What questions are you asked about your Ferrari?

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  1. ferrariowner

    ferrariowner Formula Junior

    Feb 21, 2014
    Mansfield, TX
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    When I take my car out for a drive, someone will usually want to ask me about it. I decided to make a list of questions asked since they are almost always the same.

    1. What year is it? This is by far the most asked question and usually the first.
    2. How long have you owned it.\?
    3. What kind of car is it?
    4. Is it a kit car- I used to get this question a lot in the 90's. I haven't heard it in a long time.

    What do people ask you about your car?
  2. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
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    Feb 24, 2006
    Cerritos, CA.
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    It’s always What year and Bow much?
  3. Cuddy K

    Cuddy K Karting

    Oct 30, 2017
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    Ian Karr
    The one that gets me is “...wanna trade?”
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  4. Rosey

    Rosey Formula 3

    Nov 5, 2015
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    "Is it fast? "
  5. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
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    Feb 24, 2006
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    I meant How Much and sometimes is that the Magnum PI car?
  6. Martin308GTB

    Martin308GTB F1 Rookie
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    Jan 22, 2003
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    Martin N.
    "Did you rent it?"
    "Are you in debt?"

    And of course: "is this the Magnum car with roof"?

    Best from Germany
  7. Transient

    Transient Karting

    Sep 6, 2007
    Sydney Australia
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    i always get asked How much is it worth, and How long have you had it for....
  8. dinogt4guy

    dinogt4guy F1 Rookie
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    Oct 31, 2004
    Hewitt, Tx.
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    Dino Tifosi
    All of the above! Lol!
  9. SaratogaCA

    SaratogaCA Formula Junior

    Sep 11, 2016
    Saratoga, CA
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    Sam T.
    An adolescent boy once asked "how many horsepower?"

    When I told him, he asked "is that at the crank, or at the wheels?"

    I was surprised he was so knowledgeable.

    Another young man asked for mentorship and career advice.
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  10. kcabpilot

    kcabpilot Formula Junior

    Apr 17, 2014
    California SF area
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    Is that a Mustang? I’m not kidding, only once but it happened.
  11. EP328

    EP328 Formula Junior
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    Sep 3, 2008
    Northern California
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    “May I borrow your car? I’ll bring it back in 30 minutes full of Hookers.” I declined.
  12. Ferraridoc

    Ferraridoc F1 Rookie
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    Jun 20, 2012
    Gold Coast, Aust.
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    How fast? - slower than a hot hatch
    How much? - less than a new Commodore
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  13. thorn

    thorn Formula 3
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    Aug 7, 2012
    Tallahassee, FL
    Never gotten a kitcar comment. But the rest, all the time.

    - How much was it?
    - How fast?
    - What's the gas mileage?
    - How long owned?
    - What year/model?
    - Does Higgins know you have the car?
    - Is that the Testarossa GTS or the Ferrari Targa? (ummm)
  14. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
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    Feb 24, 2006
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    You should have got him thinking and told him that some of the power comes from the Kinetics Energy Recovery Systems (KERS) :D
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  15. robbie308

    robbie308 Formula Junior

    Mar 2, 2005
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    Robert Retzlaff
    The most funny questions I won't forget:

    Paying at the gas station after filling up the 308, the young cashier asked "Is this the new Ferrari model?" (it was about 30 years old by then, which tells something about the timeless design by Leonardo Fioravanti... or the ignorance of the gas station boy)

    Had dinner on the outdoor terrace of our local pizzeria and went to the bathroom. A guy comes in, takes the spot next to me and while relieving himself, says to me without any further introduction "Your car is a replica, right?". I replied "How could you notice that?" With a grin on his face he said "It has a single endpipe exhaust – no Ferrari would have that." Me: "You're an expert! But please don't tell anyone." He nodded generously and left (without washing his hands, btw.)
  16. G. Pepper

    G. Pepper F1 World Champ
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    Mar 15, 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
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    George Pepper
    How much? is what I get the most. My answer is, it's almost forty years old, so not as much as you probably think.
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  17. maurice70

    maurice70 F1 Rookie

    Jan 25, 2004
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    maurice T
    My favourite was “ls that the car Magnum drove in Miami Vice??”
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  18. Milkshaker0007

    Milkshaker0007 Karting

    Sep 22, 2012
    West Midlands,uk
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    "Is that real or a kit car" ?
    so always tell them it's an MR2 in drag:)
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  19. syata

    syata Karting

    Feb 23, 2017
    Now that is funny.
  20. Brian A

    Brian A Formula 3

    Dec 21, 2012
    SanFrancisco BayArea
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    1983 US 308 GTS QV
    Kids: "How fast does it go?"
    Adults: "How much is it worth? / How much did you pay?"
  21. mike996

    mike996 F1 Veteran
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    Jun 14, 2008
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    Mike 996
    1. What year is it?
    2. Thats the Magnum Car (sometimes a question sometimes a statement)
    3. How fast will it go. I always reply, "The speedometer says 180."
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  22. Mechanical Dad

    Mechanical Dad Formula Junior

    Aug 30, 2016
    East Aurora NY
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    After they look inside and see my my little guys car seat........ "Ferrari made a car with 4 seats??!?!!"
    That's my number one. Followed by : "how does it handle?"

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  23. maurice70

    maurice70 F1 Rookie

    Jan 25, 2004
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    maurice T
    True story,
    about 2 years ago l got pulled over by the police solely for the reason so they could ask me if it was the magnum car..
    the officer asked me for my licence and then said that he and the other officer in the car were debating whether or not it was magnums car..
    After l gave him a brief summary of the history of Magnums cars he thanked me,handed back my licence and let me go..

    Actually come to think of it another thing l was asked just a few weeks back by two young guys was if my car was a Testarossa..
  24. VIZSLA

    VIZSLA Four Time F1 World Champ

    Jan 11, 2008
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    I’ve been asked “Is it a DeLorean? “. More than once.
  25. miketuason

    miketuason F1 World Champ
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    Feb 24, 2006
    Cerritos, CA.
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    I get that question a lot when I drive my Lancia Scorpion.

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