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PostSubject: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptyThu Nov 01, 2007 6:19 pm

I've been an avid reader of the board for a while and finally decided to join. Seems hard to find a forum like this for the last gen.

Anyways, been collecting info for my brothers 95' and my mother's 97'. I'll post pics of those soon. (BTW the white diamond pearl on these cars is horrible to match and blend, next time the 97 will be repainted w/o pearl thank you.)

I will be getting rid of my modded 96 Grand Prix soon and have limited my choices down to either a riv or a 97-03 gtp. I'm not sure if I am wanting to go classy or sporty.

hoping to find some ideas

link to my old gp, http://www.envuscc.com/members/member_profile.php?ID=55
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PostSubject: Re: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptyThu Nov 01, 2007 10:23 pm

Welcome to the forum, Nick! Glad to have you join the family. smile
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PostSubject: Re: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptyFri Nov 02, 2007 3:18 am

If you build it the Riv has more than enough sporty potential.

But how much classy can a Gran Prix ever deliver?
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PostSubject: Re: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptyFri Nov 02, 2007 8:10 am

Welcome to the forum, Nick. Riviera's forever!
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PostSubject: Re: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptyFri Nov 02, 2007 10:41 am

Welcome hoping you choose the riv.
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PostSubject: Re: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptyThu Nov 08, 2007 8:07 pm

Welcome to the Forum. cheers
I may be kind of biased but I would choose the Riv! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptyFri Nov 09, 2007 11:53 am

Welcome, I hope you choose a Rivi
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PostSubject: Re: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptyFri Nov 09, 2007 12:16 pm

glad you found us - welcome, nick!

get the riv
they are cooler wink

just sound it out in your mind gtp or... riviera
gtp is just an expression of favorable performance associated letters
riviera is classssssssss baby - not snobby ignorant class but class with a very real integrity

btw if your careful and talented, you can make the riviera more sporty than the gtp
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PostSubject: Re: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptyFri Nov 09, 2007 9:18 pm

turtleman wrote:

riviera is classssssssss baby - not snobby ignorant class but class with a very real integrity

The GTP is a sporty Lumina. The Riviera is a rolling work of art.
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PostSubject: Re: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptySun Nov 11, 2007 3:29 am

I appreciate the feedback everyone, I'm really wanting to build up a Riviera.

I'll explain my conflict w/ pic examples in the showroom section.

btw, Jack the R, if you don't mind me asking of course, which version of photoshop are you using? I still need to see if my old version is compatible with vista, but I doubt it will of course....
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PostSubject: Re: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptySun Nov 11, 2007 10:49 pm

Nick, are you from St. Louis? I'm about 2.5 hours north of there. I sometimes make trips to STl. We should grab a drink sometime.

Welcome aboard!
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PostSubject: Re: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptySun Nov 11, 2007 11:16 pm

envus87 - I am using - 5.5!!

Seriously. I recently had a chance to spend time with CS2, and I didn't like it. All the features they've put in make the interface too slow.

I'm running XP, with no plans to upgrade to Vista. Ever. I'm working on switching to PCLinuxOS and GIMP.
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PostSubject: Re: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptyMon Nov 12, 2007 1:15 am

jack- my computer bit the dust, didnt feel like building one, went with a store bought w/ vista....and hate it......dot dot dot

I feel the same way about the newer versions, I stayed with 7 instead of upgrading.

nothingcametomind- let me know man, I'm actually from a small town in illinois about 30 minutes away so I usually just say stl to keep it simple, ya know.
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PostSubject: Re: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptyMon Nov 12, 2007 3:19 am

What happened to your old computer? Hard drive die?

I've yet to have a computer that couldn't be repaired. The one I'm using now is 13 years old. Started life at 75 mhz.
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PostSubject: Re: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptyMon Nov 12, 2007 9:22 am

quote: "I've yet to have a computer that couldn't be repaired. The one I'm using now is 13 years old. Started life at 75 mhz."

Knock on zebra wood. You're due for a hard disk failure at any second. Hope you have everything backed-up. First time I lost my internal HD, I almost cried. Redundant dual external drives for me from now on.

The only units I see long life from are Macs (made in USA). The one here at work is from '00-01, runs at 450 Mhz, CS2 runs just fine.

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PostSubject: Re: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptyMon Nov 12, 2007 12:09 pm

somehow my surge protector forgot what its purpose in life was. Got up one day and everything was more or less fried.

No Storms, so I had no idea.
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PostSubject: Re: future rivi owner   future rivi owner EmptyMon Nov 12, 2007 1:50 pm

Ahhh - that'll do it. There should be a way to tell what condition a surge protector is in. Maybe it had already caught 30 lightning strikes and was toast?

I think a storm could be miles away and still fry your system.
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