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post #1 of 14 Old 11-20-2014, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Swedish F430

Greetings from Scandinavia :-)
My name is Lars and I've had my F430 Spider from new since 2008.

It's Nero on Nero with carbonfiber racing seats, carbonfiber trims and yellow stichting and CCB.

I use it as a daily driver, even duiring winter. Approx. 25.000 km. a year. Currently it has covered more than 122.000 and I simply still fell in love, whenever I start the engine
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post #2 of 14 Old 11-20-2014, 10:51 AM
 
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Your car looks great
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post #3 of 14 Old 11-20-2014, 12:41 PM
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Lars- Welcome to Ferrari Life. Very pretty F430 and hard to tell she has 22,000 kms, much less 122,000.

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Lars, welcome to FL. Without any doubts, your F is wonderful, but what's more great is your attitude and how you relate to your spider.

Somehow, I get the feeling that Scandinavians have this commonality as to the ways they relate to their cars ?

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post #5 of 14 Old 11-21-2014, 04:04 AM
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Very nice snow plow!
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post #6 of 14 Old 11-21-2014, 05:47 AM
 
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Halsning Lars!
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post #7 of 14 Old 11-21-2014, 05:58 AM
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Great car and story! I assume they use salt on the roads in Sweden? How is the car holding up to this? It looks great cosmetically, how are the underneath bits holding up though?

(I use my car all year round but not when the roads have salt on them.)
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post #8 of 14 Old 11-21-2014, 08:51 AM
 
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Hard core! First driving it every day, Second having put over 100,000km, Third driving it in the cold and snowy Northern winters. Lars my guess is you take better care of this car than yourself :-)
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post #9 of 14 Old 11-21-2014, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lars- Welcome to Ferrari Life. Very pretty F430 and hard to tell she has 22,000 kms, much less 122,000.
Thanks for your kinds words :-)

I'll do my best to take care of her, she's been treated with a full cardetailing last month.

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Lars, welcome to FL. Without any doubts, your F is wonderful, but what's more great is your attitude and how you relate to your spider.

Somehow, I get the feeling that Scandinavians have this commonality as to the ways they relate to their cars ?

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Your words means a lot, thanks Jimmy
I guess you are quite right, we have a special bond to the cars we drive.

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Very nice snow plow!
Thanks for sharing
Yeah, sometimes it acts like a snow plow, but the groundclearence is actually OK and the winter tires are great.

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Halsning Lars!
You've got yourself a black stunner
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Great car and story! I assume they use salt on the roads in Sweden? How is the car holding up to this? It looks great cosmetically, how are the underneath bits holding up though?

(I use my car all year round but not when the roads have salt on them.)
Yes, unfortunately there is a lot of salts on the roads here. And we already got a bit of snow earlier this month. But I do take good care of the girl and it has been protected and sprayed in the underneath and actually it still looks fine Are lucky enough to have a access to a place, where I can use a pressure washer underneath - I think that helps a lot duiring winter.

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Hard core! First driving it every day, Second having put over 100,000km, Third driving it in the cold and snowy Northern winters. Lars my guess is you take better care of this car than yourself :-)
I've always used the car daily but the first winter it was just parked in the garage. But I could not cope just to see it there, so I got hold of some Pirelli Sottozero wintertires and eversince, I have been driving in duiring winter. Of course there are days, when it is impossible to drive in out of the garage but as long as there are just a couple of cm. of snow, I will take it out and drive it to work. Sometimes I have been forced to leave it there because of a snow storm and catch a ride home with a co-worker.

But I guess, than since the car could be fitted with snow tires from the factory, that this is the first Ferrari suitable for winter driving. You also have the "ICE" setting in Manettino and that helps a lot - can't drive in "Race" all year round ;-)

But yes, I'll do my best to take care of her :-)
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post #10 of 14 Old 11-21-2014, 04:58 PM
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Beautiful !!
She still looks brand new.
Congrats

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post #11 of 14 Old 11-22-2014, 02:59 AM
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Great to see another enthusiast that didn't buy a car to park it in a garage and rub it with a diaper. Cars are meant to be driven, life is meant to be lived.
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Great looking car. Awesome to know it's being driven in inclimate weather!
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post #13 of 14 Old 01-14-2015, 12:35 PM
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Lars, I've been promoting for years, the joy of winter driving a Ferrari. Why? - Because it's fun and beacause life is short. Unfortunately, in Switzerland we are not allowed spike tyres, which would be my dream. I'm a paesan and I frequently return to Sweden, all year around, mostly in the 612 Scagster.

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I must commend these Swedes for their great positive attitude, much respect.

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