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post #1 of 7 Old 01-11-2012, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Seattle!

Hello everyone of Ferrarilife.com. I have browsed this site from time to time as I find many of the threads very interesting. Over the past couple of months I have gained a significant amount of knowledge about the more technical aspects of being a motor head rather than just looking at pictures and comparing 0-60 times. I am not a Ferrari owner, but certainly consider myself an enthusiast. Unfortunately my only hands on experience with a car is my 2004 v6 mustang, and I plan to keep that as my sporty car and use my Subaru Forester as my practical car for the time being. The savings account for a Ferrari is certainly growing and I hope to be asking questions about what to look for when purchasing the prancing horse marque in the not so distant future. I had an opportunity to drive a 355 Berlinetta a few months ago and I absolutely loved it. The way the steering felt was amazing. It was one of the only times that I have felt like I was in complete control of the driving experience. I have also driven a V8 Vantage, however I enjoyed the feel of the 355 much more. The only other car I have driven that has given me that shiver-down-your-spine-satisfaction that I experienced with the 355 was a BMW 2002 turbo.

I look forward to being a part of the Ferrarilife.com community and sharing my interest in automobiles.

~Derek

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-11-2012, 11:47 PM
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Derek, a great intro and welcome to FL. Exciting times ahead for you. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Yes good first post, welcome to FL. Look at it this way you own a pony car it's time to get into a Thoroughbred Stallion Cavalino

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Welcome to FLife Derek

That first post was nicely done!

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post #5 of 7 Old 01-12-2012, 06:08 AM
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Welcome to Ferrari Life Derek.

Ferrari's: 360 Modena, 550 Maranello
Ex's: Dino 308 GT4, 612 Scaglietti
The Rest: Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, Porsche 911 2.7s, Porsche 911 3.2 Carerra, Ducati 916... and the Land Rovers
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post #6 of 7 Old 01-12-2012, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for the warm welcome! So far my experience here is much better than it was with my mustang forum. I guess Ferrari enthusiast are just more mature:P
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-12-2012, 11:19 AM
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Derek- Welcome and we look forward to helping you become a Ferrari owner. If you go to ferraridatabase.com you can download owners manuals, workshop manuals, and other technical data on the F355. Should guarantee you ease of falling asleep reading for weeks at a time.

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