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Discussion in '360/430' started by 04 360 spyder, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. ferralc

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    Women care about stability, even if they are successful in their own careers they will seek somebody with a good job and/or financial stability. Females are programmed for that (even other species do something similar)
    BUT I believe the stigma of Ferrari owners as "******bags or players" will make a good percentage of women to look away.
    Of course gold diggers will be all over.



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  2. HIO Silver

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    Someone said to me, "Either you're wealthy or a drug dealer."..LOL.
     
  3. FerRrari

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  4. ideloera

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    +1 regarding Starbucks. I've had great "success" with baristas too.
     
  5. rugby

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    Yeah, too bad I don't drink coffee. :(

    But I do go to Home Depot a lot. I wonder if that would work.
     
  6. rmani

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    Think this is spot on. The number one make a woman wants to see a man drive (and recently validated on an episode of family feud lol) is a bmw. It shows the right balance of success and vitality but not so much of either that it's gone to one's head.
     
  7. HIO Silver

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    Family Feud as validation? Puh-lease.
     
  8. MalcQV

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    My reply.. "I live in a caravan" - (Trailer park) :D
     
  9. riverflyer

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    From the looks of her picture...it already happened!
     
  10. Testacojones

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    I don't need a Ferrari to get laid, I look and sound more interesting than any car.
     
  11. SpiderSweden

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    I always answer "Blood, sweat and tears"...

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  12. HIO Silver

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    I've responded with, "Understand the stock market and you can have one".

    ...HAL, BAC, and CSCO were major "contributors".
     
  13. jago

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    when they ask what you do for a living..
    "i could tell you but then i'd have to kill you"


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  14. metaldriver

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    #1 - No.

    #2 - I paid what my budget affords.
     
  15. delaney

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    How much did the car cost? 25 years of not playing golf.
     
  16. metaldriver

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    How much did the car cost? 25 years of not playing golf.

    R O T F L M A O :)
     
  17. William Tell

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    Yes. I am worried about people finding out how cheap these cars are, and then going out and buying one.

    So, everyone please keep it quite. The rich guys and gals can go buy a Tesla or the new 488 and us working stiffs can enjoy motoring history at a bargain.
     
  18. efg2014

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    I just say 6 figures and that seems to satisfy people.
     
  19. ncjetskier

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    WOW, so someone goes out and knowing buys a car that is rarely seen (unless you are in South Fla) and then gets offended when you are asked "how much is that car", "what do you do for a living" "how much money do you make"? Really, what did you expect the average person to ask or at least think? Most of us know - that people think you have money to afford a car like this, then get offended when people ask? I just tell them - what is the big deal?
     
  20. KM1959

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    Well stated. Like anything though it depends on their sttitude and approach, polite people deserve polite responses. Rude people, well, my response is going to vary based on my mood. Fortunately, I have not yet run acrooss that person. Nothing but positives so far.
     
  21. Jackson1019

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    I always found it strange when people ask if they can take a picture of the car? Its a free world (for now at least) and a picture wont hurt anyone.

    This question throws me off more than the cost question.

    Just tell them the truth if they are a person of equals means. No harm done.

    If you can tell they aren't as financially stable as you I find it in poor taste to state the actual number. A polite response and a smile does the trick.

    Every situation is different.
     
  22. Rosso328

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    I try to be sensitive to the queationer's likely financial situation. Sometimes you can just tell that someone will never in their life have that much money, while others it might be a goal for them.

    Just to put it in perspective, for a well maintained good condition 430 you could honestly answer "About three times the median household income in Florida." For a 458 Spider you could jack that up to five times. Maybe six.

    You can buy a house around here for under $50K. A crappy one, sure, but a lot of the people asking live in those crappy houses.
     
  23. MalcQV

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    As I bought my old F355 when prices were low it's quite easy if they're genuinely interested in how much I paid. They like it when I tell them I sold my last Ferrari for this 360 and got money in my pocket.
    It's the potential and real cost of running one that can be embarrassing to admit to :-/
     
  24. zx9r94

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    ...now, there´s an interesting and different thread that I just can´t let walk in vain:

    8 years ago, at the age of 33, I bought the nostalgic red F355 berlinetta manual gear box... crazy responsible thing to do...!

    Well, when someone asks me how much it cost, since I am related to the refractory industry here in Portugal, I use to answer that the purchase of the car was a nice deal from a friendly costumer that was owning some money.

    I have been encountering many zombies along the way... eheheh

    Once, when I acquire the Ferrari, there´s this uncle of mine that was concerned
    regarding to the age´s car as if such a young person couldn´t be allowed to buy/have a
    recent model as a F430 or 458 italia... oh dear...!

    I also remember an occasion when I took the vehicle to an annual inspection and
    one of the first things the technician asked me was if it belonged to me and with a smile
    on my face I told him that the F355 lies in my family for many generations reflecting a
    good name.

    Many greetings.
     
  25. efg2014

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    Jackson, in Silicon Valley you can not tell from how how people dress what the person's socio-economic situation is. I know a guy who is worth 5+ BILLION and he wears worn out jeans and a worn out tee-shirt.

    Also, next time the guy on the skate board asks you how much? Tell him as he has more money than you :) How do I know? I took my car in for service and saw a custom teal/black La Ferrari. The guy who brought it in for service was in his early 30s, jumped on his skateboard and took off.

    Personally I think it is inappropriate of people to ask how much something costs.
     

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