Originally Posted by ragdoll
I was considering purchasing either a 911 turbo Carrera or a Ferrari. I'd be interested in any educated opinions from members of SF. I've owned BMWs for the past 10 years but would like something more sporty. I would probably drive the car several days a week.
My concern with the Ferrari is that it does not seem to be a 'daily driver' and I'm not sure that I could purchase a new one since I've not owned one before.
I appreciate your feedback.
In my limited experience, I've noticed those who are "wealthy wealthy," like say over $10 million, will have a one or more Ferraris for use in an almost daily driver situation, but typically they will have many many cars, much more suited for daily driving, or even have a service to drive them around. Most people I know, who are just "wealthy" with about $5-10 million end up owning a Ferrari, just to say they've owned one, and then getting rid of it after a year or so because it's not a great daily driver due to maintenance issues and cost (the more miles you put on it, the more servicing it will need, and that's uber-costly). I know about several former Ferrari owners who have all switched over to 911s (GT2 or Turbos) because they're a little easier and cheaper to maintain, seem to fit them better as daily drivers, and doesn't stick out as much. Although, keep in mind they all owned Ferraris first. To me, if I had the chance to own either, I'd jump at the Ferrari, new or slightly used, and then dump it after a year to hop into a P-car, just because it'd be nice to have owned and driven a Ferrari at least once in your life.