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robert
18-08-02, 03:39 PM
crap car, but nice numberplate.

http://www.ferrariownersclub.co.uk/sales/advert_images/265_large.jpg

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dave
18-08-02, 05:09 PM
Crap car?

Have you ever had to live with one?

How many F 360 owners have aproached you with a view to doing a straight swap for your GD?

I wonder how fast their Cobra replica would go if they pumped all their Ferrari money into it?

I have no personal experience with the F 360 but i'm sure it is a fine car though not one i would buy if i had 120K + to spend on a car.(A 993 RS for me please, or even a pair of them at that price)

I can speak about the 348 range of Ferraris......Now they were crap, build quality, performance, handling. All pants throughout the range....I'm glad i was only involved in delivery and selling of the things and not actually an owner.

robert
18-08-02, 05:35 PM
>Crap car?

Fiat built, says it all really.

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>Have you ever had to live with one?

Not personally, but I know a number of people who have

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>How many F 360 owners have aproached you with a view to doing a
>straight swap for your GD?

None have ever been able to catch up with me.

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>I wonder how fast their Cobra replica would go if they pumped all
>their Ferrari money into it?

Its not a case of how fast, it is the lack of build quality and the name you are buying, nothing more.

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dave
18-08-02, 07:43 PM
RE: Build quality.
IMHO they are bought by people who are more interested in the badge and image than anything else, and some of them even go out and buy another one......There is a saying that goes:- "There's non so blind as those that will not see" and when you tell them you either get "You're just jelous" or "that's what they're supposed to be like".
The best thing to do with these people is to just nod and smile.;-)

robert
18-08-02, 08:23 PM
Yep, too right. They are victims of good marketing, and as you said, they buy the name, and a good race pedigree, although not much of that race pedigree gets put back into the car.

Now an F40 is a different kettle of fish altogether. They are made in a completely different part of the factory.

Anyway, whats wrong with a good old Aston, nothing other than they are owned by Ford, or is it someone else, depending in the month. :+ :+ :+

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russell_ram
19-08-02, 10:42 AM
"Anyway, whats wrong with a good old Aston, nothing other than they are owned by Ford, or is it someone else, depending in the month."

Rob,

Nope, still owned by Ford, part of the PAG (Premier Automotive Group) along with Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo. DB7 is a heavily disguised XJS underneath, bit like my Cob, that started life as an XJS too.

Aston are just about to move most of their production to a brand new manufacturing facility at the Land Rover development site at Gaydon (also now shared by Jag and Aston development depts). This means I get to hear Vanquishes howling (and boy do they howl) around the high speed development circuit all day at work.

Russ

Cr*p job, but somebody has to do it. :)

And as for those overpriced Fiat kit cars, I hate them with a vengence (probably more to do with the drivers than the cars to be honest)

Dan
19-08-02, 11:40 AM
>Its not a case of how fast, it is the lack of build quality and the name you are buying, nothing more.


That's no way to talk about your GD :P


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robert
19-08-02, 12:42 PM
>>Its not a case of how fast, it is the lack of build quality and the name you are buying, nothing more.
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>That's no way to talk about your GD :P

There is no marketing spin with a GD, and the build quality is excellent. No scuttle shake, squeaks (other than from the passengers) or rattles, just solid engineering.

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>Dan 'Were all these nuts used before' Man
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robert
19-08-02, 12:49 PM
Russ

Did you see the Times on Sunday, they had a very gorgeous DB7 that had been worked on by Zegatto, a snip at only 160,000 with only 99 being built.

I was having a look at the second-hand prices of a DB7 at the weekend and I can get an N plate for about 35 to 40K, very tempting, and I might just be able to swing it by the wife as they are a 2+2, just.

Re the Fiats, I do tend to mke a habit of going to track days just for the pure purpose of showing them up in my "kit car", and some of the comments I get are just not repeatable, they are a touchy lot. :7 :7 :7

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