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Looking at a 458, 2011 - need advice...

Hey Guys,

My 64 Y/O buddy has tasked me with being his concierge to find him a 458. the good news is we have the exact task in cars, colors, etc:

I've found him a 2011, Nero / Cuoio, silver wheels, yellow calipers - exactly what he wants.

The car has 7000 ish miles and they are asking $217K

1) I'm a 355 guy and don't know much about the 458 and what problems it could have - please educate me.

2) How does the price seem?

Thanks guys.
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That's the lowest asking price I've seen for a 458.
However, given the color and miles, it seems about right.
And fair in my book, if not a slight bargain.

Good luck!

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There have been some software updates, the notorious fender liner campaign, there's also an issue with an oil leak at the back of the engine, which requires R&R of the gear box. As with any car, best thing to do is see copies of the service history for the car, including confirmation that all issued campaign, bulletins & recalls are up to date.


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There have been some software updates, the notorious fender liner campaign, there's also an issue with an oil leak at the back of the engine, which requires R&R of the gear box. As with any car, best thing to do is see copies of the service history for the car, including confirmation that all issued campaign, bulletins & recalls are up to date.
I've got confirmation that 2 recalls are open - ATF bracket and front bonnet lock. Both with be done prior to purchase by Algar and Algar will do a PPI for me. The car has had a new windshield due to a chip - other that that, it's only seen fluid changes - most recent in August last year.
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The price seems inline. Not too great, but not bad.

You might want to PM Toggie. He was looking to sell his 2010 with the same specs.
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The price seems inline. Not too great, but not bad.

You might want to PM Toggie. He was looking to sell his 2010 with the same specs.
Luke, you and I spoke about this before. Ron's car is metallic and IIRC has red calipers. My buddy does not want metallic black - he only wants black.

I don't blame him a bit
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I don't know much about the 458 Market. Best to look at similar cars with similar options and mileage and see what they are going for on Autotrader.com and Ebay. That way you get a feel for the market. Options usually depreciate at least 50% quickly.

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