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post #1 of 12 Old 09-28-2017, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Searching for a F430

Hi everyone, Let me start by saying that I don't own a Ferrari but I love the car for as long I can remember, The Perfect Beauty. Since I was a kid I always dreamed about them 308, 328, 512TR, 360, 430 and many more, ironically my wife last name is Ferrari (unfortunately no relationship with Enzo). I don't want to bore you with my story but I need help, I'm looking for a red 430 Coupe, I want to fulfill the longest dream I ever had, I being reading a lot in this forum about the F430 and searching for the car but I have so many questions, hopefully someone can point me in the right direction,
What's the average miles for a 2006 , 2007 or 2008 ad how much should I pay for it, I see listing for the same car and same year with 20K-40K price differences, I found newer cars with lower price than older ones. As example Lamborghini of Houston has a 2008 Spider with 14,485 miles for $ 129,984.00 and Ferrari of Houston a 2006 Coupe with 3,105 miles for $ 139,995.00
Does it make a difference buying from a Ferrari dealer? or any dealer or private owner as long a PPI done.

Looking forward to your suggestions, thank you
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Hi everyone, Let me start by saying that I don't own a Ferrari but I love the car for as long I can remember, The Perfect Beauty. Since I was a kid I always dreamed about them 308, 328, 512TR, 360, 430 and many more, ironically my wife last name is Ferrari (unfortunately no relationship with Enzo). I don't want to bore you with my story but I need help, I'm looking for a red 430 Coupe, I want to fulfill the longest dream I ever had, I being reading a lot in this forum about the F430 and searching for the car but I have so many questions, hopefully someone can point me in the right direction,
What's the average miles for a 2006 , 2007 or 2008 ad how much should I pay for it, I see listing for the same car and same year with 20K-40K price differences, I found newer cars with lower price than older ones. As example Lamborghini of Houston has a 2008 Spider with 14,485 miles for $ 129,984.00 and Ferrari of Houston a 2006 Coupe with 3,105 miles for $ 139,995.00
Does it make a difference buying from a Ferrari dealer? or any dealer or private owner as long a PPI done.

Looking forward to your suggestions, thank you
Milage is everything and in my opinion so is the dealer, I spent 6 months looking for a 2009 Blue 430 spyder and ended up buying a new one.
What I did learn is the best deal where be where the cars are most common like Miami.
https://www.ferrarifl.com/used/FERRA...5c28c40ae7.htm

Watch the Lambo dealers, I found one at a Lambo dealer I thought was a great deal on a 2009 6000 miles.
Then I checked the carfax, holy crap looked like everytime the guy got in the car it was towed to the dealer.
I just believe the Ferrari dealer has more to lose than to gouge you for a buck.
Just my 2 cents worth.

Also, don't get hung up on buying local, my wife's GL550 and my Vette came from the northeast a dealer can ship real cheap as they do it every day.

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post #3 of 12 Old 10-02-2017, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you for the Tip, I'll start looking in south Florida.
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post #4 of 12 Old 10-05-2017, 01:56 PM
 
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If a car has been sitting around for a long time(i.e. low mileage) that may not be a good thing. A vehicle with more miles and service records is the way to go. I"d recommending spending a lot of time going through the archives and lurking in Ferrari sites.

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Thank you for the recommendation, how many miles would you consider for a 2006 or 2007?
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Thank you for the recommendation, how many miles would you consider for a 2006 or 2007?
It all depends on what you want. You may be fine with a higher mileage care(30,000+) with all the records and off course it will be slightly cheaper. I would go with at least 1000 miles a year, which means a 10 year old car should have around 10,000 miles; This is just my opinion.

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post #7 of 12 Old 10-11-2017, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you, I'll consider that when searching
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Another concern that I have is the number of owners, I found couple of good options 2006 with 12K miles @ 116K and 2006 with 22K miles @ 105K but both had 6 owners, should I be worry about this? any comments
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One thing that many don't consider is the options fitted to the car.
I was thinking of swapping my F430 '07 for one with slightly less mileage. Mine has done 25k and I'd prefer something lower so that I can actually drive it without worrying so much about increasing the mileage.
However nothing has the spec of mine. I have Daytona seats, extended leather rear bench, extended leather headlining, subwoofer (it's crap but it's an extra). All of the cars I looked at had standard seats and little to no extras.
I don't like the carbon rear grille as it looks a bit strange in the flesh, and the carbon interior isn't as nice in my opinion, but all of these things can add to the price.
Carbon seats may look nice but you might not find they fit your body shape.
It's worth looking and sitting in a few to see what you like.
Also with regard to ultra low mileage cars, I don't use mine much, 200 miles in 7 months and the release bearing has stuck worn the clutch out from 74% worn to 91% in this time which now means it's in the dealership having a clutch and flywheel at £5.5k ($7.3k). This is a common problem with F430's and happens to the cars that are for sale at the dealership too when they sit for a while.
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Thank you for all the great tips, I believe I found the one, http://www.motorcars-intl.com/vehicle-details/2007-ferrari-f430-f1-coupe-a702a16807c7264ebc4074cd65a88a35, does anybody dealt with Motor Cars International before? any feedback will be much appreciate it, also, does anybody knows a PPI in Springfield, MO?
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Also, who do you guys recommend for insurance, Geico told me that they only insure Ferraries for 6 Months
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Also, who do you guys recommend for insurance, Geico told me that they only insure Ferraries for 6 Months
Have you tried calling more than just one insurance? I have multiple cars and use Liberty Insurance.

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