Jimmy, it's an interesting debate you have raised.
Boxer opened a similar (but not identical) thread - http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/fe...d-you-get.html
, essentially how did each of us come to follow the brand. You've taken the next logical step, how did we choose the model(s) of Ferrari to buy.
I can only speak from my own experience. I bought the 360, probably for all of the wrong reasons. I had spent all of my life lusting after a Ferrari, and when I finally found the means to buy one, I simply went for the most modern model that I could afford at the time. It had to be red, it had to be loud, it had to be fast and it had to have cream leather. That was my hit list, which meant pretty much half the Ferrari's ever made. So of course I did the amateur thing, pushed the boat out, discounted classics straight away (fool that I am
), couldn't afford a 430 or modern 12 cylinder at that point in my life, so zoned straight in on the 360. In hindsight, I'm glad that I got a good one and it turned out to be as good as I hoped, I'll never sell it but I'd be lying if I were to say that it was anything other than the Ferrari red mist that led me to the 360. (I hadn't found F-Life at that point!)
The 308 was entirely different. Bought for completely different motivations. First and foremost, I had seen the error (
) of my ways and wanted to compliment the 360 with a classic Ferrari. Next motivation was family (abilty to carry all my children), after that, I was open to suggestion, but realistically and practically the 308 GT4 fitted the bill so well it was the only real candidate for Ferrari no. 2. And so far it's been a pure joy to own.
Ferrari no. 3??? What will it be. Well I'm probably 5 years, a different economy, a 4 post car lift, an even more understanding wife and a lot of luck away from finding out, but one things is pretty certain. This time the leading motivation (assuming 360 and 308 are still with me) will be V12. At the moment, a 550 Maranello would be the ideal car in my opinion to add to the garage, but now I'm back in dream land....