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Looking to purchase a 599. Need advice

Hello everyone. New member here with alot of questions.
I am searching for a 07-09 599 gtb. Is there any difference in features between those model years? Also, is it advisable to get a ppi on car if I will buy from an authorized ferrari dealer? Is the optional warranty worth purchasing? Should I worry about clutch wear when doing a ppi? Lastly, what is the average annual maintenance cost? Lots of questions... thanks in advance.
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Even on a newer car i would get an independent PPI. For a car over 100k, it's inexpensive insurance. The clutch wear is going to depend onwhat it is. I will let the other guys answer the other questions.

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And now's the time to buy! A nice Fiorano, detailed in SCM, just sold for 185. That's almost 430 money!

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I have owned many Porsche 911s throughout the years and want to make a change. Just used to the reliability of porsches and never owned a ferrari. Wnt to know what to look for if purchasing from an AD or an independent dealer. What is maintenance on a 599? I plan on driving 6k/yr. I see lots of 07/08 with sub 5k miles...
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What are 2007 and 2008 selling for??
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There were several upgrades on the 08 599s, most obvious being standard CCM brakes and CTEK battery charger, but also upgrades to the Motronic ECUs and F1 ECUs that I am unable to fully document due to lack of updated parts catalogs.

Unless you intend to put an HGTE kit on the car, though, an 07 works fine. Prices on the 07s have dipped into the $170K range on some cars and are $10-30k more for an 08. FNA dealers generally want more, but many of their cars are certified and eligible for extended warranties.

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Taz: Is the warranty worth picking up?

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Rik- You are betting the car will break and they are betting it will not. Odds are on their side. Nice security blanket for a new owner, though.

I would definitely have bought a one year warranty for my car had it been available in 08, and it would have been a complete waste of money.

OP- Maintenance question. Plan on about $1000 per year and about twice that every 15,000 miles. Plus tires. 599s seem to use up rear tires extremely quickly for some reason.

A 599 should be at least as reliable as a Porsche. Average Ferrari mileage in the US is usually much lower than for Porsches, because fewer are used as daily drivers.

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Welcome to Ferrari Life mnogj. A 599 would be a perfect alternative to a 911. Happy shopping!

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depending on budget , hgte handling pack transforms the car in my opinion but this preference will depend on what you are looking for regarding ride and also style of driving
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Hello everyone. New member here with alot of questions.
I am searching for a 07-09 599 gtb. Is there any difference in features between those model years? Also, is it advisable to get a ppi on car if I will buy from an authorized ferrari dealer? Is the optional warranty worth purchasing? Should I worry about clutch wear when doing a ppi? Lastly, what is the average annual maintenance cost? Lots of questions... thanks in advance.
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599's are selling at 50% off sticker with 5k miles - steals!

I have the 612 and didn't go for the warranty - mostly because I am not a fan of giving someone money and hope it comes back.

The 2007 offers steel brakes vs a standard in the later years.

If it's been tracked the ceramics are going to cost you big.
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Thanks everyone for the valuable info. I drive 6k/yr on my porsches. Does the annual maintenance cost only include full fluid change at $1k/yr? Should the clutch life be something to be concerned about?
I found a 2008 yellow/black car with 6.5k miles asking 209k at Marino Performance Motors in Florida. Has anyone had any experience with this dealership? What is this car worth? Is the color a hard selling point when I want to resell it in the future?
I will be getting a ppi at an AD. What is the fee for a ppi and what is the normal clutch wear on a <10k car? Thanks again everyone!!
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Thanks everyone for the valuable info. I drive 6k/yr on my porsches. Does the annual maintenance cost only include full fluid change at $1k/yr? Should the clutch life be something to be concerned about?
I found a 2008 yellow/black car with 6.5k miles asking 209k at Marino Performance Motors in Florida. Has anyone had any experience with this dealership? What is this car worth? Is the color a hard selling point when I want to resell it in the future?
I will be getting a ppi at an AD. What is the fee for a ppi and what is the normal clutch wear on a <10k car? Thanks again everyone!!
I know of a 2008 with 2k miles and a 40k Novitec package Red / tan - 220k

At EMM Motors in St Louis.

Yes the clutch life is something to be concerned about - be nice to know if it was tracked or not before you have the PPI done.

Do you have a link?

I like yellow and black probably not the safest but I don't see it as a problem for resale.
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Doug- The dual plate clutch on the 599 and the OTO is very tough. Have not read about any wear problems on them, but maybe one of the pros can chime in and give us some more data.

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Doug- The dual plate clutch on the 599 and the OTO is very tough. Have not read about any wear problems on them, but maybe one of the pros can chime in and give us some more data.
I have not heard of any wear issues on the dual plate 599 & OTO clutch. Certainly not the way you heard about clutch wear on the 360 & 430s.
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Doug- The dual plate clutch on the 599 and the OTO is very tough. Have not read about any wear problems on them, but maybe one of the pros can chime in and give us some more data.
It's that launch control that would worry me.

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