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what to do??????

Thinking of trading the Dino in for a TR, am I nuts or what??????? Just thinking right now but I sure have an itch! The agony! I love the Dino but the TR is so cool, flat V12 and all!!!

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Is there any way to do both, that is, keep the GT4 Dino and buy a TR?

I realize it is tough to justify the cost and garage space for two Ferraris but, in the long run, it might be the thing to do. Some day you may wish you still owned your Dino, especially if you have completely sorted out and in good condition.
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Is there any way to do both, that is, keep the GT4 Dino and buy a TR?

I realize it is tough to justify the cost and garage space for two Ferraris but, in the long run, it might be the thing to do. Some day you may wish you still owned your Dino, especially if you have completely sorted out and in good condition.
Yes, this is my delema! I really don't wany to lose the Dino, it is such a great car, and in great shape too. But the prices of the TR's are coming down (unjustly?) to my range, especially if I give up the Dino. Very agonizing for me right now.

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I'm thinking the maintenance would be about equal on both in terms of parts and total expense.

Whatever the deal, make sure the TR is well sorted. AND which TR are you considering, year and model.

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Yes, this is my delema! I really don't wany to lose the Dino, it is such a great car, and in great shape too. But the prices of the TR's are coming down (unjustly?) to my range, especially if I give up the Dino. Very agonizing for me right now.

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LOL. This was my same dilemma when I sold my 1988 328 GTS to buy another Ferrari years ago.
I still miss my 328.
You can see a picture of it in my FL album called "Previous cars".
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Yes, this is my delema! I really don't wany to lose the Dino, it is such a great car, and in great shape too. But the prices of the TR's are coming down (unjustly?) to my range, especially if I give up the Dino. Very agonizing for me right now.

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I hear you loud and clear, dinogt4guy. Agony and pleasure, back to back. As Toggie mentioned, if there's a way to pamper two together, that would be ideal. Nevertheless, sensibility (reality) must be taken into consideration also. Good luck. Maybe, if you vent your itchings (frustrations) here, you might calm down ??? w/ smiles Jimmy
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Thinking of trading the Dino in for a TR, am I nuts or what??????? Just thinking right now but I sure have an itch! The agony! I love the Dino but the TR is so cool, flat V12 and all!!!

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Dear dinogt4guy,

You really will not know until you have test driven a few TR:s and have a factual bottom line trade cost/benefit. Take a good night's sleep between each test drive and the decision will mature. Do not rush this. You have a very nice Dino. I hope you can have both Ferraris of course.

But I hear you, I have slowly started looking for a 512M.

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Ahh the age old dilemma, we know what we want, but we just can't let go of what we have... I've got a touch of that illness too. In fact it seems quite contagious around here....

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In fact it seems quite contagious around here....
No $hit I have a hard time letting go any of my cars. I think it is an Illness of some kind like hoarding lol

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Guilty as charged! I too find it hard to give up any of my cars. So far not required, though.

Dinogt4guy - no real advice from me, just to look hard at maintenance numbers for the TR. I think, unlike Rik, that they are quite a bit higher. The boxer engine needs more servicing than your Dino.


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Do not rush this!

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I won't rush this, be sure of that!

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Tough choice for sure. I think the dino is a known experience and the TR would be a new one. The pro of the Dino is you know what you have. The TR ownership experience won't be known for 6-12month after you buy one; test drive won't give you enough info to answer the satisfaction question. I looked at many cars and wanted something newer for reliability and still very livable ownership cost, so I went with the Panoz for the car to fill all my needs. (my choice)

Investment wise I think the TR is a better investment, better performance, higher on the Ferrari food chain.

Everyday driver? Probably the Dino is easier to drive around town in but the V12 TR will give you a bigger smile and WOW Smile when you park it.

I'm alll about different life experience so I recommend, buy the TR and for gods sake don't show up to Cars & Coffee with a white suit and pastel shirt.


PS> OR one more idea: 355?

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Dump the gt4 and get the tr. simple really.
Agreed.

I wish I had your itch, mine is currently $400k to $500k
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As a GT4 owner....get the TR!

I love my car but having ridden in redtrman's car, I can appreciate a flat 12 much better and behind the wheel more so.

My vote is for a 512tr

BTW, I'd keep the GT4 too!
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