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ferrari owners

This guy is called Steve Fitzsimmons and is a bit of a stirrer. He has a F512M and a 3.2 turbo look cab

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We'll even wave to you when you're having it fixed!

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Ferrari's are nice, but isnt there a Ferrari forum for you?

Would be interesting to know how much servicing and repairs cost you though.

Ciao

Paul


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I also have a 3.2 supersport cabby but never use it had 6 ferraris and never broke down in any which is more than i can say with the porsches that i have had

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well they let TT owners in...... :wink:

for me I would spend £60k on a nice 550 Maranello rather than a newer 911......


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That's the spirit Sundeep!

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but as a LHD of course..... could never now pay the extra for a bit of car park ease..!

e.g. my garage tomorrow..£95 +
£5k for the extra cost of running 3 cars

my LHD 993 Targa (96) £25k

a LHD 550 Maranello (98) £58k in Black with Beige interior !

a LHD 968 CS (93) £12k

verses £100k for a hghe end new 911 ? ie. GT3 RS or GT2 .....

I know what I would pick.... :wink:




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C'mon guys - Ferrari's ????? Why is it that most of them for sale have very low milage? Is it because the owners find them too stressfull to drive?, are they concerned that by driving them too much will make something break ? Why do they never use them ?

I really dont buy into this Ferrari "mythos" B*llsh*t. I've driven a few and they really wernt that special. Somehow they all felt a little brittle. Flaky would be a better word. Plus, why do that have to make them so uncomfortable to drive and then sell bad ergonomics as "a challenging drive" - do me a favour.

No doubt noony and other will try to shoot me down, but thats just how i see it.






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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by warren mcbride on 01 October 2004
C'mon guys - Ferrari's ????? Why is it that most of them for sale have very low milage? Is it because the owners find them too stressfull to drive?, are they concerned that by driving them too much will make something break ? Why do they never use them ?
I really dont buy into this Ferrari "mythos" B*llsh*t. I've driven a few and they really wernt that special. Somehow they all felt a little brittle. Flaky would be a better word. Plus, why do that have to make them so uncomfortable to drive and then sell bad ergonomics as "a challenging drive" - do me a favour.
No doubt noony and other will try to shoot me down, but thats just how i see it.

Contrary to popular belief, modern Ferrari's ARE reliable. Touching wood, my '96 Spider hasn't missed a beat in nearly 4 years of ownership. As for comparison with equivalent 911 model, the Ferrari isn't as well built and i would never use it as a daily driver.The simple fact is the Ferrari costs so much more to maintain and service than the 911 and that generally is why most owners drive them sparingly.Mileage is a killer on residuals. My car has done 20 k miles from new.
I can't agree with the comment about driving ergonmics either;From memory, the 964 and 993 have hinged driving pedals and the steering wheels are far too big . In fact, both 911 and 355 seem quite similar to me and suit my short legs/long arms build !
Rgds

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Touching your wood ? You can get arrested for doing that in public !

As for only using them sparingly, but to honest, i just dont get it. Why bother? It's like marrying a super model and only sleeping with her once a year ! But if you are prepared to put up with that frustration then good luck to you.

The residuals issue i think only applies to Ferrari's - you see lots of older 911's with high mileage and it really doesnt seem to make a great difference to the price or their desirability , but if you see a middle to high mileage ferrari for sale - i always think"uh -oh - ticking time bomb".

As for your intial post - yes you are welcome, but i think it would be unwise to expect most of us to convert to the upright donkey.

I agree that if you have short legs/ long arms then you are the perfect shape for owning any Italian car ! Is tony short for Antonio by any chance ?

Ciao !


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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by warren mcbride on 01 October 2004
Touching your wood ? You can get arrested for doing that in public !
As for only using them sparingly, but to honest, i just dont get it. Why bother? It's like marrying a super model and only sleeping with her once a year ! But if you are prepared to put up with that frustration then good luck to you.
The residuals issue i think only applies to Ferrari's - you see lots of older 911's with high mileage and it really doesnt seem to make a great difference to the price or their desirability , but if you see a middle to high mileage ferrari for sale - i always think"uh -oh - ticking time bomb".
As for your intial post - yes you are welcome, but i think it would be unwise to expect most of us to convert to the upright donkey.
I agree that if you have short legs/ long arms then you are the perfect shape for owning any Italian car ! Is tony short for Antonio by any chance ?
Ciao !

No,it's Anthony . I didn't actually start this thread , it was another Fezza owner. My car is driven evey w-e and i generally cover 5k a year.I probably wouldn't have done much more than that when i had the 911's. And i wouldn't expect a Porsche site to extol the virtues of Ferrari at all :wink:

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by warren mcbride on 01 October 2004

C'mon guys - Ferrari's ????? Why is it that most of them for sale have very low milage? Is it because the owners find them too stressfull to drive?, are they concerned that by driving them too much will make something break ? Why do they never use them ?

I really dont buy into this Ferrari "mythos" B*llsh*t. I've driven a few and they really wernt that special. Somehow they all felt a little brittle. Flaky would be a better word. Plus, why do that have to make them so uncomfortable to drive and then sell bad ergonomics as "a challenging drive" - do me a favour.

No doubt noony and other will try to shoot me down, but thats just how i see it.
I like people like you who spout of and have no experience of the product as i have had more porsches than ferraris i will give you some advice porsche have not made a good 911 since 1989 the 32carrera was the last good porsche the carrera 2 and 4 leek oil everywhere after 70k the 993 is ugly and the 996 has more water problems than the uk in flood alerts they are swapping hundreds of engines under warrenty plus a 911 is now classed as a reps car if you want a good porsche the 32 carrera is the best one they made or a fast wolf in sheeps clothing go for a 250hp 944 turbo or if like me you want something special get a ferrari but not a lod one 348 onwards








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why come with such an obstinate ferrari mindset to a porsche enthusiast's forum - if the only obvious objective is to "mix it" ?

and with such a lack of style?

methinks mateyboy of the frightened horse persuasion should get a life and develop a less antagonistic driving life approach allowing all true motoring fans a little more "chaque a son gout"

ferraris are great ... Porsche are great ( more useably).

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