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F430-Florida 08-06-2013 06:56 PM

Picking a F430- older model vs new
 
Which F430 Spider would you pick?

2005 with 5K miles, nicely optioned. Would need to fly to see car, inspect, set up a delivery company, etc. to ship 1000 miles. Good service records. Car is $135K.

2008 with all the options of the 2005 plus Ceramic brakes, 6K miles, good service records. Car is local. $159K.

tazandjan 08-06-2013 10:05 PM

Welcome to Ferrari Life. There were continuous updates on the F430 throughout production. I made a list for another site and the differences cumulatively added up to quite a bit. For that little difference in price, I personally would prefer the 08, especially since she is local and that cuts down on a lot of hassle and expense.

hotthreesixty 08-06-2013 10:45 PM

I`d go for the 2008 all day long.Both seem steep in comparison to UK prices? The 2008 should be $130K? ( UK equivilent ) Afterall they were only $173K new? ( allow for options though )

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F430-Florida 08-07-2013 04:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tazandjan (Post 257513)
Welcome to Ferrari Life. There were continuous updates on the F430 throughout production. I made a list for another site and the differences cumulatively added up to quite a bit. For that little difference in price, I personally would prefer the 08, especially since she is local and that cuts down on a lot of hassle and expense.

I've searched for the list, so if you can find it and post it here, it would be appreciated!

IDriveM5 08-07-2013 09:24 AM

I would also agree with the 2008 car. Generally, the advice on Ferraris is buy the newest, best condition car you can afford.

Sckoms 08-08-2013 08:18 AM

That 2008 seems to be priced well. If all checks out and it is within your budget, that's the one.

chenglo1 08-23-2013 07:37 PM

'08
 
for that asking price, '08 all the way. heck for a spider, that's a realy good deal! good luck.

Scottish16M 08-24-2013 02:25 AM

Having owned 2x F430 Spiders and a Scuderia Spider 16M I would also strongly advise 2008 onwards as Ferrari made so many revisions to the 2008 model, as Taz says replacing parts that failed on earlier cars as standard etc, it's really a no-brainer, go 2008 or newer!

RevHappy 08-24-2013 11:15 PM

Manufactures are always making updates to various components during the life cycle of a model. Ferrari are not different if not a little worse as they don't really face lift anymore. The 08 would be the way forward.


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