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Pulled the trigger today !

Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by DrMoFo, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. DrMoFo

    DrMoFo Rookie

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    #1 DrMoFo, Jan 24, 2010
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2010
    Ordered one in Bianco Avus, Cuoio, black carpet, yellow tach, yellow calipers, shields, Daytona style full electric seats, Magnetronic, 19 inch standard wheels, parking sensors in front, adaptive headlights, upgraded mirrors, upgraded stereo. No cruise or camera.

    My first Ferrari and looking forward to its eventual arrival.
     
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  3. VisualHomage

    VisualHomage F1 Veteran

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    we need pics!

    congratulations :) enjoy this
     
  4. forgeahead

    forgeahead F1 Rookie
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    Nice! I am very curious to hear more about the magnaride experience from the masses. I ordered it too and am looking forward to putting it through the paces. It seems like a lot of people opt for the 19 inch wheels (as did I). That sounds like a beautiful color combo.
    When did they say it would be made and delivered?

    Ray
     
  5. gdhodge

    gdhodge Karting

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    Congratulations, you will love it. I remember you from the MB forums, I think. You had bad luck with the tranny didn't you?
     
  6. ProfJC

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    Should be fun, but why no cruise or camera?
     
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  8. ignacio

    ignacio Karting

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    i love these new shocks. nice ride and very little dip in the corners.

    i think that 19" tires have more comfortable ride with excellent performance. i see no reason for 20" wheels here except perhaps "looks".
     
  9. ignacio

    ignacio Karting

    Feb 25, 2004
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    cruise control is great, particularly if you are planning road trips.

    camera is too exposed to damage and not needed with standard parking sensors.
     
  10. DrMoFo

    DrMoFo Rookie

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    #8 DrMoFo, Jan 24, 2010
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    I decided not to get the cruise control as I never use it on my other cars despite driving back and forth from Las Vegas to California at least once a month. I guess it's because I usually travel at such a high rate of speed that I'm always braking and maneuvering around other cars lol. Seriously though, I never use Cruise control and I think if I decided to do any truly significant road trips, I wouldn't take the Ferrari anyway. Actually, the hard part of the whole situation was the dealer had an 08 F430 loaded with 600 miles on it for 220k. I almost bought that car until I realized that I really wanted a car with the comforts and conveniences of a GT like my prior AMGs. One thing i am interested in hearing from the community is there appears to be a satellite theft system upgrade as well as a factory applied rock chip protective coating. Has anyone ordered these? My order gets processed monday so any input is appreciated .

    Answering the other post above, I did have a problem with my SL63 and it was a shame it had to go. The car, aside from the tranny, was really nice and prior to the 63, my 55 was flawless. If MB did an upgraded version of the 55, I probably would not have purchased the Ferrari and the new SLS really doesn't appeal to me either .
     
  11. ignacio

    ignacio Karting

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    i like cruise control as a police repellant! it's awfully easy to find your cali in triple digits!
     
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  13. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye F1 Veteran
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    Good for you, let us know when she arrives. Congratulations.
     
  14. RickLederman

    RickLederman F1 Rookie

    Sep 18, 2007
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    I agree. I have my speed alarm set at 80 and the alarm is always going off. Cruise keeps me out of trouble. (sort of anyway) 1,600 miles and no tickets yet!

    Magneride is quite nice! It really takes care of the really bad Michigan roads that I once in a while travel on.
     
  15. DrMoFo

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    Jan 13, 2010
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    seriously, anyone order the factory applied protective rock film and or the satellite theft system? Order goes in today.
     

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