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post #1 of 5 Old 04-25-2013, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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360 spider top problems

Hi all,

Need opinion on reliability of 360 Spider top.Located a 2003 360 6 speed, Rosso Barchetta with cream interior. 6k miles $119000

Since I live in Florida driving top down 365 days (excluding rain) is possible

How often should the top be "exercised" to keep fluids and guides functioning

It has been on the market since December 2012. It is a California car that dealer on East coast picked up..it seems one dealer sells to another when car does not move

Also it is a one owner car..but service records with California dealer which they claim not to have direct access to...also dealer ambivalent about PPI...trying to arrange mechanic specialist to go to their site

I anyone knows of one in New England please advise.

Appreciate thoughts..I am not opposed to coupe due to intense heat in summer...but a Ferrari in Naples top down sun shining and a bright blue sky..can life get any better


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post #2 of 5 Old 04-25-2013, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-25-2013, 03:01 PM
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I remember that car, it has been for sale for some time now. .Absolutely beautiful, and great options. BTW - that's a beige interior, not cream. However, $119k is WAY overpriced.

I leave my top up when I park it and lower it every time I drive. I have read posts, and experienced this myself, that the top can be a bit finiky if left stowed for long periods. Nothing so serious that a couple up/down recycles or a power reset didn't fix. Although one episode took 30 min to get the top up - something that would have been disastrous if it had happened upon getting caught in a rain shower - something I'm sure you're familiar with in Naples.

Since leaving it up when parked, I haven't had a single problem in over two years.

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post #4 of 5 Old 04-25-2013, 04:13 PM
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The tops are pretty reliable but there are no cheap repairs. Also many routine service items are complicated by the top structure. Some simple repairs on Modenas require complete removal of the top to perform on Spiders.
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post #5 of 5 Old 04-25-2013, 04:26 PM
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Check the fault codes. If there's a problem you will find a fault code. Be sure to have the engine running every time you raise or lower the top. DO NOT lower or raise the top using battery power only. Read the manual for some additional tips/advice.

As mentioned some services may require top removal or other related expense.
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