Sad day. Sold my Viper

Discussion in 'General Viper Discussion' started by GTS Bruce, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. GTS Bruce

    GTS Bruce Enthusiast

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    It has been a life enriching and pleasurable experience to have been here for around 12 years now. I would like to thank my friends at VCA Ontario. Vca in general. Chuck Tator, Dan Lesser for advice and help over the years.
    I drove the 2 new gen 5 in Charlotte as many of you did. Its an improvement over previous generations. I found the pricing stiff for what it was and wasn't going to allow someone to lowball my car as a trade in. I had a deposit down and took it back.
    So I just bought a Ferrari 575M Maranello for less money than a new base GTS would cost. It has the F1 paddle shifting trans,traction control, launch control,daytona seats,electronicaly adjustable shocks, every possible interior option including carbon fiber. It is easier to get in and out of the car. Roomier for occupants and luggage. The motor sings Opera. Has been give complete up to date service every year at a Ferrari dealership. They will put a new set of rubber on it gratis. It has 3000 miles on it. Yes three thousand.
    There are garage queens out there for the taking be it Viper,Aston Martin,Ferrari,Lambo,etc.. If its has to be a Viper than go for it or decide what else you would like to drive and watch fo it. Have a couple of grand to send out to nail it down and you are on your way.

    I will always be GTS Bruce and hope to run into some of you out on the highway. :drive: GTS Bruce
     
  2. eucharistos

    eucharistos Viper Owner

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    congrats and enjoy

    :headbang:
     
  3. JAY

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    WOW !!! Enjoy your new Ride ! :shocked:
     
  4. DrTaco

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    Congrats on the new ride!
     
  5. LaViper

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    Yea, Congrats, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Enjoy.
     
  6. PatentLaw

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    Enjoyed the posts over the years. Cutting right to the bone. A rare sight around here. Don't be a stranger.....
     
  7. tbsviper

    tbsviper Viper Owner

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    Congrats Bruce...enjoyed your posts. If you can get to Ohio be sure to come to the Italian Festival on Labor Day...check OH Club posts. Always fun with Italian exotics. I was surprised to read your post but see you when you get back in a Viper. Until then happy motoring!
     
  8. AbsolutHank

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    ...and didn't like to take it in return.

    No worries though...good luck to you Bruce. Sounds like you found a perfect example F-car
     
  9. Tail lights

    Tail lights Viper Owner

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    Bummer, It's hard to argue with your reasoning, see you on the road.
     
  10. Golfer15

    Golfer15 Viper Owner

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    Enjoyed your company Bruce !! Have fun with the NEW ride!!

    John
     
  11. Wiretech

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    Nice upgrade,:2tu: way to go Bruce , congrats.
     
  12. PDCjonny

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    I went Italian too Bruce with no regrets.
    Enjoy it.
     
  13. plumcrazy

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    congrats bruce, you will love it
     
  14. Viper4pa

    Viper4pa Viper Owner

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    I just went German, Audi R8, 2012, coupe, V10..after 6 years with viper..what a ride..good luck....
     
  15. Fatboy 18

    Fatboy 18 Viper Owner

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    Congrats on the new toy, there's rather a lot of different Ferrari models, any chance you could post a couple of pics of the new beast :)

    Sounds like a great car?
     
  16. Zentenk

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    Where are the pics? How many miles do you plan to put on it? Sounds like it has been neglected and needs to be let out into its natural habitat.
     
  17. speedracervr4

    speedracervr4 Viper Owner

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    I can't get over the amount of $ the Ferrari's and Lambo's cost for simple tune ups as opposed to the Viper. I guess I'm just not at the baller status yet. Good luck and have fun with the new ride!!
     
  18. ZYellow01RT

    ZYellow01RT Viper Owner

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    Congrats and welcome to the Viperless Club. Sounds like you got your replacement faster than I did...lol. Good luck and enjoy!
     
  19. swexlin

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    Congrats, the 575M is one of my favorite F-cars. There are a couple in my local C&C group.
    Fast and gorgeous. Nice choice.
     
  20. Indy

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    I recently parked next to a 550 Maranello. Those are sweet looking machines :) Enjoy!!!!! (although you should have bought the 6 speed ;) And yes, do post some pics!
     
  21. Nitro187

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    Make sure you have fire insurance on that thing... Ferrari's are prone to spontaneous combustion.

    But seriously... a Ferrari 575M Maranello? As far as I'm concerned, it's a plain looking Ferrari.... if anything, I would have went with the California... a 2010 California with only 3,500 miles on it sold on eBay last week for $125,000.... so yeah, I'd get that WAY before the Maranello... but to each their own.
     
  22. Voodoo Rob

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    His money his choice , it would be very boring if we all bought the same Ferrari. Wait a minute I do not have one, I would guess you do not either. Good for you Bruce, enjoy it!
     
  23. JAY

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    Good Point , variety is good ! :)
     
  24. Indy

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    to each his own...I would take the 575 over the California any day.
    You still have to post some pics, Bruce!
     
  25. Zentenk

    Zentenk Viper Owner

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    I would say the Ferrari 360 is one of my fav.
     
  26. MTGTS

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    Have fun with the timing belts in those. Main reason those cars have really plummeted in value
     
  27. Coloviper

    Coloviper Viper Owner

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    Great car and really good looking! I saw one here in Denver recently in white but it had Scuderia like rims on it. I am not a dark color rim fan but boy did that combination really wake that particular car up. It did look mean!
     
  28. ohlarikd

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    Whatever you have, eventually you will get bored and try something new. Unless you are one of those that can afford multiple cars like this, you eventually got get rid of one thing to get another.

    Ferrari's are one of those cars on most people's bucket list, so awesome!

    As for price, I agree with other posters - while the price of admission may be the same, the SERVICE costs are astronomical! No idea about Maranello service though. The engine is in the FRONT, so that is a big saver right there. I hear stories of dropping the entire engine from rear mount cars to do minor service... at huge costs.

    CONGRATS, PICS!
     
  29. webby

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    No way, Californias are fat, bloated, ugly. The 575 Maranello is gorgeous and I'd bet money that it'll be a future classic and value will soar (as in - I'd BUY one if I could, but it's not within my means).

    Congrats on the Ferrari... let's see some pictures!
     

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