360 Modena quest - Ferrari Life
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 10-10-2012, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
 
Jay Kay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Ferrari Life Posts: 76
Garage
360 Modena quest

Good day members

After reading through a few of the threads here, I feel they as a collective you will be the best bunch to ask my question.

I am interested in purchasing a 2000 360 Modena. My plan is to use the vehicle as an everyday vehicle. My intention is to see how many Km's I can put on the car.

I currently drive a 2005 Mercedes CL600. I have always wanted a Ferrari, but not to keep locked up in my garage. I suspect this may be the first of many Ferrari's (Hopefully).

My main concern is the gearbox options. I would think that the manual would be the way to go as the F1 system in the 360 is dated.

I live in South Africa where these cars are mind blowingly expensive. I would like my first purchase to be a great one.

All comments are welcome.
Many thanks
Jay Kay is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 10-10-2012, 02:36 AM
Owner
 
Granucci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: far and away
Ferrari Life Posts: 6,196
Welcome. Generally stick is better option. We have some SAers here so you'll get some good advice. Download the buyers guide. Forza had a good intro guide on 360s about 4-5 mo ago. One of our members Brian did a good job on that. I'll let the 360 owners speak specifically. PS ferraridatabase.com is good for docs too.

Guide to the Galaxy: Don't Panic
Rik -- LAH !


Current:
Past:
1990 Mondial T Cabriolet SN 86247 : Red/Tan
1995 456 GT 2+2 SN 99987 : Roso Metalizzato [Fer 311/C] & Tan
Granucci is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 10-10-2012, 05:53 AM
Owner
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: ]
Ferrari Life Posts: 106
Hey Jay Kay

Welcome to the forum
I'm also from South Africa, Mike430, Schumacher, JohhnyTS and A1exander as well
I'm sure you'll get a lot of good advice

Regards
Testarossa-RSA is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 Old 10-10-2012, 02:27 PM
Owner
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Ferrari Life Posts: 62
I'd say manual with the 360 as a daily driver..especially if repairs are costly and hard to come by.
scusi is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 10-10-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Ferrari Life Posts: 2
I actually just bought my 360 a few weeks ago and I love the car. How much are they going for out where you are? I am a car dealer but I bought this one for my own use and I have not gone 2 hours without taking it for another spin haha!! Mine is A F1 though but still I am in love with this car
ryan360 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 10-10-2012, 08:33 PM
Owner
 
champagne612's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: St Louis
Ferrari Life Posts: 10,022
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryan360 View Post
I actually just bought my 360 a few weeks ago and I love the car. How much are they going for out where you are? I am a car dealer but I bought this one for my own use and I have not gone 2 hours without taking it for another spin haha!! Mine is A F1 though but still I am in love with this car
Share some pics

The F1 is a completely different experience - the more a 360 is driven the better.
champagne612 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 10-11-2012, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
 
Jay Kay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sandton, South Africa
Ferrari Life Posts: 76
Garage
Thanks everyone for your input.

My concern is using the F1 in traffic. The repairs are not as expensive as in the US or UK. Also the Ferrari and Maserati dealership is within 1km from my home.

The cars are going for between $ 120 000 and $ 185 000 in South Africa. This is for a clean car from 2000 to 2004 with between 15 000km to 65000kms.

All of the vehicles I have looked at are clean and well maintained.
Jay Kay is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 10-11-2012, 11:40 AM
Owner
 
BluNart's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: New England, USA
Ferrari Life Posts: 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay Kay View Post
Thanks everyone for your input.

My concern is using the F1 in traffic. The repairs are not as expensive as in the US or UK. Also the Ferrari and Maserati dealership is within 1km from my home.

The cars are going for between $ 120 000 and $ 185 000 in South Africa. This is for a clean car from 2000 to 2004 with between 15 000km to 65000kms.

All of the vehicles I have looked at are clean and well maintained.
IMO the F1 experience in a well documented 360 is the way to go and if you're not settled on a particular 2000 vehicle I'd advise looking at 03-04. The 2nd generation improvements may address your concerns. Heavy traffic in a 3-pedal 360 is not to be taken lightly - drive them both if you haven't done so to judge where your comfort lies.

I have a 150m round-trip daily commute and often drive our 360 without concern in a 1st-gen F1 setup with light to heavy traffic patterns.
BluNart is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
Copyright 2012 ONE Media, Inc.
FerrariLife is independently run with no affiliation with Ferrari SpA
Ferrari for Sale | Maserati for Sale