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Picked up my SOP EX last night and have already been asked "wow... that's cool, what is it?" by a total stranger :) Tooled around downtown with it last night... looks sharp under city lights! Dealer gave me a really sweet deal on the lease with warranty and extended coverage for 60,000 mi. So far it's smooth sailing... did notice a little thumping noise when I turn, but I suspect that's nothing to worry about. Only other thing I could complain about is a little warp in the plastic over the odometer... makes the middle digit look weird. But it's got all those beautiful zeroes on it! :)

Let the good times roll....



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[quote:e31b1ff3f5="dexter19"]Good luck with it Drew. How do you like the color?[/quote:e31b1ff3f5]

It's great! I love the way it changes with the light... mellow in the morning, bold as a pumpkin at noon, and deep rusty red at night.

When I parked the E in my driveway, the panic alarm on my old car went off -- I suspect my keys bumped the button in my pocket, but maybe she was just jealous of her replacement...

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[quote:df508e4e59="Drew"]Picked up my SOP EX last night and have already been asked "wow... that's cool, what is it?" by a total stranger :) Tooled around downtown with it last night... looks sharp under city lights! Dealer gave me a really sweet deal on the lease with warranty and extended coverage for 60,000 mi. So far it's smooth sailing... did notice a little thumping noise when I turn, but I suspect that's nothing to worry about. Only other thing I could complain about is a little warp in the plastic over the odometer... makes the middle digit look weird. But it's got all those beautiful zeroes on it! :)

Let the good times roll....

Pics to come...

Drew[/quote:df508e4e59]
Cool congrats, Just try not to get the accessory bug it will run you till your broke. :D
 

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Cool congrats, Just try not to get the accessory bug it will run you till your broke. :D[/quote:48c591e2ab]

Hehe... nah. My only immediate plans are to hit Targét for some rubber floor mats, a trashcan, and some shelf-liner to keep things from sliding all over the floor. :)

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How long of a lease did you sign up for that you would need a 60,000 mile extended warranty?
 

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[quote:f3d5e13459="Alien Element"]How long of a lease did you sign up for that you would need a 60,000 mile extended warranty?[/quote:f3d5e13459]

I took a 4-year lease with 15,000 mi per year. So the warranty covers 1 extra year, plus I got the lease protection plan which gives me $5000 worth of damage and mileage-over coverage as well. The extension only raised my payments by about $15 a month, and I figure it only takes one major repair to make it worth the money. Particularly on a brand new model it seems to make sense.

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Congrats on the new buggy. Notice your plate says you're a musician, what's your ax? I got a complete 5-piece kit, with congas and extra percussion into the back end with no difficulty.
 

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I'm a drummer/singer/guitarist/synth player :) Mostly I was attracted to the E for my drums (5-toms can take up a lot of room!)... I play a late-1980s Pear Export. Currently I'm composing a soundtrack for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Shafran Planetarium, but I also write and sing my own stuff. Check links below for some tunes...

http://www.mp3.com/arothman
http://www.electronicscene.com/arothman
http://www.1sound.com/andrewrothman
http://artists.iuma.com/IUMA/Bands/arothman/index-1.html


Some of my drumming - http://www.mp3.com/yoursab

And the obligatory homepage - http://www.arothman.com

Enjoy! :)

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Hey, that looks just like mine! Congratulations, I know the excitement and elation that you are now experiencing. :wink:

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[quote:7cfcde2fa8="vladmin"]Congrats. If you don't mind me asking what are your lease payments?[/quote:7cfcde2fa8]

Well, I got a 4-year lease, 15,000 mi per year. Extended warranty to cover the entire lease period, with the $5000 Lease Coverage as well. Put down $1500 and ended up with a payment just under $300. Not too shabby.

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