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post #1 of 5 Old 06-27-2007, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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F 355 F1 Or F 355 Manual

Is There Any Experienced To Advise What Is Better /more Reliable/
Easiest To Drive / Etc Etc F 355 F1 Or F 355 Manual
Thanks For The Advise
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-27-2007, 02:23 PM
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Manual for sure.
The 355 was the first road Ferrari with a F1 like transmission. It wasn't near as good as it is today on a 430 or 599. Slow and uncomfortable in city traffic, can eat the clutch within a few 1000's km's.
But maybe I'm justifing my own choice.
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-27-2007, 11:09 PM
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Agree, definitely manual unless you are planning on using the F355 mostly on the track.

The F1 in the 360 is a huge improvement over the 355 F1 system.
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-28-2007, 07:25 AM
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I've never used a gear lever in an exposed gate, with that "clink" sound with each shift.

But, from what I've heard, I think I'd prefer it over an F1 transmission from any Ferrari.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-28-2007, 07:35 AM
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I tried both and the paddle shift is really nice but it was an F430, but kind of boring in town after a while, it’s almost like driving an automatic and it down shift automatically for you if you forget, but on a track it must be so cool!

Personally, for the paddles, I would stay away as it removes the fun factor and the 355 F1 is not as reliable as a 360 and wears clutches really fast if used in town.


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