Why get a Ferrari?


VS_Acclaim
11-05-2004, 08:26 AM
Seriously guys, I dont want to flame Ferrari owners or potential buyers but I want to ask.

Why are you buying/own a Ferrari?

Is it for you to drive and enjoy the car because you are on the track every weekend testing the cars full potential or is it because you have trouble scoring with the ladies so you feel you need a car to get you some of that attention?

Im just curious to what most of you will post, personally if I had a million bucks to waste Id rather get a nice house and a nice sports car that goes quick enough to beat most of the cars on the road today (5-6 sec to 10km/h) and more or less cheap to run with repair and insurance costs, so this basically rules out Porsche and Ferrari type cars, more like top of the line Holden, Supra or Skyline.


Comments?

EvoCrazy
11-05-2004, 11:47 AM
I dont even know how to answer your question. I'll tell you this though...
1. You will never get the same respect with a Supra/Skyline.
2. Ferraris arnt as bastardised as Skylines.
3. I would take the slowest Ferrari over a Skyline/Supra.

VS_Acclaim
11-05-2004, 12:10 PM
I dont even know how to answer your question. I'll tell you this though...
1. You will never get the same respect with a Supra/Skyline.
2. Ferraris arnt as bastardised as Skylines.
3. I would take the slowest Ferrari over a Skyline/Supra.
So in other words you are after "social" or "peer group" respect from your friends and people you come across everyday? So you dont care about the actual performance of the car rather just the social status it woudl give you? hah typical
:grinno:

But I can see where your coming from.
:)

MITSU-EVO
11-15-2004, 09:40 AM
I think it is mostly about the image, but I can assure you that you will never get the feeling you get driving a Ferrari, a Porsche, or an Aston when you drive a Honda S2000; a Supra, or a Skyline...

TexasF355F1
11-15-2004, 11:11 AM
There is nothing special about assembly line cars. Ferraris, Lambo's, Aston Martin's, all of the exotics are works of art not just a car. Everything feels like it fits together like a glove, There are no cheapy platic pieces. Maintanance may be expensive, but the more money you spend on anything the more pricey things get anyway.

tanner07
11-15-2004, 06:27 PM
If I had the money I would buy it, and I would DRIVE it. Sure, I wouldn't "push it to it's full potential on the track every weekend", but I would definitely make use of owning an exotic. As for owning it purely for the performance, I can't say that would be the reason to buy it. It's just the sheer passion, the feeling that you get from these cars that would inspire me to buy one. I mean, I could buy a race-spec RX-7 or something to take to the track and race around with, but I would take the Ferrari any day. :)

drunken monkey
11-15-2004, 06:48 PM
two answers.

first.
if you were in the market to buy one of these cars and use it as a regular daily car then everything else doesn't matter.
by that i mean, then you probably already have a 2 million pound house, a 750,000 holiday home in Cascai and membership to a 15,000 a year gym membership.
it's all relative.
saying what you'd buy if you SUDDENLY had a big pile of cash is not quite valid cos you are still seeing with the eyes of someone who can't, at this moment, afford it.

my house is valued at about 120,000, my family house is about 200,000.
my car cost me 12,000.
i.e my car is 10% of the cost of my house.

take the ferrari 360 as posed in the thread.
it costs around 100,000.
if the guy in question has a 2million house, that ferrari, only cost him 5% of his home.
it's all relative.
you balk at the thought of a 120 oil change but that's pittance to the guy who CAN afford it.

second.
best explained by examples.

factory machine printed 'poster'
or
original painting?

'off the shelf' suit
or
a tailor made, bespoke suit?

prize-machine digital watch
or
hand crafted george daniels?

lancer2k2
11-18-2004, 07:54 AM
I would get it for the sheer prestiage and history associated with ferrari. Seriousily whenever i see and hear a ferrari the hair on the back of my neck stands up. Yes Supra, skyline etc or nice cars and are fast etc. but a ferrari is well a ferrari thats nothing like it. like the guy above me said. a Timex watch will get you through and can be nice, but a Rolex is a symbol

EvoCrazy
12-15-2004, 12:53 PM
Yea, exactly.

ferraricali
12-15-2004, 01:14 PM
the truth is that someone who does not bleed ferrari red will never really understand how much we are in love with this special marque....if i wasn't married i would rather have a 360 and some shack then a huge house and a evo or sti

Porsche_Daddy
12-25-2004, 03:24 AM
Does anybody in this thread even own a Ferrari? Seems like a bunch of EVO and non-ferrari owners doing all the talking

ScuderiFerrari
12-30-2004, 08:43 PM
the truth is that someone who does not bleed ferrari red will never really understand how much we are in love with this special marque

Thank You.


And VS_Acclaim, if you had a million dollars Im glad you have your priorities straight and would see the importance of buying a nice home first. But dont you think that people who own Ferraris see the same way. I live in a very nice home, have a wonderful wife and three beautiful kids, and and am financially set for life. So why not spend the money on these wonderful cars if a person has the money and the passion for them. And if you want to FLAME Ferrari owners, because that is what you are doing, here is my list so you can flame on me..... 1993 512, 1998 F355, 1999 360, 2000 550 Maranello, 2004 360 Challange Stradale, and just purchased a Black Enzo. That is just the Ferraris that I own. Also I collect Jaguars and Mercedes.

Porsche_Daddy
12-31-2004, 01:36 AM
ScuderiFerrari, if you own all those cars then more power to you. However, in every repsonse you made here so far you just brag about how many ferrari's you have. Do you have anything else to contribute or do you just want us to start kissing your ass now because you own some nice cars. Looks like that's what you came here for right? Just curious, do you know how to change the oil in any of those badboys or do you just take it down the road to the ferrari dealership so they can do it for $500?

bussman240sx
01-01-2005, 01:50 AM
Actually I change my own oil. I was a mechanic for years and built custom cars. Sorry daddy, didnt mean to upset you, however just because a person can currently afford one doesnt give a reason to rip on them. most of them arent even that expensive. You can get many for 100k or less, much like many Mercedes and Porsches.

EvoCrazy
01-01-2005, 08:02 PM
Well then I guess you just dont get it....

Porsche_Daddy
01-02-2005, 03:27 PM
Actually I change my own oil. I was a mechanic for years and built custom cars. Sorry daddy, didnt mean to upset you, however just because a person can currently afford one doesnt give a reason to rip on them. most of them arent even that expensive. You can get many for 100k or less, much like many Mercedes and Porsches.


I like ferrari's and I could've bought an older used one but I chose not too. I have no problem with the owners of these cars for the most part but that guy just hops in here to flaunt the fact that he has 6 Ferrari's. Not once, or twice, but in all 3 of his REDUNDENT posts. I understood the first time, no need to post it 2 more times guy. The thing with guys like that is he proably knows jack shit about his cars so basically can contribute nothing to the forum which is painfully obvious by his first few posts. I like how he decided to respond to threads like this one and the other 2 instead of a thread that would actually require some technical knowledge of the car. He wanted some flamage so I'm gonna give him some.

EvoCrazy
01-07-2005, 01:02 PM
Yea, its true some people dont know shit about there Ferraris. But trust me, there are A LOT of people out there who know a lot about the car they own. Some people buy them for the pasion and some people buy them for the name.

NSX-R
01-17-2005, 08:10 PM
I dont even know how to answer your question. I'll tell you this though...
1. You will never get the same respect with a Supra/Skyline.
2. Ferraris arnt as bastardised as Skylines.
3. I would take the slowest Ferrari over a Skyline/Supra.


Then Why are you evo crazy thats a japanese car so is a supra and a skyline ?

carcrazy16
09-28-2005, 06:53 PM
Ferraris are so much more than that. The heritage, the badge and the fans. Ferraris have thousands of hours spent on testing one thing like suspension then another thousand on engine and so on. People like Tiff Needell and Jeremy Clarkson have driven many of these great cars and they can't get over them, the perfect feeling of the steering,the handling, the acceleration(though it might not be as fast as a suped up skyline or supra) these are great cars. Yeah lots of people do buy them for looks or whatever but these cars are great. I used to be really into supras and skylines ETC and I still partly like the cars but anybody can put a turbo on a car and bring up it's horsepower. Ferraris 360 is a 3.6 liter V8 making 400H.P. which is a huge amount from a naturally aspirated 3.6 liter. BMW proved in the eighties that you can make huge horsepower when they made 1000+ h.p. from a 1.5 liter engine. Now while it may sound like i'm treating skylines and supras I do like them and think when you do the right stuff to them they can be fun, great cars that you yourself(the owner or passionate fan) can really respect. I also see how you order a ferrari,you get it, take it to the track and drive it around a couple times in your life compared to buying a 98' supra, buying thousands of hard earned dollars on a new turbo kit,engine management system,exhaust,ETC and then doing all of the work yourself can seem alot more respectful than ferrari but the people who love the prancing horse and go to the F1 races and the people that really understand and love Ferrari are the ones that really know what it's like. It's like being bit by a snake and your arm is amputated and you'll never get that arm back just like being "bit by Ferrari" and loving it so much(i know it's a weird example).

Jaguar D-Type
09-28-2005, 10:24 PM
The BMW engines that had over 1,000 hp from small displacement engines were F1 engines and they had at least one turbocharger. Hp/liter is just a number.

bkvj
01-01-2006, 07:00 AM
i think you should have named the topic 'why not buy a ferrari'. personally, i would rather have one ferrari than 5 supra's.

two answers. first. if you were in the market to buy one of these cars and use it as a regular daily car then everything else doesn't matter. by that i mean, then you probably already have a 2 million pound house, a 750,000 holiday home in Cascai and membership to a 15,000 a year gym membership. it's all relative. saying what you'd buy if you SUDDENLY had a big pile of cash is not quite valid cos you are still seeing with the eyes of someone who can't, at this moment, afford it. my house is valued at about 120,000, my family house is about 200,000. my car cost me 12,000. i.e my car is 10% of the cost of my house. take the ferrari 360 as posed in the thread. it costs around 100,000. if the guy in question has a 2million house, that ferrari, only cost him 5% of his home. it's all relative. you balk at the thought of a 120 oil change but that's pittance to the guy who CAN afford it. second. best explained by examples. factory machine printed 'poster' or original painting? 'off the shelf' suit or a tailor made, bespoke suit? prize-machine digital watch or hand crafted george daniels?

very well said, drunken monkey.

tomtom206
03-02-2006, 02:32 PM
not just for the look but for the car

0tobe60in10minutes
03-05-2006, 11:10 PM
hello everyone..
first off.... i totally respect all of you who own a ferrari(s). if you are smart enough to get the education, or the hard work to afford a car such as ferrari, you should be allowed to anounce your prize for your work howmany times you want.

second.. why not by a ferrari, if you can afford the car, why not? i look at it like this. i own an older porsche 914, which is basically nothing special, just a small vw. yet when i first saw the car it blew me away, at how advanced it was for its era, and how its look just was aggresive. i basically wanted the car for the social reasons, but whats wrong with that??? now that i own the car, and ive fixed many of the problems, i LOVE driving the car. its not super fast but hey, its a sports car and i would buy another one any day for the driving pleasure.--shouldnt this apply to anyother car such as a ferrari???

soo... whats wrong with buying a car that you have earned. PLUS, a turbo supra runs about 45-50k these days, and when ppl so you in those cars, they give you tips, i know i give ppl tips for supras, and if i saw a skyline around here id blow up...they are nice... there just a different car. ferrari, over the years has earned its racing reputation, and now public reputation, so why not just respect the people who own ferrari's just the same as a person who owns a supra...they are great track cars, and they are a great symbol of social status..live with it...:iceslolan

ferrari612
10-02-2006, 04:06 PM
The only reason I bought my Ferrari was because it was a very fun car to drive when I test drove one. I don't take it to restaurant or show it off to my friends. It's my own private toy.:licka:

jimken
05-17-2014, 04:25 AM
Ferrari is such a recognizable and coveted vehicle, it is of course not cheap either – that’s probably why you’re hiring one, rather than just heading out to the garage and hopping into your own Ferrari. However, when you hire a Ferrari limousine, you can feel the power of the car, enjoy the ride and enjoy being seen, without the worry of breaking such an expensive, not to mention beautiful, vehicle.


For 2014, if the engine advantages are not enough to convince you that we are in for a change, Ferrari and Mercedes will probably have the two strongest driver pairings for next season, as well.

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