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post #11611 of 15773
Ferrari also juices their review cars and dictates the crap out of what the review will look like. Frankly, the reviews are absolute garbage.
post #11612 of 15773
The 2014 M3/M4 dealer guide has been leaked:

http://blog.caranddriver.com/have-it-your-way-2015-bmw-m3-m4-dealer-order-guide-appears-online/?src=spr_FBPAGE&spr_id=1458_28522855


http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=907004
post #11613 of 15773
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Originally Posted by David23 View Post

He sold his GT3RS 4.0 for the 599. Said something along the lines of he missed driving them since Ferrari blacklisted him. 

Me, I would have kept the GT3RS 4.0. Only 599 exception being a GTO. 

I'd have kept the Porsche too, but as much as Harris loves Porsches, he doesn't keep anything very long, despite being a reviewer and getting a steady diet of new metal for free. I'm impressed he's off the Ferrari blacklist, even though he's worked at getting back in their good graces (somewhat - he's bought two Ferraris since and praised them, but he's still been critical of their antics).
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Ferrari also juices their review cars and dictates the crap out of what the review will look like. Frankly, the reviews are absolute garbage.

This is why Harris was banned. Other writers have mentioned their tweaking of cars in comparos in passing, but he wrote an entire article (for Jalopnik) criticizing them for the practice.

Tiff Needell was banned for about a decade, but he was pretty unrepentant. And I think he did something to mildly tick them off on his first review. It was a while back, but he was at a launch and got the last car available in the ugliest color. smile.gif
post #11614 of 15773
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Ferrari also juices their review cars and dictates the crap out of what the review will look like. Frankly, the reviews are absolute garbage.

This is what caused the whole tiff between Ferrari and Chris Harris in the first place; Harris wrote a big piece on Jalopnik calling out Ferrari on these tactics.
post #11615 of 15773
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Originally Posted by David23 View Post

He sold his GT3RS 4.0 for the 599. Said something along the lines of he missed driving them since Ferrari blacklisted him. 

Me, I would have kept the GT3RS 4.0. Only 599 exception being a GTO. 

http://www.carscoops.com/2013/06/chris-harris-sells-ferrari-599-because.html
post #11616 of 15773

Pretty sure he's driving a Ferrari 512 TR these days.
post #11617 of 15773
Does anyone know where I can watch the latest season of Top Gear on the internet?
post #11618 of 15773
just watched the f40 f50 vid so good
post #11619 of 15773
So is there an exotic or near-exotic that doesn't have that kind of maintenance cost? I've owned a few Porsche's in my day, but never the higher-end stuff, I assume they are reasonable to keep? What about the R8 - I assume that Lambo engine is not exactly the poster child for low maintenance...
post #11620 of 15773
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Does anyone know where I can watch the latest season of Top Gear on the internet?

FinalGear.com
post #11621 of 15773
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Originally Posted by sonick View Post

FinalGear.com

Thanks brah!
post #11622 of 15773
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

So is there an exotic or near-exotic that doesn't have that kind of maintenance cost? I've owned a few Porsche's in my day, but never the higher-end stuff, I assume they are reasonable to keep? What about the R8 - I assume that Lambo engine is not exactly the poster child for low maintenance...
Any 2012 and newer Ferrari. Complimentary maintenance for 7 years. They're absolutely not low-maintenance, but at least you're not paying any extra for it
post #11623 of 15773
I'd really be interested to know what that Ferrari offer does for their bottom line--how much it increases sales, how much it costs them to do maintenance on all these cars now, etc.
post #11624 of 15773
bout tree fiddy
post #11625 of 15773
it would be interesting....considering they limit production to be far less then demand for their cars. Logic would be that they don't make much on it, I'll bet they could offer the car without the service at the same price and sell just as many.
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

I'd really be interested to know what that Ferrari offer does for their bottom line--how much it increases sales, how much it costs them to do maintenance on all these cars now, etc.
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