Hi all, I like this forum a lot, but this thread is so full of BS I don't know where to begin... imageWIS is a good place to start: "Contrary to popular belief, Ferraris are not as much fun to drive as everyone might think, especially the F50. It turns like an SUV and the seats are bolted to the engine, which means you feel everything...fun for a bit, but it gets annoying after a while." The F50 is an incredible machine. "Turns like an SUV" is the most laughable thing I have read in a long time. I don't even know how to respond to that. Additionally, the seats are not "bolted to the engine" - i don't even know what you mean by that. You probably read somewhere that the engine is an integral part of the chasis, which is correct. The seats are not "bolted to the engine." As for the ride, of course you feel everything - it's a sports car
. If you don't like that, I suggest you get a Lexus. I fail to see how you use the F50's racing suspension as evidence that the F50 is not "fun to drive." Quite the contrary, in my book. "If you want performance, whilst still having a nice balance of amenities, either a BMW M3 / M5 or an Audi R6S is the best bet." ah, sorry, I retract my Lexus comment. A BMW or Audi, haha. Oh, and it's an RS6, not an R6S. You may want "amenities" in your cars, and that's perfectly alright. Everyone needs a car with a little luxury. And it clearly sounds like a hardcore sportscar isn't on your wishlist. Fine. But don't compare apples to oranges, and don't come in here making sweeping generalizations about Ferraris not being as much fun as you might think. Maybe not to you... As for the "Enzo waitlist," every car is paid for and accounted for and has been since the introduction. There is not and never has been a waitlist. This is just pure fiction. DSKent - how did you like Cavallino??? It's a great event. The F40 guy had trouble parking, huh? what a wimp
. Just kidding, but it's no different from any other car. Of course, in a Countach or Diablo, there may as well be no rear window at all. Check out - http://www.sportscarfan.com/yasu/enzo/enzo19/enzo1.wmv
DSKent, back to the Enzo - you are right, you needed a relationship with Ferrari, but it took much more than the purchase of two cars previously. I know someone with a '92 F40, an '02 575M, a '74 Dino, a '66 365 GT 2+2, a '77 308GTB, an '04 CS, a Carrera GT, Merc 300SL roadster, and half a dozen other non F-cars, and, when he asked if he could get an Enzo, was told "no can do." In fact, there's no "wait list" for any new Ferraris. The best customers get priority... it's an interesting business model - on purpose to underproduce and not meet demand. Oh, and to all you speed demons - take it to the track
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