: The end of an era.



Jesda
11-15-05, 08:09 AM
On Wednesday, someone from California will be flying in and driving my Q45 home. Its been my best three years and 50,000 miles, ever. Instead of getting married, I ditched the girl, bought the Q, and moved away to finish school. Best decision I ever made. :)

I could have kept it, as everything mechanically was quite spectacular, but I figured it was just time to move on. I've owned a dozen cars over the past five years, so I was getting the itch.

I wept a little bit after he called to confirm his flight info. *sigh* He's a fellow Nissan enthusiast who promised to take good care of it for me, and California is a great place for a car to live out its final ten years (highest recorded mileage on a Q45 is 450k, and still going). I offered it at less than half of book value to NICO members who were willing to give it the love and attention it deserved.

http://jesda.spilky.com/spokanevisit-smallpics/qships.jpg
http://jesda.spilky.com/bs11.jpg
http://q.spilky.com/nicothread/bs7.jpg
http://jesda.spilky.com/indy2/indy2%20013.jpg
http://jesda.spilky.com/portland2005small/portland2005%20011.jpg
http://jesda.spilky.com/portland2005small/portland2005%20056.jpg

Whats funny is that as I typed this, Dionne Warwick's "I'll Never Love This Way Again" began playing in iTunes. :hmm: :)
Later this week and throw together a musical goodbye video. So sad.

http://www.q45.org/gallery/d/237-1/byebyeq45.jpg

Jesda
11-15-05, 08:10 AM
I've seen most of the country in this car, at high and low speeds, on freeways and scenic byways.

http://www.q45.org/iowa/iowa016.jpg
http://q.spilky.com/nicothread/r/r5.jpg
http://q.spilky.com/nicothread/r/r4.jpg
http://q.spilky.com/nicothread/r/r2.jpg
http://q.spilky.com/nicothread/r/r1.jpg
http://q.spilky.com/nicothread/z3.jpg
http://q.spilky.com/nicothread/z1.jpg
http://q.spilky.com/nicothread/z2.jpg
http://jesda.spilky.com/indy2005/indy2005%20055.jpg

140mph seems like an appropriate ending to a love affair.

RobertCTS
11-15-05, 08:15 AM
Cute Chic!:)

Elvis
11-15-05, 10:03 AM
I'd prefer the girl any day.

Whats funny is that as I typed this, Dionne Warwick's "I'll Never Love This Way Again" began playing in iTunes.

:histeric: you wuss!!! :histeric:

slk230mb
11-15-05, 10:21 AM
Besides the Maxima, what's up next?

And who's the girl?

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-15-05, 10:32 AM
cute girl Jesda :)

90Brougham350
11-15-05, 11:51 AM
Letting go is tough, from what you've told us she was a damn fine car. Hopefully you'll have luck like this again in the future. :)

90Brougham350
11-15-05, 11:51 AM
And yes, cute girl!

Jesda
11-15-05, 01:23 PM
Ex-fiance. Replaced her with the car and moved away to finish school, basically.

As my book business expands, my next purchase might actually be a Chevy Astro or Express. I've been using the GMC Vandura, which belongs to the company my parents own, and its not always available to me. Otherwise it'll be a 94 Q45 or a mid 90s Seville.

Sandy
11-15-05, 01:56 PM
You are going to miss that Q
I actually feel a little sorry that you are selling it, as I do
know how much you loved that Q.

By reading my posts I am sure that you know that I am far from
in love with foreign cars, but gun to head syndrome, the only 2
I'd consider is the new Q (actually ANY Q), the Audi A8 and the
VW Phaeton W-12 - 2+2. When the business expands and the van is
purchased I see another Q in your garage. Good Luck in the business.

mccombie_5
11-15-05, 02:22 PM
How does the Deville strike you Jesda?

Anyway, nice Q, well, we all have to move on...

Playdrv4me
11-15-05, 02:27 PM
http://q.spilky.com/nicothread/r/r4.jpg

:eek:


Yeah... uhh... Q... Q what?

addison_ii
11-15-05, 05:11 PM
I envy you Jesda. I've wanted a Q45 since 2002(I almost bought a 1994 but was beat to the punch) when I first saw them. Yours looks great. Well hopefully you'll find another car one day that will take her place.

Jesda
11-15-05, 11:50 PM
How does the Deville strike you Jesda?
Anyway, nice Q, well, we all have to move on...

Strikes me as pretty sweet, actually. Other than coil packs I hear they're pretty dependable (2000+), and the DTS is supposed to be nice to drive. However, if I want something newer, the low resale of the Mitsu Diamante makes it attractive.

davesdeville
11-16-05, 02:00 AM
Well at least it's a happy ending because it's going to another good owner. My old 78 went to the junkyard back in August and I'm still sad about it.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-16-05, 11:21 AM
yeah I would have to go with the 93-96 STS if I was you!

Or maybe a 97-99 Aurora??

Jesda
11-16-05, 11:33 PM
New owner:
http://q.spilky.com/nicothread/goodbyeq45.jpg


Him driving off:
http://q.spilky.com/nicothread/goodbyeq45.avi

I~LUV~Caddys8792
11-16-05, 11:38 PM
wheres the pic of you crying?:tongue2:
haha im just kidding buddy!

Nice bumper Stickers!:thumbsup:

fast66
11-16-05, 11:47 PM
Eventually you will love another.




ps. love the bumper stickers.

Spyder
11-17-05, 12:02 AM
Definately good bumper stickers!

gdwriter
11-17-05, 11:58 AM
The bumper sticker on the right (natch) is a bit out of date, isn't it?

Jesda
11-17-05, 05:44 PM
My ride, for now:
http://q.spilky.com/nicothread/scooter.jpg
I always wanted a silver car!

Cant find the van keys, nobody's home, and I could use a beer right now.
Picking up my friend's Maxima on Friday for use as winter transit. Will probably sell it when the snow melts.

addison_ii
11-17-05, 05:50 PM
haha Jesda, you look pissed. :D You should have beer delivered.

addison_ii
11-17-05, 05:53 PM
Geez Jesda you sounded heartbroken when the guy drove away. Why'd you sell her??

Jesda
11-17-05, 06:01 PM
Geez Jesda you sounded heartbroken when the guy drove away. Why'd you sell her??

I got the 'itch'. It was just time for a change.

addison_ii
11-17-05, 06:31 PM
Yeah I understand. Last time I got that itch I sold my 1993 ETC and have been trying to get another ever since.

Kev
11-17-05, 06:34 PM
I got the 'itch'. It was just time for a change.Here Jesda, apply some of this;
http://us.st8.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/buyinprivate_1856_31211083

Buy a Cadillac and call me in the morning! :D

TomDeville
11-17-05, 07:28 PM
Sir Jesda:

I am sorry that you lost that
hot sweet little ride.

Oh Yeah... too bad about the Q45 too.

Best Regards,

TomDeville:cool2:

addison_ii
11-17-05, 07:36 PM
Sir Jesda:

I am sorry that you lost that
hot sweet little ride.

Oh Yeah... too bad about the Q45 too.

Best Regards,

TomDeville:cool2::D nice one TomDeville

TomDeville
11-17-05, 08:20 PM
Roses are Red; and,
Caddys are true.

Jesda lost his nice girl;
and, his beloved car too.

Say it ain't true!!!

His poor heart has been broken;
and, his lonely balls will stay blue.

TomDeville:cool2:
:cool2:

addison_ii
11-17-05, 08:58 PM
Roses are Red; and,
Caddys are true.

Jesda lost his nice girl;
and, his beloved car too.

Say it ain't true!!!

His poor heart has been broken;
and, his lonely balls will stay blue.

TomDeville:cool2:
:cool2: LMAO :histeric: good one!!

Jesda
11-17-05, 11:42 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!! You rock, Tom. :D