@Boxer. Thanks for the advice. Under normal circumstances I would agree, but my concern is that I would like most if not all. Then it becomes even more confusing. Not sure if this makes any sense at all.
Right now, I want a 360 based on:
a. Financial reasons
b. Reading all the materials
c. My boss's MY2001 360
I assume that I will join the local Ferrari club once I make a purchase assuming I decide to go straight to the F-car route. At that point in time, I can get more exposure to the different F-cars.
Plus I think it will be fun to move from 1 F-car to another F-car. Might as well focus on the 360.
@Barcheta. U are being too kind. Let's face it. All my cars (including the present one) is clearly not going to excite anyone including me. : )
@Schnellmann. Looks like you are the only one advocating starting with a mid-range car so that I get exposure to what a fast car feels like. That was what I was leaning towards.
On a related note, most of my buddies are already telling me that a 911 turbo is probably the wrong car to start with. One friend with a 997 S4 advised me to start with the non-turbo version. But the 2007 997.1s are definitely within budget at ~$80K and with CPO peace of mind.
I do agree with your alcohol analogy that different cars feel right at certain times. If things continue to go well financially, I envision a 911 turbo as a DD and a F-car driven on the weekends on super long streches of country roads with no real destination in mind.
@JazzyO. You got me juiced-up! I am going to make some calls for a test drive asap. Will schedule back-to-back drives with the 997 and the 360 and decide which ones i should focus my research on moving forward.
You also convinced me that life is too short that I should not waste my time starting out with the M3.
Regardless of what I choose, big thanks to everybody for the advise. Time to go test some cars!