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Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
Well i can say countach.

Hard to drive.
Cannot see anything.
Sometimes you take turns by shear faith that there is nothing coming  towards you.
Harsh.
Noisy.
Impossible to reverse park unless you sit on the outside of the car whilst reversing (see the top gear video).

Forget city driving unless you want a complete stress attack.


But an absolute rush every time you drive them.

A bit like scotch.  First time you taste it you absolutely hate it....but then you love it.


Completely different experience to a Ferrari.

Ferrari is the girl you take home to mum.
Lamborghini is the fun girl on the side.

Appeciate the insight thats what I imagined.



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
as a passenger they are suprisingly good over bumps in the road... they feel very solid. that said they arent luxury.
if you're over 6"2 your head will hit the roof a fair bit (dont wear a hat, that little knob on the top hurts)
i found myself always trying to sit lower in the car to get more of a window to look out of, the front windscreen is like a letter box.... and the rear is 10x worse...
but who cares.

An acquired taste like blue vein cheese by the sound of it.



Offline deangpsx8

  • I Am Legend
  • I am legend in my own lunchbox

  • Joined: Dec 2007

  • Drives: Everyone Crazy
  • Location: Don't know I'm Lost
  • Name: Dean
  • www: Intellitrac.com.au
Took mine out last week for the first time since Feb to get some work done on it.

It always puts a big grin on my face.

closest thing to a racecar.

12 pots behind your head letting you know they are there.

An engine that just says i want to run...please let me go fast.

Very skill full handling  which is unforgiving if you are an inexperienced driver.

The essence of an old school supercar.

In my opinion the best.

Very little fuel fumes in the cabin in my case.
Persistence Beats Resistance



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
Took mine out last week for the first time since Feb to get some work done on it.
It always puts a big grin on my face.
closest thing to a racecar.
12 pots behind your head letting you know they are there.
An engine that just says i want to run...please let me go fast.
Very skill full handling  which is unforgiving if you are an inexperienced driver.
The essence of an old school supercar.
In my opinion the best.
Very little fuel fumes in the cabin in my case.

Many thanks this is the sort of post that is gold, gives a real insight into what it's like to drive and own one, this is what I and others want to know.

First time out since Feb ? I don't think I could do that .......but if the Masa doesn't sell I will  :D



Offline deangpsx8

  • I Am Legend
  • I am legend in my own lunchbox

  • Joined: Dec 2007

  • Drives: Everyone Crazy
  • Location: Don't know I'm Lost
  • Name: Dean
  • www: Intellitrac.com.au
i just dont have time anymore.

3 kids
work committments


there may be a Testarossa and Countach seeking a new home soon.

I actually had nightmares about them deteriorating in the garage from non use.

The Countach had stale fuel (over 12 months old).  Needed new fuel, and octane boost and injector clean.
Came good after a long drive.  But gave me hell for a couple of  days.

The Testa had a flat battery.  Then the excess load on the alternator was causing the belt to squeal. Needed to retention the belts.

So it took 3 hours just to get them out of the garage to give them a well deserved and needed run.

 
Persistence Beats Resistance



Offline M308

  • Degranged

  • Joined: Aug 2008

  • Location: Adelaide
  • Name: Scott Thomson
i just dont have time anymore.

3 kids
work committments


there may be a Testarossa and Countach seeking a new home soon.

I actually had nightmares about them deteriorating in the garage from non use.

The Countach had stale fuel (over 12 months old).  Needed new fuel, and octane boost and injector clean.
Came good after a long drive.  But gave me hell for a couple of  days.

The Testa had a flat battery.  Then the excess load on the alternator was causing the belt to squeal. Needed to retention the belts.

So it took 3 hours just to get them out of the garage to give them a well deserved and needed run.

Ahhhhhh.......the joys of owning an exotic.......or 2 :doh: :D



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
i just dont have time anymore.
3 kids
work committments
there may be a Testarossa and Countach seeking a new home soon.
I actually had nightmares about them deteriorating in the garage from non use.
The Countach had stale fuel (over 12 months old).  Needed new fuel, and octane boost and injector clean.
Came good after a long drive.  But gave me hell for a couple of  days.
The Testa had a flat battery.  Then the excess load on the alternator was causing the belt to squeal. Needed to retention the belts.
So it took 3 hours just to get them out of the garage to give them a well deserved and needed run.

I'm not as committed as you I would have sold them by now.

Get something else, renew the excitement?

(no not talking about your wife :D)



Offline deangpsx8

  • I Am Legend
  • I am legend in my own lunchbox

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  • Name: Dean
  • www: Intellitrac.com.au
grandturismo looking good as a daily drive.
Persistence Beats Resistance



Offline dodger

  • Tommy Gunna

  • Joined: Dec 2009

  • Location: Melbourne
grandturismo looking good as a daily drive.

I think they are possibly the most beautiful car ever produced.

Too big for my garage space.



Offline deangpsx8

  • I Am Legend
  • I am legend in my own lunchbox

  • Joined: Dec 2007

  • Drives: Everyone Crazy
  • Location: Don't know I'm Lost
  • Name: Dean
  • www: Intellitrac.com.au
I'm not as committed as you I would have sold them by now.

Get something else, renew the excitement?

(no not talking about your wife :D)

I always told my wife that when she turned 40 i would trade her in for 2 twenty years olds.

She just didn't think that they would be 2 twenty year old cars.

She accepted that it would be cheaper than a mistress or a divorce.
Persistence Beats Resistance



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