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post #1 of 27 Old 12-28-2014, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey, fellas. Just would like to give a warm hello to everybody here.

I am just 19 years young, and already I made a commitment to get a ferrari within the next 10 years.

About me, a little that is: I work "for now" At walmart, making minimum wage, but will become a computer technician when my 4 year degree at college is up. I already know my route where I am going, and my starting job I planned (I have back up plans) will begin with just over 60K a year. I am a bit ambitious about this, and already saved up 6K this year. Its in a savings, collecting some dust and interest. My first purchase will be one of these.



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I have a strong love for this specific car, (87's are my favorite, Those wing mirrors) as i first came across it in a racing game i spent a lot of my childhood on. Gran Prix 98. Always raced this car, and here I am, saving up for it already. Of course it will be awhile before I get it, but I just wanted to introduce myself to the ever-growing community.

And yes, My first ferrari will be yellow.

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post #2 of 27 Old 12-28-2014, 10:36 PM
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Zach, welcome to FL. Sounds like you are much more focused than how I was back then, just trying to survive then ....

Best of luck with your endeavors.

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Welcome to the forum Zachary.

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Good luck, Zach - nothing like having a goal for which to aim.

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Zach, welcome to FL. Sounds like you are much more focused than how I was back then, just trying to survive then ....

Best of luck with your endeavors.

w/ smiles
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Thanks, jimmy.

I sadly come from a rather poverty like family, but my father used to make quite the change.
He was a construction worker, making over 50 dollars an hour being a boss of some company.
We lived in a rather nice 2 story back then.
My father sadly just recently had his vision leave him with a horrible disease (I hope to god i don't have it ) that impaired him and now he cannot work. He was just shy from retirement too.

None the less, he fully supports me on this, and I help pay change here and there for the house of course. He never thought he would be making quite some money, owning 5 classic muscles. He said anything is possible, and as long as I have a goal, I can do anything and afford anything.

Yeah... he is my idol to this. Blame him haha
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Welcome to the forum Zachary.
Thanks for the welcome. Hopefully I will get to know you all and your vehicles rather soon.
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Good luck, Zach - nothing like having a goal for which to aim.
That is how you get somewhere in life.

Might as well start now.

Its like a long term contract.

But worth it in the end
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Zachary- Welcome to Ferrari Life.

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Zach, that is great to hear of your splendid relationship with your father.

My parents have gone through hell back in those days through the turmoils and we were modest at best. My folks did not have license and no cars ever.

Sure do not wish to bore you with my stories.

Great to have a clear passion as you have and know where you want to be. Best of luck.

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Welcome Zachary. Contact me when you get older and have the means to buy your Ferrari. In the meantime, consider me the caretaker of your first F car

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post #11 of 27 Old 01-04-2015, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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hahaha, I envy you. God, she is a beaut.

I've already saved up some pocket change, and I've still got plenty to go.
How many miles is on that car you got there?
I plan on getting one with less than 10k, but in 10 years, that might be near impossible.

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your focus and goals. You seem to be on the right track. Good luck!



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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your focus and goals. You seem to be on the right track. Good luck!
Thanks! Better to set your goals high then to have none, right?

I'm sure ill come across one before 10 years. I did the math, and right now, I'm being smart and "Living with my parent" until i get out of school. So I can save more cash, and my father is okay with that. Sometimes I have to pay small bills, but that can suffice of course.

I've calculated, saving about 600-800 bucks a month, I can get this car in about 7-8 years. Of course getting a better job also has its perks.
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hahaha, I envy you. God, she is a beaut.

I've already saved up some pocket change, and I've still got plenty to go.
How many miles is on that car you got there?
I plan on getting one with less than 10k, but in 10 years, that might be near impossible.

CT, 30k+ miles. The cars are meant to be driven.

I'm sorry to say that TR values are climbing right now and you'll pay dearly for a 10k mile car in ten years, if you could find one with that low mileage.

Better that you invest in stocks and real estate, then get the car when you're in a solid financial state. You have to consider maintenance costs, unless you turn a wrench.

Keep you dream and goals!
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CT, 30k+ miles. The cars are meant to be driven.

I'm sorry to say that TR values are climbing right now and you'll pay dearly for a 10k mile car in ten years, if you could find one with that low mileage.

Better that you invest in stocks and real estate, then get the car when you're in a solid financial state. You have to consider maintenance costs, unless you turn a wrench.

Keep you dream and goals!
I was afraid about how fast they are climbing. I also know, these baby's are ment to be driven. That is why I dearly want one. I don't want a garage car. I want one to share and enjoy it with people who happen to find the car interesting and fun.

I do work on cars. It's a little hobby I do. I also really love how the car can be worked on in a garage, unlike some modern Ferraris. If you are car smart, You can afford one.

Of course, I know maintenance will be high. My brother had a RX 8, and that alone was expensive, for only 1/3 the price of a Testarossa. But helping my father since I was 7 with the muscle cars he used to own, I know a bit about cars. I replace everything I need to on my Mazda 6. CVC Joint? done it. Suspension? That too. Yet to do the transmission but i know how to do it. I also have the tools to do it.

Im no professional with cars, but I know my way with a wrench. I will also learn as the older I get.

I guess, If there is a will, there is a way.
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Welcome Zachary,
I myself am also one of the younger F-lifers with 20 years on my back and with similar goals as you. This is a great community, I really enjoy every time I chime in here to read some of interesting stories by people I respect.

Here is to us making it come true!
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Welcome Zachary,
I myself am also one of the younger F-lifers with 20 years on my back and with similar goals as you. This is a great community, I really enjoy every time I chime in here to read some of interesting stories by people I respect.

Here is to us making it come true!
Thanks, Dogz!

I'm glad you have similar goals. Gota start somewhere, am I right?

My friends will side with me, or say I am silly.
"Why do you want a Ferrari?"
"So you are going to live in a Ferrari?"
"You know, you can buy a mustang that's faster than that Ferrari."

Its quite funny when my friends pull that quote. It's like they don't think I will also get a nice house, and a decent job, and all good pay.
They also do not understand the engineering of Ferrari. Yeah, your 2014 mustang COULD be faster than my Ferrari... But it's not no Ferrari.

But none the less, I am glad it does not shock people here like it does back at home.
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^^

The newest drive video, with the great John Pogson, about Testarossa.

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You just made my day.

Thank you!
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hi Zach:

I came across this Testarossa review by Harry metcalf. Thought you and others here would appreciate it. harry is under the impression that they got this car right.

http://youtu.be/1XlPUQjmJyk

Cheers,
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