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post #21 of 39 Old 01-23-2013, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ask for service history records.

A 360 that has been well documented will tell you what to expect in running cost over the next year or two.

The worst thing for a 360 is not to be driven - most if not all of the depreciation is gone so the cost of servicing should be your only concern.
Thanks again. I'm getting my list of Qs together slowly but surely
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As you are in London I'd strongly recommend a trip to Maidstone to The Ferrari Centre, thats where I bought my car from and its there right now for its service.

I cant recommend them highly enough, they wont 'sell' you a car, are very relaxed and informative and have half a dozen 360s out of about 35 cars in total there (or did 2 weeks ago).

Note on usage - I have had to have the inside of my discs skimmed as they were rusty due to periods of non-use in the autumn, and in a non-dehumidified garage. Just under 50 a corner but looks like it may be an annual job unless I get myself organised.

Mention my registration (username V8 TDF), it wont get you a better deal but might help me on the service bill !
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What difference does it make how old you are? If you can afford it buy it, if not, save til you can. These cars are not appreciating. I am sure many bought their first Ferrari over age 50.

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As you are in London I'd strongly recommend a trip to Maidstone to The Ferrari Centre, thats where I bought my car from and its there right now for its service.

I cant recommend them highly enough, they wont 'sell' you a car, are very relaxed and informative and have half a dozen 360s out of about 35 cars in total there (or did 2 weeks ago).

Note on usage - I have had to have the inside of my discs skimmed as they were rusty due to periods of non-use in the autumn, and in a non-dehumidified garage. Just under 50 a corner but looks like it may be an annual job unless I get myself organised.

Mention my registration (username V8 TDF), it wont get you a better deal but might help me on the service bill !
Thanks for the tip; they've got a couple of 360s at the moment I like the look of. Good to hear a personal recommendation.

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What difference does it make how old you are? If you can afford it buy it, if not, save til you can. These cars are not appreciating. I am sure many bought their first Ferrari over age 50.
Possibly it doesn't matter at all. I guess I'd prefer to have a great car sooner rather than later and 49 is sooner than 50+
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Possibly it doesn't matter at all. I guess I'd prefer to have a great car sooner rather than later and 49 is sooner than 50+
There are plenty of "great" cars around the price of a Ferrari 360. You can get a brand new M3, RS5, S6, S7, etc. for the price of a pre-owned 360. Also, those cars come with a full warranty, and they are really just as fast / have equal performance. Will they sound like a 360, no, but who cares. You could also park them on the street much easier than a Ferrari.

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There are plenty of "great" cars around the price of a Ferrari 360. You can get a brand new M3, RS5, S6, S7, etc. for the price of a pre-owned 360. Also, those cars come with a full warranty, and they are really just as fast / have equal performance. Will they sound like a 360, no, but who cares. You could also park them on the street much easier than a Ferrari.
Very true, but they won't stand out in the crowd. I always turn my head at a Ferrari.
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And you'll lose a shedload of money on any of them in depreciation, the single biggest cost of car ownership.

Overall buying a 360 is the cheapest option by far.
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Possibly it doesn't matter at all. I guess I'd prefer to have a great car sooner rather than later and 49 is sooner than 50+
Yup, my biggest regret was my unbreakable rule that I had to have the cash for my Ferrari and no financing. When I finally broke down and financed a small part of the car and got it, I realized how stupid I was waiting all those years for my Ferrari, I missed out on a lot of years driving this great car.

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There are plenty of "great" cars around the price of a Ferrari 360. You can get a brand new M3, RS5, S6, S7, etc.....
Driving a car is not all about performance to me, its also about looks, none of those automotive appliances you mentioned take your breath away when you open the garage door. And none of them put a smile on your face when you start that motor. Sure they may stick to the road better, they may be faster but its not all about performance.
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Mike- Affirmative, all those other cars are like refrigerators on wheels compared to a 360. Fast refrigerators, but nothing really special. Especially 10 years from now when they will just be used cars and the 360 will still be special and a Ferrari.

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Last week I stumbled across a You Tube video, while watching TV, and came across a fifteen minute talk on the 360. It was made by a current owner of a 360 and he decribed the pros and cons of 360 ownership. Might be worth trying to track it down on You Tube.

One comment I can remember he made, if you find a 360 for less than $50K be very careful, and make sure you have an additional $10 to $20K in you back pocket to pay for any repairs you might hve to do after buying it.

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Charles- Nothing more expensive than a cheap Ferrari unless you can do the work yourself.

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Thanks for all the comments guys. Very much appreciated.

As far as daily driver goes, I won't drive it every day but I won't have a second car.

I've got a small pot for service and repairs.

I'm now more wary of going for the cheapest 360 I can find. They range from 40k to 60k here in the UK. I can 'afford' 55k tops so I'll have a look at models around that price.

First test drive this week, so will update you later!
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55,000 pounds is about $80,000 or so in the US, so that should get you a nice car, although I do not know what 360s go for in the UK.

Best protection against surprises, a PPI. I had it done, and I knew ahead of time what I faced once I owned the car, fortunately I bought a car in very good shape. Even with that the bits and pieces which needed work are already above $3K and going higher as I find things to fix. But at least the PPI I had done gave me a pretty good idea of what the immediate future cost would be.

As TAZ says, a cheap Ferrari can become a real expensive Ferrari real fast once you have bought it.

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My biggest expense on my 360 was the altenator harness. Went out at 7000 miles, or was about to go out. Of course there was an updated part, Ferrari was kind enough not to recall that part.

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Any other car in the world?

While tooling around in Texas this morning, the passenger in the car to my left on the highway was snapping photos of my car with his cell phone. A few minutes later, at a stop sign, a large pretty woman in the passenger seat of an SUV rolled down her window to ask if she could take a photo of my nero daytona 360 spider. Of course I told her I'd be thrilled. She kept saying "beautiful, beautiful" as she snapped a dozen photos. Later a guy next to me at a stop simply said "god damn" in my direction.

Question: Does any other brand in the automotive world generate as much appreciation from others on the road?

Nope.

Just Ferrari.
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Especially a Daytona Spider. The older cars do not seem to cause the negative reactions you sometimes see from the late mid-engine cars. More like money well invested.

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While tooling around in Texas this morning, the passenger in the car to my left on the highway was snapping photos of my car with his cell phone. A few minutes later, at a stop sign, a large pretty woman in the passenger seat of an SUV rolled down her window to ask if she could take a photo of my nero daytona 360 spider. Of course I told her I'd be thrilled. She kept saying "beautiful, beautiful" as she snapped a dozen photos. Later a guy next to me at a stop simply said "god damn" in my direction.

Question: Does any other brand in the automotive world generate as much appreciation from others on the road?

Nope.

Just Ferrari.
Actually Lamborghini gets much more attention.

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Fantastic comments guys. All good to hear!

I've seen a 360 I really like. I'll post up a new thread as I have a few Qs.

Thanks again.
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