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Old 04-26-2012, 05:09 AM
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I asked her to choose one or the other just to know where she stands..to my surprise she says the Dino because it is a very special Ferrari and somewhat irreplaceable, the 458 is just another awesome Ferrari !!
and she is 100% right!!

you are a lucky man, smart girl you have there!
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:56 AM
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Think about it this way.

Keep the Dino and in 3 years you can sell it and buy 2 458s.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:52 AM
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Not that Dino parts won't fail, but at least there are lots of workarounds that will keep the Dino on the road - just look at Corbani's Corner and OMG's extensive restoration projects. Imagine trying those projects with a 458 in 15 or 20 years . . . .
Or 40 years! Fred
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:03 AM
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Hmm -
If you follow Michael Sheehan's comments in Sportscar Market, he would probably say keep the Dino (and all Enzo era cars), but jettison the 458 because the switches and faceplates will turn into greasy Silly Putty, the ECUs and everything electronic will all fail with no (or marginal) factory support within 5 to 10 years, and the paddle shifters will freeze up and make the 458 absolutely undriveable, and . . . and . . . and . . . .

Not that Dino parts won't fail, but at least there are lots of workarounds that will keep the Dino on the road - just look at Corbani's Corner and OMG's extensive restoration projects. Imagine trying those projects with a 458 in 15 or 20 years . . . .
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Mike's columns are always a good read if you need a reality check when thinking of doing something a little crazy, like selling a Dino over a 458... :-)
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:46 PM
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Look at the price of a 5 year old 430 - that is SERIOUS depreciation. Your 458 will likely depreciate similarly. Your Dino is likely to be worth at least as much now or more. If it's all about the numbers, there is no decision. As has already been said, it's a nice problem to have. Enjoy!!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:57 PM
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Forget the money, just look at them!

A 458 will never beat a dino!
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:16 PM
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Forget the money, just look at them!

A 458 will never beat a dino!

I do agree...I got little time to make a decision..
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:30 PM
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Another point she made this morning to why we need to keep the Dino....she started talking 401k, IRA, Stocks, Infaltion etc...she argues money invested in these funds and the 458 may be gone or wothmuch less by the time we retire, she asked to keep the Dino in the garage because wall street dont have access to it, The Dino value had perfomred better than the market in the last 10 years..... she may have a point there, but she didnt factor in the paddle shift and the awesomwe speed, that ought be worth something !!!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:14 PM
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We know where this is heading..
This is the DINO section!

she is right! and you know it..
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What a beautiful day today, We are keeping both.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:25 AM
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What a beautiful day today, We are keeping both.
Yeah! Score for The Home Team!
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Old 04-28-2012, 04:55 PM
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Wow! Result! Got to say that photo of the 458 really got me thinking, life is too short to compromise; open a bottle!
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:43 PM
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we took both of them to Starbucks this morning, interesting to know that people just loved the 458 but voted for the Dino on design and beauty !!!! got to tell you, this 458 is an amazing car to drive, seriously awesome. I will post some pictures soon.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:24 PM
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Another point she made this morning to why we need to keep the Dino....she started talking 401k, IRA, Stocks, Infaltion etc...she argues money invested in these funds and the 458 may be gone or wothmuch less by the time we retire, she asked to keep the Dino in the garage because wall street dont have access to it, The Dino value had perfomred better than the market in the last 10 years..... she may have a point there, but she didnt factor in the paddle shift and the awesomwe speed, that ought be worth something !!!!
Personally, I never understood these discussions. Pardon me for saying, but if your 401k is a concern ,along with retirement, maybe getting the 458 in the first place was a bad idea. Just sell it.
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Old 04-28-2012, 08:34 PM
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Problems of the first world.
It usually starts with the wife though in the first world
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:25 PM
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Well if there is any concern as to ones future financial position I don't think cars are the best place to put ones money.
1/2 the money spent on a new 458 is gone and it will never be seen again.... Unless you keep it for 40 years.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:31 PM
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Well if there is any concern as to ones future financial position I don't think cars are the best place to put ones money.
1/2 the money spent on a new 458 is gone and it will never be seen again.... Unless you keep it for 40 years.
Cars are always cheaper than gambling and side girlfriends
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:35 PM
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Cars are always cheaper than gambling and side girlfriends
That's why its better to play free online poker and just rent the side girlfriends.... If your so inclined...
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:56 PM
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I say throw some money or a gift at the wife to make her forget. Or agree to sell the 458 (when you're ready to pick up the next model)
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