Posted Sep 14th 2012 9:48AM
After four years of Ferrari ownership, Robert Maduri decided to walk into Ferrari of Ontario and add another one to his stable. At age 31, Robert is a self made "free agent" who purchased his first used Ferrari 360 when he was just a wee young lad of 27. His first experience with Ferrari of Ontario was at that time, when he walked in there to purchase the car he wanted. Unfortunately, they could not fill his order in time so he promptly went and bought one in a private sale.
So fast forward to recently (life can go by pretty quickly in a Ferrari). Maduri said in his original blog which has since been removed but remains here "I just celebrated my 31st birthday. I've had a solid four years of Ferrari ownership under my belt. It's been a fantastic period and not for a single second am I considering the sale of my prized 360."
However, when he does go shopping for a new one, Maduri ends up leaving the Toronto-area dealership that doesn't seem to value his dollar or seem to want to give this Ferrari owner the time of day (despite the limited edition Audemars Piguet Chronopassion on his wrist and the 2012 Range Rover Sport Supercharged he pulled up in) and promptly walks across the street to Mclaren Toronto!
Hit the Jump down for more on his story and some vids of Ferrari's and Mclarens!
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Robert Maduri, the author of the article "Losing A Generation", kindly requests that any website republishing that article, or its content, cease doing so.
Originally posted on Aug 1, 2012 the article remained posted until earlier this week. While the article caused a great stir among Ferrari fans, it most certainly caught the eye of Ferrari of Ontario management and dealer principle Remo Ferri. While we can only speculate at why the post was taken down, we can only think of two explanations. First, there might have been legal action or a cease and desist order but we're thinking Ferrari of Ontario saw a huge opportunity here and offered Maduri a new Ferrari at a discount along with some form of VIP treatment to sway him from a McLaren MP4-12C.
Much like the owner of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series in Ottawa, Ontario who had his car hooned by rogue technicians on video, it seems the dealership has made good. It was reported by that individual that Star Motors took care of him in light of all the negative reactions.
Video Source: 5min.com