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YouTuber Shmee reveals how much it costs to own a Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Published: 17/Jan/2020 16:14

by Connor Bennett

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YouTuber Shmee150 has revealed the eye-watering cost of keeping his Ferrari GTC4Lusso V12 running for a year – while also taking into account the massive amount he may lose while owning it for a few years. 

The popular car enthusiast, who has amassed nearly two million subscribers on YouTube, has a highly sought after collection of vehicles that he regularly reviews and makes videos around. 

Long-time viewers have seen him make plenty of content around Ferrari’s – including the FF and GTC4Lusso – with the latter being the newest, and his current daily driver car. However, it isn’t the cheapest car to run on a daily basis and over its lifetime is going to lead to some incredible costs that the YouTuber broke down.

Image of Shmee150 with his green BMW M8
YouTube: shmee150
Shmee150 has a vast collection of cars that get a showing on his YouTube channel.

During his aptly titled ‘How Much Does it Cost to Own a Ferrari?’ video, Shmee took viewers through the running costs of the car that costs around £300,000 when it’s brand-new and off the production line.

According to the YouTuber though, he didn’t buy his new, instead, purchasing one that is just over a year old and ended up priced around £200,000. Of course, that’s a nice chunk of change to be spending, but he didn’t do it all in one go. Instead, he went the finance route, paying around a quarter of the asking price as a deposit and then around £2,000 a month in payments.

While that may seem like his biggest cost, it isn’t. Instead, the depreciation of the car’s value is going to set him back the most as, according to Shmee, if he kept it for three years, this would be the most “significant” cost.

However, keeping it running for those three years isn’t cheap either. The British YouTuber noted while that as Ferrari has free servicing for a car’s first seven years, buying a warranty costs £4,000 per year after the first four years and just keeping it fueled up is a further £3,500 to £4,000 a year.

“I’m not going to sit here and pretend that this is not an expensive car, we are still talking £35,000 a year for 10,000 miles of driving but that’s in a Ferrari which is awesome and I find that – with the combination of the included servicing and the sense of you choose which car to buy – really, really cool,” the YouTube explained.

That total price includes the personal costs of insurance and keeping it parked up, but they can, obviously, depend on the owner. “its not as bad as you might think it is,” Shmee added about the total cost.

“For me, of course, it’s the perfect match,” he said before praising the Ferrari’s practicality compared to his other vehicles. “It’s a really, really good package.”

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YouTuber roasts “cringe” car videos on TikTok

Published: 20/Nov/2020 14:51

by Kieran Bicknell

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TikTok continues to dominate the social media scene, with everything from hilarious short videos to fully-fledged scandals. There’s also a ‘car’ section of the app, but one YouTuber has let rip when discussing the genre, branding it “cringe.”

Roasting other people’s cars on social media is always interesting, but the outlandish cars on TikTok in particular have proven to be the perfect material for YouTuber Drew Peacock.

While platforms such as Instagram or Twitter are well-known for hosting the ‘car scene‘, TikTok is relatively new to automotive fans. The vertical-only videos restrict a lot of typical ‘shots’ used with cars, while the short-form videos prevent any sort of in-depth reviews or content.

That’s not to say that car enthusiasts haven’t tried to make use of the platform. However, according to Drew, it hasn’t been particularly successful for many.

TikTok Camber Car
YouTube: Drew Peacock
Drew branded heavily-cambered cars such as this “useless.”

YouTuber brands car scene TikTok as “cringe”

Having gathered a number of viral and well-viewed TikToks to review, YouTuber Drew Peacock went in with an open mind, saying his fans have “wanted him to do a TikTok review for some time.”

Unfortunately, things got off to a bad start with a heavily-modified Honda. The big wing, custom graphics, and neon lighting didn’t sit well at all with Drew.

Not only was the car not to his taste, but it set him off on a rant about the scene in general on TikTok. He labeled it “cringe” and said it was full of “whack-a** cars and with popular songs over [the video] to make it look hard.”

Things didn’t get much better from there. Having watched a video of a heavily-cambered Nissan 350Z without music, he says the clips are just “useless” especially without the musical overlay to add interest.

TikTok seems to host plenty of modified car videos, since the cars themselves are visually striking. However, these were branded “goofy” and “the dumbest **** ever.” Each to their own, but if your car can’t go more than one block without attracting police attention, there’s probably an issue there.

Overall, despite a few race videos that seemed to be amusing, the general consensus of the video was that car TikTok isn’t a great place to be. While there’s no doubt there will be plenty of people that love the videos featured, they clearly weren’t to this YouTubers taste.