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Discussion in '360/430' started by 04 360 spyder, Mar 30, 2012.
Do you get offended when people say nice car how much was it? How do you answer?
Hate it, has nothing to do with the car. The only people that ask know nothing about cars. I say less than you think.
I have started just telling people how much a set of factory lug nuts cost. It goes a little something like this;
[them]: "How much did that set you back?"
[trent]: "A set of OEM lug nuts cost $2K, when I park somewhere and return, I only hope nobody has stolen them." That usually ends the conversation.
[random bewildered bystander] "...his lug nuts are worth more than my car..."
It never has offended me per se, but it does get tiresome. That's probably the number one question I'm asked, after, "Is it a real one?".
I always reply the same as you, "A lot less than one thinks."
I have started telling them 7 years of saving.
I tell them I haven't got a clue as it was a birthday present from my wife.
I don't get offended, just very annoying. Hear it at least once a day, I will usually say its a rental to someone who doesn't seem to care about the car.
I don't get offended, but the question is somewhat in poor taste. Car prices are a mouse click away...look it up.
maybe offened wasn't the right word "annoyed" is better like it. i get it all the time and agree it is in poor taste. I figured I wasn't the only guy with a ferrari that gets asked this question. My wife wanted to put a picture of it on facebook when I first bought it and I said absolutly not. If my customers knew I own a car like this they probably woulnd't give me any more work
"More than you can afford... Ferrari"!!!
I tell people, the price isn't what gets you, it's the maintenance cost. Then I say something like a service cost $$$$ and that's the end of it.
"Too much..." and roll my eyeballs. Getting.. very.. tired of the same old questions from so many people.. omg!!!
I don't mind people asking me, I just tell them you can get a nice ferrari for well under $100k, but the running costs are higher than most cars...
I used to have a sorta rare and expensive motorcycle
Please used to ask me all the time how much it cost, what I did for a living, how much do I make....
My answer, "gay porn... it pays much better than straight porn..." that shuts up the stupid questions right away
Enjoy the stupid questions.
I sold the 360 and have a CLS63 and GTR now and no one cars about either car.
lol, I found out the hard way how much lugnuts cost. My car came with aftermarket wheels and when I tried to put F430 wheels on the 360, the existing bolts were too short and I had to buy a new set. Ferrari wanted about $2k for them. Got a set from Racambi for about $850 IIRC, but wasn't thrilled to dish out even that much on freaking bolts.
Then there are titanium bolts, don't even get me started...
I don't really like this question either and have been meaning to think of a good "go to" answer. I've replied with "all of my money," to "not as much as it looks like, it's 11 years old after all," to "I won it at a casino." I almost said "a trillion dollars" once, but figured that might come off wrong and end up with a big key mark. Like I said, I need to figure out a good go to answer that is funny and will make them laugh.
I smile, shake it off and don't answer. Fortunately I don't hear it as often around here.
I will never drive a Ferrari to my hometown in SC again. It was constant. I don't think I could own one there. It literally stopped traffic wherever I went. It was way too much attention.
Now that "gay porn" answer made laugh!
I just say 1.5 million nickles.
70,000 gallons of gas......
But it's only a million
There was a thread like this recently. Someone said you could just say you're an IRS agent and are very good at what you do. Then look them in the eyes.
LMAO ... Permission to steal your line; Gay Porn Star, classic.
People are going to ask about the price, I like to have a little fun with the half-witted people
1) I have no idea, my wife bought it for me, Christmas last year...
2) I have no idea, my girlfriend got it for me, I sure hope my wife doesnt find out
3) Lets see.... car, sales tax, insurance, Ive got less than a quarter million in it (sometimes I use less than a half million)
4) Well... its 400 HP and if you figure about $2,500 per HP youd be in the ballpark (no idea what ballpark)
I will try the lug nuts cost $2,000 routine
I try to keep it simple:
Nice car! =. "thanks"
How much does one of these costs? =. "too much. My wife calls her my Italian mistress. Expensive to acquire and even more expensive to keep"
Most people just want to talk. We've all been very lucky to afford an f-car, so I prefer to keep it all low key
If I were in a position to respond to that question I would answer, "I should have never watched Magnum PI as a kid."
Damn, that's effed-up.
I had someone ask me this the other day at a party. I gave them a straight answer. They were just curious.
Turns out they had sold their company 4 years ago for 240 million. I found this out the next day from someone else.
Turns out they could afford it
Just say it's cheaper than being married
I just tell them it's cheaper than getting divorced....puts it in perspective.
Life's too short to get offended about a question like this. I've been asked a lot but they don't mean to be too nosy - they're just curious. I usually say that Ferraris range from expensive to not expensive and that they are on sale for half-off since the recession.
The other thing I get is that some people say "You'll never loose money on it." I correct that impression, telling them they depreciate just like any other car, except you're having more fun while they're doing it.
For you it's 2.
Semi related story.
I was out last night in the CS and I'm sitting at a traffic light. I hear a bunch of yelling and finally determine the kids in the car three lanes over are yelling nice car. So I roll down the window and say thanks.
One of the kids in the back seat yells out "what do you do for a living".... to which I replied, I steal cars... and then drove off.
LOL, I am picking up a lot of good answers this week. For once I have more answers than question.
LOL classic! I have to remember that next time a supra rolls up next to me.
Twin Turbo Supra all worked over cant pull away from a 355. Thats funny. There was less than a car link after 8 seconds. The 355 is a great car, yes, but fast off the line it is not. I am not a street racer and cherish my license and life; but still would not line up with a TT Supra, even that old one. They usually have 600-800HP and would embarrass my 430 in this type of race.
Almost made me spit out my tea from laughing! Well played!
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I politely say, "Please don't embarrass me."
It has always worked and no one is upset...including me.
20 years of hard work.
What else would you say? It works great.
No one has ever asked me. But if someone does, my plan is to say "I borrowed it and have to get it back," then drive off .
i always just say "too much" and smile. only people who've asked me are close friends though so some i've told. They're usually surprised by how relatively cheap it was.
I like the 5 million nickels response too haha.
I would think that anyone in a modded Supra would probably also know where the line came from. I hope they would think it was funny. Because in the theaters everyone definitely laughed.
Tell them $90 a pound. It'll end the conversation.
Very true. I have a 97 single turbo (67 trim DBB) Supra that dyno'd at 615hp at the wheels on pump gas as well as a 02 360 Spider. The Supra is much quicker... But it's still not a Ferrari! Enough said.
I will use that, $90 a pound. Very FUNNY !
That figures to the same cost per weight as a $150 bottle of wine.
With or without 10 cent rewards discount?
I got to use the "gay porn" reply last night it worked great left the guy speechless.
Saying I won it in a raffle usually ends the conversation...