Buying a Ferrari
With Porsche or Lamborghini you can walk into a dealership and buy pretty much any new car on the lot of you have the cash. The same cannot be said of Ferrari.
It takes more than just being wealthy to buy a new Ferrari.
But if you had the choice of buying a used Ferrari or a used Porsche, what would you choose? Not all that long ago I had just such a choice.
Just about ten years ago you could find plenty of examples of the Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS for under $30,000. At the time, some decent running cars with slightly higher mileage were near the $20,000 mark.
Back then, even though the prices were low, the maintenance costs kept most wiser people away. It’s funny how much things can change in just ten years. Someone who had bought a 308 GTB/GTS back then would now have a car worth more than twice the price paid to buy it originally.
The new Top Gear may not be as good as when Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond were the presenters, but they still know how to show off a supercar. When you don’t compare it to the previous version of the British show it isn’t too bad.
Chris Harris in particularly is very knowledgeable about cars and is quite the driver.
When manufacturers like McLaren, Porsche or Ferrari make ultra exclusive vehicles, not just anyone can purchase them. It takes more than massive amounts of cash to become a VIP with one of these automakers.
Now a large amount of cash and loyalty are the two first things to becoming a VIP. You need to become loyal to a marquee and essentially become a brand ambassador.