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Old 24 May 2005, 09:08   #21
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Peccadilloes? Is that anywhere near Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerchwyndrobllllantysiliogog ogoch
...........turn left just past Evans and Evans the Butcher, 0.5 miles (1 gallon by rib and 2 ltrs by exotic car) on your left.
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Old 24 May 2005, 09:11   #22
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Without doubt one of the funniest mornings I've ever had on Ribnet. I have literally just had to wipe my eyes dry
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Old 24 May 2005, 09:30   #23
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Old 24 May 2005, 10:12   #24
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............however, where as one often covers hundreds if not thousands of miles per year in the exotic car, one usually - and I emphasise usually, only covers a fraction of those miles in ones RIB.
My mates only does about 6000 miles a year in his Ferrari - it is his weekend toy and it would lose too much value if he racked up the mileage - at an average of 15mpg = 400 gallons of petrol.

My RIB with a 225 2 stroke will prob use 80 gallons every time I take her out (4hrs x 20gph).

I would LIKE to use my RIB for - say 2 day a week for 20 weeks a year = 3200 gallons!!!

I know servicing a Ferrari aint cheap but then neither is mooring a RIB.

Wish I hadn't worked this out - it actually costs a lot more to run a RIB than a Ferrari!!!

Depreciation isn't a problem with the Ferrari either if you keep the mileage down because of the extended waiting times - he will soon be taking delivery of a new F430 which people are selling USED for 40,000 more than they cost new!!!
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Ferrari F430, no thanks, complete rubbish, you should save yourself 60k and buy yourself a Kia Sorento, they are much better!
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I would LIKE to use my RIB for - say 2 day a week for 20 weeks a year

Codders I hope you mange to get to us your rib as much as this but I do think you are being a bit optimistic
How will you fit in all the rest of your busyness life?
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Ferrari F430, no thanks
Couldn't agree more! Superbly engineered but will never have the exclusivity and raw appeal of a similarly priced Lamborghini Gallardo or the beauty and class of an Aston Martin DB9 at about 20K cheaper! Ferraris have long ceased to command the jaw dropping stares that accompanied the old 308/328's in their day, and more recently the 355.
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My RIB with a 225 2 stroke will prob use 80 gallons every time I take her out (4hrs x 20gph).


Can a 225 really burn through 90+ litres of petrol an hour?!? Are you sure you've ordered an engine, and not a pump for an oil rig?!?

I know it's an oil burner, but my 315 gets through approx 20 litres an hour (on average) - even if we lose red diesel it'll be worth it!!!!!!

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Can a 225 really burn through 90+ litres of petrol an hour?!? ....
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Yup....my "economical" 4*250 works on 2 litres plus per mile at reasonable throttle openings...
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Couldn't agree more! Superbly engineered but will never have the exclusivity and raw appeal of a similarly priced Lamborghini Gallardo or the beauty and class of an Aston Martin DB9 at about 20K cheaper! Ferraris have long ceased to command the jaw dropping stares that accompanied the old 308/328's in their day, and more recently the 355.
Couldn't agree more!!! His 360 spyder is a lovely car BUT just TOO good!!! It doesn't frighten the shit out of you like an old Ferrari or Lambo would the moment you sat in it. Also the paddle shift is horrid - part of the joy of a car like that is driving it just right - heeling and toeing and getting the change just right - cock it up occasionally of course but when you get it right - wow!!!

Another mate has a DB7 Vantage and is taking delivery of a DB9 in July - has also already ordered the V8 2 seater.

Personally I would rather spend my money on one of these(80,000)

http://www.ultimasports.co.uk/

Some nice videos to download of a car that is faster than an F1 or Enzo - and NO the video's aren't streaming!!!

Have a look in the gallery section at the engine installations - WOW!!!

Unfortunately I will have to just make do with my RX8 when it arrives in July - I must be jinxed - even they are in short supply after a factory fire in Japan!!!
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