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post #1 of 10 Old 07-01-2004, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Getting serious about buying a 348....

I am selling my 2000 Carerra Cabriolet and want a 348. I like the 328 but have heard that it is cramped and I am 6'2. I drove a 348 one time a few years back and fit very well. My price range puts me in a 1990-1992 model. I want a red coupe or targe.

Is there any major differences within these years that I should watch out for? Any cars in this range that I should shy away from? I am looking for something with 20-40K miles with a good service history.

I am having trouble finding many for sale....any suggestions on web sites to check?

THANK YOU all in advance. This site has been very helpful to me!
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-01-2004, 09:31 PM
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Warm welcome Don. Yep Andrew has done a great job with this site, I agree.

There are quite a few active 348 owners here, and most of them should respond in the next couple of days. Good luck!
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post #3 of 10 Old 07-01-2004, 09:57 PM
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Don, Suggest you check out the tread - Common 348 Problems - it contains a spirited discussion on the 348. In terms of places to check for cars on the market, I would try here in the classifieds and at www.ferrarimarketletter.com. Good luck. Boxer42
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Don,

Welcome to the site. I hope we can assist you in this purchase. The 348 began in 1989 and the only real problem with 348s have been their electrical system. From 90-92 there are really no major changes to the car. If you can strech it I would even recommend looking into the GTB/GTS models.

There are a few for sale in our classified section you may want to inquire about. Welcome to the site and best of luck on finding your car.
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Get on the Ferrari List. www.ferrarilist.com There's a guy named Claude that's done a good job of hunting down good cars at low prices. There are also a number of Dealer on the list as well. Very spirited discussions on the cars with no holds bared.

I love the 348 styling. I actually like it better than the 355. But the 355 is a much better car. If you have real concerns you might think about putting off the purchase untill you can get one or a later model 348. I'd mention the 328 but due to your stature it is certainly ruled out.

Chances are due to the age of the car you're looking at most problems have already been addressed. I'd say you'd be better off with a slightly higher mileage car. In other words one that's been driven consistently. The more it's driven the more chance that a problem would occur and get fixed. As long as it's been cared for properly you should be ok. Books and records. That's what you're looking for.
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Don't know what your price range is but this seems like a good price for a "Speciale"

http://www.ferrariads.com/cgi-bin/cl...uery=retrieval
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Don, Suggest you take a look at the Standard Catalog of Ferrari 1947-2003 by Mike Covello. It has a lot of info on all models including a spirited write up on the 348. Boxer42
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-05-2004, 05:15 PM
 
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if you can...try to stretch for a 355. it sounds, drives & looks so much better. And the price difference isn't all that bad if you go for an early 95 *GTB* pre-airbag version.
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post #10 of 10 Old 07-07-2004, 01:30 PM
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I agree with adlinyusman, if you can stretch a bit, go for the F355.
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