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Another NC newbie

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Alan-in-NC, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Dec 1, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    Alan-in-NC

    Alan-in-NC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hi *.*

    I'm another new member from North Carolina. I'm retiring my 1990 Jeep Comanche, and just last week, got a fantastic deal on a '08 Tacoma. My Jeep has been a good truck, and I hate to see it go. I purchased it new in '89 w/ the 4.0L I-6 (cost about $10K, those days are gone!) and after 240K miles, it's still hanging in there, but just barely... so it was time :(

    I test-drove a lot of mid-sized trucks and kept going back to the Tacoma. Finally, a friend of mine showed me the Consumer Reports buying guide, and that sealed it. For the past several years, it has not only outscored similar trucks, but has an almost perfect record of reliability and owner satisfaction.

    I checked out several Tacoma forums, and TW looked like a great place to be. I'm looking forward to learning more about the Tacoma, and sharing whatever I can.

    - Alan
    (north of Charlotte, near Davidson)

    Photos attached: the old and the new (guess the definition of mid-sized has changed?), my new '08 PreRunner V6 SR5.

    DSCF3072.jpg
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  2. Dec 1, 2009 at 8:29 PM
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    tcBob

    tcBob Gringo Bandito Moderator

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  3. Dec 1, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

    SlurpeeBlueMetallic FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

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    Welcome from Fuquay!
     
  4. Dec 1, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    Alan-in-NC

    Alan-in-NC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Bob... ya know, that baby really shouldn't be smoking ;)
     
  5. Dec 1, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

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    Not so sure, seems to enjoy it :notsure:

    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  6. Dec 1, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

    SlurpeeBlueMetallic FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

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    Damn, look at that kid hotbox it!
     
  7. Dec 1, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    Alan-in-NC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Slurpee ... I was near there the other week, in Cary. I see we're both network guys. In fact, my start was at ComputerLand of Raleigh and G'boro (same owner) during the mid-1980's.

    Interesting mods... "devil horns" ? Is that a mod? My last association with devil horns was from an AC/DC concert :D
     
  8. Dec 1, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

    SlurpeeBlueMetallic FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...

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    Devil Horns!


    I get my networking bug out now by working as a VoIP engineer with Verizon. By the time I leave for the day I don't want to do squat with technology but use it *drool*
     
  9. Dec 1, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    Alan-in-NC

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    He looks a little worried to me. Perhaps the stock market is down? :confused:

    Thanks for the welcome :)
     
  10. Dec 1, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    Alan-in-NC

    Alan-in-NC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm a sysadmin for a medical campus and specialize in network management and security. I love it, if not, I couldn't do it (too many hours).
     
  11. Dec 2, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Taco lovin'

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    Hello Alan, welcome to TW.
     
  12. Dec 2, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    Incognito

    Incognito μολὼν λαβέ

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    Welcome to TW!
     
  13. Dec 2, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    Alan-in-NC

    Alan-in-NC [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the welcome! (you also Colton!) Nice looking truck Neslerrah! I used to live in Tucson, just north, off El Camino de Cerro. Of course that was many years ago, but I loved it there. Can you still go up to "A" Mountain and hang out?
     
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