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  1. Hud

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    Very interesting article in this months porsche club magazine praising the Ferrari 355.

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    "The Ferrari has everything! Approaching it there is an overwhelming feeling that you are about to experience something very special. It gives the impression you are about to drive a racing car whilst cheating the law by driving it on public roads. Its curvaceous form slithers around the beautifully sculpted wheels, and the enormous flat engine cover,aggressively punctuated by shark like gills, begs the silent question - what on earth is hiding under there?"

    The article is nothing but complimentary towards the car but ends basically saying that it is a bit 'in your face,' and does not allow any anonymity.

    Also another article in there on some porsche chap who was lured by a 360 and then went back to having a porsche.Wanted to bottle the sound of his 360.

    Anyone else read this and have any views?
    Nice article, but im not swayed to go back quite yet.
     
  2. steve f

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    I would not lower myself to read or have these comics in my house but a good 944 turbo would give a 355 a run for its money
     
  3. Hud

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    paid an annual subscription - no choice. Not a bad mag though - more down to earth than the foc mag.
     
  4. steve f

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    well i aint in the FOC either dont eat fruit so cant talk with a plum in my mouth plus i am from up north and the FOC lot up here aint my cup of tea
     
  5. Hud

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    Shame mate they aint all like that. I do eat plums and sell them - part of the job - crap flavour at this time of year. Roll on the English Victorias..
     
  6. RAY430RED

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    Your loss haha
     
  7. steve f

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    i would join your area as tea arse says there is a few hairy arsed builders as members down there does he mean you ray ?????
     
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    Your welcome anytime ,so is anybody else on here with a Ferrari Yes he probobly means me but there are lot of builders in our group Not many hairdressers

    RAY360M
     
  9. steve f

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    well could do with some building work but deffo dont need a hairdresser unless they sell the sweepings from the floor
     
  10. Hud

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    Stop hogging my post im waiting for some nice feedback and keep thinking you might have put some, like "yes the 355 is truly a dream car, wish i could part ex my old 12cylider model for one."
     
  11. steve f

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    #11 steve f, Mar 30, 2005
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    i had a 1998 355 for 3 months hated it
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  12. stevep

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    yes cos you have no taste ...the motor looks stunning and was probably too much for an old coffin dodger like you to handle :D
     
  13. stevep

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    i loved my 355 and i want another.......
     
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    I've got PP but havent' found toilet time (you know that quite calm before the storm of cleaning chores she's left when out shopping or the place you goto to get away from everyone...well mines is the toilet).

    It looks a great article if you own or desire both marques.

    Paul


    PS I was out today in a DISCO 3 of my friends it's just the dogs.....and also nearly put a deposit down on a Kawasaki 636 '05 model, for the gents into bikes, you have to go see one it's a Ducati for Honda money!!!! Discussing with her indoors before deposit goes down......
     
  16. Hud

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    I love mine 355. My porsche lasted 3 months - it was bland
     
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    Probably cos you couldnt get your fat arse in it!

    You need 12 cylinders to blow dry the hair in your ears.

    Luv ya really

    Steve
     
  18. stevep

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    its the only hair hes got, oh and on his arse
     
  19. steve f

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    at least i have a clutch leg and gear stick arm you aint in your automatic
     
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    Interesting to hear a Porsche mag giving so much praise to the 355, but then again, they are completely different cars. I was out in a new 911 a couple of months ago, and it felt reasonably quick, had decent luggage space and seats in the back. Problem was, it sounded like a hairdryer. The biggest thrill of my 355 is the noise it makes, no doubt about that. For sure it makes the whole experience. How many people would have bought a 355 (or any Ferrari) if it sounded like a Porsche?
     
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    There is an article in this months Classic & Sportscar comparing a 308 vs Honda NSX.

    They preferred the 308 because the Honda didn't really come alive till above 6,000rpm whereas the 308 felt special whatever the revs.

    Horses for Courses I suppose.
     
  22. stevep

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    will cost you a small fortune to put a manual in a cs and replace the v8 ha ha............coffin dodger
     
  23. steve f

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    depends what you use the car for i have a mitsubishi 3000gt for a every day user and its a great car to drive lots more traffic friendly than the ferrari but its not as special as a ferrari
     
  24. stevep

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    thats a make of telly you fool
     
  25. matkat

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    ""The article is nothing but complimentary towards the car but ends basically saying that it is a bit 'in your face,' and does not allow any anonymity.""

    bit of a daft comment because lets face it We did not buy Ferrari"s to be anonomous,I previously had 4 Porsches to do just that.I personally love My 355 and would not go back to having a Porsche.
    Dave Mc
     

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