Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,871
Welcome to Ferrari Life. Make sure you introduce yourself in Member Intros, which gets a lot more traffic than the Pre-Purchase Help section.
Indoor parking of any kind should be fine for an F355. Never put a cover on a car unless it is really clean, though. Scratches the paint. The F355 alarm system is good enough that it is sometimes difficult for the owners to steal their own car.
The price you quote on the car is actually very reasonable if the car has good service records and passes a pre-purchase inspection by a local expert. F355s require an engine out service every three to five years to change out the cambelts, and that will be relatively expensive. Factor into the price when the last belt change was completed. As an aside, the 30,000 mile service on Ferraris is the big one, informally called a major, but if many of the items on that list have been done on a time schedule instead or previously accomplished, it might not be too bad.
If you go to ferraridatabase.com, you can download F355 owners manuals, the three volume workshop manual, and much miscellaneous F355 tech data. Ferrari Life also has an F355 Buyer's Guide you will find useful.
We have F355 owners who can chime in and provide some more useful information than the general stuff I mentioned.
Welcome and good luck on this becoming your dream Ferrari.
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