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Old 06-19-2017, 06:45 AM
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Just like movie actors cars get type cast as well. Adam West was always Batman. The 308 will always be Magnum.

Not much you can do but grin and bear it. That's what actors do.

Haters gonna hate. Look at the jokes Porsche people get!
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When I was around age 17 I witnessed A much older friend loose it while fueling up his 77 GTB when a tourist said " Nice kit car!"

Learned right then and there that the words kit car and Ferrari should never be uttered in the same sentence.
Got that comment from a BMW 328 driver at gas station when I was filling up my old Scuderia.
I thanked him and told him it took me a year to put it together.
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Thank you all. A nice range of insightful perspectives. And the Charlie's Angels comment is a definite keeper! ;-)
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I get Magnum PI comments about my 348. I just smile back at them.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:32 AM
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Look at the jokes Porsche people get!
In a 3x8 you will never get ask why the styling is like an upside down bathtub.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:42 AM
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I get the Magnum references all of the time. My favorite was someone shouting: "Where's Higgins?!" It still tickles me to this day.

Whatever the reaction or comment, I smile politely.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:18 AM
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I don't understand the problem. It -is- a part of the car's gestalt.

I think driving away in YOUR FERRARI is enough of a win, don't you?
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:21 AM
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I used to own a 328 - a car I thoroughly enjoyed.

That car also got way more attention (and a few tickets) than my 512 BBi or 612. Primarily because of the Magnum PI show and the 328's uncanny relation to its 308 predecessor. I could not go anywhere without people noticing it. Most of the comments were very positive.

The only negatives were avoiding those tucked into my blind spot, so they can look at the car without me noticing, and the annoying stop-light challenges.

The only time someone ever asked me if I had a "kit car" was the 512 BBi Boxer, which had the Red-Black paint scheme.

Ironically, I believe the 328 has distinction of being the only 8-cylinder model to actually be out-sold by it's contemporary 12-cylinder equivalent - the TR.
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.....The only time someone ever asked me if I had a "kit car" was the 512 BBi Boxer......
I received a Magnum PI comment in my Boxer. They just know it "looks swoopy like Magnum's car", so it must be the same.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:13 AM
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You are right that 99% of the time these questions come from a negative place. 99% of the time I just laugh at these people because I know a real car enthusiast would ask how you like it, whats it like to drive, want to talk about the beauty or engine, etc. Life is too short for the "haters"- but if you want some comebacks...

I think you could just ask: "what are you talking about?"

That would return the question to them and now its entirely up to them to explain themselves.

I don't have a 3x8, but the question I find most annoying: "how much?"

My usual responses:

"I don't know"
"Why does that matter?"
"Why? You want to buy it?"
"How often do you see one of these and the first thing you ask is price?"
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:36 AM
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You are right that 99% of the time these questions come from a negative place. 99% of the time I just laugh at these people because I know a real car enthusiast would ask how you like it, whats it like to drive, want to talk about the beauty or engine, etc. Life is too short for the "haters"- but if you want some comebacks...

I think you could just ask: "what are you talking about?"

That would return the question to them and now its entirely up to them to explain themselves.........
"Magnum WHO??? Don't know him."
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:39 AM
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When I got that once I said "I know.. I have to grow a stache' now.. " and put my index finger above my upper lip. Everyone laughed.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:44 AM
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There's a guy on YouTube who makes videos of the reactions he gets driving around Toronto in his 430. Some are funny. Some are so rude and obnoxious they're hilarious.

Most people think every Ferrari is worth at least $500k. People (who aren't car lovers) react weirdly to that sometimes.

I usually just say "thanks" to the nice ones, and "ok" to the negative ones.
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Sometimes the best response to a apassive aggressive comment is, "Go F*** yourself."
Why stoop to their level and possibly antagonise the situation?

I'd rather show a bit of class, simply give them a slight smile and then just walk/drive away!
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:21 PM
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How many people own a Firebird Trans Am can people call them "The Bandit"?

I owned an Alfa Spider. I can't tell you how many people said "just like Dustin Hoffman in the Graduate"

Deal with it.
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when I had my 328...it garnered all kinds of attention and comments (mostly good, with the occasional finger in the interstate). Where I live...mine was the first Ferrari they'd ever even seen in their life...and probably the last...something they'll remember.

It never bothered me enough to go outta my way to make any kind of counter point or "stand" to whatever shtick one choose to approach me with about the car. It never occurred to me to one-up 'em.

Just play along to get along and get done...was my MO.

I really liked the children. A mom asked if it would be ok if she got a pic of her kid with the car. Makes ya feel good. did me
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:26 PM
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... I owned an Alfa Spider. I can't tell you how many people said "just like Dustin Hoffman in the Graduate". ...
Mostly, people ask, "Alfa? Who makes that?".

An entire generation "grew up" (sic) while Alfa was absent from the US.
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are you sure they are passive aggressive? Anytime I hear the reference, I've always interpreted in from the context of positivity. Magnum P.I. and Miami Vice are good shows.
Yeah. It's a compliment.
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Have some business cards made saying robin masters, author
give them out telling folks it's my car I just let magnum drive it
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:47 PM
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Yeah. It's a compliment.
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