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Bob Sacamano
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 2:46 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Tim wrote:
The Ferrari 488 in the latest issue of CAR has 65k worth of extras and looking at the photos I can't tell what any of them are (and it's not mentioned in the article).


Stripes and a DAB radio, I think.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lots of carbon fibre, no doubt.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Lots of carbon fibre, no doubt.


the carbon fibre tool kit is 15k
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who buys a Ferrari and self-spanners?  One for the poseur/bragger, I think.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume it's all 'jewellery' rather than performance enhancing stuff but it would be nice to know.

It's the same with lesser sporty cars tested by mags - if the car has an option of ceramic brakes they're always fitted whereas I suspect a lot of actual buyers might not bother.
I think the Focus/M2/Boxster test in CAR is guilty of this yet I don't think any allowance is made I the assessment.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Who buys a Ferrari and self-spanners?


I've always thought of Ferrari drivers as "self-spanners"
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CAR mag have a small article stashed away in their new car listings bit where they list their perfect spec of a car using whatever they want from the options list.

The latest one is a Boxster, basic price 41.8k, optioned up price 59k and a bit.

I'm too bored of Porsches to be bothered to read it in detail but  

Due to an inheritance one of my mates has around 60k to splash on a car.
He's looking at approved used R8 V10s.  
Surely that's a much better choice than a 4 cylinder anything?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just make sure your friend has enough tucked away for servicing and repair costs which can easily top 4 figures and multiples of 4 figures.

It's a bit like the classic v new argument though. The R8 is undoubtedly more special but it is going to be out of warranty and likely to throw a few big bills even for fairly mundane parts. The Boxster is likely to be used more often and will provide 3 years trouble free motoring but just lacks that something that all supercars have.

There is probably very little likelihood of there being much of an overlap for the people who would have the Porsche over the R8 and vice versa.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He drives a 2010 Civic and that will be staying for daily use.
He's a thorough person so I'm sure he'll make a good choice.

He's also from Fife so actually parting with the money may be his biggest problem  
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnC wrote:


It's a bit like the classic v new argument though. The R8 is undoubtedly more special but it is going to be out of warranty and likely to throw a few big bills even for fairly mundane parts. The Boxster is likely to be used more often and will provide 3 years trouble free motoring but just lacks that something that all supercars have.



Careful before you descend into a new vs used Pistonheads style snoozefest and incur the wrath of Butty!

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