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2019 Ferrari Portofino - Would you buy?

Discussion in 'California/Portofino' started by reimelmotorcars, Dec 5, 2018.

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Interest in a Ferrari Portofino?

Poll closed Wednesday at 3:31 PM.
  1. Absolutely!

    34.2%
  2. I have one on order

    26.6%
  3. Maybe

    17.7%
  4. Not really my style

    21.5%
  1. reimelmotorcars

    reimelmotorcars Karting
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    We want to know your thoughts on the new 2019 Ferrari Portofino....

    • Replacement of the best-selling California T
    • 0-62MPH in just 3.5 seconds
    • Twin Turbo V8

    Leave a comment or participate in our poll!
     
  2. Shotgun Styles

    Shotgun Styles Formula Junior

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    Bruh, you are way late to this party.
     
  3. tomc

    tomc F1 World Champ

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    And, party it is! Most F-chatters seem to love the styling and performance of the Porto in relation to its predecessor, the Cali. Having test driven one, I thought it had great handling and steering. I still think the NA Cali looks better, but I concede that I appear to be in the minority. All that being said, I think they are going to sell like hot cakes...T
     
  4. reimelmotorcars

    reimelmotorcars Karting
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    Thanks for your responses @Shotgun Styles and @tomc … just seeing how many members would consider one! So far, 11 members have one on order from our poll and 4 have interest! 22 votes in total.
     
  5. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3
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    yeah i would
     
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  6. Ann

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    Peter DiSalvo
    Hi mine is in stage 90 what exactly does that mean?
     
  7. tomc

    tomc F1 World Champ

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    Welcome. And congratulations on your Porto.
    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/threads/production-phases.343205/

    According to the above thread, stage 90 signifies that it is in transit.

    Quoting the above...

    10 - Orders accepted (Red 10 = No Changes)
    20 - Chassis assembly (at Scaglietti)
    30 - Painting
    40 - Assembly line (dash/wiring/interior/options)
    50 - Assembly line (engine/transmission)
    60 - Finishing
    70 - Testing (road/track)
    85 - Storage
    90 - Water (intransit)
    92 - PDI completed
    93 - Shipping to dealers
    94 - Dealer stock
    94 - Red - retailed
    95 - Submit to factory

    Again, congratulations and welcome. Please post pictures when it arrives. You will love it.
    T
     
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  8. Stercrazy

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    I’m with you tomc. I think the old Cali NA is a looker. A friend of mine, artist/architect saw them side by side a deemed the Cali the better. Drove and loved the Porto and asked Tampa Bay to notify me the first time the6 get one back in trade. 590 hp hard to resist. New electronics make a big diff.



    Sent from my iPad using FerrariChat
     
  9. ttforcefed

    ttforcefed F1 Veteran
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    u r missing an important category - "im buying because i want a pista"
     
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  10. Jay Pierce

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    The design is beautiful and the driving is impressive. Although, I feel the price points of options are incomprehensible, e.g.
    front cameras, carbon fiber, Apple car play, special paint colors, etc.

    Additionally, Ferrari does not offer state of the art features, that are standard in other cars, such as blind spot monitoring,
    rear cross path detection, cruise control radar and lane assist. Furthermore, many of these are standard in Ferrari's
    FCA cousins Jeep, Fiat and Ram.

    One must wonder why Ferrari buyers pay a King's ransom when Jeep owners have it included in purchase prices of 30K
    and upwards.

    I must opine, that a wise buyer would wait to purchase a Portofino on the secondary market and even then, it is a irrational
    purchase.
     
  11. Shotgun Styles

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    Whut?

    This is why GM is shuttering it's sedan plants. Everyone wants an SUV/Crossover (read that, "station wagon") that is Nerf gun safe and drives itself. I'm sorry, but a Ferrari is an enthusiasts car. If you're looking for an affordable luxury robot with training wheels I'd suggest moving down market to Lexus.
     
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  12. Wreck111

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    You
     
  13. Wreck111

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    Your missing the point. Most people that buy these types of cars, ie Porsche,
    Ferrari, McLaren, Lambo, buy these without looking at a monthly payment or lease payment. They buy these for the beauty and performance of the automobile.
    Sure the cost is high but most of us don't care. I can't remember the last time I turned my radio on in my Ferrari or Porsche
    Who cars. My favorite all time car is a simple 2016 VW GTI with a Chip. Base car and would have paid much more.
    Most drive there Ferrari a few thousand miles a year. We like to wax them and just look. After all we all had posters of these when we were kids.
     
  14. reimelmotorcars

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    Congratulations! As @tomc said, please show us your photos when it arrives!
     
  15. Cigarzman

    Cigarzman F1 Rookie
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    Means get your wallet ready. Congrats, best Kirk
     
  16. Stercrazy

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    I’ve done a few irrational things in my life, buying the Ferrari is one of the best.


    Sent from my iPad using FerrariChat
     
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  17. Fireman1291

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    lol perfect, this needs to be my new signature the minute the deal on my soon to be Cali30 goes through!
     
  18. montpellier

    montpellier Formula Junior

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    I have just got my PF and to compare to the Cali, you have to take the final version with the Handling S pack . It is a notable step up in terms of overall performance and obviously in car entertainment. Styling is great, and I also liked the Cali T, but it probably carries too much of a family resemblance for some, and I expect many will ask if it is the latest California. Dynamically it is far better , and is closer to what many will feel is a Ferrari experience, it sounds more like a 488 too. It is an easy car to live with, you sit on rather than in it, if that makes sense. The rear seats might just fit a baby or small child, but even them only if the passenger will sit far forward, so to be really useful it needs another 25cm behind the front seats . They are almost useless, even with a child seat and small person, which is a shame as it reduces the advantages over a 488. If you do not need that little bit of "practicality," I would go with a 488 Spider, which is very easy to live with day to day. It is a great car though, and a worthwhile step up from the final Cali T HS.
     
  19. blu308qv

    blu308qv Karting

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    I ordered a Portofino. I’ve owned two Cali’s, a 2010 and a 2012. The Cali is an amazing car, and test driving the Portofino, I’m gonna enjoy this one just as much. I daily drive whatever exotic I own. Currently, it is a Lamborghini Huracan. The Lambo is fun, but I definitely like the Ferrari cars better. The Lambo is very much an Audi. It is very raw and fast, but I miss the Cali, which I traded on the Lambo.
     
  20. anunakki

    anunakki Four Time F1 World Champ
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    Im a cheap ass so I will wait for a pre-owned one like I did for my California
     
  21. mlcor

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    The rear seat will serve a critical purpose for me, namely, a place for the wife to put her purse. :)
     
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  22. tomc

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    Lol. Don't forget, co-pilot fits back there too.
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  23. reimelmotorcars

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    That is too funny!
     
  24. intrepidcva11

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    LMAO ROF!
     
  25. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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