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post #1 of 18 Old 01-22-2015, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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My new-to-me 458:)

I pulled the trigger and purchased my first F-car ever. It is a 2010 Ferrari Approved car with 7K miles on it. I will pick it up tomorrow and can't wait. Here are some initial pictures still in the showroom.

Scuderia Shields, 20" forged sport wheels, yellow brake calipers, advanced headlights, suspension lifter, rear parking sensors, carbon fiber driving zone with LEDs, carbon fiber central bridge, electric seats, autodimming mirrors with Homelink, alcantara headliner, alcantara armrests, red seat belts, red embroidered cavallinos in the headrests, red stitching, leather rear shelf, and dashboard and steering wheel in cuoio leather
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post #2 of 18 Old 01-22-2015, 09:17 PM
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Emre- Welcome to Ferrari Life. Very pretty 458. Looks like a Cuoio interior, but hard to tell through the windshield. Give us some driving impressions once you have her home.

Never mind about the windshield, just read the rest of your thread and Cuoio it is. She has some really nice options.

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Welcome to Ferrari Life Emre. Lovely car. I was fortunate enough once to have driven a 458 for 2 months. Many fond memories of this fantastic Ferrari.

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Welcome to Ferrari Life Emre. Lovely car. I was fortunate enough once to have driven a 458 for 2 months. Many fond memories of this fantastic Ferrari.

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compliments, with your first F-car you is entry in big way in Ferrari world ...
Very nice, i like red with cuoio leather ...

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post #5 of 18 Old 01-23-2015, 12:09 AM
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Congrats! The 458 is amazing. Love mine.


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post #6 of 18 Old 01-23-2015, 01:35 AM
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Wow, that is the PERFECTLY optioned Italia!
Congratulations, you're going to love her!!

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Well done, Emre!!

You took the jump, you are now one of us, congrats!

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post #9 of 18 Old 01-23-2015, 09:10 AM
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You have sport sills as well. Really makes the car look a lot sleeker. Congrats. Post interior pics when you get a chance as well.

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post #10 of 18 Old 01-23-2015, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Great car. Visiting la right now. What dealer? Enjoy it!
Thanks everyone for the kind words. I highly recommend working with Amir at the Beverly Hills location. I really appreciated his assistance. And if you visit him, say hello for me. I was just there picking up the car

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Emre- Give us some driving impressions once you have her home.

It is really unbelievable. I was lucky enough to drive some really fast cars but nothing came close to my experience with the 458. It is so fast but at the same time feels very controllable. As a big fan of stick-shift (all my sport cars have been manual except the Maserati with the f1 transmission) I can't believe how fast the double-clutch shifts are (I read here that Speciale shifts are faster and it is hard to imagine how that is possible). And the sound is out of this world; especially in the race mode. The cool thing about the sound is that you don't have to be at the 9000 rpm to hear that sound which literally made me turn of the radio after the first few minutes. The other thing that surprised me was that the dampers handled the terrible bumps on Wilshire without giving any discomfort in the cabin at all (if you live in Los Angeles, I don't have to tell you how bad some parts of Wilshire Blvd are with pot holes).

It is fast like a jet, it handles like a go-kart, it sounds better than a symphony. In summary I had a memorable first day with the car would be an understatement.

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Emre- Sounds like you are bonding with her pretty well. The Schumacher setting button on the steering wheel that softens the shocks has proven very valuable to most owners. Great ride and 1+g cornering are not a bad mix.

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Nice write up. Will be in Beverly Hills tomorrow. Might stop by if I can talk my companion into it. He doesn't like Ferrari dealers



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Driving impressions with photos, please!

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Great description! Congrats and enjoy. Can't wait for mine.
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post #17 of 18 Old 02-05-2015, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nice meeting you emre. did he get the 550?
It was nice meeting you as well. I wish we had more time to have more car-chat. Actually he fell in love with the F-12 and wants to get one when he finds a pre-owned black for a good price. He loves his Porsches so he is not in a rush but now he got the bug for the F-car

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