Thursday, April 17, 2008

Three Ferrari Things

Yesterday while surrendering to the short in the car I realized no matter how much it costs to fix, no matter how much I spend on maintenance I will not regret buying this car. Sure I might have a fleeting twinge but I will not regret it. I realized something else. According to the owner’s manual the gauges, speedometer, tach, etc share the circuit with the license plate bulbs.


The gauges still work? I am glad I am surrendering.
While searching through the owner’s manual I came upon the following gem.
“Warning
Always remove the ignition key when leaving the car in order to avoid risk to passengers remaining in the car who may accidentally operate the window switches.”


Good advice. I can think of other reasons to remove the key…


I am going to end this post with some words of advice from a past Ferrari owner.


“I figured I'd try again before I forget.(all of this happened to me..)


Do not buy a Ferrari if:


You mind people slowing down on the freeway to get a good look at the Ferrari.


You mind people speeding up on the freeway to get a good look at the Ferrari.


You mind total strangers taking pictures of the Ferrari as though she was a supermodel.


You mind total strangers taking videos of the Ferrari on the freeway. (see 1 and 2)


You mind pedestrians or other fellow drivers yelling, "Open her UP!", "Floor it!" or making accelerator gestures with their hands.


You mind cars revving their engines at you at a stop light.


You mind jokes that reference Mustaches, Aloha shirts or "Magnum, P.I." in general.


You mind topsiders, unconstructed pastel sport coats or other "Miami Vice" jokes.


You mind questions about what you do for a living.




Do buy a Ferrari if:


You don't mind any of the above.


You bought the Keychain first, knowing the car would follow.


The sound of a flat plane crank engine negates the need of a stereo.


You know you're just taking care if it for the next "Piloti"


You're already planning the 2nd one. (a V12)


You don't mind full engine out 30k Mile service, and plan to do it yourself, next time!-




NV




former caretaker of #2635, waiting for my next Italian girlfriend to come into my life!”

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