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post #1 of 6 Old 07-20-2008, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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buying a mondial

new to the forum. i'm looking into the mondial cabriolet.

is there a thread or resource that tells one about this particular model? i.e. best years, what to watch for, major service intervals, etc.. also, is there a recommended dealer for these cars?

any and all help is appreciated. thx,

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-20-2008, 06:25 PM
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Mike, welcome to the forum! Have you looked at the Mondial's Buyer's Guide?

If not, you should, it's a great source of information.

Other than that, the Mondial specialists in the forum shall give you a hand

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going." - J. P. Kennedy
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-20-2008, 09:20 PM
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Welcome to the forum Mike! Good luck with the search for the Mondial, and as Stile said the buyers guide is a great source of information.


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post #4 of 6 Old 07-23-2008, 07:26 AM
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-24-2008, 02:46 PM
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The only real issue I have had with my QV is a problematic fuse box. There are various fixes. The two circuits I had problems with were the Fuel Pump and turn signal fuses. The latter is next to the fuel pump fuse, which is why I think it was affected. I think the A/C and cooling fans are two other circuits that can cause problems.

Obvious one is the dreaded corrosion. Check the bottom of the B pillar for signs of it, but fenders (wings) and anywhere subjected to large amounts of water.

Cambelts every two years, though some people will say this is overkill.
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-05-2008, 01:02 PM
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I have had my 83 Cab for about 8 years and have enjoyed it allot. It is a very underrated and under priced Ferrari. Fun to drive, plenty of room, and good performance. the only drawback that I have always had is the top is hard to put up and down, so it stays down all the time.
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