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post #1 of 7 Old 08-03-2015, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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F430 vs 458 on the road

Went for a drive with a friend this weekend and he pointed out that he has seen many 458s but no F430s on the road. I thought about it and realized I had seen 4-5 458s but only 1 F430(excluding mine).

What have you all experienced? So my guesses for Silicon Valley are:

1) 458 is newer hence we see more.
2) 458 is more desireable
3) More 458s were built


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post #2 of 7 Old 08-03-2015, 11:02 PM
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There are more 458's built but not the ratios you suggest. It's more like 20% more 458's.

I see more F430's on the road in Europe. Over here the cars tend to be driven a bit more once they reach the 3rd owner and go over 20,000 miles on the clock.

The 458 is not necessarily more desirable, that all depends on what attracts you in a car. Certainly the Scuderia has its followers and some prefer it to the Speciale.


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A friend of me has bought a 458 and he had a 7 year free maintenance deal on it.
So maybe that could also be an explanation that a lot of people upgraded their 430 ?
For me personally, while I do like the 458, I prefer the looks of the 430 over the 458.
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So maybe that could also be an explanation that a lot of people upgraded their 430 ?
Pretty feeble explanation, really. Maintenance is not free. You'd be astounded at the number of things are not covered by the programme.


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Pretty feeble explanation, really. Maintenance is not free. You'd be astounded at the number of things are not covered by the programme.


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agreed, I think so
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Many people feel the 360 is a much better looking car than the F430. They also feel the 360 CS is a more exciting ride than the Scuderia.

Regardless, the F430 will wipe the streets up with the 360; just as the 458 will clock any F430 variant with ease.

All three series are excellent cars and plenty were made, so the prices should continue to depreciate. These are all great cars to be enjoyed, IMO.

360 is probably the best "starter" Ferrari and there is virtually no premium for a MT version either. To me, the F430 was the first car to really be geared towards the F1 transmission, which explains why so few MT were produced - and those MT versions are now targeted by prospectors with high premiums.

The 458 is probably the last of the normally aspirated engine V8s (for a while at least).

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Good summary, southnc. Agree wholeheartedly.


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