Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. akatsuki

    akatsuki Senior member

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


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    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).


    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. :)
     
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    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.
     


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


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    jet Persian Bro

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    just watched the f40 f50 vid so good
     


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    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...
     


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    FinalGear.com
     


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    Thanks brah!
     


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    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
     


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    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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    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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