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Old 01-10-2008, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Garth S View Post
Great tubes .... or TUBI
Was this the PO???
Nice... uhhhh... wheels.........

and... uhhhh... exhaust pipes...
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Robin 993DX View Post
Man, you guys sure respond quick! I will have a more detail report after I get more seat time. But... Again this is a damn Ferrari, which means I can't drive it. LOL! My budget is 1k miles/year.

The Tubi that came with the car is a Tubi NGT, something like that, supposely a louder, race version of the regular Tubi. Well, it sounds good at times, but pops and back fired when I left off the throttle, the muffler is so small, it is smaller than one 993 muffler. So I need to do something about that there.

The manual transmission is worse than the 993! very long throw, and if I floored the car to accelerate it doesn't really want to shift fast, always end up grinding the gears a little. I know this is typical of the old school Ferrari box, I think they fixed it with the newer F430.

Car handles like a dream, very much like my 996 C4. But at higher speed it doesn't feel as nuetral, car feels a little nervous, could be because this is my first day with the car or could be because this is a convertible.

So my conclusion.... Porsches are great cars! In every aspect they operate, perform just as good and better as the Ferrari. Well, the 360 does have pretty good acceleration once you get the RPM up above 4k rpm. Redline is at 8.5k. But the Porsches are easy to drive, handles well. The Ferrari.... well, she is very pretty... Sounds absolutely amazing.... Brakes works as well as the Porsche's brembo.... And lots of camera phone from everyone. LOL!

Actually not too many lookers in LA, I guess too many of them around.

So for the money it is not worth it! But to complete a childhood dream of owning a Ferrari, yes it was.
Beautiful car. This must be what I look forward to when I finally sell enough exhaust parts
But what I really want to know is how well do the window regulators work (inside joke if you know older F-cars)
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:54 AM
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Awesome car. Congrats.
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:17 AM
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...'tubi' that???


Originally Posted by JDHertz11 View Post
Nice... uhhhh... wheels.........

and... uhhhh... exhaust pipes...
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:29 AM
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Congrats... have fun with her.
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:10 AM
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Congrats Robin! Thats a beauty. See you on Ferrarichat.com ...

And if you are ever down Singapore side do drop me a line... lots of great Ferrari, Lambo and Porsche guys here.
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Garth S View Post
Great tubes .... or TUBI
Was this the PO???
She can wash my car anytime....but I wouldn't let her drive it.
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:52 AM
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Awesome! Perfect options, great car!
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:13 AM
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Robin -
did you get a chance to drive the F1 a couple times before you decided on manual. I am leaning heavily torward manual, but want to drive F1. The only one I have driven is almost the exact same as yours, without the Daytonas.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:58 AM
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DROOL! DROOL! DROOL!

Way to go, Robin. What a gorgeous car. Have fun with her.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Justin Keenan View Post
Robin -
did you get a chance to drive the F1 a couple times before you decided on manual. I am leaning heavily torward manual, but want to drive F1. The only one I have driven is almost the exact same as yours, without the Daytonas.
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Justin,

I test drove plenty of F1 before I decided on the manual box. My main reason for going the manual is service cost, with the most careful driver the F1 clutch is only good for 20k miles, if that. Most of the them needs to be replaced at around 15k. Which is a cost that I am not very interested in dealing with. The manual is 100% on the driver, the 360 idles at like 1100 rpm, so there no slipping on take off, just let the clutch off once it is fully engaged, step on the gas, super easy to drive for anyone.

Technically the F1 is awesome, fast fast fast shift. The manual is a little slow, it doesn't want to work very well near the 7-8k rpm range, you have to take your time to shift properly. Also the 360 comes from the factory with a very lightweight flywheel. The RPM drops so fast that you have to keep you foot on the gas the whole time between the gear changes.

If I was to track the car often the F1 is the only way to go, but for a weekend cruiser the manual is still the only option.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:06 AM
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congrats Robin - VERY nice
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Enjoy Robin. Even if you only keep it for a year or two, at least you did it. Good luck.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:27 AM
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Robin,
Gorgeous -- good move to get the manual. I can't imagine having a Ferrari and not shifting it manually...

What are you going to do about the SUV ride height?

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Old 01-10-2008, 11:28 AM
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Really sweet...and a nice classic color combination!
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