Official MaseratiLife Chat Thread - Maserati Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 91 Old 09-26-2011, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
 
nick 55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Illinois, USA
Maserati Life Posts: 503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Official MaseratiLife Chat Thread

This thread is for those of us that enjoy being on here, regardless of the purpose, just to chat. This is to keep us from venturing off topic and hijacking other threads. Friendly jabs and jokes are welcome, but let's play nice and keep politics and religion out of it.

Nick

Drive your car like it was meant to be driven. It may be a piece of art, but life is too short to just look at it sitting still.
nick 55 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 91 Old 09-26-2011, 05:12 AM
Supporting Member

InnerCircle
 
elambo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA
Maserati Life Posts: 4,111
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 186 Post(s)
I think it's a good idea.

There is a sub-forum dedicated to casual chat, but it doesn't see a whole lot of activity for some reason.

Driver's Lounge - Maserati Forum
elambo is offline  
post #3 of 91 Old 09-26-2011, 06:20 AM Thread Starter
 
nick 55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Illinois, USA
Maserati Life Posts: 503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's why I originally posted it in the Maserati Lounge. I guess if it's in the wrong place a mod can move it.

Nick

Drive your car like it was meant to be driven. It may be a piece of art, but life is too short to just look at it sitting still.
nick 55 is offline  
 
post #4 of 91 Old 09-26-2011, 06:42 AM
Super Moderator

InnerCircle
 
BigFoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Milan, Italy
Maserati Life Posts: 4,261
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Garage
Moved

1934 - 1938 - 1982 - 2006

BigFoot's YouTube Channel dedicated to Maserati
BigFoot is offline  
post #5 of 91 Old 09-27-2011, 01:48 AM
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Texas
Maserati Life Posts: 248
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by nick 55 View Post
This thread is for those of us that enjoy being on here, regardless of the purpose, just to chat. This is to keep us from venturing off topic and hijacking other threads. Friendly jabs and jokes are welcome, but let's play nice and keep politics and religion out of it.

Nick
Highjacking threads by talking about diesel fitters and peepers? That's the fun part! Where have you been today Nick?
MasGal is offline  
post #6 of 91 Old 09-27-2011, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
 
nick 55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Illinois, USA
Maserati Life Posts: 503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've been feeling a little under the weather today. Maybe I overdid the vodka last night......ok, that's not really possible. I was bummed because Michael proposed to you, and I'm sad I didn't get to you first. I need a Dewar's.

Nick

Drive your car like it was meant to be driven. It may be a piece of art, but life is too short to just look at it sitting still.
nick 55 is offline  
post #7 of 91 Old 09-27-2011, 04:05 AM Thread Starter
 
nick 55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Illinois, USA
Maserati Life Posts: 503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Has anybody ever built a wine room or cellar in their house? I've been trying to plan a small one for my basement, and it seems to be uncommon in my area.

Nick

Drive your car like it was meant to be driven. It may be a piece of art, but life is too short to just look at it sitting still.
nick 55 is offline  
post #8 of 91 Old 09-27-2011, 06:52 AM
Super Moderator

InnerCircle
 
BigFoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Milan, Italy
Maserati Life Posts: 4,261
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Garage
Howdy

1934 - 1938 - 1982 - 2006

BigFoot's YouTube Channel dedicated to Maserati
BigFoot is offline  
post #9 of 91 Old 09-27-2011, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
 
nick 55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Illinois, USA
Maserati Life Posts: 503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good morning! Welcome to the chat thread!

Nick

Drive your car like it was meant to be driven. It may be a piece of art, but life is too short to just look at it sitting still.
nick 55 is offline  
post #10 of 91 Old 09-27-2011, 04:03 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Philadelphia/Canada/DR
Maserati Life Posts: 1,814
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Wine cellar

Pretty simple they tell me.

Keep the temp consistent and the humidity at a certain level.

I usually drink mine too fast tobe worried about keeping it.

Same thing w/ Christmas - i open my presents early

Very child-like

WW
2006 QP Verde Foreste
william webster is offline  
post #11 of 91 Old 09-27-2011, 04:05 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Philadelphia/Canada/DR
Maserati Life Posts: 1,814
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Suv

I will be in the market in a while.

Targets

Cadillac
VW touareg
Audi Q7
Jeep

Thats the feel

Maybe diesel

Just a utility car..... anybody got experiences?

WW
2006 QP Verde Foreste
william webster is offline  
post #12 of 91 Old 09-27-2011, 04:47 PM
 
VOLTRADER66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Maserati Life Posts: 651
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by nick 55 View Post
Has anybody ever built a wine room or cellar in their house? I've been trying to plan a small one for my basement, and it seems to be uncommon in my area.

Nick
Yes I have but I didn't build it myself. We used the design service of www.wineenthusiast.com, ordered the modular racks in cedar wood and a refrigeration unit to keep the room at 54F. My carpenter was able to put the racks together in a day. I have 1000 bottle capacity wine cellar which cost me around $12K in materials and then add a day of a carpenter or you could DIY if you are good with a screwdriver and a drill. Added track lighting and a pendant for lights.

Good Luck

Maserati QP S 4.7 2009 (Blue Ocean/Cuoio)
VOLTRADER66 is offline  
post #13 of 91 Old 09-27-2011, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
 
nick 55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Illinois, USA
Maserati Life Posts: 503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by william webster View Post
I will be in the market in a while.

Targets

Cadillac
VW touareg
Audi Q7
Jeep

Thats the feel

Maybe diesel

Just a utility car..... anybody got experiences?
Jeep's new Grand Cherokee models are actually really nice. Much cheaper than the others you have listed. I have a hard time spending $75k+ on an Escalade for some reason, when you can get a Yukon or Tahoe for much less. I had a friend that owned a V10 TDI Touareg and he loved it. It got flooded out when a retaining wall became saturated and broke away when he was driving during a rainstorm. For a utility ride, and nothing more, I would probably pick one of the American brands, but that's because you said utility.

Nick

Drive your car like it was meant to be driven. It may be a piece of art, but life is too short to just look at it sitting still.
nick 55 is offline  
post #14 of 91 Old 09-27-2011, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
 
nick 55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Illinois, USA
Maserati Life Posts: 503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by VOLTRADER66 View Post
Yes I have but I didn't build it myself. We used the design service of Wine Accessories, Wine Gifts, Wine Cellars, Wine Racks & Wine Glasses - Wine Enthusiast, ordered the modular racks in cedar wood and a refrigeration unit to keep the room at 54F. My carpenter was able to put the racks together in a day. I have 1000 bottle capacity wine cellar which cost me around $12K in materials and then add a day of a carpenter or you could DIY if you are good with a screwdriver and a drill. Added track lighting and a pendant for lights.

Good Luck
We only have about 100 bottles now in a cooler, but I wanted something more permanant. I have looked at wineenthusiast before, and have given them serious consideration. I have a small closet that I would like to convert, and was wondering what kind of prep to the walls you did. Did you fully insulate and vapor barrier the room? All in all, it's probably a 45 cubic foot space, so maybe a larger cooler style cellar is a cheaper choice, but like I said, I would love to have something more permanent that would look nice.

Nick

Drive your car like it was meant to be driven. It may be a piece of art, but life is too short to just look at it sitting still.
nick 55 is offline  
post #15 of 91 Old 09-27-2011, 05:52 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Philadelphia/Canada/DR
Maserati Life Posts: 1,814
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by nick 55 View Post
Jeep's new Grand Cherokee models are actually really nice. Much cheaper than the others you have listed. I have a hard time spending $75k+ on an Escalade for some reason, when you can get a Yukon or Tahoe for much less. I had a friend that owned a V10 TDI Touareg and he loved it. It got flooded out when a retaining wall became saturated and broke away when he was driving during a rainstorm. For a utility ride, and nothing more, I would probably pick one of the American brands, but that's because you said utility.

Nick
I agree.

Cadillac crossover and Jeep are the same price - $40'ish
VW/Audi goes up a couple of thousand

WW
2006 QP Verde Foreste
william webster is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Maserati Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome