Join Date: May 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,337
There are few things in this world that trade hands for large sums of money based solely on a handshake: weapons, drugs, art, diamonds. Add Ferrari's to that list. For these things, it often takes large testosterone receptacles to join in the fun. It’s the nature of the game you’re about to enter and just one of the reasons why the owners club is an exclusive one.
To the matter at hand, there are two parts to your question; the first is driving the model of car you are interested in, the second is driving the prospective car you will buy. There are a number of ways to solve this challenge. Here’s my way:
On the first part, I was lucky in that I was able to rent and drive the models I was interested in while on vacation in Italy. That sounds like it is not an option for you, so I’ll let others here with more local experience give you recommendations on how to sample a 360.
On the second part, most owners, and to a lesser extent dealers, will not let you test drive their car without relative assurance you are a serious buyer. In my case, the seller knew I was serious when I had paid for and conducted a PPI inspection. I then had skin in the game and wasn’t just wasting his time. So once we began the price negotiations, a test drive was a natural part of the process.
I knew and trusted the individual who performed the PPI. Additionally, for any particular car I was interested in, I assumed it would drive like any other 360. So had the car been located far away, once it past its PPI I would have felt comfortable buying it without having driven it. That was a risk I was willing to take.
I think many here will tell you of similar viable scenarios.
Last edited by Killer58; 12-01-2010 at 11:27 AM.