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post #1 of 23 Old 09-02-2007, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Which one is best?

Hello all! Im about to buy my first Ferrari!
But a bit unsure which one should i by. Its stay between 348, testarosa, 512TS and 456.
They all so beautiful and difrent. Can anyone tell me which one is best, and why?=)
Thx you so much!
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have you driven them?

as you said, very different cars, you have to think about the way you're going to use it

like Boxer said on the other topic "choose the right tool for the right job" or something like that hehehehe

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The 348, Testarossa/512TR, & 456 GT are all very different cars. There is no one "best". The 348 is a mid engine 8 cylinder Sports Car, the TR is a 12 cylinder mid engine Grand Tourer, and the 456 GT is a 12 cylinder front engine 2+2 Grand Tourer. You need to drive them all and see which moves your soul. Then find the best example of that model that you can afford.
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Have you taken a look at our Buyer's Guides ?

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I would say the car that should be at the bottom of your list is the 456. This isn't the best first Ferrari to own IMO. It is all personal taste so drive them all if you can. Personally from your list I would go for the 512 TR.
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Ok, thanks to u all. I go for a test drive of them all first=) That was realy clever. And the one that came in my soul... will stay ther for ever
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Enjoy the test drives....a great way to experience different F cars and find what suits you best.
curious to know what you decide..keep us posted..
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Enjoy the test drives....a great way to experience different F cars and find what suits you best.
curious to know what you decide..keep us posted..
Amen...I'm still wondering how well my 6'5" 225 frame is going to fit into some of the different models I've been eying once I get a chance to give them a test.
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Amen...I'm still wondering how well my 6'5" 225 frame is going to fit into some of the different models I've been eying once I get a chance to give them a test.
The 348 is going to be a very tight fit.
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At 6'5" they will all be a tight fit. You'll want the spider version so you can look over the windshield.

6'5"?!? What are they feeding you there in Illinois?

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We're all corn-fed around this area....Haha I seem to fit into Mustangs and Corvettes well enough....maybe its time to have a femur reduction.
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lf you want the femur reduction, let me and Archie know, we can do it for half the price the local hospital is quoting you.

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We're all corn-fed around this area....Haha I seem to fit into Mustangs and Corvettes well enough....maybe its time to have a femur reduction.
The TR's look like bigger cars than the V8's, I've never driven one so wouldn't know, but it might be an option if the V8's are too small.

Otherwise get a Mondial or GT4 and take out the front seats

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The TR's look like bigger cars than the V8's, I've never driven one so wouldn't know, but it might be an option if the V8's are too small.

Otherwise get a Mondial or GT4 and take out the front seats
If I had my choice I'd rather have a TR...but only time will tell...
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lf you want the femur reduction, let me and Archie know, we can do it for half the price the local hospital is quoting you.
Pete, you forgot to mention the special offer we've got for Ferrari Life members.........
Included in the price for the femur he'll also get a free paint job on his Ferrari when he get's it, as per http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/sh...?t=6514&page=3

All he has to do is supply our beer

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I'm 6'2" 250 and driving a 348 SS with factory Kevlar race buckets. In contradiction to popular opinion, the seats are AMAZINGLY comfortable for my fat ass. The roof panel does cause a problem in that it slighty touchs what little hair I have let. It's a major irritent. The fix...Take off the targa roof. The sound of the SS exhaust is soooo much better without that pesky panel anyway. It stores easily behind the seat for emergencies.

I own and drive a 348 for my own very special reason so my vote regarding which is best doesn't count. Pick the one that suits you.

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All he has to do is supply our beer
You got that right Archie! I don't think I'd want to try out major surgery for the first time while I'm sober. I've got a portable bandsaw so that part is covered.

Dmitri, you're not a squirmer are you? Squirming would make it very difficult for me and Archie to get the legs cut the same amount on each side so you don't end up walking in circles the rest of your life. Hard enough as it is with him using metric and me using U.S. measurements. I can see it now, "No no no Archie!!! When I said cut a foot off I meant 12 inches of the femur, not the actual foot!! Oh man, how we gonna put that back on? Go get me a beer while I think on this." Archie would be like, "I can't help it, he's still squirming! Hit him again! Use the oak board this time, the pine board is too soft, you ain't gonna stop him from squirming with pine."
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Pete, we're master craftsmen, I think we should use traditional tools like they did in the old days, I'm thinking 15th century. Strap him to the bench with leather straps, no LA or GA, just a bottle of Scotch half an hour before we start. Good old fashioned hand saw and a dozen leeches to help mop up the mess afterwards.

I reckon that with our skills we could open up as plastic surgeons too, face lifts, tummy tucks, boob jobs, nose jobs...etc, you name it, we could do it

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just a bottle of Scotch half an hour before we start.

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Single malt or a blend ?
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Single malt or a blend ?
As we're doing it half price and including a new paint job, we can't stretch to a single malt, it will have to be a blend - Bells or Famous Grouse?

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