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post #1 of 31 Old 08-14-2013, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just got my California!!! :)

Hi guys!!! Today as 5 p.m my dream came true I went to get my First Ferrari! A 2009 California, and I have no words for it its simply amazing! I'm in love... In day one already a very polite man asked me I he could he could take some pics and of course I allowed and even to sit and do and Exhaust clip. One of my main objectives is to try to provide a "mini" Ferrari experience. If a person walks up to me and askes me if he can take pics it will be by pleasure to do even more than pics. ill leave with you some pics.
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Congratulations on the purchase Sebastião, enjoy her in good health! Could be awesome experince to drive the Cali with the top down on the roads of Portugal under the sunshine...

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Thanks!!!! Sure will!! i hope its the first of many

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The perfect color combo for a California, beautiful, just beautiful. Enjoy!

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Sebastião- She looks beautiful. Congratulations.

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Thanks Guys! im really happy , and i got the car just in time to take it on vacation!!

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Congrats, I never thought I would ever own one. Great you are sharing the experience with those less fortunate. I do the same.

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Congratulations! a very nice car for your first F car also!

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Sebastiao, congrats and without a doubt, you must be in cloud 9 !

Indeed, people do take pics and ask questions and other things. The other night, with my GTO parked in street and as I was about to enjoy my coffee, out of nowhere this mid aged guy ran over from across street with full of excitement seeing the car. Before leaving after few minutes, he shook my hand thanking profusely.

Sorry for digressing. Enjoy your Cal and let us know of your impressions !

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Thanks! well my first impressions are that when you get inside a ferrari everything else on the road is no match to you , i was very impressed by the stability of the cali, i was used to a aston db9 (which is a very good car) but no match to the cali , at 220 it feels like its going at 140km it amazing , and the looks , the way it feels , the way it goes and the best the way it sounds! it was everything i was expecting from a ferrari!

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Thats THE spirit Sebastiao!!
Hope to "copy" you some day soon :-)
Congrats on such beautiful Cali!
R u based on the north of Portugal?

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Hi guys!!! Today as 5 p.m my dream came true I went to get my First Ferrari! A 2009 California, and I have no words for it its simply amazing! I'm in love... In day one already a very polite man asked me I he could he could take some pics and of course I allowed and even to sit and do and Exhaust clip. One of my main objectives is to try to provide a "mini" Ferrari experience. If a person walks up to me and askes me if he can take pics it will be by pleasure to do even more than pics. ill leave with you some pics.
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amcastro- Yes im based in the North in Porto. I just love the way little kids in the street see the car and shout! "OH pai OLHA UM FERRARI!! GANDA MAQUINA!" ahahah

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:-) Já conto 40 anos, mas se eu vir um Ferrari e o meu pai estiver por perto... o comentário será sempre algo de semelhante. :-)

Desde que me conheço que tenho esta paixão e já tive a honra de visitar a fábrica em Maranello... é algo que já faz parte do meu DNA :-)

Parabéns pelo bom gosto!

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amcastro- Yes im based in the North in Porto. I just love the way little kids in the street see the car and shout! "OH pai OLHA UM FERRARI!! GANDA MAQUINA!" ahahah
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Congratulation, Sebastião! You have chosen a very classic, tasteful and beautiful color combination!
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Congratulations Sebastiao,

The California is the perfect car for the Mediterranean. Love your colour choice. Porto and Lisbon are places high on our travel list. I heard it is very beautiful there in Porto. Are the people generally friendly there?

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Adrian- Thanks!! ferrari only have one color , red! only ahahha and cuoio interiors!!

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David- Thanks!! Porto is very beautifull , you have the sea , beaches and then the centre of the city a old but very fun which is the "baixa" lots of bares and very nice recovered buildings! most people are very friendly if go for example in one of those old shops in the centre if you start talking to the shopkeeper after 5 mins he had told you everything about his family , himself and whats happening in the country ahahha , but unfortunately how the country is going throw a very big crisis there are some people that just give you that bad look if they see you in a ferrari. but overall great city!

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Yeah Sebastiao, I know the feeling. People either love them as glorious cars or despise them for their worth. My advice to potential buyers is if it is important for you to be liked by lots and lots of people, NEVER buy a Ferrari!

Park that beautiful machine wisely,

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Such a shame , ive been luck all my friends are really happy for me and know how much i love it, but i dont want to many people to know...

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Sebastiao,

many congrats, that is a beautiful California. enjoy her in good health. any road trips planned for her?

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