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Old 06-03-2010, 02:13 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Re: Ferrari: while I've not looked into their financials, I have my doubts as to just how profitable the consumer car biz is even for them. They rake in a lot from racing. Regardless, I don't think they have a comparable bidness model to Apetera or Messla.


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Old 06-03-2010, 12:44 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
They rake in a lot from racing.
I don't know anything about their financials, but if that's true, I'd find it very surprising. For most car companies, racing seems to be something they spend money on for the advertising. Witness the reports of various companies shutting down their racing programs due to current economic conditions...
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Originally Posted by jkp1187 View Post
Well, I average at least one trip a month that eats up more than 100 miles, so the Lotus Elise is a far more 'practical' car for me than the Tesla.

Now I just need to convince my wife of that fact.
Do you get to use logic and charts?
I never let the first 50 or 60 "No"s deter me...
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:27 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Do you get to use logic and charts?
I never let the first 50 or 60 "No"s deter me...
Heh, no way that'll happen - I already have an overpowered sports coupe, probably the first and last one I'll ever buy. When we buy a replacement for my wife's sedan, it'll be a station wagon or a hatchback...probably a diesel.

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