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When Ferraris Break

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by TooTimidAndCheap, May 6, 2016.

  1. vrsurgeon

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    You guys are so full of **** it's coming out of your ears.

    Yeah when I drive I like to pass on the shoulder, tailgate, blow through red lights and drive at 130 MPH in congested traffic. And you know not if.. but WHEN I get into an accident because some nitwit princess in a Prius doesn't check their 6 before they change lanes and I plow into her killing her and her passenger...

    The very first thing you guys would be writing is how "irresponsible" and "stupid" that was. "****** should have saved it for the track" etc. And if it was YOUR family member your responses would have been even more severe.

    Don't try to condone irresponsibility..
     
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  3. 308 milano

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    #27 308 milano, May 11, 2016
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    Title should be " When Rental Ferrari's Break". Keeping service current does nothing to address the fact that 99.99% of the Renters are going to rod the s--t out of your cars. Who's to say the broken Lower A Arm on the Spyder wasn't from being airborne a time or two. To stand there and proclaim Ferrari a POS is alittle disingenuous , maybe its just your rental fleet has seen one to many " gone in 60 seconds" reenactments.
     
  4. Schulz308

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    A racing licence, A conceal and carry permit, A Badge, A Captain or Pilot licence, The Next President etc etc. ........

    All these can be used for great triumph or horrible Tragedy. One should not get too confident.

    Humble pie you should try young Padawan!
     
  5. Schulz308

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    Crap. I am off my meds I meant to direct the Dental joke @RobiFerretti. But to answer your Query,

    "Practicing Dental Work on the side" can be a mild reference to teaching someone a lesson.
     
  6. robiferretti

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    This video is specifically about Ferraris, there is also a video called "When lamborghinis Break". There will be more videos because all cars break, but Ferraris seem to break more often then most.
     
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  8. robiferretti

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    I have 100 hours of video on youtube if you are going to judge me based on one video in which I was the passenger go ahead. Objectively you might want to choose a larger sample size.

    We can go back and forth on whether privately owned Ferraris are more reliable than rental Ferraris, but we are just talking to hear ourselves speak. Watch my videos and agree or disagree. Teach your kids right from wrong, thats not my job. I document and entertain via internet videos. Above all I am a car enthusiast who is able to have fun and make a couple of bucks while doing so. I am a firm proponent of the "time and place for everything" statement, if you watch more of my videos you'll see that. I started a driving company called Adventure Drives that has done several events without so much as 1 ticket or pull over. Not that we are driving the speed limit, we just do so without sticking up the cars and as responsible adults where conditions permit.

    Glad I am able to stir discussion, carry on with civil debate. Above all enjoy owning your cars, however you derive enjoyment from them.
     
  9. daytona355

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    You can't judge people based on one video, or me on saying I enjoy driving quick. You have no clue about me or anyone else and how they are behind the wheel. The only crashes I've ever had were on a racetrack, and those were on 2 wheels as a teenager on a 750, because I had an attitude that corners were mine, regardless, and if one of us didnt get around the bend in the saddle, that was the other guys fault! One me quite a few races too, but also gave me a few broken bones!

    Gumball and bullrun have drivers that are very capable, and others that are a bit nutty. Going quick, using a shoulder, whatever, can sometimes be done without much risk if you have good speed, good forward planning, and you do your bit right. If it isn't safe, you wouldn't do it.

    Pay the fee, join one of them, spend a week rallying across a continent, then tell me if you think speed is bad and everyone who likes to use the power of their car is a nutter. Until you've been there, you have no clue at all
     
  10. daytona355

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    Ok, that's one I've not heard before! I was thinking Brit, teeth, usual thing (which actually these days is getting true as the cancer treatment made mine start falling out!)
     
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    Do the world a favor and retitle it.. "When Rental Ferrari's break" that'll put it more into context.
     
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  13. vrsurgeon

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    I'm judging in the the same way that someone writing "you guys should get over yourselves" is judging. You actually seem like a good guy. What I'm commenting about is in writing condoning bad driving.. like passing on the shoulder and the stoopid driving that you see on gumball. Chris Harris was accurate in his tweet. ;)
     
  14. AceMaster

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    My Ferrari broke, I glued it back together
     
  15. Braces

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    Maybe people relate Ferraris breaking down more often with its high maintenance and repair costs. All cars will eventually break, but it is the $$$$$$$ necessary to fix the Ferrari that people are fixated on.
     
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    As for the title of the thread - no problem. if you own a Ferrari long enough... its going to break. no question on that. do break more frequently than a Toyota... probably. The more you use it the more it wears.

    however the driving videos... I just don't approve. I live in a very densely populated area of Atlanta, where you can see this kind of behavior all the time, and it DOES end up in horrible accidents that kill people ( innocent people) not to mention snarling up already horrible traffic.

    I choose to look at Ferrari Ownership more responsibly. if doing the gumball - to cross continents.. is your thing fine, but you have to own the critique that driving like that on most public roads is highly dangerous, and you are putting others at risk. - Autobahn and closed pvt. roads and circuits excepted... This is a case of your actions - captured on VIDEO speak much louder than your words.

    I believe it says to people: "look at me, I'm so rich/ powerful I can do what I want, when I want and where I want" ... its arrogance at its ugly height.

    At least be well insured so when you do kill someone their family can be compensated and yours will not be ruined.
     
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    Like I said, no crashes in any of these videos, the typical gumballer or bull runner does drive quickly when they can, and you may think certain things are dangerous when others see them as calculated risks. Accidents happen every day, and I'd rather be driving with some of these guys than some of the dopey old fogeys on the roads now who are texting/calling/eating/generally paying no attention behind the wheel every day at 20-55mph, they are more dangerous than anyone else. Speed doesn't kil, stupid does
     
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    In Sicily you are not allowed to tell cops the truth, that's called grassing, and it is a no no. The world would be a wonderful place if it was totally fair. I'd prefer it called a miscommunication, the guy probably didn't understand the question lol
     
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    No...I'm pretty sure Speed Kills.
     
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    Speed allied with stupidity, but not in its own right. You need a numbskull texting behind the wheel for that
     
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    #44 DiabloTerr, May 12, 2016
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    Sure looks like speed nearly got innocent people killed during this Gumball crash.... Whats even better is the coward filming didn't even have enough courage to pull over and see if everyone was ok...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UK3hY49h5Lw
     
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    Not one of the videos posted previously is it. I'm sure there are lots of videos on the internet you can find of people crashing, bet not all of them involve speed or gumball
     
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    I agree. I had a Z06 in Germany for two years and did 150mph every time I was on the autobahn, conditions permitting.
     
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    Speed is exhilarating, and part of that is the application of your control and skill. Nothing wrong with it at all....

    z06 is a great car for autobahn work!
     
  26. Todd308TR

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    And over 1,000 miles on the 'Ring.
     
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    Awesome, I had a vette once, and once I had changed the tyres from stock Goodyear f1 to something more supple, that car flew, and handled a dream
     
  28. lear60man

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    Rented a 2016 Stingray two weeks ago. That car was awesome....had me thinking about selling my 997 as a daily driver.

    As for the OP's vid, if the guy says that his Ferraris are breaking down more often than his other exotics, who am I to dispute? I only own one exotic and cant compare figures across the board.
     

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