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Hi i just need some help with making a choice between a v12 vantage or f430.My son feels im abit to old to have a f430 at 53yrs.Whats your thoughts about it.
I would greatly apprieciate any advice on the 430 as im not sure what to look for regarding purchase of used cars.

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post #2 of 20 Old 12-12-2011, 03:11 PM
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Welcome to Ferrari Life. Given the nature of the site you're probably going to get a slightly biased answer here. I've never owned the V12 vantage, but did own a V8 V for a couple years. It's a great car, but I'd take a 430 over it any day!

At 53, your not too old for it, come to think of it any age is the perfect age for a Ferrari... Good luck with your deliberations. Make sure and let us know how you get on.

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Whats your thoughts about it.

Well...to start with, you obviously have brains. Who's your sons mother? lemme guess...Blonde.

Sorry..that might be to close, It was intended humorously. Its a disease I have, KTS...Keyboard Tourettes Syndrome.

I'm 51 and if my son said I was to old for anything he'd soon be paying rent. Pick the one YOU like, and as Barry said, Welcome aboard.

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Thanks for that lads,i have always been a petrol head and never owned a ferrari.
Ive currently got a v8v but now have an itch after 2 years,the v12 looks great but similar to my own.(in some ways only)
But still looking at 85k for one, when i can pick up a 430 for mid Sixties.
Decisions Decisions
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I can tell you this - my neighbor owned a 430 and bought a 458.

One year later traded the 430 on the V12 Vantage ... stick for stick

The Vantage V12 is a very fast car - but the 430 is a very fast well handling car.

In other words an Aston would be great if you own a Ferrari

I have always liked Astons and Bentleys - but everytime I come close to the car I feel too young at age 50.

Astons are beautiful cars - Ferrari's are dead sexy.
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My son feels im abit to old to have a f430 at 53yrs.
Ah youth, it is indeed wasted on the young...

I was 53 when I bought my 360. I'm not too old. Then again, impressing young boys never entered into the decision. Conversely, everywhere I've gone, yonger women seem to like it.

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Hi i just need some help with making a choice between a v12 vantage or f430.My son feels im abit to old to have a f430 at 53yrs.Whats your thoughts about it.
I would greatly apprieciate any advice on the 430 as im not sure what to look for regarding purchase of used cars.
Lots of good advice on what to look for in purchasing a 430 in the following forum:

Modern V8s: 360, F430, 458 - Ferrari Life

http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/mo...ider-help.html

http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/mo...ual-trans.html

http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/mo...ia-buyers.html
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Hi Gary and welcome!
IMHO your choice should be based on 1 thing only; which car makes your heartbeat go up...in other words, what do you want to drive...?
Being a Aston Martin owner you know what it's like, even though the V12 will differ from the V8, it's still rather the same...a Ferrari, well, just isn't!
I get to drive my friends AM V8 V occaissionally but it just doesn't give me the thrill my F-car does, but that is personal I guess....I'd say find one and test drive it so you know first hand what it's like! (and ignore your son...) :-)
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Keyboard Tourettes Syndrome.... I like that. You're not the only one who suffers from it Lane..... quite a few comedians on here have it.

I think it was Enzo that said he built cars for young men that only old men could afford.....

Gary get the Ferrari... you'll thank us all later.

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Many thanks Lads im almost convinced know.Started making enquires so can't wait to test drive.
Ive noticed a massive gap between the retail prices and trade values.
Dont they want it all.Hoping to get a private seller to Trade with and maybe we will both be happy with the deal.
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Drive the f430. then your mind will be made up. don't forget to press the right peddle down with purpose and listen to the angels sing.



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Drive the f430. then your mind will be made up. don't forget to press the right peddle down with purpose and listen to the angels sing.
+1. Test drive a few and that should do it. Let your heart make the decision, instead of logic. Good luck with your search. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Many thanks Lads im almost convinced know.Started making enquires so can't wait to test drive.
Ive noticed a massive gap between the retail prices and trade values.
Dont they want it all.Hoping to get a private seller to Trade with and maybe we will both be happy with the deal.
are you based in the UK?
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Drive the f430. then your mind will be made up. don't forget to press the right peddle down with purpose and listen to the angels sing.
Wetpet, you're a poet! What a wonderful way to put it.....it seems you do have a wet spot....eeehhhmm weak spot

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Would love any advice and ppi.
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Perhaps your son is thinking of his own inheritance?

A wise old man once told me this about our cars:

"We don't own them per se. We are but the caretakers's for the next generation."

Either car is great; but you will relive your misspent youth with a Ferrari.

A Wetpet so eloquently said, the angels will sing.
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