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post #1 of 15 Old 09-26-2014, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Ferrari reliability question

I've been spending a lot of time on the Huracan talk site, many of the owners and people ordering really like to bash Ferrari, or say they had a bad experience with Ferrari reliability, I like the 458 and wondering, are they reliable for possible long trips, I guess I just need some re-confidence after listening too all the hype from lambo owners, signed, confused what to buy..
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Very reliable, as the vast majority of 458 owners will attest. Somebody bashing Ferraris on a Lamborghini or McLaren site? Say it isn't true.
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Everyone in the world likes to criticise or make fun of Ferrari owners for the cars lack of reliability.That is what happens when you are the worlds most famous exotic car. There are many reasons and most of it comes from people with no direct experience. I have a good bit of knowledge of Lamborghini products. To suggest they are more reliable is laughable. To suggest they, in their current form are less reliable is equally laughable. The Ford and Chevy guys have the same arguments all the time and it is childish to be polite. Is a Ferrari the most reliable car built? No, If the ne plus ultra in reliability is what you are looking for look to Toyota. It is not real high on the list of design goals in any exotic car.
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GPM, welcome to FL. Understand your feelings and apprehensions perfectly.

Suffice to say that you should set aside your fears and take the plunge. There would be no turning back. It would be the right move, IMHO.

Good luck with your search and do tell us all your findings.

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GPM, I've had my '13 Italia for just over two years now. Clocked 20K+ miles so far. I've had two problems:

1) CEL came on at around 6k miles. Dealer said it was an oxygen sensor reading glitch. He reset and I've not seen it again.

2) Very early on, the Infotainment system got amnesia and couldn't remember any of my address book entries making it impossible to make Voice Recognition phone calls. A update to the software fixed that and it's been fine ever since.

I've done day-long cruises with others down here in Texas with the temps around 104F and the car just loves it. So do I.

So far, it's been as reliable as my Toyota Tacoma pickup.

There are other 458's in the local FCA here and I haven't heard of any serious issues for any of them.

YMMV, but I would bet you would experience similar good reliability.
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thanks for that, I really like your red, that's nt rosso corsa is it? I like the black roof option with the red, but it doesn't seem that popular
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It's Rosso Mugello with Cuoio.
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I wouldn't take too much notice of a bunch of tractor drivers if I were you

Lamborghini owners have been taking pops at Ferrari for the last 50 years - the practice was started by Feruccio Lamborghini. It is merely symptomatic of a collective inferiority complex.
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ha! good one, ya he started out making tractors I think, truck drivers with "internationals" brand get the same stuff, they say "nice corn binder"
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GPM, I've had my '13 Italia for just over two years now.
Maybe it's because our names start with "Jazz", but no issues with mine in 20k kms either.

1 dead battery so far.


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In two years and around 25.000 km done, with a 2006 Scaglietti in my hand (bought it in 2012) I got a minor problem of gear syncro, well repaired in warranty.
We're speaking of supercar, everything works in a monstrous way and obviously easier to break than modern normal cars: if you want total reliability, a japanese car is the choise (not Nissan GTR, obviously).
If we're speaking of supercars, I loved my Ferrari, much more reliable than my old Noble M12 GTO 3R.
With the 458 Ferrari gives you a 7 years total free checks. The hell Lambo does it! They could speak about everything, but that's a big true: Ferrari 7 years, Lambo not. The only other company that do that I think it's Kia.
Things may change if you're speaking of older Ferrari, like a 2000, 1990 or before ... but that's easy to think.

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That is seven years routine service, but the warranty is still 3-4 years, depending on market.

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FF 60,000 klm no problems
458 18,000 klm no problems
California 28,000 klm flat battery (my fault no trickle charger attached)
They are very reliable in my opinion

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I wonder how reliable a Lamborghini owners opinion of Ferrari is?



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I wonder how reliable a Lamborghini owners opinion of Ferrari is?
As reliable as his car?

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