Join Date: May 2010
Ferrari Life Posts: 3,337
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.