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Would you/Do you Valet your Ferrari?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by vref, Jan 16, 2004.


Would you/Do you Valet your Ferrari?

  1. Yes, I have had no problems.

  2. No, Are you crazy.

  3. No, I fix her, wash her, love her, park her myself.

  4. None of your Business

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  1. vref

    vref Karting

    Dec 18, 2003
    1 Hr North of Housto
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    Would you/Do you Valet your Ferrari?
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  3. darth550

    darth550 Six Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 14, 2003
    In front of you
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    No and no.

  4. andybm3

    andybm3 Karting
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    Nov 12, 2003
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    No no no no no no and no ..................................
  5. udalmia

    udalmia Guest

    i hate to be ****** but stf please, there's an identical thread in the OT section
  6. LSU348

    LSU348 Formula 3

    Dec 19, 2003
    Sugar Land
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    "OK valet guy...if the car won't start pull fuse three then crank it. Let it die then reinstall the fuse. Please make sure it is not in gear when you crank her over as it will happily jump forward on you...wait a sec...give me those damn keys back...I see the wood down there."

    In summary:
    No/No and mine is JUST a 308 :)

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  8. andybm3

    andybm3 Karting
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    Nov 12, 2003
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    Wrong answer...............
    Remember "Feriss Buellerss day off" .....................
  9. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    May 29, 2001
    Yes, never had a problem.
  10. udalmia

    udalmia Guest

    i think you should read what happened to DrStrangelove's 348. just the thought of that happening to my car makes me shudder
  11. MS250

    MS250 Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Dec 10, 2003
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    People can barely drive automatic, let alone stick.
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    NO $*&%$@! Way
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  13. flyingboa

    flyingboa Formula 3

    Nov 27, 2003
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    No way. As a matter of fact, nobody apart my wife can drive it. Let alone a complete stanger.
    Just to be plain, when the car was serviced the mechanic (whom anyway I fully trust) had clear instructions NOT to run the car when everything was finished.
    I went there afterhour and tested the car myself.


  14. Brian C. Stradale

    Brian C. Stradale F1 Rookie
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    Mar 17, 2002
    Dallas, TX, USA
    I do NOT valet it... but I do let my mechanic drive it.
  15. Cavallino Motors

    Cavallino Motors F1 World Champ
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    May 31, 2001
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    Martin W.
    I park it myself, tip the Valet and if they insist on the keys they get my "Valet Key", one that was left over from one of my cars and has a Horse on it. Comes on a nice Ferrari Keychain and makes them happy. They can not even get in.

    Don't forget to give them your phone number in case they have to move it!
  16. rudy

    rudy Formula Junior

    Jan 13, 2004
    Los Angeles California
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    Rudy Hassen
    Well, every once in a while, my mechanic let's me drive my car.
  17. flashman

    flashman Formula Junior
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    Jan 5, 2004
    Star Valley, Arizona
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    William Rappaport
    Definitely a no no!
  18. midnite360

    midnite360 Rookie

    Dec 20, 2003
    pay a lil extra and park it yourself in a nice spot...that's what i always do.
  19. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Three Time F1 World Champ
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    May 4, 2001
    Birmingham, AL
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    I do. Generally they only back it up to the front door so they don't go too far anyway.
  20. gabriel

    gabriel Formula 3

    I might...if the Valet tips me. :)
  21. jonesn

    jonesn Formula Junior

    Nov 2, 2003
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    Evan "Trouble" Jones
    When I get mine, well, it depends if the lead valet is around. They're the one who will give the most consideration to your car. I worked for FoD as their only valet so I've had my fair share of f-cars to park/drive but I wouldn't let most of the valets I know park my own Ferrari, just because the car is so different from the Boxsters they're used to.
  22. Coyote

    Coyote Rookie

    Nov 10, 2003
    Toronto, Canada
    Hmmm let's see - should I let a total stranger drive my $300,000 car with F1 transmission that emits the distinct smell of burning clutch at creep speeds if you edge it along too slowly? That's a tough call.
  23. jbrosseau

    jbrosseau Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
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    joe brosseau
    i would not let someone valet my pickup truck let alone my 308.
  24. shelbee

    shelbee Guest


    Remember Ferri Bueller's Day off movie??
  25. vref

    vref Karting

    Dec 18, 2003
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  26. iceburns288

    iceburns288 Formula 3

    Jun 19, 2004
    Bay Area, CA
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    Charles M.
    Yes, but only at familiar restaurant. At my dad's favorite restaurant the valet hit a car he said pulled out in front of him. Bumper/area around wheel well need repainting. :(

    Still valet it though! (well, usually, they don't take it far. They might just leave it out front for display... :D
  27. Radie8

    Radie8 Rookie

    Aug 21, 2004
    Both of my sons, in their early twenties, have extensive experience as valet parkers in S Calif.

    I never did let anyone valet my cars, and after their stories, I now know I was absolutely correct.

    For example, valets seem to somehow know that car "X" is faster than car "Y".
  28. Ron328

    Ron328 F1 Rookie
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    Mar 10, 2003
    Willamette Valley, Oregon
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