That is a very nice car, and I like the growl of the exhaust. It has a very nice deep tone to it.
Well, a rough guess would be $89,500 .....Great post but now I really want a 550. You know how much this post of yours is going to cost me?????
Actually I doubt it. It was just the one 550 ad that I had on hand in my Inbox which was eazy to copy and paste. Honesty it is not a car I would touch. Too much bad karma.You keep posting Michael Sheehan's monday morning 550, Boxer. Are you saying the jinx is gone?
This is the very car that was featured in the "Can you afford $10.27 per mile?" article that Michael Sheehan published in FLQ #5. It's a famous article trying to shed light on 550 ownership costs but in my opinion (and quite a few (ex-) 550 owners) it seems to concern a particularly bad example. I agree that it looks very nice, but probably best to stay away.What are you guys talking about with karma on this car?? I'm kinda lost? It looks decent in that picture..
I do hear it in the video, my question was do you know what that noise actually is?When you start the engine from cold, you will notice that it gets slightly revved up for a while (mine usually takes about 5 minutes at around 1200 RPM), and while it is revved up, warming itself up, you will notice a blowing kind of noise, as if there was a quiet whistle in the engine. I usually don't move the car nor rev it up and down until this blowing sound has completely stopped.
That is what I meant. I believe that if you allow these auxiliary systems to operate without interference, they will last long and do their task.
I have been in Florida 4/5 weekends recently, but only 2 of those involved actually driving the car (the others it was in the shop), however that's done for now, as I have to go back to college for the spring, so won't be back around till the summer... Hopefully dad will have all the other minor issues sorted by then!Thanks for the clip, Brandon. As I mentioned in the e-mail, a bit more aggressive sounding than my Tubi, particularly on high revs.
Car looks and sounds great - glad everything is well now. How often do you get to go to Florida to enjoy it?
I don't know exactly what it is, but I know what it does (help warm up the engine), and I am confident that if you don't drive until it has finished doing its thing, it will last longer without failure. I have spent a fair amount of cash on my car repairing small stuff, and it becomes annoying considering that not only you get to pay but you are deprived of your great car while they troubleshoot, and wait for parts. So one of the things I focus on is letting it warm up before driving. But maybe you can drive it outright and nothing will happen to the system, you never know.I do hear it in the video, my question was do you know what that noise actually is?
This is done to warm the cats up. They do not function properly until they are warm.I don't know exactly what it is, but I know what it does (help warm up the engine), and I am confident that if you don't drive until it has finished doing its thing, it will last longer without failure.