Originally Posted by CaliforniaZephyr View Post
This is my first post on this forum.
I'm an older gentleman, who has owned many new cars over the years, but am just now considering my first Ferrari. I want to order a California T. Nothing too special, a pretty common car, but I want it the way I want it, so I think I'll need to order it. Question: Are these cars sold at MSRP? Over MSRP? Or, can you get a discount? If so, any ideas as to what I should shoot for?
Second question: This car will be used to drive up and down the coast in Orange County, CA on nice, sunny days. I long ago lost my infatuation with driving aggressively or much over the speed limit. With this in mind, is there ANY reason to even consider the Magnetic suspension upgrade? Does it offer any additional comfort over the standard suspension, or is it just for folks looking for a sportier ride?
So why am I thinking Ferrari and not, let's say a Bentley Continental convertible? I just love the looks of the California T, my wife likes the idea, I think it will be fun and I'm not getting any younger. It's probably now or never.
Thanks in advance for your constructive comments.
I own a California T. Love it. I would get the magenride.
Personally there are so many super low mile California T's I would not order. Save some money. If you order you pay full price MSRP.
On car guru or DuPont registry search and fin many colors, many options and many variations of mileage.
It's really understanding all the options. There are a ton. So if two cars look the same you need to really know the value of each option. I spent 6 to 8 weeks researching, select 5 I liked, and started making offers below what was listed on the car sites.
Dealers will negotiate as well. I talked with several dealers that honestly tried to find me the right car.
I found a car with more options then I wanted and in the price range I wanted.
Carbon adds a lot to the price.
I bought my car in Feb. Can't drive a car in MN till late April. I have put over 5K on in about 5 months. It's fun to drive.
Last thing, I wrapped my car. Makes it easier to drive and not worry so much about rocks and chips.
Good luck finding the right California T.