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    Noice.

    One thing I didn't like about the G37x coupe I had was how much fender gap there was. I ended buying a set of coilovers (similar brand to BC) for about $1400 and it was super easy to install. I'd highly recommend it! Also, if you're looking for a better sound without going full out custom exhaust, I'd recommend a Top Speed axle back, only cost less than $400 shipped to Calgary, sounds amazing, nice deep growl that isn't loud at all.

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    Finally, congratulations!

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    Looks like you did well, congrats

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    Congrats, hope it treats you well.

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    Nice car, that's a great DD.

    +1 on super easy suspension work on this car. Rear springs can be swapped out in <30min per side. Front is only marginally longer.

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    Thanks everyone. I'm super glad I found this car.

    It only had 4900km on it when I picked it up. The previous owner was a retiree in her mid 70's who only drove it on Sundays for the past 6 years.

    Absolutely no issues during inspection and still has that brand new car smell

    Can't wait to get the car back from Rainer either tomorrow or Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rx7boi View Post
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    Well boys, time for an update. As per my last post, I finalized everything and picked up this beauty over the weekend:

    2013 G37xS Coupe

    Dropped it off with Rainer this morning for a full front Xpel film and ceramic coating. Was a bit stressful driving on Stoney this morning hoping I wouldn't pick up rock chips along the way haha.
    That is very nice.

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    Just a couple pics after picking up the car from Rainer last week. He and Jackie did a phenomenal job.

    Quote was very fair. I'd recommend anyone looking for a wrap to go to Nano Defense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rx7boi View Post
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    Thanks everyone. I'm super glad I found this car.

    It only had 4900km on it when I picked it up. The previous owner was a retiree in her mid 70's who only drove it on Sundays for the past 6 years.

    Absolutely no issues during inspection and still has that brand new car smell

    Can't wait to get the car back from Rainer either tomorrow or Saturday.
    Holy shit, what a find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rx7boi View Post
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    Just a couple pics after picking up the car from Rainer last week. He and Jackie did a phenomenal job.

    Quote was very fair. I'd recommend anyone looking for a wrap to go to Nano Defense.
    So can you answer your initial question from the thread title? What is the best way to get a car that's a good deal?

    Amazing looking car, btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by got_mike33 View Post
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    So can you answer your initial question from the thread title? What is the best way to get a car that's a good deal?

    Amazing looking car, btw.
    Patience, if buying used.

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    Be the first to show up with cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by got_mike33 View Post
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    So can you answer your initial question from the thread title? What is the best way to get a car that's a good deal?

    Amazing looking car, btw.
    Yup, it was a mish mash of all the advice in this thread. In somewhat order of importance:

    1. Patience and wait for the right one to come along. I looked at both G37 and Q50S for a long time just to get an idea of price range and mileage. This one was a unicorn and I doubt I'll ever find another vehicle like this so I knew to jump on it right away.
    2. Convey that you're a serious buyer and that you want to look at it ASAP, the day off if possible. Good deals get snatched up and you're definitely not the only one who saw the ad.
    3. Have cash available and be proactive about securing the deal. I told him I would bring along a $500 deposit with me for the viewing even though they didn't ask for it.

    The seller was a straight shooter. He was selling for his mother so he set the viewing a full week after we spoke on the phone. I asked if we could meet earlier since the car was a great deal and he reassured me that I'd have first dibs. We were chatting during the inspection and he mentioned that the way I wrote my email was no BS and he felt I was a serious prospect.

    Overall, luck and time was really on my side. Seller kept his end of the bargain, didn't sell it out from under me. I think the biggest factor was that his mother is a senior who wanted her son to handle the details. Being from Ontario, he wanted to secure a serious buyer until he could get back to Calgary to finish the deal so it gave us both plenty of time.

    With all the buttfuckery that can happen during private sales, I'm not sure I can replicate this experience the next time around. FWIW, I found the car on Autotrader and anecdotally, I find that the good deals are typically more upscale sellers that don't post on Kijiji.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rx7boi View Post
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    Y We were chatting during the inspection and he mentioned that the way I wrote my email was no BS and he felt I was a serious prospect.
    I get that comment a lot - I think it genuinely shocks people when your email consists of more than "500?"

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