1. At one's local ferrari dealership is it at all possible to purchase a new Ferrari, or at least order one for the suggested MSRP, without having to pay a substantial dealer markup? that is to say when using online references such as www.dupontregistry.com
<http://www.dupontregistry.com> to search for new and used ferraris I'm seeing various cars with asking prices much higher than the suggested MSRP even used vehicles with thousands of miles on them are asking for much more than the retail price.
I noticed u r in Atlanta. For states, as far as I know, for recent models, the dealers should have some waiting for you if u were to pay at MSRP. However, if they have the cars suiting ur request, they usually ask for some additional cost on top of the MSRP, for one thing the car might be a drop out of another person's order, or they may just happen to have a car from other dealer in exchange for another kind of model, of both you will have to pay extras to get it to your door without further waiting.
2. If a dealer does not have on their lot an automobile with the color choices or options etc. that suit your liking, what then is the usual waiting period to have one built and sent over seas to America? Usually with other vehicles such as BMW M's or Mercedes AMG's or Porsche's the wait is between 3 and 4 months upon placing your order at the factory. However, I'm assuming the wait period could be longer for a Ferrari?
It also depends on the model. I have no experience with Modena or anything more expensive than it. But when I placed mine in states back then, it was about 4 months. It was a 355 Spider. And I paid at MSRP.
3. Many of the used Ferrari's i.e. model 360's that I've seen listed with dupont registry have exceptionally low mileage, many being 2 or 3 years old and yet only having between 2,000 - 8,000 miles on them. I was wondering what the reason for this might be? some of my thoughts were..
a. Perhaps driving the car as a daily driver would lead to a much more rapid depreciation of the vehicles residual value?
This is of certainty. The mileage is ur key. Mileage maybe something of less significance for other kinds of cars, but for ferrari as far as I could learn, that is exactly one of the first concenrs any prospective buyer or professional car appraisal will look at.
b. Insurance incentives for driving substantially fewer miles than the norm and or the reduction in potential risk of damage, vandilism and possible theft of the vehicle being exposed to public roads and being parked in public areas, such as for shopping or dining out, not to mention valet?
I dun think insurance ( I am not sure how it works in GA), but mine over in CA depends on the driving record and age criteria, and definitely the number of cars you insure together with you ferrari. The better the record, the older the age, and definitely the more the cars u have for insurance, the lower the price. I experienced sudden shot-up of insurance price when I started putting off other cars at the same insurance.
c. The primary use of the vehicle might be to enjoy it at a racetrack in which the vehicle is only driven a short distance to and from the event or transported to the event and is not drivin on public streets?
d. The cost and or frequency of routine maintenance of the vehicle prohibits more frequent usage?
Routine maintainance should not be much of the issue (again i am speaking for the dealer in CA). in fact my dealer offers very attractive maintenance packages that will give u peace of mind to drive the car as often as u want. But maybe again, I drove it so scarcely, I rarely go back to dealer for maintenance.
4. finally I would like to inquire as to the reliability and the general usability of the average new ferrari, unless I'm misquoting I believe Ferrari offers a 24 month/unlimited mileage warranty on all new vehicles, and given that other car marques such as Porsche, Mercedes and BMW offer a multitude of vehicles reliable and servicable enough for daily use, I was wondering if a new Ferrari would also be of that standard and that the duration of it's realiability was such that it would/would not need to be replaced for a newer model at the end of the 24 month period to remain problem free?
I am not sure of current new models. Sorry.
Thank you very much for your time and insight into my query, my best regards to you all and your fine automobiles
On a personal account, I suggest making enquiry directly to any local dealer will assist you in the most efficient manner. And it is a ferrari dealer, expect just the most friendly gesture ever.