Wonder how much you can save by buying a F430 spider during the winter?
I thought you bought your F355 during the winter, correct? Well, the short answer is "not much."
See, everyone says there is a seasonal affect. I would agree with that, but only to a minor
extent. In ALL of my exhaustive research on the pricing trends for the 360 and the F430, I have found that the bump upwards in price due to spring is nominal. On the 360, it was around $1k. On the F430, it's not that much more money. So, I would consider this to be a little bit of a "drop in the ocean" scenario.
What I WILL concede involves the supply side of the equation. The way I see it, buyers and sellers tend to agree that spring brings the selling season (much like homes) because people want the new car for the nicer weather (not all of us live in year-round Ferrari weather areas). In that case (and since the market for these cars is nationwide, not just local), it is my belief that the market is fueled by people bringing DECENT CARS, and not ratty ones that used to be part of exotic rental car fleets or used for racing purposes. I call these nice cars the "cruisers" because they're pretty much set up for being a nice cruising toy for rich people.
So, rather than looking at what the spring season does to PRICES, I'm much more interested in what it does to SUPPLY
. Because, like most of us here, I'm not going to pass up on a cherry car in my budget just because it has bumped upwards in price by a few cents due to the season. FWIW, the FML API has been trending upwards, but very slightly. Still not enough to reverse the overall trend of depreciation.
But, that's just my take - you can buy nice cars all day long at any time of year - especially in the F430 market. But, you're gonna pay
for a "perfect" example!