Well I'm not one of the potential buyers placing an order but I did contact Viglietti Motors which are the official Ferrari importers/distributors for South Africa to make an enquiry and the director got back to me saying that all allocations for 2009 to S.A have been sold but they can supply me a California for 2010 orders but I would have to commit to this order by signing a contract or place the order and pay a deposit of R100 000.00 ($10 000.00) to secure my order and this will possibly move me up the list if there are any cancellations.
I had an accident last 3 weeks, my 355 is now repaired and i took it back just early this week. While collecting my car I spoke to the sales person at Naza Italia (Malaysia Distributor of Ferrari), they told me they had 5 orders of Ferrari California in their waiting list but delivery date is TBA.
honestly its a ferrari, everything about it, its literally a alternative to an f430, since the dual-clutch helps it to get to 0-62mph in a little under 4. sec.
the guy is harsh at the beginning, because he hasnt gotten in yet, but once he does.... well you see if you read it.
I will soon get a chance to drive it, and I will advise.
Two reviews say it revs well, pulls hard, and excites.
It may be a sleeper, and we may all be fooled.
Definitely write about your experience on here when you get the opprotunity to drive it. I am slowly growing fond of it. I was looking forward to seeing it at the Detroit Autoshow in January...but unfortunately Ferrari pulled out.
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