Had the privilege of riding shotgun with Tom a couple years back in the smokies. Absolutely beautiful car. And   I should know. I owned an IM convertible D. I would agree that a suby IM and an IM6 are completely different animals. You just need to know what animal you are. If you want more comfort and reliability get the suby. If you want more sportiness with that hair on the neck standing up and you are willing to deal with a higher cost of ownership get the speedy IM6. I actually sold my convertible D to buy a used IM6. Did not get it so I settled for a very fast Spyder. 

I rode with @550 Phil at Carlyle. We'd pulled out of some place on some back road going somewhere, when he rolled into the throttle pretty hard as he's calmly talking:

"Yeah, it's not this or that and blah, blah, blah (indiscernible above the intake noise and tires spinning, as the back end was coming out), but it goes pretty good".

Yeah.

It goes pretty good.

A few years ago having just met Danny, he let me  take him for a ride in his Spyder. Danny made it clear post ride, that he no longer want's to put himself in that position again :~)   Then, a few years later at a Pumpkin Run Danny had me take my wife  Connie for a ride in his Spyder. Basically Connie had the same post ride thoughts as Danny did:~)

Bob gave me a ride in his IM6 this last year at Carlisle. My initial impression. Best replica p car I’ve ever sat in. Quality of the build is second to none. The car like mine is brutally fast. Bob’s IM6 felt heavier and more solid than my car. It literally felt glued to the road. My car is lighter with smaller tires and much more eager to cut the tail loose. Probably very similar power to weight ratio. Similar smile per mile ratio. 

550 Phil posted:

Bob gave me a ride in his IM6 this last year at Carlisle. My initial impression. Best replica p car I’ve ever sat in. Quality of the build is second to none. The car like mine is brutally fast. Bob’s IM6 felt heavier and more solid than my car. It literally felt glued to the road. My car is lighter with smaller tires and much more eager to cut the tail loose. Probably very similar power to weight ratio. Similar smile per mile ratio. 

An amazing ride...firm and glued indeed....these cars only move in the direction of the driver's steer and nowhere else. You need to experience it to believe and I second "second to none". 

Happy Thanksgiving..BE SAFE

Just a bump and update. I’ve been reading some of the other threads and it looks like Banzai’s car is sold and Louisa found a car.

I have 2 serious people looking at my car and have provided build sheets, additional pics,etc

I am hopeful that I will have positive news to post shortly on my car.

Will update my thread if a sale happens.

Tom Boney posted:

Hi Stan,

Getting better,I am just at 2 months out from surgery.

I am battling with insurance about therapy.

My doc examines me and says you need 12 more therapy visits, and insurance company say 4 will do.

It is total bs.

Hope to be your way by end of the month, if so,I will be sure to reach out.

Thanks

Send them a "CERTIFIED LETTER/RETURN RECEIPT" with a CC to your attorney acknowledging full discussion between your PHYSICIAN and ATTORNEY, to the effect that "anything less than 12 PT sessions is BELOW STANDARD of CARE for your condition and constitutes NEGLIGENCE" and "will leave you without acceptable range of motion and LIKELY permanently handicapped".

Tell them that your attorney is preparing a law suit: would also be great and helpful to have your attorney/attorney friend ALSO send a letter firmly suggesting the same.

They are not physicians, and remind them of just that....BE WELL

It's heartwarming to hear that insurance companies still feel privileged to practice medicine without the benefit of a license (a crime in most states, as far as I know).

They will pay $50K for a TKR... but not another $1000 for the PT to make sure it works. I'm sure the "benefit manager" (who's job it is to deny claims) is working for free as well.

While we're at it, let's talk Aflac...

I had aflac back in 2013 when I had a bad fall down some steps and completely tore 3 of the 4 ligaments in my rotator cuff... partially tore the 4th...  and completely tore my bicep ligament.

The only thing holding my arm to my body was skin, my tricep and 1/2 of one of the four rotator cuff ligaments.   The surgeon had to wait 5 weeks to let all the trauma subside enough to operate.  Recovery time was 6 moths - I couldn't sleep prone for nearly 4 months.  To thid day I have restricted motion.

Aflec gave me $150.

A coworker sliced open his index finger and had to get 6 stitches... he got $250.

Tom, Banzai's advice sounds like a good plan.

Jethro posted:

While we're at it, let's talk Aflac...

I had aflac back in 2013 when I had a bad fall down some steps and completely tore 3 of the 4 ligaments in my rotator cuff... partially tore the 4th...  and completely tore my bicep ligament.

The only thing holding my arm to my body was skin, my tricep and 1/2 of one of the four rotator cuff ligaments.   The surgeon had to wait 5 weeks to let all the trauma subside enough to operate.  Recovery time was 6 moths - I couldn't sleep prone for nearly 4 months.  To thid day I have restricted motion.

Aflec gave me $150.

A coworker sliced open his index finger and had to get 6 stitches... he got $250.

Tom, Banzai's advice sounds like a good plan.

INSURANCE company's business model are as most enterprise,  to make money...PROFITS. The game is to NOT dispense benefit dollars....they have a VESTED interest to NOT pay claims, and to MINIMIZE dollars spent! Sounds reasonable EXCEPT if you are on the short end of the cash flow and SUFFERING with injury, disease, etc.

They arbitrarily pick and choose , and, they full well know who their likely abuse targets are...they use scientific data/algorithms which tell them who to say "F*UCK OFF" to and they follow the science.

GREAT if you are a shareholder...not so good if you are suffering.

DO NOT be subservient to their whim.....it costs them money to go through appeals process and they often do NOT fare well in court when you walk in with an oxygen tank on your back or roll in with a wheelchair or crutches. They actually have litigation data/algos which they apply when/if the courtroom looms large.

Remember, they are in business to NOT dispense dollars....

 

I financed my 2003 VS through JJBest in 2017. It was my first experience using an on-line system for purchasing a vehicle.  It wasn’t terribly complicated but there were definitely more hoops to jump through than the traditional financing options.

Thier role was to locate bank options for me.  A sort of middle-man, if you will.

My experience was quite good overall, but I can’t comment on their dealings with a seller.

I would recommend them, at least as a sounding board.

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