A friend of ours recently bought a $75,000 BMW convertible. Now that was really pushing it for him and his wife. Not that they are in a bad financial position, but it was a lot to spend on a car that they aren't going to drive 90% of the time. Both him and his wife have daily vehicles and plan to drive it on occasion during the summer. Apparently, Lamborghini of Chicago got a hold of his name through the BMW dealer. They sent him some mail asking him to come test drive a 2007 Gallardo.
He tells his wife, puts a suit on, jumps in the BMW and heads on down to Chicago. They get there and the salesman starts showing him the car, telling him all the features, etc. He then tells him that this model had a $340,000 price tag on it. His wife (playing right along) says "Honey if this is what you want, go ahead and buy it." The salesman jumps on it, "Well don't you want to take it for a drive?". My friend gets in the car with the salesman driving (wants to show him how to shift and such) and they do a loop onto the interstate and back. When they get back the salesman says "Go ahead, take your wife for a drive."
My friend gets in, slowly pulls away and makes it a few blocks down to the on ramp. Said he was going 45 as he approached the on ramp and was just short of 145 as he merged on. Didn't realize how fast he was going, looked down at the speedometer, overreacted and jerked the brakes. He said the car stopped so fast the seatbelt gave him heartburn.