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selling lotus for a 360. question

Hi, I will most likely be selling my Lotus Elise soon for a 2001-2002 360. I've done my homework on maintenance costs, etc, and the 360 (like my lotus) will be driven once a week, maybe twice.

I know the importance of keeping official documentation on all oil changes, belt replacements, etc, in case I want to sell the 360 in the future.

Here's my 1st question: For "official service documentation" on ferrari's, would I need to take it to a Ferrari dealer for these records to be valid, or would any official licensed Ferrari mechanic be able to provide me with these?

2nd question: if any official ferrari mechanic would suffice for documentation, does anybody have recommendations for the Riverside/San Bernardino/ Inland Empire area in Southern California?

thanks ahead of time
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To my knowledge, an official Ferrari mechanic is only called such if he works for a dealer.

As a longer-standing Ferrari owner, I would be worried if a car was only serviced by official dealers. This may not be typical the world over, but I am not impressed with the quality of work of official dealers and their habit of charging you for work not done or unnecessary work done.

All my Ferraris are serviced by an independent specialist and for anyone that knows anything about the Ferrari sphere in my region, it would be a recommendation not a negative.

So I wouldn't worry too much about non-official Ferrari servicing. Find a car you like, go through the records to see where it was serviced in the last 3 years, and then find out on the net what that shop/those shops are like. That should tell you more than enough.

Don't worry about resale - find a shop with a great reputation, have it serviced there, and you'll be fine.

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find a shop with a great reputation, have it serviced there, and you'll be fine.

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+1, doesn't really matter if it is an official dealer or an independent. What is important is the reputation.
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...Don't worry about resale - find a shop with a great reputation, have it serviced there, and you'll be fine.
+2. There are several Ferrari dealers and independents with good reputations in your area so you should have no trouble finding one. Eugenios is probably the independent with the strongest rep. The 360 is a great car, especially if it's driven regularly. Best of luck!

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+2. There are several Ferrari dealers and independents with good reputations in your area so you should have no trouble finding one. Eugenios is probably the independent with the strongest rep. The 360 is a great car, especially if it's driven regularly. Best of luck!
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