects of business. many are happy just to get a salary and go home.

                you will never win Monopoly that way.

                it's a cool car. no wonder he likes it.

                one if my customers last week had a Audi R8 hardtop. unfortunately he's no longer in possession of it. I would guess he's probably not as excited about the Audi now.
                 
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                I was just making a point. Skip the damn university altogether and go into trade school. You'll have steady income for life. If you know how to run a business, you can become a millionaire.

                I have two buddies who ten years ago started businesses (one irrigation and one pest control) and they are absolutely raking it in.
                 
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                  The lights may go off and the door gets locked but I can tell you that most successful small business owners know what is really meant by 24/7...Sometimes it's not the mind(education or intelligence) but the mindset(discipline, persistence & patience) that makes people/businesses successful.
                   
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                    Why don't you give it a go? You're a pretty handy guy....Ever try to hire a Handy Man lately? You're lucky if you can get one to call you back because most of them are too busy.
                     
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                    Apparently you have no idea how lucrative the message board business is.
                     
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                      The was a book called Millionaire Next Door. the guy started out wanting to do scholarly research on the habits of millionaires, which he thought would mean getting an MBA (or other advanced degree) but it turned out to be almost exactly the opposite. Education wasnt as important as working hard, running your own business and being thrifty w money.
                       
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                        I am a white collar professional. Both of my kids, who will never want to drive a desk, are going into the trades. Electrical and HVAC. I have seen too many of these guys with W2s that exceed CPAs with 15 years experience, yet the real money is if you own your own business. I told them both I will help them run theirs when I retire.
                         
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                          Be sure and tell them that my electrician had a Lamborghini. You can make a ton of money if you're smart and work hard.
                           
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                            I can imagine that conversation being like this:

                            Me: Hey kids. My internet buddy says his electrician has a Lamborghini.

                            Kids: Really!! Cool!! Wait, uh, you have an internet "buddy"? What's his name?

                            Me: Nevermind.
                             
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                              I told all three of mine that while raising them: "get a skill, white or blue collar, go get experience and build a network, after a few years, if you want, we can all try to do something together (or separately)".... it's working out so far, and the brothers/sons definitely want to do something all together.
                               
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                                I have 2 sons under 30. One is a directional driller and the other builds horse arenas and helps manage a horse farm as well as home construction. (His bonus this year was a 2021 Dodge 3500). Both make 6 figures. Neither had any interest in college. My daughter graduated from UF makes half that but her boyfriend is 27 making 6 figures working in concrete.
                                 

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