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post #1 of 31 Old 10-04-2007, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello, I would like to introduce myself. I don't own a Ferrari, but I really enjoy them. I am a college student and have an '07 Cobalt LT (Not that amazing) LOL 5 speed though. I am a Dental student at the University of Detroit Mercy, so in a few years I will be able to buy a Ferrari.
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Chris, Welcome to the community. Jimmy, who is a dentist in Japan, has one of the nicest car collection here so your choice of profession is definitely is in line with your automotive aspirations.
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Welcome Chris,
To echo what Boxer said, my dentist just traded in his 328 for a 575.

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Welcome Chris,
To echo what Boxer said, my dentist just traded in his 328 for a 575.
Welcome Chris.

My dentist must be a cheapskate, he only has a Subaru Imprezza WRX and a 911., no Ferrari.

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Chris, Welcome to the community. Jimmy, who is a dentist in Japan, has one of the nicest car collection here so your choice of profession is definitely is in line with your automotive aspirations.
Hi Boxer, I am a little ashamed to be referred to as such. A phrase like that from you is an honor indeed. Seriously, Boxer, watching your acquisitions lately, I am truly amazed and wasn't ready for it. (Personally, an F40 was very tempting but did not suit my needs and reality here in Japan. ) We all have to keep an eye on you so that you are not tempted to buy and Enzo next ??!!?? So glad to know that you are enjoying your new Fs thoroughly. Thanks again. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Welcome on board

Welcome on board, Chris. Great to see another enthusiatic member. Everyone here are helpful and I am sure you would enjoy the feedbacks. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Hi Boxer, I am a little ashamed to be referred to as such. A phrase like that from you is an honor indeed. Seriously, Boxer, watching your acquisitions lately, I am truly amazed and wasn't ready for it. (Personally, an F40 was very tempting but did not suit my needs and reality here in Japan. ) We all have to keep an eye on you so that you are not tempted to buy and Enzo next ??!!?? So glad to know that you are enjoying your new Fs thoroughly. Thanks again. w/ smiles Jimmy
Knowing his taste I don't think an Enzo will ever be in his garage. My bet is that he will now go back in time and grab a Daytona or something similar.
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Knowing his taste I don't think an Enzo will ever be in his garage. My bet is that he will now go back in time and grab a Daytona or something similar.
But Andrew, I would have never imagined that Boxer would go after F50 with a F40 in his stable already. Jimmy
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In some ways if you think about it they are at the pinnacle of cars before computers took over and he has always liked raw drivers cars like the Boxers. You can't get anymore raw than either the F40 or F50. Neither have any creature comforts, no radio, no carpet, just the bare bones to go drive.
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In some ways if you think about it they are at the pinnacle of cars before computers took over and he has always liked raw drivers cars like the Boxers. You can't get anymore raw than either the F40 or F50. Neither have any creature comforts, no radio, no carpet, just the bare bones to go drive.
I suppose you are correct, Andrew. I never had the opportunity to experience rides in either ones so I cannot say much, but they're so awesome, league in their own, super cars. I suppose Boxer's thirst for power and speed is insatiable. Great choices indeed. Jimmy
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In some ways if you think about it they are at the pinnacle of cars before computers took over and he has always liked raw drivers cars like the Boxers. You can't get anymore raw than either the F40 or F50. Neither have any creature comforts, no radio, no carpet, just the bare bones to go drive.
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Knowing his taste I don't think an Enzo will ever be in his garage. My bet is that he will now go back in time and grab a Daytona or something similar.
You are right on direction. Wouldn't be any time soon but in a couple of years, a 330 GTS or a 275 GTS would make for the perfect summer cruiser. Saw great examples of both at the FOC UK Concours.

The only thing I might do in the next year is trade the 308 GTB for a 360 Challenge as I am doing quite a few track days now.
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I suppose you are correct, Andrew. I never had the opportunity to experience rides in either ones so I cannot say much, but they're so awesome, league in their own, super cars. I suppose Boxer's thirst for power and speed is insatiable. Great choices indeed. Jimmy
Jimmy, It is not so much the speed or power, more the purity of the total driving experience. The F50 really is as close to a road legal F1 car as you are ever going to get. It is also the last Ferrari Supercar that is not crammed full of computers.
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Jimmy, It is not so much the speed or power, more the purity of the total driving experience. The F50 really is as close to a road legal F1 car as you are ever going to get. It is also the last Ferrari Supercar that is not crammed full of computers.
Well put, Boxer. Personally, I can live without those computer managed cars driving the driver instead of the other way around. As for the F1 experience, I know you may not be interested but Porsche Carrera GT sound is a virtual F1 music, if you get the chance to drive it. Happy driving. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Jimmy, If I get a chance to drive a Porsche Carrera I definitely would. I know a few Enzo owners who also have them and speak very highly of the Carrera. I fear that for exactly the same reason these gentlemen like the Enzo & Carrera, I would not.
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Hi Chrishawk4,

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Wow...I was curious as to what I posted as an introduction thread and looked back....I sure have diverged from the original path that I planned on taking. I now am a New Technology Platform Development Technician for a major tape manufacture. Slightly different then my original Dentistry route. Interesting how drastically things can change within a mere five years. I'm glad to have spent a majority of the past five years communicating with many of you on this site. It truly is amazing what technology can provide....although I have been a ghost for many months on the actual site.

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Chris- Does that mean you are not doing any dentistry on the side?

Five years can make quite a change. Having a science, math, or engineering degree does mean you are qualified to do a ton of things.

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....maybe I am doing it on the side.... Yeah my degree in human biology led me into a research and development department dealing with adhesives...who knew At least for the time being I will be working with this company. It will not fuel my ability to purchase a Ferrari....however my students loans have already taken that wish from anytime in the foreseeable future. I will most likely be going back within the next couple years and attain a chemistry degree.

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Well, from what I can read between the lines you're happy with where you are at the moment, which is the main thing.

It wasn't only you that diverged from their path, I see Boxer still hasn't gone the 275/330GTS route...


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