Here is hopefully a inspirational story, of my path to becoming a Ferrari owner, one of my life goals. The goal is set towards the 458 spider in Tour De France blue, although the ultimate car for me might be the F50, LaFerrari is also crazy but both of them are getting quite pricey.
I ended up doing a few things on the side, my trade is electronic technician and have been working as an electrician mosty reasent years, i did manage a full blown burn out in my electrical work (currently i am 32 years old) and i have recently turned back to work after a bit over a year now, i did how ever not waiste my time entirily in this long needed forced vacation, or actually did about 3-4 months of absolutely nothing (which would be best spent abroad somewhere far far away, just make it completely different than your normal life which got you into this mess)
After this period of doing almost nothing i started researching setting up an Amazon business, generally called FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) which is started working on full time and did for about 8 months before launching my first products and starting selling, now about one and a half year later i have managed to make a few thousand dollars in revenue and i´m constantly improving, in 2020 i hopefully can launch another product which would also go much faster into the green since now i know all of the hidden costs and tips and tricks, while still doing some of my electrical work (lucikly i work for a staffing agency so i can choose when i work, which my ususal period is 3 weeks working and 2 weeks off), but i´m hopeful that Amazon income will replace that income and well more than that, so i can afford that shiny blue car !
Regarding my car enthusiasm, i have always loved Ferrari most of all the brands, they are the most exciting cars in my mind, i generally don´t hate others like Lambo, i´m not a binary opionion in those matters, i especially love the Diablo and many more cars, i just want to have them exciting, engaging and fun (that is also why i hate modern French cars, they are none of those things!)
For the longest time i have been a Mercedes Benz owner, i almost only bought the W124 E-class (1985-1995 models, prefer the 93-95 last facelift model) since they are just such a great car, on the following photo is my first proper V8, E420 Sportline fully loaded with an AMG body kit, not totally completed on this photo but one of the best all round cars there is !
I do some of the maintenance work my self, i just came from the garage yesterday after replacing the brake calipers in my Honda CR-V (yes, my family has 2 of those, both 2005 models), and the rear calipers freeze up and it´s pretty much the only thing that goes wrong on those super reliable Honda cars, they were originally bought for the purpose of P2P rentals, much like you did on Turo, but i did find that after doing all the numbers the return was close to zero, so it´s much better for my to do a bit of extra work in the electrical field than spending more time on these rentals, we chose the CR-V because of reliability, very decent size and AWD system, which in Iceland is sometimes needed and rented them out to tourists, and they have decent ground clearance. I also thought that we would like to own them even if the rental would stop and they are really good all rounders.
But i do find your channel interesting when it´s showing the behind the scenes, fixing a Ferrari is usually done in some secret location, but a lot of the items are really serviceable for the weekend warrior, with a bit of knowledge.
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