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Ferraris are habit-forming:

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Gatorrari, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. Gatorrari

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    Feb 27, 2004
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    Jim Pernikoff
    I took my Honda Civic on a trip to Anniston, Alabama on Saturday and got back about 4:30.

    Since then the Honda has not left the garage!

    I had to get my 328 jump-started by AAA (the car had barely been run since it went on the truck from CA three weeks before), but since then my mileage has been: Ferrari 120, Honda 0! And the car has run flawlessly.

    Admittedly some of the miles I've put on ol' 62319 have been necessary: I got it emissions-inspected (it passed); I went to Ferrari of Atlanta to get some license-plate screws (!) (Harold didn't charge me for them); and I had to stop by a police department to have the VIN verified for titling purposes. By the time I left FoA, it had warmed up enough that I took the top off for the first time.

    In between, I just enjoyed getting used to the car. The old narrow-sole shoes turned out to be perfect, and while the gated shifter will never feel as easy to use as the 5-speed in the Civic, I got the hang of it.

    Naturally, everyone who's seen the car has liked it, including my coworkers. The most common comment seems to be "Sweeeeet!". Not bad for an 18-year-old car!

    Well, back to reality. My red horse will stay in the stable until next weekend, but it appears that I'm hooked!
     
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  3. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
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    I should add that on Saturday I received the shift-gate lock I had ordered from Hill Engineering. Great gadget! I feel much more secure with the lock installed, and it's easy to use.
     
  4. Steve Magnusson

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    Habit-forming? I've developed a life-long dependence ;)
     

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