Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,866
Shane- I have never owned a 328, but did have a 308 GTS for three years and they do not need power steering. Because of the layout, relatively little weight is on the front tires, and the cars are easy to steer even at very low speeds, even with relatively wide tires. My fronts were 205/55 16s. The 348 did not have power steering, either, and weighed quite a bit more than a 328 and the steering is still very manageable. Completely different from the steering on my old Daytona, which was heavy at low speeds, but the car weighed quite a bit more.
For what sounds like a very nice car, $39K seems very reasonable. If I were him, I would have had the major done and asked $50K if the car is in as good shape as he says.
PPI her and here is hoping you end up with a new car soon at a very reasonable cost. Good 328s are pretty much finished depreciating, so you should just have maintenance costs about which to worry, and they are not bad on a 328. No engine-out belt changes makes a big difference.
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Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125
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