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Ferrari 360 Modena Questions

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I will be in the market to purchase my first Ferrari soon. I've decided on the 360 based on my budget and lack of experience with Ferrari, and so I can have enough left-over money for the servicing/maintaining. I have a few questions:

1) I have 40+ years of professionally working on cars, so I will be doing the servicing myself since the 360 has no warranty. What are the most common/most expensive repairs/services for the 360? Where would I be able to buy parts for it (e.g clutch)?

2) What should I look for? There are $50K 360s w/ 60K+ miles, and 70K+ ones with under 20K. Is the extra 20K really worth it for the lower mileage, if I'm doing the work myself? Or is the lower mileage more attractive to collectors?

3) F1 vs 3 Pedal..I've driven 3 pedal cars all my life, but the F1 system really attracts me. Why does the F1 clutch last much less than the 3 pedal clutch (I assumed the computer operated shifting would be less prone to clutch slipping than 3 pedal)?

4) Lastly, what is the ideal year range to look for?
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post #2 of 7 Old 10-16-2012, 12:58 PM
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Hello,

I will be in the market to purchase my first Ferrari soon. I've decided on the 360 based on my budget and lack of experience with Ferrari, and so I can have enough left-over money for the servicing/maintaining. I have a few questions:

1) I have 40+ years of professionally working on cars, so I will be doing the servicing myself since the 360 has no warranty. What are the most common/most expensive repairs/services for the 360? Where would I be able to buy parts for it (e.g clutch)?

2) What should I look for? There are $50K 360s w/ 60K+ miles, and 70K+ ones with under 20K. Is the extra 20K really worth it for the lower mileage, if I'm doing the work myself? Or is the lower mileage more attractive to collectors?

3) F1 vs 3 Pedal..I've driven 3 pedal cars all my life, but the F1 system really attracts me. Why does the F1 clutch last much less than the 3 pedal clutch (I assumed the computer operated shifting would be less prone to clutch slipping than 3 pedal)?

4) Lastly, what is the ideal year range to look for?
Suggest you take a look at the 360 Buyers Guide:

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Lower mileage tends to be more attractive to collectors. Higher mileage cars that have been well maintained can be in much better condition than a low mileage garage queen. In terms of years, 2001-2004 are generally preferred over the very early cars.

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Dvice,

Wlecome to the forum .

Parts are readily available via several of our sponsors. Probably the most important is the major service every three years that include the belts and tensioners.

Personally, I would steer clear of the $50-60K cars. In fact, I'd say that about the $70K cars too. My opinion is they'll all have stories (see the Buyers Guide). Plenty of good cars out there, take your time and make sure you get one of them. Don't be distracted by "bargains", you stand a good chance of being sorry later. Again, my personal opinion is that the sweet spot years for the 360 are 02-04, but that's just based on my own search for one.

Conversely, I wouldn't worry about F1 vs Stick. Buy the one you like. I drove both and while I liked the F1, the stick just seemed more natural to me and required more connection with the car. You may find you like the F1 for other reasons.

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A search in the 360/430 forum will give you all the service and buying advise you'll need. Killer has you covered nicely in staying away from the 50-70k as too many have 'features' even a mechanic with your experience might not want to tackle with your first experience. IMO a 70-80k car with full history and buying advise covered may be just what the doctor ordered for you. If I had your experience I can't think of a better way to bond with a '02-'04 360 than a 30k service and belt change. Could be a fun winter project and the best spring ever!

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Welcome to Ferrari Life. Go to ferraridatabase.com and download free owners manuals and workshop manuals, plus other tech data. Except for setting up an F1 clutch, which requires a special diagnostic tool (SD2 or equivalent), you should be able to maintain a 360 considering your background.

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Hi, just bought my first 360 ferarri and I noticed it makes a noise coming from the rear, when I'm making a slow turn weather I'm backing up or pulling forward ...has anyone had this problem ? Thanks
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Welcome to Ferrari Life. Go to ferraridatabase.com and download free owners manuals and workshop manuals, plus other tech data. Except for setting up an F1 clutch, which requires a special diagnostic tool (SD2 or equivalent), you should be able to maintain a 360 considering your background.
thanks, this one I've been looking for
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