In June I started driving the C6, as my daily driver, after selling the Dakota that I had. It's not a Ferrari, but a red Corvette does get some attention.
Like the attention I got when out of a group of 15 cars a Georgia highway revenue agent picked the red Corvette to ticket. Or the attention I got at hotels along the way, while making a 10,000 mile trip, which consisted of coming out to the car 3 times and finding that someone had spit on it. 3 times is not a coincidence and at 3 different locations. I stayed at a couple cheap hotels, but the spitting was done at a Hampton Inn, a Residence Inn and a Comfort Inn. Not exactly Motel 6's.
I've gotten other attention too, like the time I went to Target (I'm definately too terrified to park it at WalMart)and came out to find 3 shopping carts resting against my car. No damage, but there was a message there. I went to a local night club and came out to find someone had emptied 3 beers, the cans were right there, and from the smell pissed on my car. The latest was at a grocery store parking lot. I don't park way away from everyone, that makes your car stand out. Instead I try to park a spot away and near another nice car. I went on a Sunday evening at around dinner tme. As safe a time as any you'd think. Well someone keyed the passenger door. I'm driving a miserable Toyota Corolla while the body shop fixes the door. $400, just below the point where you turn it in to the insurance company.
These acts are random and occur in random locations, so it's not someone that hates me. It's the car and the attention it gets. I've just about had it. I love the way the car drives, but really miss the stealthiness of the GTO. I actually tried to search out a new GTO in the state of Florida, and can't find one. That actually has me thinking Cobalt SS, or Mazdaspeed 3 or some other cars that blend in. The idea of a daily driver is also there, but it just kills me to see the Corvette sitting all the time. Why have it if you aren't going to enjoy it.
The thought will probably pass once I get the Corvette back. It just stinks that people are miserable like that.
I really feel for the guy with the Ferrari. I'd love to own one, but probably never will, not due to financial means entirely, but the fear of owning one.