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  • NTJ - Damn Right

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  • NTJ - No. What Are You. Stupid?

    4 9.30%
  • SFJ - Yes Please Thank You

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  • SFJ - No It's Not My Thing

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  • NFJ - It Might Be Nice

    2 4.65%
  • NFJ - No Thank You. What Would I Do With It?

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  • STJ - Sure

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  • STJ - No. It's Completely Impractical

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  • NTP - Yes!!!

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    http://www.oneyearwithaferrari.com/

    One Year With A Ferrari - This guy buys one. He wants to get a good deal - a car he can buy for a good price and sell for about the same price. He wants to spend little to no money on maintenance. He's only going to have it for a year and the car should have low miles but not so low that it has just been sitting in a garage not being used. He is going to publish a blog and maybe a book to make some money on it. Here is what he came up with afterwards:

    $105 on the URL for the site above
    $150 for membership dues in the Ferrari Club of America
    $180 on a pre-purchase inspection (wishes he spent more)
    $500 in loan fees
    $44 for Ferrari valve caps
    $275 for a replacement ashtray
    $90 for fancy ferrari driving shoes that matched the car (silver and red)
    $249 for a camera to make movies of the car
    $152 for a camera mount so the camera would not flop around in the car
    $499 for a prodrive high performance driving course - his best expenditure
    $1,372 to replace the catalytic converter ECUs; that kept causing the car to say "SLOW DOWN" when he was going 30 MPH
    $350 for fancy tiles in his garage because you can't have a Ferrari sitting on dingy old concrete
    $325 for the RTGT track day - no regrets on this
    $100 for interior parts to replace the plastic frame around the gated gearshift
    $150 for different types of paint, sand paper and solvent
    $300 for the steering column cover he ruined trying to degooify it
    $164 to fix the radiator
    $375 for the inn in Walla Walla for the Ferrari club meet up
    $450 for the food in Walla Walla
    $325 for the 2nd RTGT track day - he loved this
    $8,692 for a valve job and 30,000 mile service
    $500 more dollars to extend the loan for another year
    $3,972 in loan payments
    $1,307 in insurance payments
    $930 in gas
    $420 in lumber and supplies to build a shed to keep the Porsche so wife could park the minivan in the garage
    $499 for the track day on his 40th birthday
    $3791 in loan payments for the second year of the car
    $22,000 in depreciation

    Over $50,684 for one year to keep a Ferrari, which he bought for about $71,000
    Last edited by highlander; 05-29-2013 at 10:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    So that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    Over $50,684 for one year to keep a Ferrari, which he bought for about $71,000
    There is one important fact I forgot to mention. He bought the car in 2008 before the stock market crash and sold it afterwards, so the depreciation would probably not have been as much if he had bought at a different time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBaby View Post
    The Ferrari isn't my dream car, but I'd be a liar if I didn't admit to liking fast cars.
    A suggestion: http://www.superformance.com/gt40.aspx

    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    No thanks. If I were to throw a chunk of change down on an outrageously priced, sexy vehicle, it'd be a '58 Plymouth Fury. Allover cherry red, including the hard-top. Ferrari's not cool or worth the $; seems often that it's just more of a weird status symbol. I'm sure it's got remarkable specs- speed and all that, but it's overall not an appealing car to me. Aesthetically or otherwise.
    I'd like a '68 or '69 LAPD Belvedere like they drove in the first 3 seasons of Adam-12. 383 4-barrel, 3 speed TorqueFlite, and 3.23 rear end.

    Lately I've really been wanting a new Caprice, with the 6.0 V8 of course. I've only seen a few so far IRL.

    I've driven an antique before, & they have a particular feel to them I really enjoy.
    You mean the over-boosted steering and bias-ply tires?

    I'd have to learn how to drive manual better, though.
    That seems to be very effective at defeating carjackers.

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    So, the guy has enough money to buy that car but isn't savvy enough to put advertising on his website that has search engine ranking?



    Oh, but I see he condensed his blog into an ebook, that's interesting, so money is on his mind. I'll give him a little credit for that, but some of the criticisms of the ebook are typos, so that takes some points away - hire yourself a proofreader!!


    I should look up the cpc for 'ferrari' .......)
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    If I had Bill Gate's money then I'd buy a Ferrari, but I'd literally have to have so much money in my account that it wouldn't affect my bank account nearly at all in order for me to buy a Ferrari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBaby View Post
    So, the guy has enough money to buy that car but isn't savvy enough to put advertising on his website that has search engine ranking?



    Oh, but I see he condensed his blog into an ebook, that's interesting, so money is on his mind. I'll give him a little credit for that, but some of the criticisms of the ebook are typos, so that takes some points away - hire yourself a proofreader!!


    I should look up the cpc for 'ferrari' .......)
    He didn't expect to spend what he did. He just took out an all interest loan. Who knows if he could afford it. It's easy to get loans for things.

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    It kind of begs the question if you say "if you could afford it", so yes, sure, if I really had shitloads of money and a ferrari striked my fancy, I would buy it. As much as I would buy anything else that striked my fancy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    He didn't expect to spend what he did. He just took out an all interest loan. Who knows if he could afford it. It's easy to get loans for things.
    Yes, I looked through the site and reviewed your summary too, quite an expensive proposition. He's a regular guy making his dream come true, and I admire that though.

    He should get some adverts on that site too, push that ebook harder, automotive generally is a good niche for generating revenue. Then he could recoup some more of his expenditure ...

    What can I say - if it's your dream, and you'd regret not doing it ...
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