Funniest/Stupidest comments you have received about your Ferrari

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by carguy98, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. carguy98

    carguy98 Formula 3

    Apr 27, 2009
    Cleveland, Ohio
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    Hey FChat community,

    I'm sure that all of you have gotten at least one or two funny or stupid comments about your Ferrari. What have they been?

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  2. davebdave

    davebdave Formula 3
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    Mar 18, 2007
    Northern VA
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    Dave W
    "Is it for sale?"

    A stupid question if you know how much we love it. :)

  3. tatcat

    tatcat F1 Veteran
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    Sep 3, 2001
    panama city beach FL
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    rick c
    i thought they were all red.
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  4. Tony K

    Tony K Formula 3

    Jun 7, 2006
    Toledo, Ohio
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    Tony K.
    "Is that a Lotus?!?"

    No joke. . . . for all the times over the years I was asked if my red Esprit was a Ferrari . . . this guy looks right at the little Ferrari badge on my black 308 and asks that. The 308 -- one of the most recognizable Ferraris. As it turned out, he had never heard of Ferrari. The absurdity and irony of the whole thing was unreal to me. Maybe other Lotus owners on here understand . . .
  5. Fastviper

    Fastviper F1 Rookie

    Nov 20, 2003
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    I was once at hooters in my 348 and a guy at another table was macking on the waitress telling her that his Ferrari was parked outside...
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  6. 3forty8

    3forty8 F1 Rookie
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    Apr 25, 2006
    San Diego
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    That's funny! I came out of a pub one night and a guy outside smoking with his buddies asked me if I liked "his" 348. I played along for a few minutes and told him it looked great, how much did he pay for it, etc. Should have seen the look on his face when I pulled the keys out and asked him if he wanted to check the engine out, lol.
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  7. Carsleuth

    Carsleuth F1 Rookie

    Dec 22, 2006
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    Dan C.
    Haha, that's hilarious!
  8. SandSpike

    SandSpike Rookie

    Dec 14, 2009
    Nice Mustang​
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  9. JazzyO

    JazzyO F1 World Champ

    Jan 14, 2007
    The Netherlands
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    "Wow a Ferrari! Is it new?"

    He was looking at my 1974 Boxer, then 34 years old.... :)

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  10. 3forty8

    3forty8 F1 Rookie
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    Apr 25, 2006
    San Diego
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    Yeah, the poor guy was a Marine from MCAS Miramar, a base close to the pub. I offered him a ride around the block, but he was too embarrassed by that point. His buddies went to town on him for getting owned and my wife was in tears laughing at the whole thing.
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  11. ZINGARA 250GTL

    ZINGARA 250GTL F1 World Champ
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    Jun 21, 2002
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    When I had my 360 I got hit with that one three times.

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  12. DGS

    DGS Three Time F1 World Champ
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    May 27, 2003
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    "It's real? ..... But ... the doors don't go up."
  13. jm2

    jm2 F1 World Champ
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    Aug 19, 2002
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    Had a woman in a gas station come up to my car once and exclaim " look,they have a window on the trunk that shows the engine ! " :)
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  14. thirteendog

    thirteendog Formula 3

    Mar 6, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    My mom always thought they were mustangs too. The little pony on the back confuses them lol.
  15. hardtop

    hardtop F1 World Champ

    Jan 31, 2002
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    Once upon a time when I had a 308, a young man was parked next to me in a beat up Corolla. I could smell the wood buring and finally he said "my car is as good as yours". I said "actually, you have a better car, but mine is a lot more fun".

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  16. jsa330

    jsa330 F1 Veteran
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    Oct 31, 2003
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    "Is that a Mustang?" several times for the 308.

    "Is that what James Bond drove?" for the 330 2+2.
  17. Challengehauler

    Challengehauler Formula 3

    Jul 28, 2008
    NE Connecticut
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    Here's one from "the other side of the desk"

    After quoting oil service - "I thought that was covered under warranty!?"
  18. BBL

    BBL Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2006
    Northern California
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    "Is that a diesel Ferrari?"
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  19. 430rcks

    430rcks Formula 3

    Dec 26, 2009
    West Palm Beach
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    LMFAO :p
  20. GrayTA

    GrayTA F1 World Champ
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    Jun 25, 2006
    Deep South
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    The first question I was EVER asked about my 308 was, "Is that a Fiero?"

    That was somewhat of a letdown....

    I always get the cost question, particularly with people in my field who KNOW how much I make....

  21. SoftwareDrone

    SoftwareDrone F1 Veteran

    Jan 19, 2004
    San Jose, California
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    A guy at my work asked me if my (360) was a Mustang. When I asked why, I got the horse thing.
    A 20 something year old kid at a gas station asked me, "What'd you pay for that thing, a million dollars?"
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  22. Menatep

    Menatep Karting

    Jul 7, 2004
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    Priceless... moments like this should be on camera.
  23. LABrit

    LABrit Karting

    Aug 13, 2006
    I was in traffic in town last weekend and someone in a truck was trying to get my attention, i ignored him knowing it would be something stupid, to which he then shouted out, "How much did it cost to rent for the day?"
  24. 330Guy

    330Guy Karting

    Jan 9, 2009
    Union City, CA.
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    Dana Edward Layton
    #24 330Guy, Jul 2, 2010
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    While driving my 330 gt through Niles California my passenger commented on the red car parked eternally at the local service station. He asked if I knew what year Ferrari the car was, actually a red Lotus Esprit, I suggested it wasn't a Ferrari to which my 'friend' countered it was. I humbly said in that case I didn't know which year it might be and asked how he knew it was a Ferrari. "'cause it says so right on it" he replied. I let it go. One of those rare occurrences....of my being humble.
  25. DGS

    DGS Three Time F1 World Champ
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    May 27, 2003
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    I did have one day where a new guy at work, in the middle of one of the "bull pen" bull sessions, started ragging on sports cars in general, and began denouncing the Ferrari he saw in the parking garage -- how it wasn't such a good car, and wasn't all that nice, etc.

    Eventually he did figure out that the other guys were near busting a gut trying not to roll on the ground laughing. Then they broke the news to him that the owner was in the room with him.

    I told him, "You're right -- by Ferrari standards, it's a beater." But he was busy looking for a rock to crawl under. :p

    For some reason, people always seem to just assume that all Ferraris cost a gazillion dollars, and that "real" people can't own them.

    One security guard told me he thought my (20+ year old) 328 belonged to the building owner. (The building owner actually drives a pickup.) (One millwright at another plant demanded to know how I could afford a better car than the CEO has". I told him that the CEO drives a Buick, and *everybody* has a better car. :D)

    I had the "wanna trade?" quip from a driver of a flatbed truck, hauling a luxo SUV. I didn't have the heart to tell him that either of those vehicles probably cost more than I paid for my 328. ;)

    But a cute one was when a teen jogging down the road spotted the 328 and called out "how fast does it go?". Knowing that the next light tends to get backed up at rush hour, I told him, "I think you have the faster transport at this hour". Sure enough, a few minutes later, he came jogging by while I was stuck at the gridlock at the light. ;)

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