My name is Steve "smilin", and I am a auto addict....opps, wrong forum
I have been reading the forum for a few months now, since the day I drove a friends 360 spider, and felt like I was back in az, on a time track with a souped up go cart styled like a mini formula car. I was smiling ear to ear. I have been convinced, after driving friends mondials, 308's, 328's, et, that these were just eye candy. Fun, but no real balls, and handling.
I was smiling so hard when I was done putting the 360 thu some fun curves, hills, et, I realized, I need this in my life.
I decided that day, to start looking at 360's, f430s and started going to dealers in the chicago area, I almost bought one from Lake forest sportscars about a month ago. It was an 07 f430 TDF 8k miles, sold new from dealer. It had a 1/2 inch rock paint defect ion the hood, and I could not get past that. I looked at private sellers, but, in reading this forum, and taking what you were say to heart, I decided I would bite the bullit and buy from a ferrari dealer.
The one I am working with is at Foreign cars Italia in Greensboro, NC. 2007 Ferrari F430 430 for Sale - 1255508 - duPontREGISTRY.com
It is 2007, 4500 miles, with ferrari seats, which I prefer to the Daytona's for my fat ass
Now, a few questions if you can help. I have not posted before, cause I have not been able to add to the discussions, as this is my first ferrari, but, expect to put a small collection together in the next year, if I love them the way I think I will.
The dealer seems to be genuine, but, hey, he is a car salesman. He listed as current customer owned, and told me the car needs to be sold, as seller is taking delivery of 458 within a few weeks. Just forund out there was another owner, prior, and I was under impression they had sold the car from new, and had all records. He has some, but not all. Car has plastic protection, but, not 3m, he say's he will put new on body. Price is 160K, seems to have some nice options as well. I plan on driving this car, as much as possible, it will not be a garage beauty.
All help is very much appreciated.
Do any of you have experience with this dealer?
Can you recommend the right person for a PPI?
Does the car have the "right" options.
I will post the work done if you want to see it, that the dealer has done. He also tells me he will do a full service as well as detail, prior to shipping.
I also want a radar detector/jammer installed, and was quoted 2500, is this a fair price, seems high to me.
Just want to make sure I am getting right car, at fair price. I plan on having shipped to either Continental Auto sports, or Lake forest sportscars, to set relationship with local ferrari dealer.
Does this sound like the correct way to approach this purchase. I am jonesing for the beautiflu whine of the engine, as well as the huge smile on my face.
What else do I need to check out prior to purchase?
What do you think of this car?
Thanks in advance for your help, and I hope to meet my local ferrari drivers soon, just need to get to 1st base already.