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post #1 of 24 Old 12-06-2012, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Which Ferrari should I choose?

Hey everyone, I'm new here but I've kinda been reading bits of this forum for the past few days.

Anyway... Long story short; my 18th birthday is in a few weeks and as a present my mother said she would buy me any car I wanted. And I'm pretty set on getting a Ferrari this time. The only problem is that I don't know much at all about them.

I'm mainly just looking for something that is aesthetically pretty, is reliable / easy to maintain and comfortable to drive. Obviously I'm not going to be racing it or anything like that - so engine specifics don't interest me.

Sooo, would the F360 Spider be a good choice considering the above? Or do you guys have a better suggestion?
Also, how would the F360 compare to my two currently owned vehicles (Mercedes-Benz SLK, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1) in terms of drive-ability and comfortable seating?
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Ludmilla- Welcome to Ferrari Life. Might as well go for a 458 Spider. Can replace the Mercedes and the ZR1 and do everything they do better.

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"so engine specifics don't interest me. " Enzo rolls over.......

May i suggest a lime green gallardo? very pretty.



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Ed- Yup, and nothing easier to maintain than a Ferrari, eh?

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Ludmilla- Welcome to Ferrari Life. Might as well go for a 458 Spider. Can replace the Mercedes and the ZR1 and do everything they do better.
Thanks for the welcome.

I looked up the 458 and it seems to have a nicer looking front than the 360, but what attracted me to the 360 was the pretty glass 'hood' over the engine. Hmmmm.

"Ed- Yup, and nothing easier to maintain than a Ferrari, eh?"

Sarcasm? fyi, it's not going to be a 'daily driver' - to be honest my cars are driveway ornaments more than anything else. The Ferrari I get would just be for weekend drives and such. So I doubt it would need anything serious done to it. However, I do like to be able to do simple maintenance myself (oil changes and such.)

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"so engine specifics don't interest me. " Enzo rolls over.......

May i suggest a lime green gallardo? very pretty.
An Enzo seems like a bit of an overkill for me... or anyone else, for that matter.
Also, my best friend owns a Gallardo and (I'd never actually say this to her, but..) it's honestly one of the gaudiest cars I've ever seen. lol.
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Wow,

you get to take a shortcut to where some of us want to be when we're 40! gotta be nice! you're very fortunate and i hope you can learn to appreciate the Ferrari or whatever you end up getting. rember no texting while driving. hmmm....which car? i guess if i were in your shoes, i would have mom shell out the cash for the 458. The latest technology and down right awesome looks! post ptrs when you get her home!

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BTW i agree with your opinion on the Gallardo. diablo or murcielago is a differnet story. just not enough made concerns me.
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Ludmilla- Enzo was the founder of Ferrari, ie Enzo Ferrari, for whom the company is named. A common statement is that when you buy a Ferrari you pay for the engine, and they throw in the rest of the car for free. Hence when you said you do not care about the engine....

458s have a glass cover over the engine, too, just not the Spider. New Ferraris come with 7 years of free service, but older ones, like the 360, require regular and relatively extensive service.

We are being about as serious as we can manage.

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I agree, you buy a Ferrari for the engine and the engine only. The rest is just gravy...

Says the guy who in the past had a colombo v12 block for a dining room table, a fluorescent bulb where the crank goes, 1/4 plate glass over the bores and wow... then you get married and there goes the block..um..table.

Its all about the motor, the awesome looks, the intense sound, the supreme handling that is just gravy.
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Thanks for the welcome.

I looked up the 458 and it seems to have a nicer looking front than the 360, but what attracted me to the 360 was the pretty glass 'hood' over the engine. Hmmmm.

"Ed- Yup, and nothing easier to maintain than a Ferrari, eh?"

Sarcasm? fyi, it's not going to be a 'daily driver' - to be honest my cars are driveway ornaments more than anything else. The Ferrari I get would just be for weekend drives and such. So I doubt it would need anything serious done to it. However, I do like to be able to do simple maintenance myself (oil changes and such.)


An Enzo seems like a bit of an overkill for me... or anyone else, for that matter.
Also, my best friend owns a Gallardo and (I'd never actually say this to her, but..) it's honestly one of the gaudiest cars I've ever seen. lol.
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Welcome!

Is your Mom Vlada?

Anyway - you seem like a nice young man ... enjoy and be thankful

Haha, People ask me this all the time - but, no. Vlada isn't my mom. Roslyakova is actually a fairly popular last name in the country I used to live in. (Ukraine)
I'm a woman, by the way. :P

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Ludmilla- Enzo was the founder of Ferrari, ie Enzo Ferrari, for whom the company is named. A common statement is that when you buy a Ferrari you pay for the engine, and they throw in the rest of the car for free. Hence when you said you do not care about the engine....

458s have a glass cover over the engine, too, just not the Spider. New Ferraris come with 7 years of free service, but older ones, like the 360, require regular and relatively extensive service.

We are being about as serious as we can manage.
Oh, I see...
-a bit embarrassed now, lol-

I'll have to do a bit more research myself but I think I'll end up going with the 458 Spider anyway, since I was wanting a convertible. And a newer car with free service seems easier.

Thanks for your help.
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Ludmilla- Assume you are a young lady from the name, so here is good news. There is an engine cover available with an engine window for the 458 Spider. So you can have it all.

Waiting list on the 458 Spider is coming down, but I would get a deposit to your dealer asap, since it takes quite a while to get one delivered.

http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/cu...ngine-bay.html

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Sounds like the Ferrari California is the perfect car for you.
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Boxer, That's what I was going to say....Taz the perfect car for the rest of us is the 458 Spider!

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As I read down this thread, I'm inclined to recommend a new California....
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As I read down this thread, I'm inclined to recommend a new California....
My other reco would be a Maserati GranCabrio. Beleive it is called the GranTursimo S in the US.
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Not to be a buzz kill but I think an 18 year old with a Ferrari is a bad idea. I don't know you and I'm not judging you specifically but a Ferrari (or any supercar) in the hands of someone so young could be very dangerous. And, wow, how will you learn to achieve anything on your own if you get a high end car as a gift?

I suppose I'm envious in a way but also concerned that you don't end up in the hospital
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F430 is simply the best Ferrari

Well,in person i'm an f430 addicted because 1)it's the prettiest Ferrari till now(according to my taste of course),2)the maintainance is not that bad,3)you can put on an exhaust system,a BMC airfilter and a ECU-remap and the engine will put out around 540hp instead of the 490 stock hp and 4)it is vary rare to see a woman drive an F430 and it has that nice big glass over the engine so others can see it and get even more jealous
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A Ferrari driven by a young lady is not dangerous

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Not to be a buzz kill but I think an 18 year old with a Ferrari is a bad idea. I don't know you and I'm not judging you specifically but a Ferrari (or any supercar) in the hands of someone so young could be very dangerous. And, wow, how will you learn to achieve anything on your own if you get a high end car as a gift?

I suppose I'm envious in a way but also concerned that you don't end up in the hospital
Woman are responsible drivers even at this young age,the don't drive like us,i mean like maniacs as many male young Ferrari owners do
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Not to be a buzz kill but I think an 18 year old with a Ferrari is a bad idea. I don't know you and I'm not judging you specifically but a Ferrari (or any supercar) in the hands of someone so young could be very dangerous. And, wow, how will you learn to achieve anything on your own if you get a high end car as a gift?

I suppose I'm envious in a way but also concerned that you don't end up in the hospital


Agreed completely I must say and I highly doubt this is a real post (the original posters').

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