Join Date: May 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,335
Welcome to the forum. I think you will find the high percentage of owners and very experienced techs here to be of great value. Your question is a common one and has several factors as part of the answer:
While I mean no disrespect to Boat4u, his predictions based on Youtube videos are grossly inaccurate and out of line with my own experience (360 spider & 456M).
I highly recommend you do a search on this site and others on the topics of ownership and investment. There are many such discussions and you will find a spectrum of opinion. Suggest you also read articles by Michael Sheehan, SCM,, FML, and Forza. Finally, there are buyers guides that can also give you an idea of the typical expenses and total cost of ownership.
I think it's safe to say you should not consider any modern Ferrari as an investment. The cost of ownership will likely far exceed any return on investment in the short run. Regardless of model, Ferrari ownership is a pay-to-play sport. If it wasn't, everyone who wanted one would have one. While purchase price is certainly a big consideration, maintenance and upkeep is a non-trivial element. I've had my Spider for 8 years, and I average about $2000-2500 per year. There have been a couple $1000-1500 years. There was also an eye-watering $12k repair. I also have to be ready for the “next” unexpected $8-10K major repair. I'll rely on other forum members to chime in about the 3x8 series.
Best of luck in your quest to join the owners club !!
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Last edited by Killer58; 07-12-2018 at 04:03 PM.