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Discussion in 'FF/Lusso/F12/812S' started by Crocodon, Mar 15, 2021.

  1. RossoF8

    RossoF8 Karting

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    I don’t really worry about people‘s perception of ME in my Ferrari, I worry more about my kids; I want them known for their own attributes and accomplishments, not known as the “kids that get dropped off in a Ferrari.”

    I’ve actually been loving the car for the last month, and I think my kids have too, but we hardly go anywhere without somebody noticing and/or commenting, so I try to stay as inconspicuous as possible with where I park and such.

    What’s really funny though, is I’ve had two people tell me “nice Porsche!”, so in some ways the car stands out of the crowd just for being exotic and awesome, not necessarily for being a Ferrari
     
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  3. ANOpax

    ANOpax Formula Junior

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    :D:D:D

    Thanks for the considered response. I was worried that I might have come across a bit strong so thank you for the very fair explanation that you're protecting your kids. I can totally understand that.
     
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  4. Caeruleus11

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    For the city I would worry about potholes- the front wheels and tires are just too easily damaged. You can get around this a little with different tires and maybe if you can find them different wheels. There are threads on it. Feel free to PM me.

    And yes, there is the social acceptance factor which is variable on a personal and locational basis. One of mine doesn’t care whatsoever about being dropped off in a Ferrari. The other does. Everyone in the house loves driving around in the Lusso.


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  5. gougoul

    gougoul Formula 3

    Nov 25, 2004
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    Well fact is... it becomes annoying when people block-park you, or your car ends up with scratches (again), or they break your mirrors...
    And don't even try to merge into a lane.
    I totally agree that in Italy it's a very different story, even in (most parts of) France for the matter, but in bigger towns you get "mixed" reactions mainly from the e-bike-riders/vegans/etc. that are open minded enough to instantly put you in a "bag guy" category.
     
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  6. Altoria F

    Altoria F Karting

    Jan 24, 2020
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    Arf..
    I live in a small village (5000 inhabitants) near a 135000inh. principal city, not so wealthy and pretty less and less.
    I build a few businesses around and easy to meet people I work with (no issue with employees but more with customers who instantly believe you are a crook).
    In France people love a footballer who earns millions playing ball but jaleous, even hate the little entrepreneur who give salary for 20 years to 60 persons... All legal of course.
    Live happy, live hidden...
    I do not hide but at least I do not show and try to enjoy my toys with family and friends where I'm no one. (That is to say practically everywhere, lol)
     
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  8. papou

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    Envy has been with us since the very beginning and always will be, Enjoy your good fortune in good health.
     
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  9. plastique999

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    Just picked up mY FF...specifically to roll around with the kids. It does everything well!
    Quick question for those that have the rear DVD entertainment system. I popped in a movie and the movie will play on the front screen however on the rear screens I am getting a “no video” and blank screen - anyone experienced this?
    The kids were bugging me about this the whole ride LOL


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  10. ANOpax

    ANOpax Formula Junior

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    Did you put the movie in the head unit or the changer hidden in the boot?
     
  11. ttforcefed

    ttforcefed F1 World Champ
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    there will be times where the FF/Lusso is in the shop for a cple weeks or more so you will need a backup car.
     
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  13. Bas

    Bas Three Time F1 World Champ

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    Interesting you post this seeing your location...Sure your experience with this is NOT in Switzerland?

    Personal experiences of following countries driving ''excessive'' cars:

    Netherlands: You'll be seen as an *******, don't bother speeding as police in unmarked cars are a) everywhere b) will definitely follow you even if you are sticking to the speedlimit forever, just to see if you are being a bit naughty at any given moment. Vandalism chance is very low

    UK: You'll be seen as an *******, they'll tell you you're bad, don't be surprised to see your car vandalized.

    Spain: Quite positive really. Don't park it in tight garages (not that it'll fit). It'll be damaged. Not because of vandalism but simply zero care for their own or your posesions

    Portugal: Positive overall. Don't drive it in lisbon when it's been raining as everyone loses their ability to drive instantly.
     
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  14. plastique999

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    I tried both ....
    When in the front unit and parked, the movie played on the front screen but not the rears.


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  15. plastique999

    plastique999 F1 Veteran
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    Which issues ?


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  16. ttforcefed

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    Everything and anything.
     
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  17. Bamsefar

    Bamsefar Formula Junior

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    Exactly, the last thing I had fixed was a loose battery charge connector on the rear (for the battery tender). The magnetic contact did give me some troubles and not accepting charge, just a minor loose thing - but it proves that it takes some time (removing bumper and so on) to minor issues...
     
  18. ttforcefed

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    yeh sometimes just getting tires can be a pain....
     
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  19. Way2fast

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    In two years and 20k miles it spent 2 weeks in shop for transmission repair covered under powertrain

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  20. dustman

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    And who says the Ferrari SUV wont sell....
     
  21. Bamsefar

    Bamsefar Formula Junior

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    It might very well sell like hotcakes - however not to me.
     
  22. ttforcefed

    ttforcefed F1 World Champ
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    Dont see how ferrari will justify having suvs hung up for same amount of time as the ff/lusso.
     
  23. plastique999

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    This relates to PTU failure ?


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  24. gougoul

    gougoul Formula 3

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    It IS in Switzerland... on the countryside honestly people don't care at all / somehow enjoy seeing a fancier car... in bigger towns it's more of an issue since it's overwhelmingly driven by know-betters/PCs/environmentalists spending their weekends easy-jetting to any cheap place popping up etc.
    I still recall once on a sunday when a took the 550 for drive a bike driver with his son obviously forced priority and I could read on his lips "M...F###R"...because I didn't let him...
    Then you had the police station for a vandalism report stating that well... if you can afford such a car, you can probably pay to get it repaired etc...(and that's in the poshest area downtown :|)... fact is in Switzerland you have a low gun violence etc. but a pretty high "annoying" crime rate...
    Again in Italy i've only seen positives, same in France (countryside), Spain the same, Germany as well etc...
     
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  25. Bas

    Bas Three Time F1 World Champ

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    That's genuinely blown my mind. Of all places I expected Switzerland to be at least relatively indifferent to it all. Just seen your 550 was black/no shields. Even more bizarre that it got any hate. I know from my old business partner the police used to follow him around in Zug purely because he was driving in a Ferrari (black FF mostly). All they followed him for was hoping he'd break the law...not a one of occurrence but nearly every time he drove it.
     
  26. gougoul

    gougoul Formula 3

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    Zug/Baar is a bit different... more old-school... and only in switzerland would they call these places towns ;)
    Geneva became a leftist bastion... just look at the car taxes... it's a punishment !
     
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  27. italiafan

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    Southern USA: “Nice car!” Thumbs up. “Enjoy!” Never even heard of vandalism. (I’m sure Europeans still feel superior however. ;))
     
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  28. Bas

    Bas Three Time F1 World Champ

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    It's not about the superiority at all...Especially with regards to owning nice things, Americans are far ahead of the Europeans. Jeremy Clarkson said it best: "In Britain, you drive a Ferrari, and the person next to you is thinking ''One day, I'll have him out of that''. In America, you drive a nice car, the person next to you is thinking ''one day, I'll have one too''.''

    Maybe with the very recent rise of Socialist beliefs there is a bit less enthusiasm for the finer things in the States, but I'm sure it's still a much more positive attitude than certain European places. ;)
     

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