Join Date: Feb 2012
Ferrari Life Posts: 2,201
I have driven the 458 many times now, it still doesn't do it for me. I have also owned a California, for a very brief 7 weeks, and it doesn't do it for me either, albeit I liked the idea of a folding hardtop & that's why I ordered one without taking a test drive, expensive mistake as the Cali is quite soft and drives more like a standard Maserati GranTurismo, so it's a GT car, not a focussed drivers tool....these two are daily drivers for sure, not something you can say about every Ferrari, but I'd buy neither!
Upshot is, if you want to thoroughly enjoy a twisty road then a 458 may very well be for you, as it will also cruise all day long.....however, I'd recommend you also drive both the F430 coupe and F430 spider, as IMO they're much better drivers toys and I'm pretty certain you could buy good examples of both for your budget....then again as I have a 16M, a very focussed drivers Ferrari, that says it all to me and countless others too, its also a limited edition model & theyre currently great value so I really think you want to try one of these too.
Any used Ferrari will come with a warranty from an official dealer, here in the UK the warranty is 2 years, dont know what it is over with you.
Go kick some tires and enjoy the process, it's great to have choices, you'll know which Ferrari is for you the minute you drive it!!!
Yesterday's history, tomorrow's a mystery, today's a gift.....enjoy every minute!
Current: California 30 Handling Speciale.
Past: FF, 458 Speciale, California 30, 599HGTE, Scuderia Spider 16M, California, F430 Spider
Last edited by Scottish16M; 02-21-2012 at 02:18 AM.