Post # 1
We’re having a DW in cancun in March. As my fi is a major car fan (LOVES shows like top gear and whatnot) i thought id surprise him with a track day there a few days before the wedding. So he gets to drive a snazzy car around around a track for a few times. But the different options mean nothing to me =S
The options are
Lamborghini Murciélago (699 dollars)
Ferrari F430 (379 dollars)
Mercedes Benz SLS AMG (379 dollars)
Lamborghini Gallardo (349 dollars)
Ferrari Scaglietti 612 (349 dollars)
Ferrari Modena 360 F1 (249 dollars)
Audi R8 (149 dollars)
Lotus Elise (99 dollars)
Im pretty much certain ill eliminate the lamborghini murcielago on the ground of price, but i have no idea if for the others more expensive = better. I mean, the lotus is way way cheaper so does that mean it’d be completely rubbish?
If the lamborghini gallardo is midrange price wise… would that be any good or not? if 30 dollars more makes a difference then ill pay it
Please, someone who knows more than me help me, im kind of frozen in indecision. And i don’t want to pick ‘the wrong one’ because i think it looks prettier haha
Post # 3
didnt mean to make them all links, i just copied from the website as i dont trust myself to spell them properly!!
Post # 4
I showed this to DH. He recommends any of the Ferraris, but the F430 would proabably be the best. Yes, the Lotus Elise is a piece of crap. It’s a glorified go-cart.
Post # 5
I LOVE the lamborghini gallardo. They are so sexy looking. My fiance would choose the Mercedes AMG though. He is a mercedes fanatic.
I haven’t been in/driven the gallardo but have been in the AMG and it seriously is one fast car!
Does your fiance watch formula 1? If so, what team does he go for?
ETA: I’ve been a ferrari and hated it. The cage made me feel really claustrophobic but it does feel very sporty.
Post # 6
I would probably do the Lambo Gallardo or the lotus… Depends if he wants off the line speed or over all speed (I think)
Post # 7
I know nothing about cars, but what a sweet and thoughtful surprise! I’m sure he’ll be super excited!
Post # 8
Lambos or Ferraris. Whichever one. LOL! PICK ME! 😛
Post # 10
@strawbabies: thanks! i figured the lotus couldnt be too impressive haha
@babecake: no idea about formula one, maybe i can try to subtly ask. though he would wonder why i was suddenly talking about it haha. i do love the look of the gallardo too
@hiroshymatetrastar: gosh, whats the difference between the two speeds?! this stuff is a mystery to me!
gallardo seems to be most popular so far. its hard, as much as i would love to get the one hed most like i do want it to be a surprise so dont want to ask him
Post # 11
Personally, I would go with the Ferarri F430, but my DH is a big Audi guy so he would go for the R8. So it comes down to what your FI prefers.
Post # 12
My DH knows crazy amounts about sports cars so I asked him and he rated them like this (best first):
1) Ferrari F430
2) Lotus Elise
3) Audi R8
He also said that you might want to stay away from the scaglietti because while it handles well it is a four door. He says that the Lotus is a tremendous value and that your FI woul be happy driving any of the above three.
I totally know how you feel because FI will say things like “This car has 500 horsepower” and I’m like, “What?”
Post # 13
My DH knows his stuff (He just built a 600 hp Shelby Cobra from the ground up). I asked and he said the 430, hands down. He said it is the best!
Post # 14
I would go with the Gallardo or any of the Ferraris! You really can’t go wrong with those :).
Post # 15
The Lotus Elise is good with corners but does not have much power…so I would say no to that one
I would go for the Ferrari F430!!
Post # 16
@CMSnails: just occurred to me it might suck alone. would your husbands find it a bit boring alone, and if so shall itry to find the money toinvite one of his friends if possible? not sure his friendscould afford it alone