This may be a little long winded, but I'll try to give the "Readers Digest" version... I have worked my way up and through 5 cars now. I moved on from each one for a different reason. I first started with a project Buggy Works car that I almost finished, but was itching to get into the sand. I was able to trade up with some cash and get a Buckshot X3. I thought man this is a big ass baller car. Lots of money spent before ever using it on unknown issues. It just didn't dune or carve like I wanted. So again made a deal with more cash for an Extreme Platinum with a S4. Again I'm thinking I'm thinking I'm in a high end car for fair market value. Probably my favorite motor. NA 440 LS Loud, fast, and rev'd forever. Nice car, but again I had to drop more money after the purchase to deal with more unknown/unseen issues. This time I let the car go because I was tapping out the bank account too much and just didn't want to have basically ALL of my savings in a sand car. So off it went with the intent on finding something a little cheaper. Funny because that's not what ended up happening... On to the next car. I found a Supercharged Tatum Black Widow in Texas. A little less than what I had got for the Platinum, but I had saved up some too so I took the plunge again. I really do love the look of Tatum cars and always wanted one. Black Widows and Prerunners are on the top of my list for sure. I really wanted to like this car and did for the most part, but this one turned into be the MOST extra money I had to drop after the purchase to fix. Holy smokes this was one of the horror stories told at the camp fire about he guy who got completely screwed. Which turns out to be me and I take some of the blame. Basically full motor and trans rebuild from the get go plus some other things. I have a whole extra page I could write about that one, but I'll just leave it to "Dont trust anyone" and if you can, check things out THOROUGHLY. Seller from Texas can kiss my ass. So after spending a bunch to make that car right, I did start to like it. I was getting more and more comfortable pushing it because the car handled so well. It was really fun to drive. I only let that one go because I thought I wanted to get out of the sand scene and get a Lamborghini. I did sell the Black Widow ( for a pretty big loss) and found a 2006 Lambo Gallardo. Was going to put a bunch down and finance some. I literally Fedex'd all the paper work back to the finance company and while driving home learned on the internet rumor mill that my employer (Intel) was about to have the biggest lay off ever. There was no chatter at work or possible maybe something was going to go down prior to this so I thought I was good. Come to find out it was true and Intel did a massive layoff. Fortunately I was able to back out of the deal for the Lambo and I was not laid off. Whew... I did wait for over a year and found the car I have now. Twin turbo Elite Performance with an Albins. As always there was some things that needed to be fixed, but nothing really crazy. Just mostly neglect and age. I've had this car for 3yrs now and haven't let it go because it is a big badass car that does everything I want very well. Without jumping up 40-50k more for say a Prerunner or something, I don't think I can do any better for what I have into this one. So far this car has been reliable and fun. Anyway, thats my story... pics of the cars hopefully in order.