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post #1 of 8 Old 12-29-2009, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Need Ferrari Technician near St Louis, MO

I have agreed to terms on a 360 Spider in Kirkwood, MO (30 minutes from St Louis Airport) subject to a PPI. Unfortunately, there is no authorized dealer in St Louis. Can anyone recommend a certified technician in that area to do the PPI? THX Jeff
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-29-2009, 11:50 AM
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a few possibilities:

http://maseratistl.com/Ferrari.html

http://saintlouismotorsports.com/

I am sure other here may know of more as well as independents
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It is perfectly understandable for wanting a PPI as a safety assurance. Nevertheless, it could be just as useless at times. Personally, I have never had a PPI done before and so far, I have purchased four cars from overseas (USA, Australia, France x 2) without seeing the cars in person. (Stupid, yes. Disappointment, no. Pretty much what I thought they were). Even if I had PPIs done then, I doubt the outcomes would have been much different.
Good luck with your purchase. w/ smiles Jimmy
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I agree fully with Dr. Jim.

I have never had a PPI on any car I bought.

All cars need some service. Some need more.

There was a junkyard in Massachusetts near where I grew up.

A sign over the main desk read: "We all drive on used parts"!!!

That sums it up well.

If you feel you need the car checked do it, but realize there will be things they don't catch in the review that will require attention. The money spent on the PPI could go towards that repair!
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Want no misunderstanding here. I am not advocating that PPI is worthless. We think differently. Just hope that you find the right car for yourself. Good luck. w/ smiles Jimmy
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What Jimmy says is of value.

However, I have frequently heard of PPI's that failed to catch substantial issues.

You know the car needs a clutch so you don't need reconfirmation of that fact.

So, maybe having the local dealer "look over" the car would give you a more accurate view.

I do not believe Ferrari dealers do PPI's but not sure. Ask.

The key is to always use good judgment.
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THX: PPI to be done at STL Motorsports

THX all for your help: PPI to be done at STL Motorsports. This car is the manual not the F1 with the high clutch wear.
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--- This car is the manual ---
Now you are talkin'!
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