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Justify Your Ferrari

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by KenC, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. KenC

    KenC Formula 3

    Dec 7, 2003
    2,120
    Kent, UK
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    Ken
    I'm sure we've all had to justify our extravagant purchases to many people, be they ourselves, our other halves, parents, colleagues or friends.

    What reasons do you give to each of them?
     
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  3. 360stimo

    360stimo Formula 3
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    Aug 23, 2005
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    got far too much money and didnt know what to do with it all, so thought, i'll buy an expensive bright red ferrari so everyone will think, what a nice chap, as i drive past !!
     
  4. kenyon

    kenyon F1 Rookie

    Oct 7, 2002
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    Justin Kenyon
    Promised myself a Ferrari at the time I turned thirty. Told the wife to be (at the time) to put the wedding off a year, told her the car was a dream that I had to fulfill. By putting the wedding off I was able to pay for the car in cash, no credit needed. She agreed to it. Parents was all for me getting the car. No excuses needed to really. Was then able to save for the wedding.
     
  5. Hud

    Hud F1 Veteran
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    Jan 26, 2005
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    Rob
    I drive one because I can. :) Seems to rub people up just the right way!!
     
  6. GrahamS

    GrahamS F1 Veteran
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    May 29, 2004
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    Promised myself I'd buy one when I sat in the just released 348 at the motor show when I was 19.
    15 years later I did it :)

    My philosophy is that if I die and my bank account is in credit then I haven't made the most of things. Get it spent :)

    As my dad always says "It's better than spending your money on drugs"
     
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  8. MalcQV

    MalcQV F1 Rookie

    Oct 11, 2004
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    Malc Holden
    Well mine is not anything like as expensive as some here, though (and how many times I am told this I do not know), I could of bought a new car for the money????

    I bought one because all Ferrari's IMHO look and sound fantastic. I am on the F-car ladder now and already planning the next :D
     
  9. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

    Mar 15, 2004
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    Well i got mine to show all you muppets what a proper ferrari is 12 cylinders in the rear
     
  10. Ravi355

    Ravi355 Karting

    Feb 20, 2005
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    Ravi
    As my dad said to my mum when I showed them my car for the first time:

    "don't ask him why he bought it, ask him if he can afford it!"
     
  11. Aztec

    Aztec Formula Junior

    Dec 10, 2004
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    Dave
    Can't Justify it, but who cares
     
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  13. angelis

    angelis F1 Veteran
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    Jun 18, 2004
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    Soon after we got married, my wife told me I would never get a Ferrari as long as we were married.

    She's now my ex-wife and I have a Ferrari.

    How do I justify owning it? I makes me feel good!!!
     
  14. F328GTS

    F328GTS Formula 3

    Apr 27, 2004
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    Nigel R
    Very easy - Life is too short, if you want one, get one.

    As another F-Chatter once said, "on your death bed the only things you regret are the things you didn't do".
     
  15. Hazy

    Hazy F1 Rookie
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    Mar 12, 2005
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    sigh.

    Justify mine by working 70 odd hours a week to pay for it, so no-one can say I have'nt earnt the right to drive a Ferrari :D:D:D
     
  16. angelis

    angelis F1 Veteran
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    Jun 18, 2004
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    I did'nt think coal miners got paid that much!
     
  17. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    hey i worked down the pit for 10 years
     
  18. Hazy

    Hazy F1 Rookie
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    The car don't actually wholly belong to me....the finance company still own about oohhh, half of it!! My motto in life is "I'm gonna go out owing"

    :D:D:D
     
  19. angelis

    angelis F1 Veteran
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    Jun 18, 2004
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    who let you out?
     
  20. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

    Mar 15, 2004
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    illness and bad health
     
  21. tommo

    tommo Formula 3
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    Nov 29, 2004
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    Julian
    Had no one yet (family & friends) questioning my sanity on buying one, and now upgrading, guess that's cause they're happy for me. It's the people who ask you to justify it, they aren't your mates, thus to them - who gives a f.ck - but Ken, know where you're coming from
     
  22. v15ben

    v15ben Formula 3

    Aug 12, 2004
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    Ben
    Not got one yet but I am sure petrolheadedness counts as justification!
     
  23. mal

    mal Formula Junior

    Jan 12, 2004
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    Kent
    Seems simple to me - I got it because I wanted to
     
  24. KenC

    KenC Formula 3

    Dec 7, 2003
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    Now that's where I was coming from, although you do have to add that you could also afford it. Not everyone who want's one gets one!
     
  25. mal

    mal Formula Junior

    Jan 12, 2004
    615
    Kent
    I cant afford it, but the bank kindly offered to help me.
     
  26. mmm355

    mmm355 Formula Junior

    May 19, 2005
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    John
    I justifed it by saying I'd sell my 911, buy an old Volvo estate, save on petrol, insurance etc and then it would be just about affordable and I would be a happy and attentive husband. So I got the 355. Just couldn't find a Volvo anywhere so I had to keep the 911;) I was honestly going to sell it. Still, all worked out ok in the end, although I am poor now:D
     
  27. Robertb

    Robertb Formula 3

    Nov 19, 2003
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    Robert
    Thought long and hard about this. I couldn't. So I sold it.
     
  28. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

    Jan 19, 2004
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    Geordie Land
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    steve
    coulnt find a good skoda
     

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