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Old 01-12-2014, 12:53 PM
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Disagree. You may not see them on that track as much, but in the case of Ferrari, they have track only variants just like Porsche does. You don't see them as much because they cost more, and maintenance is far more expensive than it is on P-cars. The F430 and 458 Italia are two of the best driver's cars in the world. Blow an engine in a Porsche, and you'll spend $30-40k to get it replaced. Do it with a Ferrari and that'll just be the down payment.
I don't get your point. Real guys who use their cars know that it costs money to play, posers pay and park them so other posers can say ooh and aah.
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:59 PM
 
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But if you're spending near $100k for a car, wouldn't you want bragging rights to come along with it?
I get that, to a point. But to me, there are a lot of other concerns that would be more important than a few MPH on top end. The practical side of performance, meaning can I easily use it every day, or does it have to be at the limits to be any fun, is a much bigger issue. The car being more comfortable would sway my decision a lot more, as would MPG.

OK, not MPG.
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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I don't get your point. Real guys who use their cars know that it costs money to play, posers pay and park them so other posers can say ooh and aah.
My point is, I know a lot of "real car guys" who are tracking their Ferrari's. They can afford to. I track my car, but if I had a Ferrari 360 or F430 (and I could afford a used one if I wanted) I am not sure I'd be tracking the car. I know for a fact I wouldn't be doing it as often as I do with my 996TT, it'd just be too expensive. That wouldn't make me less of a car guy for not tracking the Ferrari, it just means I don't want to wear through a clutch in a season and pay $20k to have it replaced. I'd just drive it on city streets mostly.

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I get that, to a point. But to me, there are a lot of other concerns that would be more important than a few MPH on top end. The practical side of performance, meaning can I easily use it every day, or does it have to be at the limits to be any fun, is a much bigger issue. The car being more comfortable would sway my decision a lot more, as would MPG.

OK, not MPG.
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