Shark of the Month October 13
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Was northern Maine, now gulf coast of Florida
That puts you in the overwhelming majority with 99% of the rest of us. I'm agonizing over the cost to put expoxy paint down in my 3 stall!
Closest I get is to be fortunate enough to have a cousin that has always been like an older brother to me and he owns 2 Ferraris, 2 Ducatis, and a handful of other toys. He buys 3-5 year old Ferraris with very low mileage in Florida. Runs them as "Sunday" cars and sells at about 20-24k miles (you never want to own a Ferarri when they hit 30,000 miles and need to have the motor dropped for a major overhaul that is part of the scheduled maintenance) and they don't cost him a thing typically. The last one he bought was 4 years old and only had 6k miles on it. Lots of wealthy folks spend 1-3 months a year in Florida at their 3rd or 4th homes, and rarely use their Ferrari, but apparently need one for their image. They allow him to drive his dream car at the cost of a decent sedan.
All of that sounds great until you see just one repair bill! He had an axle and brake issue last year that cost him $13,000. for repair. As he says, "You have to be a real 'sport' to own an Italian 'sports' car!
Although I'll never be able to live that lifestyle, I like the life I have ... and besides, I get to live that other life vicarioulsy through his exploits!
“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” - HST
Last edited by Uncle Fuzzy; 11-17-2012 at 05:39 PM.