To Ferrari or not to Ferrari


JackN2469E
05-14-2007, 01:23 PM
!2 years ago I had an itch to do my "Jaguar Thing". I knew all about Jaguar's quality problems but if figured I'd be the guy that bought one and wouldn't have many problems. I scratched the itch and low and behold, the Jaguar was in the shop more than on the street.:banghead:

Now in my 56th year I have another itch. You guessed it. I have a 308 or 328 GTS 4 valve ITCH. Now, if I was very careful to find a low mileage car that was taken care of, with the belts changed and everything, will the car be in the shop more than on the road? I would plan on driving the car a lot.

redmansioner
06-09-2007, 12:59 AM
It would still depend on how much you can afford of your money.

vectorspecialist
06-09-2007, 07:47 AM
i read somewhere for the 308 that 4-5g a year, but i severly doubt that much on a car that has been taken car of, and has low miles(tho that money might include the gas money)

JackN2469E
06-09-2007, 12:22 PM
The real reason I wanted a Ferrari, besides for what it is, was to use it for Track Days, hillclimbs and a lot of street driving. I have come to the conclusion that I would be better of with a C6 Corvette, Z06 or a Cayman S or Boxster S. I really would like to do all that and have it be trouble free.

vectorspecialist
06-10-2007, 07:35 AM
dude get a ferrari, even tho it might cause a lil frustration, owning a ferrari in my opinion is a dream of every american boy

psych0hans
06-12-2007, 06:13 PM
True that!!! Somethings just come at a price i guess... A corvette or a porshe will never come close to the feeling of owning a ferrari.:runaround::smokin:
dude get a ferrari, even tho it might cause a lil frustration, owning a ferrari in my opinion is a dream of every american boy

vectorspecialist
06-12-2007, 09:45 PM
eh i dont know about that. i hate the vette's, i prefer vipers. and i mite b wierd for saying this but i'd rather take a porsche 997 turbo. just as much power plus awd, and as much of a legend as ferrari itself.

i'm actually looking at my second porsche, a black 944, i've had my lisence for 3yrs and it'll b my second.

but ther are differences between ferrari and porsche, one's a lil cheaper and the other is much more of a track oriented car company.

as for the porsche 911 not coming even close, i bet u if u took a porsche 911 turbo and launched it, you'd be pushed into your seat a lot more than with a ferrari, you can thank porsche's ability to make torque, another tihng ferrari seems unable to do

and as for the cayman s, ur better off with a base model 911, a little more power, and a much better car for the track, plus porsche does have the Porsche Club of America

psych0hans
06-13-2007, 06:11 AM
and i mite b wierd for saying this but i'd rather take a porsche 997 turbo. just as much power plus awd, and as much of a legend as ferrari itself.

but ther are differences between ferrari and porsche, one's a lil cheaper and the other is much more of a track oriented car company.

as for the porsche 911 not coming even close, i bet u if u took a porsche 911 turbo and launched it, you'd be pushed into your seat a lot more than with a ferrari, you can thank porsche's ability to make torque, another tihng ferrari seems unable to do
My friend, its not all about the power/speed. Ferrari as a brand commands much more respect than a poshe, which can be found a dime a dozen these days. Ferraris on the other hand are much more exclusive. I live in cardiff, the capital of wales, and trust me I see aleast 2 porshes everyday, maybe even 5 or 6 on a good day... Ferraris Id be lucky to see one :)

The real reason I wanted a Ferrari, besides for what it is, was to use it for Track Days, hillclimbs and a lot of street driving. I have come to the conclusion that I would be better of with a C6 Corvette, Z06 or a Cayman S or Boxster S. I really would like to do all that and have it be trouble free.
But thats just my poinion, the porshe would probably be a lot cheaper to buy/maintain than an equivalent ferari. So at the end of the day what matters ishow much you can/want to spend on your car. Its very easy for aperson like me to say "buy a ferrari" but much more difficult for you considering you have to bear th burden of expensive maintainence and gas.

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