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      03-31-2020, 05:25 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, Im Jason from Charlotte NC.

I just picked up my 2020 M2C in LBB, 6spd, with Executive Package on Saturday. I haven't gotten to drive her too much but from what I have I can tell I'm in love.

So here's my story...I have been itching for a new toy for a few years now and have been searching for something to scratch that itch. Long story short I was just about ready to pull the trigger on a new Supra when they came out. My heart wasn't totally sure if the Supra would be Mrs. Right, but maybe instead Mrs. Right Now. Then I saw an add for the M2C and its 6spd standard transmission. I looked at it and base for base it was around 10k more than the Supra so I filed it back in cabinet under "Hopes and Dreams". I went back and forth and even considered a couple RHD RX-7s (until now I've always been a JDM guy). Fast forward to late last week, I started looking at the M2C again after stalking these forums and watching hours of YouTube videos...I was sold. I did a quick look around at local dealers but didn't see the car I wanted, so I figured I would have to order it. Late Friday night I found the car, down in Atlanta at an Audi dealership. A used 2020 LBB, 6spd with the Exec. package w 2200 miles. It was exactly what I wanted. I called them first thing Saturday morning only to find out it was sold Friday night. Heartbroken, I jumped back on the computer to take another look around. At 10 am I found her....another 2020 M2C in LBB, 6spd w Exec. package, also used but this one with 2400 miles. Y'all I kid you not, this car was also in Atlanta but at a BMW dealership and was directly across the street from the Audi dealership that had the other car....2 cars, exactly what I wanted, within 300 yards from each other. Anyway, we got the deal done over the phone and agreed to number at 2pm. My wife, kids, and I jumped in the car and drove the 4 hours to Atlanta to pick it up Saturday evening and then drove back home.

So far this car is nothing short of amazing. I know it's still new to me, but I don't see this goofy smile leaving my face anytime soon. I'm just ready for the world to get back to normal so we can all get out and enjoy these machines and meet up at all the local events. If anyone in the Charlotte area wants to meet up, once we are allowed, just let me know!

I look forward to learning more and more about this car and interacting with all of you!

Jason

P.S. It isn't letting me load pics from the computer (help) so I'll try to add some from my phone.
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      03-31-2020, 05:34 PM   #2
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Congrats man! Looking to add a LBB into the collection as well, but have plenty of time these days before pulling the trigger.

Enjoy these de-congested roads while you practice social distancing
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      03-31-2020, 05:37 PM   #3
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Congrats man! Looking to add a LBB into the collection as well, but have plenty of time these days before pulling the trigger.

Enjoy these de-congested roads while you practice social distancing
Thank you! I had never seen the color, or even the car in real life before I drove to pick it up. It looks so much better in person, kinda crazy!
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      03-31-2020, 05:39 PM   #4
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App is the best for quick pics ! Looks great
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      03-31-2020, 05:42 PM   #5
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App is the best for quick pics ! Looks great
Thank you! I used the app and it seemed to do fine. But just realized it didn't load all the pics I chose.
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      03-31-2020, 05:54 PM   #6
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Stunning!

Congrats man and welcome to the forum. These cars are a fricken riot to drive and I look forward to going to work in the mornings just so I can go for a drive ;-)
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      03-31-2020, 06:12 PM   #7
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Stunning!

Congrats man and welcome to the forum. These cars are a fricken riot to drive and I look forward to going to work in the mornings just so I can go for a drive ;-)

Haha, I know exactly what you mean! It isn't my daily and I only plan on driving it on Fridays if the weather is nice. But, I did drive it yesterday to work and when I got home I told my wife that I wish we lived further from my job lol.
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      03-31-2020, 06:30 PM   #8
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Welcome!!

I feel like I was waiting for the new Supra my entire life (I'm 37 and was pretty much only into JDM cars before buying the M2c.) When the Supra was announced to be A/T only, i was crushed. But i'd mentally adjusted to the idea of owning a BMW already....and honestly the M2C is more like the MKIV than the MKV is. 2+2 with a twin turbo straight six and a six speed manual.

Anyway, enjoy that thing. Black and Blue are the two colors that make me do a double take when I see them in real life. Neither photograph particularly well so it always surprises me how much I like them in person.
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      03-31-2020, 08:43 PM   #10
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Congrats! Welcome to the party and I hope to see you around town!
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Funny how close our stories are. I too was in search of a toy for the past 4 years. I got a company truck when I sold my MS3, also only ever owned JDM. S2K, Miata, Protege.

Got hooked on the LBB and videos of the M2C. Originally planned on buying a M2, but after seeing one in person I splurged for the comp.

At the time I bought mine March of 19' they were very hard to find, especially without paying over sticker. Finally found the exact spec as yours which is what I wanted. Someone ordered it then lost financing once it arrived, found it on Autotrader. 2 days later it was in my garage 😂.

So far I'm loving it, I've done one track day and I'm at 4500 mi.

Enjoy
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Congrats! Looks just like mine!
LBB is such an awesome color that looks 100 times better in person.
Great choice, enjoy!
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Congrats! Thanks for keeping the 6MT alive!!! You are going to love this car.
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congrats and welcome to the club from one newbie to another.

I came from an m240i, and I can tell you you will enjoy the s55 much more than the b58 in the supra. the b58 is kinda synthetic in feel and sound, the s55 has loads more character (and i haven't even passed 4500 rpm yet!)
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Congrats! You must be Bryan's friend.

I'm also in the Charlotte area.
We do need to hit up Cars & Coffee when this thing is over. I rotate thru several of the local ones.
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Congrats! Welcome to the party and I hope to see you around town!
Yeah, for sure! Im pretty bummed because this Saturday should be Cars & Coffee
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Funny how close our stories are. I too was in search of a toy for the past 4 years. I got a company truck when I sold my MS3, also only ever owned JDM. S2K, Miata, Protege.

Got hooked on the LBB and videos of the M2C. Originally planned on buying a M2, but after seeing one in person I splurged for the comp.

At the time I bought mine March of 19' they were very hard to find, especially without paying over sticker. Finally found the exact spec as yours which is what I wanted. Someone ordered it then lost financing once it arrived, found it on Autotrader. 2 days later it was in my garage 😂.

So far I'm loving it, I've done one track day and I'm at 4500 mi.

Enjoy
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Congrats! Looks just like mine!
LBB is such an awesome color that looks 100 times better in person.
Great choice, enjoy!
Its insane how much better it looks in person. Not just the color but the body lines of the car also!
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Congrats! Thanks for keeping the 6MT alive!!! You are going to love this car.
100%. I just feel way more "connected" to the car with the manual. Sad to see it's a dying breed.
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Congrats! You must be Bryan's friend.

I'm also in the Charlotte area.
We do need to hit up Cars & Coffee when this thing is over. I rotate thru several of the local ones.
Haha, yea that's me! I work with Bryan. He had his M4 at work on Monday when I drove the M2C. Of course I had to park beside him, but didn't get any pictures Maybe this Friday they will be reunited.

I'm so ready to get back to Cars & Coffee, I haven't been since 2015. Charlotte, Mooresville, Concord...need to get to all of them. Looking forward to meeting as many of you folks as I can!
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