Hello to everyone
I thought I would share my ownership on the 550 so far.....
The car has been fantastic to drive, as a DD or on longer drives. I purchased mine in August of 2013 with 26k miles. I sent her in for a major service, along with having some other work done to her (Mentioned in another thread). I got the car back on 18th December, just before I left for my Christmas vacation. I arrived back in South Africa in mid January ready to put some time in behind the wheel.
I am happy to report that so far, I am up to 37000 Miles, with no real issues. I am OCD, so I do run into the odd problem that makes me twitch, but nothing that has been expensive or easy to do myself.
My driving impression is good. It is not the best car I have ever driven, but and a big but, for what it is, it is an amazing vehicle. The power is there along with the comfort, and the look is timeless IMO. The drive is so engaging with the gated shifter.
I am a big Ferrari fan, and often find myself following a Mondial or 328 that I have spotted, simply to hear the engine. All ferrari's turn my head. I get so excited when I spot one on the road. Not as excited when I see the reflection of my silver bullet in a shopfront window, while driving. The 550 has created many magical moments for me. I am sure this is true for most Ferrari owners.
I am having a few small items seen to at my trusted mechanic.
Disks & Pads all round
New upper bushes
Slight scratch on the dash repaired
I am also taking off all of the plastics underneath the car to see how it will look if I carbon wrap them. I know its silly, but I want to see what it will look like.
I dropped the car off yesterday and miss it already.
Thank you to those of you that assisted me in getting into this car. The kind words and advice are very much appreciated.