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I have had my car for two months now. After surfing the net, all I find is 360 this and 360 that. Sometimes some articles or comments about a 512, 348 or 308. What is wrong with the 550? The 550 is such a happy car, look at the board smile of its grill. No one seems to own one but me. Now that they are no longer in production, I guess I should take it to the junkyard and have it shredded. The 575 does not look good in my eyes.

I think it is the most beautiful car ever to hit the road and has the engine to make it go. Like my mother used to tell me, I follow the beat of a different drummer.

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Bart,
The reason is production numbers. The F355 has the most ever, the 360 could very well pass this number. It doesn't mean there is anything wrong with the 550. In fact the 550 would be in my top 5 before the others. I think the 550 is awesome and brought back some of the soul in the 250 GTO. Plus don't forget sticker price. 550 $250,000 new, 360 $160,000
 

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Bart,
yes, you are right. The 550 is not one of the Ferrari's people talk about. I think Andrew is on target about popularity and production numbers being a reason why. I wanted a 308 because of the instant recognizability around town. When the average "Joe" thinks of a Ferrari, it is a red '79 308 GTS (Thanks to Magnum P.I.! That was my first look at a street Ferrari and I said "I want that car!) You should be proud to have the 550 (I kinda think you are).

But, if this continues to bother you and you want to junk the car, let me know and I will come over with the trailer and haul it off for you. I am always willing to help a distressed Ferrari owner in need. :eek:ha:
 

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Pete,
When I drive the beast, most have no idea what it is. Even the porsche drivers think it might be a Kit Car. Since the 360 copied the rear end of the 550, others do not understand what it is when seen from the side. That thinking stops when the beast starts moving. I am different. I hate flash. Mine is silver, not red. Nothing is better than the look of a BMW or Porsche driver's face as I blow him off.

As you might guess, for years, BMW & Porsche's driver have had fun with me. No more.


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Pete,
When I drive the beast, most have no idea what it is. Even the porsche drivers think it might be a Kit Car. Since the 360 copied the rear end of the 550, others do not understand what it is when seen from the side. That thinking stops when the beast starts moving. I am different. I hate flash. Mine is silver, not red. Nothing is better than the look of a BMW or Porsche driver's face as I blow him off.

As you might guess, for years, BMW & Porsche's driver have had fun with me. No more.


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what an awesome sight this must be. :)
but the average 'joe' doesn't know a lot about cars. the 550 being one of the most rare 'modern' ferrari. Silver is a gr8 color for such a car. Being already 'flashy' red would make it worse....
 

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Agreed. That car looks awesome in silver. I don't think it would look as good in red. (I bet black would be cool though).
 

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I stand corrected. Silver looks better on that car.
 
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