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post #1 of 12 Old 09-26-2012, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
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My First Ferrari ... Bucket List

After nearly 5 months of dreaming and looking, I got my first ever Ferrari. I had narrowed down my choices to either the 360 Modena or the 575 Maranello. Two different cars with different characteristics. Part of me wanted the V12 Grand Tourer and part of me wanted the race car look of the 360. There were other factors too, such as front vs mid engine and all that.

Well in the end, I got the 360 and I am happy. Actually, I would have likely been happy with the 575 ... but the 360 came along and it was right for me.


Love the car ... drives great and I have fulfilled my dream ... I am able to check off that item on my bucket list. I am nearing retirement age and for old codger ... I get a smile on my face when I drive this car.


Funny story ... I thought maybe I should get a spare wheel / tire. Checked into prices. $3000 for the Ferrari spare wheel / tire combo. Wow, they are proud of their stuff.

I live in Scottsdale, AZ ... so should be able to get out and drive all year. The summers are brutal and will have to see if the A/C in the car can cope with the 117 degree days we sometimes get. I notice in the summer there are fewer Ferraris tooling about ... so mine might stay in the garage more in the summer.


Would love to hear from any others in Scottsdale / Phoenix area. Any tips on the 360 and recommendations for service shops.


Regards,


Steve
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real clean, congratz!
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Congratulations!

The 360 looks showroom fresh.

Enjoy
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congratulations, bonny car
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Welcome and enjoy your new ride! Don't worry about the spare tire - you probably have a tire inflation kit in the boot, yes? I haven't had service in FOScottsdale but trust a sales contact in their partnering Lotus dealership to give you an expert referral. Ask for Toddy - he'll hook you up, great guy I met while considering an Evora vs. 360.
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Welcome to FLife, Steve! Enjoy they new toy in good health...

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Steve- Pretty car, congrats.

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Beautiful car, with all the right options.
You're going to love it.
Congrats!!

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Welcome Steve, my story is similar to yours, but I'm driving a bucket list 550

Enjoy your 360 in good health.

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Thanks to all posted responses. So far only three issues ...

1. The curb to my driveway scuffed the bottom plate under the nose. I got a product called Brid-jit curb ramps and solved thar

2. Went Ferrari sealer to order remote key fobs. The car only has only one, but I do have the four digit PIN for new fobs. I talked the parts guy into a $250 discount. Also needed new ignition key. Ferrari is way too proud of them. Like $200. I got lock smith to make one using a Fiat key blank for $5

3. The right paddle shifter came loose a started flapping about on way home. I found the little Torx screw and lock washer on the floor. Put it back on and all is well

Steve

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With a little common sense and knowing how to carefully turn a wrench you will make your Ferrari experience even that much more rewarding..John
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