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430 Spider vs. 360 Spider?

Is it worth paying GBP 20-30k more for a 430 Spider over a 360 Spider?
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To a certain extent could depend on whether you'll get 20-30K more when it comes to selling time....

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To a certain extent could depend on whether you'll get 20-30K more when it comes to selling time....
Assuming owning it for at least 2 years.....my guess is the split would drop by half. Hence you would be writing off GBP 10-15k in depreciation.
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Are you choosing based on ascetics and/or performance? The 430 “should be” easier to put mileage on due to the change over from belts to chains. For me the 360 might be a bit sexier in its looks and the 430 is more aggressive.

I chose based on performance and I “hope” a more reliable drive train. Need to really watch out for manifold failure on both the 360 and the 430.

I also decided that when I could afford to buy an F-Car, I will not care about depreciation. I bought it and I will drive it and it will be what it’s worth when I move on to a newer one. Like marriage "for better or worse". You need to choose on how you want to deal with this aspect.

In the end, I felt it was worth the money to get the latest model I could afford……..but that’s just me…….So get the 430 …….Steve

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Assuming owning it for at least 2 years.....my guess is the split would drop by half. Hence you would be writing off GBP 10-15k in depreciation.
5-7K per annum. Plus are 430's cheaper to service as chains instead of belts. Think it would probably be worth it at that money.

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I can't imagine buying a car based on the maintenance differencial. Although I'm not criticising that strategy either.

To me, it depends on which car's visceral aspects you prefer. We first drove the 430 Spider in Italy. While we loved the car, the "looks" of the 360 were much more appealing. That far outweighed the all other considerations.

The depreciation of each car was also a much more important factor than maintenance. We figured that while the 360 is still dropping, our car didn't have much further to go, whereas the 430 still has a ways before it bottoms out.

In the end, we got our car to enjoy, i.e. drive. As that wise sage Capo advises, we're going to "use that sucker up!" As such, we are not very concerned with its resale value.
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Are you choosing based on ascetics and/or performance? The 430 “should be” easier to put mileage on due to the change over from belts to chains. For me the 360 might be a bit sexier in its looks and the 430 is more aggressive.

I chose based on performance and I “hope” a more reliable drive train. Need to really watch out for manifold failure on both the 360 and the 430.

I also decided that when I could afford to buy an F-Car, I will not care about depreciation. I bought it and I will drive it and it will be what it’s worth when I move on to a newer one. Like marriage "for better or worse". You need to choose on how you want to deal with this aspect.

In the end, I felt it was worth the money to get the latest model I could afford……..but that’s just me…….So get the 430 …….Steve
I did own a 360 in the past and found it to be very reliable and well built. Belt change is not the drama on F355s etc as it is an engine in job.

The e-diff and manetto are big plusses in favor of the 430.
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I did own a 360 in the past and found it to be very reliable and well built. Belt change is not the drama on F355s etc as it is an engine in job.

The e-diff and manetto are big plusses in favor of the 430.
I did not mean to come off as the 360 is not a well built and reliable car. I think it is nice to not need a belt change every 3 years though not a show stopper.

I also wanted my F-Car to be faster than my DD, which is a BMW X5 M. Hard to imagine how BMW did it, but this SAV is nutz.

For me, I wanted the highest performance F-Car I could afford without going for the more extreme 360CS which is a hell of a car and was the other car I considered.

I really needed/wanted my wife to like the Ferrari and thought the CS or the Scud would be over the top for her......Steve
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For me, I wanted the highest performance F-Car I could afford without going for the more extreme 360CS which is a hell of a car and was the other car I considered.

I really needed/wanted my wife to like the Ferrari and thought the CS or the Scud would be over the top for her......Steve
I am also steering clear of the CS & Scud. Both are just a bit too extreme for daily or semi daily use.

Personally have found that the F50 is the preferred model with fairer sex.
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Have you ever owned an F430 for an extended period? The price hike might be worth the novel experience in itself, considering you've had plenty of time at the wheel of your 360.
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Have you ever owned an F430 for an extended period? The price hike might be worth the novel experience in itself, considering you've had plenty of time at the wheel of your 360.
Have never owned a 430 but have driven quite a few (coupe, spider and Scud) both on the road and track over the years.
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360 Spider? the 360 from china?
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yes, it worth. Ferrari is the model, which deserves power.
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I am also steering clear of the CS & Scud. Both are just a bit too extreme for daily or semi daily use.

Personally have found that the F50 is the preferred model with fairer sex.
F50 would be the bomb. Can hardly wait to have a spare 3/4MM to spend ........Steve
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430 definitely.
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Get the one that gets you the most excited!!! Both are great Cars!

"Monica" F430 Spider (Sexy Curvy & Italian)
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Let the colour of exterior/interior decide and also whatever extra interior options that you might have a craze for.

You already have cars which are very appealing because of what they are and because of their importance in sports car history. Your choice between a 360 or a 430 is maybe not totally about small differences in value and performance. If I'm reading you right, the car you choose must above all strike you with the beauty of details you have a soft spot for.

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