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Old 03-12-2007, 01:36 PM   #1
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The car that made me sell my Boxster S

So I finally got my replacement for the Boxster S that I let go in January:
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:41 PM   #2
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Hi,

You're fortunate - it's a very nice car! Good Luck!

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Old 03-12-2007, 01:42 PM   #3
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ya thanks for showing off, maybe you should of posted this in the ferrari f430 forum.

congrats!
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:43 PM   #4
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Nicely done, Webster!
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:48 PM   #5
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Damn, what a beauty. Congratulations
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:48 PM   #6
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I don't get it - why would someone put an F430 kit onto the body of a Boxster? Weird.

Nice job Webster! Looks great and I bet it's even more fun to drive!
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:56 PM   #7
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Very nice.
How do you like the F1 tranny?
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:01 PM   #8
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hey! they forgot to put in the shift lever!!!

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At some point before death I will add a prancing horse to the stable. Even if just for a year. I was watching Barret Jackson and they acutioned a cut Daytona spyder for nearly $200K. So maybe these cars are good investment if even a hack job Ferrari costs more than the average home after 20+ years.
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:14 PM   #9
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Orange side markers????? Man... when will they learn? Id get some clear ones, or red, even yellow would look cool.
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:35 PM   #10
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Thanks, guys.

The F1 is pretty amazing. The shifts are incredibly fast, but still have a very mechanical feel to them. When you're rolling of the line, you can feel how the system is slipping the clutch ever so slightly to get you rolling.

It's a tossup, though. Before I picked the F430, I test drove a 360 with a manual gated shifter. Man, that **************** is very fun too. The click sounds when you shift are very addictive.

And it is kind of sad that with the Boxster gone, I no longer have any stick drives at all. The Audi is a torque-converter automatic and both of the sport cars are egear/f1.

The sidemarkers are a joke. Especially the small bubble ones. Ugh.

They do the same **************** on the Gallardo, but at least it blends in okayish when the car is yellow. Red and orange is a bit more gnarly.
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Old 03-12-2007, 02:57 PM   #11
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Congratulations!!! It's beautiful.


Is it true you can get perfect launches w/ the f1?
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Is it true you can get perfect launches w/ the f1?
Not on a US-spec F430 . The European model has launch control, which will give you a perfect launch (and a 3.5s 0-60 time), but Ferrari deemed that too risky for the US. Apparently they were afraid of getting sued over it.

It's weird, though. My Gallardo does have launch control (not that I've had a chance to use it yet) and so does the 360 Stradale and Ferrari Enzo. They had one of the latter in the shop when I was there to pick up the car today. Holy schmoly, that car is wicked.
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:13 PM   #13
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Another thing you may cry about is that the Euro Spec models get a rated 490hp as opposed to 483 here.


I'm not sure if our standards are slightly different or if they detuned the engine slightly for the US, a common thing amongst European automakers...


We have the largest car market in the world, yet we always get the crappiest cars





BTW: Have you considered selling the Gallardo? There are Gallardos, 2004 and 2005 alike that are going for 140,000.


Compare that to the used F430 market, where there are less than HALF of the amount of Gallardos floating around, and none can even be bought for less than 200k.



I fear for you losing a lot of $$ on your other beauty.
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Old 03-12-2007, 03:25 PM   #14
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I fear for you losing a lot of $$ on your other beauty.
The Gallardo had a major update in 2006. That's why the 04 and 05s are getting hammered. Most 06s are still going for 170-180. But yah, there's certainly money to be lost regardless. But it's not nearly as bad as the grapevine would let you believe .

I don't have any plans for selling, though. Incredibly different cars. And the Gallardo is a coupe too.
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So is the Gallardo more of a track car? What is your purpose for it exactly? Maybe for looking nice when you go out?


I apologize for the questions...I don't want to make you think I'm interviewing you
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So is the Gallardo more of a track car? What is your purpose for it exactly? Maybe for looking nice when you go out?
What's the purpose of any sports car ? Rarely would it be transportation. If it was, you'd be better off with a Camry. So it's for having fun, of course.

But yeah, I intend to take both cars to the track this year. Signing up for LAPS (http://lapsincorporated.com/).
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Beautiful car, if you have never owned red get ready for a "pull over" festival...
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What's the purpose of any sports car ? Rarely would it be transportation. If it was, you'd be better off with a Camry. So it's for having fun, of course.

But yeah, I intend to take both cars to the track this year. Signing up for LAPS (http://lapsincorporated.com/).

I guess what I was really asking was, "Why both?"



Are they that much different in their appeal that you find them both fun and exciting in unique ways?
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Why Both? Because he can...Same reason someone has 18K gold faucets...
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Congrats on the new machine! I can't even dream of riding in one much less owning one, though that can't stop me from wanting!
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