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Looks nice! Still, too $$$
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If the car checks out, what value you put on it?
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It's hard to say... I would think somewhere around 69-71k. Low miles isn't always a good thing.
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If the car checks out, what value you put on it?
Hard question to answer if you like the car it does not matter what you are willing to pay for it. But (as you knew there would be ) the 348/355 have been taking a large hit in trying to maintain there value, sure they are worth more but the prices are falling every single month and so far have not stopped dropping. So what you pay for now might make you a little queasy knowing you just lost 29k next year. That goes for all other Ferrari's as well excluding rarity and low production models. For that price you can get a 360, food for thought.

I would look for a more reasonably priced one in the low sixties, there are lot's to be had.

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Hard question to answer if you like the car it does not matter what you are willing to pay for it. But (as you knew there would be ) the 348/355 have been taking a large hit in trying to maintain there value, sure they are worth more but the prices are falling every single month and so far have not stopped dropping. So what you pay for now might make you a little queasy knowing you just lost 29k next year. That goes for all other Ferrari's as well excluding rarity and low production models. For that price you can get a 360, food for thought.

I would look for a more reasonably priced one in the low sixties, there are lot's to be had.
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$70k is really the top end of the 355 market, I would say.

Looks nice but may need a major service which are expensive on 355s. As said, low mileage is always a worry. This car has driven less than 500 miles per year...


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$70k is really the top end of the 355 market, I would say.

Looks nice but may need a major service which are expensive on 355s. As said, low mileage is always a worry. This car has driven less than 500 miles per year...


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Agreed, they are asking too much for this car.

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Thanks guys. It is kinda hard to find a good car with my specifications. This car looks legit. The guy just spent $8-9k for a major. I talked with the service advisor and he said whatever the car needed at that point was taken car of. So if the car checks out cosmetically and passes the PPI would $65k be reasonable? Also, you guys think these cars will still keep going down? I mean how low can they go?
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No comments from anyone?
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Hi,

I'm not a F355 connaisseur, but the proposition does sound good (though the initial pricing indeed seems steep). Esp. if you factor in all of your requirements and - apparently - conclude they are all met in this particular car, whereas they are hard to come by elsewhere in the market (just double-checking, but have you tried all major dealers/traders/brokers/sites/etc.?)

Assuming I got that straight as the context here, the question boils down to your priorities: do you want that special car and do you want it sooner rather than later? Or do you want to minimise investment and/or maximise (theoretical!) return on investment by either low-balling on this car or foregoing it for another one?

Frankly, why is it so important what others think of the exact value of this car? And how it's value will evolve over time (chrystal ball time!)? It's anyone's guess really (though I suppose the estimates given by some posters above give you a reasonable ballpark) and unless you're in it for the investment (which I wouldn't advise) it's fairly irrelevant.

So to make life simple, I'ld make the trade-off as follows:

IF...
- you really like this specific F355...
- and you're convinced it's going to take till hell freezes over before you find another one just like it...
- and if you can afford to pay say €65 k (or whatever pre-set max you find acceptable)...
- and if the PPI checks out...

THEN...
why not go for it?

ELSE...
let it go (should any of the IFs above yield a "NO" that is)

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IF...
- you really like this specific F355...
- and you're convinced it's going to take till hell freezes over before you find another one just like it...
- and if you can afford to pay say 65 k (or whatever pre-set max you find acceptable)...
- and if the PPI checks out...

THEN...
why not go for it?

ELSE...
let it go (should any of the IFs above yield a "NO" that is)
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