Since your friend owns an NSX, I'm sure he could afford a genuine Lite-On drive.
UALOneKPlus, what cars do you drive if you don't mind me asking. Just to let you know, my love for high performance and exotic cars is one of the things that keeps me motivated to work hard and to stick with the engineering field.
LOL, yes my friend cn afford a genuine Lite-On drive, but he's just too cheap to buy one
He gave my wife and I really good xmas gifts, but he won't splurge on himself other than his cars. So I've been shopping for something cool for him that I know he likes.
As for my cars, I've got a 2002 Lexus IS 300 w/ manual transmission (didn't like the auto-shift at all), a 1995 Dodge Stealth R/t w/ manual transmission, and a 2000 Ford Expedition. The Dodge is my daily driver, and I've been thinking of selling it for an NSX or a new 350Z, but have to think hard since it's all paid for!
Anyway, I'm a little like Ian - do PC stuff, spend time with wife, and go snowboarding, repeat cycle
Best of luck with the difficult engineering classes, it's definitely worth it!