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post #1 of 9 Old 01-11-2012, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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california dependability

hi all, i'm thinking of buying a 2011 california, i like taking lomg trips like la to miami and back, my problem is i cant really trust the salesman to tell me if these new generation of ferrari are capable to make this trip without leaving me stranded somewhere on day three. can anyone give me confidense, about long trips thanks.
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-11-2012, 08:09 PM
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GP- Welcome to Ferrari Life. Introduce yourself below in member intros and tell us something about yourself.

I know of several California drivers who have put over 30,000 miles on their cars with virtually no problems. One has even traded his old one (which he bought new) for a new one.

I believe the 2011 cars came with 7 years of free routine servicing, too, as well as a 36 month warranty, just like real cars. Check with the dealer on the 7 years free servicing, though, and make sure it was on 2011 cars. The Californias make great daily drivers, and still go like stink and make a glorious noise. Plus that retractable hard top is a nice feature. You will love it.

Here is the info on the 7 year service plan:
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Welcome to FLife

I am a firm believer - the more miles put on a modern Ferrari the better the car gets.

Terry can correct me but a Ferrari engine isn't even broken in til 20,000 - 30,000 miles.
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Doug- The late engines are really tough. They do like to be driven.

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Build quality and dependability on the California is excellent. LA to Miami trips will actually be great for the car.
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-12-2012, 06:24 AM
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Welcome to Ferrari Life gpmoore. All the answers to your question above!
Go for it... and make sure to let us know how you get on.

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thanks for all your input, i have a big decision to make, and its making me a bit nervous.
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Welcome on board. Take the leap and enjoy the ride AND the community

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-19-2012, 12:59 PM
 
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Welcome to the forum. Sounds like a fun ride you'll be taking when you purchase.

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