Most Ferrari owners only put about 2,000 miles per year on their beastly engines. And that’s just one of the problems the great auto journalist Doug DeMuro has with owning a Ferrari–you rarely get to drive the beast. DeMuro has been documenting his year of Ferrari ownership for Jalopnik, and it’s not the vroom-vroom story you might expect. It kinda sucks to own a Ferrari, according to DeMuro: “It’s a Point A to Point A car. In other words: this isn’t a car you use to go somewhere. It’s a car you take out of your house, and drive around for a while, before you return to your house.”
So DeMuro sold his Ferrari, “bringing an end to [his] childhood dream of owning” one. DeMuro is, to his own astonishment, “happy to see it go.” For one thing it brought him too much attention. There’s really no avoiding this, even if you–like DeMuro–bought it for the driving experience instead of to drive to your high school reunion. (Note: George Clooney may have wanted to be just an actor, but the fame comes along.) Plus, with Ferrari ownership you must live in mortal fear of potholes–and life’s too short for that.