when did you buy your F430? I still see dealers listing 430's with similar miles for 140's to 149K. Do they really expect to get their asking price? When a dealer is asking that much, i think it would initimidate some of us (ME) to offer much less i.e. 125-130K. Maybe i need to carry a 007 brief case with 125K cash inside and buy on the spot. hmmm...money talks. might consider it.
This one was purchased less than three months ago.
I bought my car at Symbolic Motors of San Diego. They are a fabulous dealership, I highly recommend them. I am having them try and find me another Ford GT (modern line). They are the nations highest volume Bugatti dealership of something of that sort so they don't offer junk for sale. I felt very confident purchasing from them. I rarely give glowing recommendations, but these guys earned it. They had it listed for 140 even, I said 135 just for the sake of negotiation
And left with a new toy!
Jakes Motorcars in San Diego was also a fabulous dealership!
Buying from a dealership though sometimes has its perks, slightly higher price but toss in PPI price, sometimes free service package, and extended warranty!
Don't let it intimidate you at all! There is always a constant stream of these on the market. At least start visiting your local dealership and become a regular face! I put in offers on 3 F430s at Symbolic before them taking mine of the 05 and one at Jakes.
Jakes had a coupe with 30K miles, perfect condition though great service records listed at 119K, I offered 105 (coupe/high miles)... Math made sense to me, convertible +10-15K, mileage +5K if much lower...
2-3K more and they would have taken it. Don't low ball offer, be reasonable and you will eventually make a fantastic purchase! Leave the low ball offers for used BMWs!
Just got a used m6 for a friend, asking price of 70K got it for 39K.