Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: far and away
Ferrari Life Posts: 6,192
I guess I should qualify my purchases a bit.
- FIRST: I did no PPI, saw the item and wanted it. Didn't even drive it. However, is was sold by Ferrari of San Francisco and although on consignment, it was guaranteed to be 'good to go'. Have to remember, that before Boardwalk purchased that dealership it was the ONLY Ferrari owned dealership in the world and they had a huge stake in their product. Thanks Brad Goldstone for that deal.
SECOND: Drove it but only after flying down to San Diego to go over it and drive it. NO PPI, but would have liked to do such. 'dealer' had a rep as being fair, honest, and representing his products at the correct market price. finalized the puchase and drove it back to Sonoma. On trip back had an issue with leaking window, trunk [rained heavy on way back] and alternating flipping headlights due to a falty relay in fuse box, which was an easy fix. Went well for about a year ... THEN, ahem, it starting costing.
Would strongly agree a PPI is in order, regardless of the seller, but some are just better from the start. IF one gets the feeling it isn't going well or flags even hint of going up a pole: Insist on a PPI and be ready to walk away.
HUGE advice. albeit, one wouldn't know from our responses of 'seasoned buyers' lol
Guide to the Galaxy: Don't Panic
Rik -- LAH !
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