Join Date: Jan 2007
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Ferrari Life Posts: 6,204
ok, getting the 'vibes'.
This seems to be your first venture into a purely exotic vehicle, or for better definition, of the 'extreem' nature. There are more smaller produced examples of exotics, but I'm talking the homg group like Ferrari, and Lambo etc.
I'll let others be more specific, and I'll just generalize, but DON'T let this keep you from the experiences:: I am quite certain you'll enjoy this ownership more than you can imagine.
The 430 will depreciate for awhile. It's that new, and not one of the limited models high in demand. Not an F40, F50 or Enzo I mean, so expect this 'more produced model' to depreciate. Amount? can't say for UK/EU , but in US--remember we are fickle here-- it would go down quite a bit.
Other factors: 1k miles should translate into sorted and ready to go. but do budget 1-2k/year--NOT SAYING you'll spend that, just keep a buffer.
Only, a dealer or high end, good mech. who is factory trained, expecting, can manage your car or they may make it worse: Stay with the dealership till someone better comes along.
Didn't mention trans, so, I'm expecting a F1 here. Correct? What type brakes? CF or standard.
the car should have its major fluids changed per year, as a 'cheap insurance' --well cheap doesn't sound right, but whatever. That means trans, and engine oil. Follow the book or dealer's recom. for other stuff. I choose to do them all regardless, as I just like that...
Tires very important on that car, but not my forte to talk ,so will leave others to help, where you'll have very good help on that.
IF depreciation is your problem, these cars, until 20+ years old do not level, IMO, and then, perhaps will increase or keep value. What I'm saying, is will keep value after the big drops.
I'm quite certain that RRover will go way down, % wise, more than a Ferrari. But everything is relative, and also remember there are no true bargains in Ferraris, and garage queens are not always a good thing: don't be afraid of it, drive it, and it will probably fair better that 'saving your g'friend for the next boyfriend: Credit to Jim G.'
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Rik -- LAH !
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