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post #1 of 4 Old 03-07-2013, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Differences Between '08 & '09 F430

OK, so I've been looking for an F430 for months, and each time I think I'm good to go something happens to screw it up. My thought has been to try to focus on an '09, using the approach that an '09 would probably have the most updated features since it's the newest model. I don't find that many '09s, though, and seem to see many '08s for sale around the country.

So that brings me to the question, for the folks on here that have always seemed to be spot-on with their advice: Are the differences between '08 and '09 models significant, are am I just totally off with my idea? If they're not that different, '08s seem to be a little cheaper and a lot more plentiful. Someone school me . . . and thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-07-2013, 02:02 PM
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Mark- Not much difference between an 08 and an 09. Production had slowed to make room for the Scud/16M and, from what I can gather, not that many 09s were built. Some options, like Scuderia wheels in F430 sizes, were probably more widely available, but not much appears to have changed other than that.

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I think the biggest high-dollar option was that Carbon Ceramic Brakes were already standard on the '08, so there weren't really any "hardware" changes for the 2009 model. If I recall correctly, these brakes became standard on the 2008 model.
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Raj- Affirmative, sometime around September 2007 CCMs became standard, as did the CTEK battery maintainer.

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