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Old Dec 26, 2017, 01:35 PM
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Leaving the Evo World after 11 years on here

Sad day today... I have parted ways with my 05 EVO 8 MR after owning her for 11.5 years.
New owner picked her up today along with a gadzillion spare parts.

I shall always remember how she drove. She was a pristine meticulously kept example of a lightly modded Evo 8 despite her 105K miles.

Her new owner is a young Marine who has always wanted one. Didnt want something highly modded, just something that was a great driver. Since she had a 71 hta and a great suspension setup, she fit the bill.

Car sold in 2 days after it went on Facebook. I had other offers matching what i asked for the car, but decided this young man would keep the car pretty much as is and just drive it not mod the heck out of it.

It has been great on this forum, following the development of the tuning and talking to such members as mrfred, white03gsr and merlin.

To all here, thanks for the memories !!!

PS Im keeping the tag off the car that matches my online handle --- WRC-LVR

PPS here is a photo of the interior with gauges. Everyone should copy this !!!

Signing off for the last time <>
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Old Dec 26, 2017, 02:07 PM
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Congrats, what’s the next car?
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Old Dec 26, 2017, 02:11 PM
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What are you replacing it with?
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Old Dec 26, 2017, 02:31 PM
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You'll miss it :-). Good luck on ypur next purchase!
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Old Dec 26, 2017, 03:07 PM
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I sold my first Evo. Kicked myself every day after. Hopefully, you don't end up feeling the same LOL. I ended up overpaying when I came across another of the exact model/color. I almost, almost traded it off for something else, but I wised up. I still haven't found anything that can compete with it, especially in my price range.
That being said, they aren't for everyone, all the time, so we totally get it. Good luck with your next purchase, brotha!
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Old Dec 26, 2017, 04:18 PM
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What are you replacing it with?
Mercedes E350 Convertible, Im 63 and its time to get comfortable
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I hear ya. I went cheaper so I could keep the EVO.
Left over Fusion Sport for me. Only $27k with
some hefty discounts

Sway bars and some decent rubber is all I've done.
It is very comfy and super quiet. Deceptively
fast around town, and the ultimate in stealth.

Good luck with the new ride.
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Originally Posted by WRC-LVR View Post
Sad day today... I have parted ways with my 05 EVO 8 MR after owning her for 11.5 years.
Hate to see you leave, but understand. All must come to an end

You were one of our many good members

Enjoy
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Old Dec 27, 2017, 02:33 AM
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Good luck mate, 63 is a good run, i would normally say youll ne back but in this case i think youve earned your rest
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Old Dec 27, 2017, 08:09 AM
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E350 Convertible!?? :|

Good Luck, Cheers!
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Sorry you had to let her go. Good Luck and wellness to you!!
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Originally Posted by kaj View Post
I sold my first Evo. Kicked myself every day after. Hopefully, you don't end up feeling the same LOL. I ended up overpaying when I came across another of the exact model/color. I almost, almost traded it off for something else, but I wised up. I still haven't found anything that can compete with it, especially in my price range.
That being said, they aren't for everyone, all the time, so we totally get it. Good luck with your next purchase, brotha!
The previous owner of my car texts me almost once a month asking if I'm ready to sell it. Every time he texts me, I raise my price $500
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Talking

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The previous owner of my car texts me almost once a month asking if I'm ready to sell it. Every time he texts me, I raise my price $500
Lol might work one day
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You will be back nothing like that evo , Even though my tiguan is fun as hell with almost 400hp I still miss my little evo
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Old Jan 2, 2018, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by WRC-LVR View Post
Mercedes E350 Convertible, Im 63 and its time to get comfortable
You and I, and a couple of dozen others, were the outliers on this forum. I'm 54, FWIW, and chose this car for its (err...) easily explorable performance characteristics, mainly its cornering. Most of us are gone. Personally, I have no plans to sell; bought the car to keep from the onset. Don't mind telling you that I'm genuinely sorry to see you leave the Evolution community. All the best to you and yours.

BTW, as a sheer coincidence, I spent some time behind the wheel of a E350 coupe last summer. It was comfortable and non-taxing. Kinda like driving a stick of butter. I like to think it was attributed to this particular car. The turning radius was great, though.
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