Originally Posted by stile - alpine View Post
The AMG is insane, very fast, but a very different experience compared to the Ferrari. The AMG with flappy paddles makes sense to me, but the Ferrari to me should always be manual - the same for a GT3 Porsche.
Or at least my first Ferrari should be a manual, I guess. But you already ticked that box
G, I drove an F430 F1 and I have to say, my AMG feels pretty much the exact same, except it feels more planted to the ground with the AWD while making the same 0-60 specs as a new FCar with a 200 mph top speed. So this is my dilemma. I now enjoy the technology a lot more, A/C.... OMG I miss A/C.
With my 348, I can now say I lived the go-cart feeling of an old Ferrari, rough ride, small hard seats, no power steering, tractor hard clutch, no A/C, strong temperamental shifting when cold... and blah blah blah.
So now, I'm ready for a new modern comfortable change. I want to be able to drive to another city a few hours away to meet up with the other Ferrari owners and not feel like a truck drove over my back when I get out of the car.
Now don't get me wrong, I absolutely love this car and if I were to do it again I would do the exact same thing. The only thing that makes me want to sell it for an upgrade is that I have no room for a 2nd Ferrari, because if I did, I would be buying a newer one and keeping this one. I could keep both but that would mean spending 20K to completely restructure how its' made inside to accommodate another car. My garage might be a 1000 sq ft but its not divided properly and not high enough for a lift for a second car and even if it was, my floor is cracked and is now uneven in one corner. My garage is 55 years old so the best bet would be to tear it down and build a new one but that would cost about $40K. Not a good investment just to buy a car, although it would be fun to have a new garage. The GF doesn't complain about all the stuff I buy but I don't think this would fly just to buy a second car LOL.