458 My girlfriend first time in the car

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by toomanymodz, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. toomanymodz

    toomanymodz Rookie

    Aug 18, 2007
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    I took delivery of my new 458 last week and have been driving the car getting accustomed to all it's features. My girlfriend suggested we take the Ferrari out on some country roads so I said ok.

    Except for riding 25 mph around the neighborhood, this was her first real ride in the car. We pulled out onto the main road and I mashed the fun pedal. The engine sang its glorious tune up to redline and I shifted into 2nd.

    Not hearing any screams or sounds of enthusiasm I looked over and her face was as white as a ghost. I quickly aborted the acceleration and assumed a normal driving discipline. It was several minutes before she spoke.

    She finally said that she was a gnats @ss from barfing Cheerios all over the interior. I am accustomed to fast cars and I sometimes forget that other folks aren't. I may do the right thing and only hot-dog the car when I am driving alone.
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  3. plastique999

    plastique999 F1 Veteran
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    Funny not funny lol.
    Lesson: carry a vomit bag in your car.
    I had my kid in the passenger when going on a mountain run and poor boy didn’t last the first few turns and vomited right into the bag.
    Turned around and went home.

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  4. buddyg

    buddyg F1 Rookie
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    Oh No I hope this doesn’t make her not want to ride in the car. My wife loved driving in the my 458 spider, I think she will be disappointed the F8 is a coupe.
  5. tomc

    tomc Two Time F1 World Champ

    Apr 13, 2014
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    LOL. Listen to Edward, get a barf bag. No one wants partially digested Cheerios all over their F-car.
    Maybe you owe the missus a nice date night cruise in the 458?
    Enjoy your new car...T
  6. SVCalifornia

    SVCalifornia Formula 3

    Mar 28, 2011
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    Oh no. Golden rule.

    if ur gotta barf, roll down the window. If that ain’t gonna work, barf in your shirt!
    That way you can roll it up and take it off! (And carry an extra shirt just in case!)

    NEVER Ralf in the car! Ever.


    a public service announcement...
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  8. soulsea

    soulsea Formula Junior
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    eharmony is your friend
  9. FFan5

    FFan5 Formula Junior

    Jul 7, 2018
    I took my wife out at COTA before. It was both fun to expose her to that, and a little scary that she'd be mad at me for a month.

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  10. dustman

    dustman F1 Veteran
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    Jun 12, 2007
    Mine begged for more, so we kept driving. An hour led to a day which led to a week up Highway 1 thru Big Sur. She’s my biggest supporter of getting high end cars!
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  11. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF Formula 3

    May 28, 2020
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    Big Sur is a gorgeous drive! I had the unfortunate pleasure to drive on it in a minivan. I had my wife, kids and inlaws... But it is on my bucket list... Maybe one day with some of the members of this group, I can make it a reality.

    My wife doesn't enjoy that. My daughter is the one that loves cars. My GT2 gets treated like "the other woman" in my life, and as to be expected, my wife isn't very fond of it. When I get the F8, I can only imagine the thoughts... It is like having a harem in my house.
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  13. Way2fast

    Way2fast Formula 3

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    My son was 5 yrs old. Riding in a car seat in the front of my 996 TT. He had chocolate milk for breakfast. Blew chunks all over the front. Didn't even cover his mouth. It took major self control not to yell at him while cleaning it up on the side of hwy 101

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  14. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF Formula 3

    May 28, 2020
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    My son was about 8 or 9 and I was driving up to Lake Arrowhead in my GT2 (mountains and curves) for about a solid 45 mins to an hour. Held up until we got there. Didn't even say a word about being sick... As soon as he got out of the car, puked... Lucky me!
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  15. Mikael-F360

    Mikael-F360 Formula Junior

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    Next time she is expecting you to floor the pedal. But you won't do that. You let her drive and she can floor it! Now the score is even ;)
  16. JCaspar

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    Do the right thing and let her drive it!
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  17. ScottJon

    ScottJon Rookie

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    I’ve been behind mini vans and Mobile homes from Laguna Seca back home to Hollywood. That single lane section can be the most fun you can have with your clothes on or the worst day of the year behind those mobile homes

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  18. Giallo27

    Giallo27 Rookie

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    I always have a couple of these bags on the passenger’s door of my Speciale, specially on track. Very useful though.
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  19. IloveGT

    IloveGT Formula 3

    Oct 17, 2015
    stupid! but I like it. this is a good one!

    I got a better one!!

    It's like going to the back door. You can never just jam it in. Take it slow, really slow, and don't forget the most important thing in life is lube. And then you will be rewarded.

    Back to the girl, now you have to do damage control, boy. You scared her! You must make her fall in love with the 458, not talking about the back door here!
  20. soulsea

    soulsea Formula Junior
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    That was unexpected.
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  21. toomanymodz

    toomanymodz Rookie

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    Letting her drive the car is probably a good idea. She's actually quite a good driver. She is from Hawaii and spent plenty of time attacking the many twisty roads there. I want her to love the 458 and not fear it. And the barf bag is also a great idea. Maybe I'll need it when she's in the driver's seat.
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  22. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF Formula 3

    May 28, 2020
    Southern California
    I am sorry if you happened to be behind me that day! However, I see a sports car behind me and I am in the slow car ahead, I will let them pass by when safe to do so... So, I doubt I was the one in front of you.

    I agree about the best and worst experience when driving. I frequently drive up to Lake Arrowhead and through LA Crest and it can be the best thing in the world or the worst. Especially when the person in front of you is purposefully not allowing you to pass or driving slow.
  23. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF Formula 3

    May 28, 2020
    Southern California
    May need it for your next trip, when she makes you pay for it. I am one that I don't do well in the passenger's seat, much worse in rear ones. I will from now one have hospital barf bags in all my cars. Thanks for the advice. The best way to learn is from other's previous mistakes or unfortunate events.
  24. tekaefixe

    tekaefixe Formula 3

    May 10, 2012
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    If she was like that in a 458, in a more modern Ferrari like an F8 or 720s she would leave you!

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