Hi I was wondering if anyone could give me some sound advise on running costs of a f430, having owned Porsches and mercedes I suspect I'm gonna be laying out double on everything.
The 430 has 30,000 miles 56reg new clutch was done in January 2012 also annual service a the major service was done last year, the car also has a power warranty until Jan 2013 not sure how good these are.
What does "56reg" mean?
The maint costs for a 430 are pretty straightforward.
Most of us don't drive enough to do service based upon "mileage" intervals. Rather, its the "time" interval that determines when we do service. If you drive it more than 6k per year, then you will get a different answer. I'll assume you will not for this purpose:
Required services - You can expect around $1000 (+/- $200) for an annual service. Everyother year many of us recommend to flush the gearbox fluids also and change filters so that service is more like $1600.
Tires - around 6000 miles of life and $1500 a set installed...so how much to factor in on that will depend upon how much you drive.
Brake pads - Does it have CCM or steel? Make sure you see the report on remaining pad material and condition of the rotors.
Clutch - If this is an F1 transmission (?) the clutch will last anywhere from 15k to 25k miles most likely (there are some outliers on both ends of the spectrum). If its a stick shift, it should last more than 25k miles. If the clutch was just replaced I would want to see the service records.
Breakage - the above is pretty much it unless something breaks. Having the "Power Normal" warranty is great...the PowerTrain less so (which does it have, which year is the car?)
A clutch should be a grand or two including labour, I would think
A clutch replacement on a 430 will be $4-6k at most places. And, if they determine the fly wheel needs resurfacing or replacement you can add another $3k. The lowest clutch job I've seen was $4500. The highest was $9500.