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Me? Middle life crisis xD
Now really, i’m not right in the head xD

Well, the above that’s what my wife says...i just reply we’re in a 3-way relationship now.
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Me? Middle life crisis xD
Now really, i’m not right in the head xD

Well, the above that’s what my wife says...i just reply we’re in a 3-way relationship now.
Just be careful it doesn't become a 4-way relationship, I've noticed the 4C gets a lot of female attention
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the 308 is the only other car I’d want other than the 4c. That was my childhood dream car. I know it’s a bit of a lacker in performance but it’s iconic.
But now that they are north of 100 grand (in canada anyway) and with the cost of maintenance, I just can’t justify it now. 15 years ago I could have scored one for 40 grand
Grateful for the 4c. Who knows. Maybe in 15 years these cars will appreciate. Never know
The maintenance is no joke. I kept my 308 17 years. Even though it appreciated during that time frame, it would have to be close to $150k before I could say I'd break even due to maintenance. They are old enough to require restoration as well as routine maintenance. No such thing as just taking it in for an oil change-there's always another leak or mis fire to track down. And then finding someone who can work on it if you can't. I traded it for a Lotus Elise and an all original MGB. I miss being a Ferrari owner..but don't miss owning a Ferrari.
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Truthfully I always wanted a Ferrari. Since I was a little kid. The used ones have not only skyrocketed but the maintenance costs are just plain stupid. I wanted the 4c as soon as I saw it since to me it had everything the Ferrari had and then some. Pedigree, gorgeous flowing lines, Italian made (complete with Italian car quirks lol) and it’s extremely unique. But it’s “relatively affordable”. I think I love the uniqueness more than anything. It’s a real driving machine. And I love that it creates conversation with people that are passionate about cars.
I originally couldn’t justify the cost of buying new. I drove a new version Abarth 124 for a year and decided I only live once and sprang for a 4c. I got a fair deal on a 2015. It really is a dream come true. Best of both worlds. Much better than a Ferrari in most respects for me. I’m not what most would consider wealthy but I’m a true car enthusiast. So I didn’t mind stretching a bit in order to be part of the wonderful group of 4c owners. I’m very proud of that.
I’ve rarely had a car that the more I drive it the more I want to drive it. It never gets old. Only more exciting.
Happy I gave it some time to hook up. You just wrote my story for me! Except I came from an old (read cheap to buy, not maintain) Maserati Quattroporte and 222.
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Originally into Porsche but since seeing a 76 Alfetta gtv forty years ago, I have been in love with alfa. The 4C "out of the box" meets 99% of what I wants in my dream car.
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Exige was always my dream car. Then they left, Alfa considered coming back....and then love at first sight. La meccanica delle emozioni....nuff said.

And now I wait for it to arrive. The wait is killing me...
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Design meets engineering! I was looking for a canyon toy with as much formula 1 inspired aspects as possible and amazing design. Carbon tub, light weight, focused interior, manual steering and of course jaw dropping looks. Nothing in this price range is similar.
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Does "not flexible enough to get into an Elise" count?
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the 308 is the only other car I’d want other than the 4c. That was my childhood dream car. I know it’s a bit of a lacker in performance but it’s iconic.
But now that they are north of 100 grand (in canada anyway) and with the cost of maintenance, I just can’t justify it now. 15 years ago I could have scored one for 40 grand
Grateful for the 4c. Who knows. Maybe in 15 years these cars will appreciate. Never know
The maintenance is no joke. I kept my 308 17 years. Even though it appreciated during that time frame, it would have to be close to $150k before I could say I'd break even due to maintenance. They are old enough to require restoration as well as routine maintenance. No such thing as just taking it in for an oil change-there's always another leak or mis fire to track down. And then finding someone who can work on it if you can't. I traded it for a Lotus Elise and an all original MGB. I miss being a Ferrari owner..but don't miss owning a Ferrari.
Good to know. That makes me feel a lot better actually.
And “I miss being a Ferrari owner..but don't miss owning a Ferrari” says it all...
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I became interested in the 4C when I saw it at the 2014 Toronto International Auto Show. From that point on, it was on my list of vehicles to aspire to owning. When it finally became available in the Canadian market, it was going to be doubtful that I would be able to afford it as a second vehicle. As they say, all circumstances are in flux, and 2 short years later I was in a position that I could add a weekend vehicle, so naturally the 4C was at the top of my list. Then I had to fend off the well intentioned, 3 co-workers who tried to intervene, and convince me that the 4C was not the vehicle for me, that I would hate it and sell it straight away, lol. I assured them, I was certain the 4C would be perfect for me.

Now my only concern with owning the 4C is how many kilometers I have managed to put on it, so I have another of my aspire to own vehicles, a Super 7, arriving any day now to spread the kilometers around.
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