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    It's actually about 1.8 hours away in Connecticut, but it's about halfway between Cambridge and NYC. I only pass by it when I've been driving between the cities, and never when it's open.
    "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
    -Redliner, ironically



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      While blasting around the mountains of western MA with LeVeL. As he described it, two very different ways of having a lot of fun on mountain roads.
      "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
      -Redliner, ironically



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        Such a sleeper with its winter wheels and snowy camo.
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        Incidentally, Dr_Grip, I did check out the Aero Diner and it's quite awesome.
        Last edited by Labcoatguy; February 15th, 2014, 1:59 AM.
        "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
        -Redliner, ironically



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          Originally posted by Labcoatguy View Post
          Incidentally, Dr_Grip, I did check out the Aero Diner and it's quite awesome.
          As you may have gathered from Random Thoughts, I may be back to the US later this year and would love to check it out with you.
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            Where in Connecticut is that? Is it off the Merritt?
            "Well, that's fine. You waste your money on a Mustang or a Ferrari. The fact is that if you want a sports car, the MX-5 is perfect. Nothing on the road will give you better value. Nothing will give you so much fun. The only reason I'm giving it five stars is because I can't give it 14."
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              Originally posted by Dr_Grip View Post
              As you may have gathered from Random Thoughts, I may be back to the US later this year and would love to check it out with you.
              Sweet! If I'm feeling brave I'll take the 96.

              Originally posted by WDWBen View Post
              Where in Connecticut is that? Is it off the Merritt?
              It's in the eastern part of CT, on highway 6 in North Windham.
              Last edited by Labcoatguy; February 15th, 2014, 3:52 PM.
              "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
              -Redliner, ironically



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                Ah, okay. Wasn't the one I was thinking of. I'm originally from between Hartford and New Haven.
                "Well, that's fine. You waste your money on a Mustang or a Ferrari. The fact is that if you want a sports car, the MX-5 is perfect. Nothing on the road will give you better value. Nothing will give you so much fun. The only reason I'm giving it five stars is because I can't give it 14."
                --Jeremy Clarkson on the NC MX-5

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                  No, this bump isn't because it's being sold like the public's and Hbriz's 900s, though if anyone wants my 96 they can get in touch. I did stop by the location of Cape Cod Saab in Barnstable MA that was once run by Kurt Vonnegut.
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                  "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
                  -Redliner, ironically



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                    Good work I wonder how many Saabs have been photographed there.

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                      Originally posted by public View Post
                      Good work I wonder how many Saabs have been photographed there.
                      I'm missing the reference. Is this because of the Mr Kurt Vonnegut connection or the gratuitous 'IT WORKS!' sign to juxtapose the normal operations of the automobile?
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                        Originally posted by Bretton Woods View Post
                        the gratuitous 'IT WORKS!' sign to juxtapose the normal operations of the automobile?
                        My thoughts exactly!
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                          You guys suck
                          "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
                          -Redliner, ironically



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                            Originally posted by Labcoatguy View Post
                            No, this bump isn't because it's being sold like the public's and Hbriz's 900s, though if anyone wants my 96 they can get in touch.
                            The Great FinalGear Saab Exodus continues yet.

                            Don't sell the 96!

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                              Originally posted by Hbriz View Post
                              The Great FinalGear Saab Exodus continues yet.

                              Don't sell the 96!
                              Well, we'll see; I just got news from my mechanic that the clutch is on its way out and the bracket holding the master cylinder is also borked. It'll take four hours of labor to fix that, and that's even before the clutch labor. I'm definitely fixing this and keeping the 9000, but the 96 is starting to look more and more expendable.
                              "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
                              -Redliner, ironically



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                                (Crossposted from Dr_Grip and Lucille's excellent journey thread)
                                To paraphrase somebody whose name I've forgotten, this Saab feels like a big car until a real big car shows up.
                                "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
                                -Redliner, ironically



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                                  That's a beautiful building, where is it? I'll probably be back in MA late December/early January.

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                                    Originally posted by BlaRo View Post
                                    That's a beautiful building, where is it? I'll probably be back in MA late December/early January.
                                    It's the Aero Diner in Windham, CT. We should take a road trip there when you're back; either that, or some other old-school diner closer to home.
                                    "Power corrupts. Lack of power corrupts absolutely."
                                    -Redliner, ironically



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                                      In for the roadtrip
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                                        Originally posted by Labcoatguy View Post
                                        It's the Aero Diner in Windham, CT. We should take a road trip there when you're back; either that, or some other old-school diner closer to home.
                                        I'm down.

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                                          If you guys do it over the winter, I'd be in.

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