Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,860
In general the California has been very reliable and Ferrari has bent over backwards to fix any problems. Owners, many of whom have never owned a Ferrari, tend to love them and most have been very happy with the ownership experience. The California was built to a different price point so is the only Ferrari in recent history with a 90 degree crankshaft and the first since the 328 with a wet sump. That does not bother California owners at all, since most are not techno-freaks like quite a few of us are.
I think it was a good idea pulling the car over from the Maserati line very early in development. The 2013 model with the handling package and more power promises to be even more fun.
Incidentally, the car initially tested by the press, including Road and Track and all the European magazines, was a ringer with much lower gearing than what was eventually produced.
Present: 575M 135171
Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
Every day I look around, and if nobody is shooting at me, it is a pretty good day.