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I got my new 550 today

Discussion in '456/550/575' started by mrmckay, Nov 29, 2003.

  1. mrmckay

    mrmckay Formula Junior

    Jul 14, 2003
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    I took delivery of a beautiful 2000 550 at FoW today. I'm simply blown away by this car. It is such a magnificent machine. I test drove this car 2 weeks ago and a 99 550 about a month ago at FoW. This morning I was having second thoughts while taking my 911 X50 TT for one last drive down to FoW. In retrospect those thoughts seem rather foolish. I put 125 miles fun filled miles on the 550 this afternoon. I look forward to the next time I'm behind the wheel listening to that marvelous 12.
     
  2. mrmckay

    mrmckay Formula Junior

    Jul 14, 2003
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    If anyone would like to see more pics....they'll be in the showroom.
     
  3. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
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    Congratulations! It's a totally different car from the 911. Are you keeping them both? How do like the switch to front engine? Enjoy!
     
  4. Chip D

    Chip D Formula Junior

    Sep 13, 2003
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    Louisiana
    Nice Car!!!!!!!!!!
    More Pics Please :)
     
  5. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2001
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    that's amusing mrmckay - i traded a 2001 996TT on my 550.

    the 550 offered a similar level of power without spool-up or e-gas or awd.

    fwiw, i've never regretted the swap.

    doody.
     
  6. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

    Nov 4, 2003
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    So, for those who have gone from 911 to Ferrari, has either car been a daily driver? I see the Porsche as a daily driver, but maybe not the 550 (probably just because of the difference in upkeep costs.) I
     
  7. Gary(SF)

    Gary(SF) F1 Rookie

    Oct 13, 2003
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    And the huge penalty attached to any Ferrari for mileage. Frustrating for owners who would like to drive their cars more, but don't want to get hosed at re-sale time.

    Gary
     
  8. Bart

    Bart Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
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    I am happy for you. Just drive the heck out of it unless you purchased it to re-sell it. I do not think so.
    To me the big different between those two cars is the V-12 is so smooth and it torgue is sweet.

    May you have many wonderful times drive that beautiful car.

    ps: Your color is the same as mine. Most people will not see it as an exotic. FUN!
     
  9. F1racer

    F1racer F1 Rookie

    Oct 5, 2003
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    Congrats!!

    I see you own also a F355..
    If we compare both cars what would be your comments?
     
  10. shelbee

    shelbee Guest

    Congratulations. Enjoy the amazing torque from 485HP V12 engine at 3rd and 4th gear.

    I love it on normal mode rather than sport mode though.

    When someday you drive 575M, you will feel these cars are very floaty compared to the 550
     
  11. Texas Forever

    Texas Forever Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Apr 28, 2003
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    Welcome to the Maranello club! I think that there were only about 3,600 550s made between 97 and 01 so it's a small club. You'll enjoy it. It is a great car.

    Dale
     
  12. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
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    I drive mine everyday... averaging about 1500 miles/month.

    MrMcKay: is it tubi or cargraphics exhaust?

    --Dan
     
  13. mrmckay

    mrmckay Formula Junior

    Jul 14, 2003
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    Dan,
    I have currently have the tubi on it.

    Chris
     
  14. ze_shark

    ze_shark Formula 3

    Jul 13, 2003
    1,270
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    Congrats, got mine on Friday ! 2001, 12'000 miles.
    Titanium over Sabbia. Here is a pic of the interior, weather has been too dull to get a good outside pic. Rest assured there'll be many more :)
     
  15. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

    May 1, 2002
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    Congratulations. I too bought one a few months ago, a 2001 Rosso Fiorano, and still love it. I love to drive it, and I still think it is the best Ferrari every built for everyday driving. When I first bought a Daytona, I loved it too, so much that I bought two. I still have them. Maybe in a year or so when my wife gets over the fact that I need another 4 car garage....I might buy a yellow one...or silver...:)
     
  16. maranelloman

    maranelloman Guest

    #16 maranelloman, Nov 30, 2003
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    Sweet car, McKay!! I have the Argento Nurburgring (silver) as well in a 2000 model year I bought new, with black seats & dark gray piping. I regret 2 things that I did not order when I bought it: the 250GT rear shelf like you have, and the Fiorano handling package.

    Coach, congrats on Rosso Fiorano--a truly superb color in a 550!! Have you bored out the extra exhaust cans yet?? :)

    Here's me in mine:
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  17. MARQ

    MARQ Formula 3

    Feb 9, 2002
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    Congrats, mrmckay! A beautiful car AND a great dealership with which to do business! Enjoy it...
     
  18. Artherd

    Artherd F1 Veteran

    Jun 19, 2002
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    Dan- Rock Star's gotta do what a Rock Star's gotta do! ;0)

    MrMcay- the 550 is one amazing car, your's looks great! As a 23 year old I'd never thought I'd love the 550 untill I rode in one for the first time. WOW. I must now confess more than a small soft-spot for the Maranello. Drive it well and drive it long, and don't look back. May your tires always be warm.

    Best!
    Ben.
     
  19. labcars

    labcars Formula 3

    Jan 22, 2003
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    mrmckay - congratulations!! It's a great color combination. anytime you feel like going for a long ride, reach out and I'll be there in mine!! Enjoy the miles, forget the resale - you'll never be able to get rid of it and live with yourself!
     
  20. Tennlee

    Tennlee Formula Junior

    Feb 10, 2002
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    Great Smoky Mountains
    Congrats! Beautiful.
     

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