Buyer Experience - Canada Shopping
I posted a few threads and have been contemplating selling my Aston V8V and moving towards a F430. I did my due diligence before settling on the Aston and moved quickly, I essentially fell in love with the very first Aston I drove.
For a 430, I am being a bit more careful given the size of the investment. My first experience was certainly not "love at first sight"
Experience 1: 3/10
Dealer: Ideal Fine Cars
Car: 2005 Ferrari F430 F1 COUPE
KMs: 16,831 (questionable)
Paint: The car was indoors so I could not see it under natural light. I did not notice much swirling however there were a lot of rock ships near the engine bay, deep scratches throughout, flaking paint. Also the bottom of the front bumper was white, i assume the low ride high caused it.
Car Condition: Car is advertised with 16,000KMs and "immaculate" , however, the staff told me it was an american car. The owner did not show up to the scheduled appointment despite mentioning he was on his way. I will not get into the lack of professionalism of the dealership however, that tainted my perception of the car. Normally I expect service records and car history, but none was provided. I was told their car was recently inspected, no proof was provided.
Interior: Pretty surprised how many sticky buttons there were, worn out leather (esp by the doors). The car looks like the pictures, however actually sitting inside... was a slight disappointment compared to an Aston interior.
Drive: I only took it for a short spin around the block, definitely get that visceral feeling. But given the question-ability of the car, and lack of professionalism of the dealership I simply walked out after waiting an hour for the owner to show up. I do not make a deal of this value over the phone with someone that doesnt have the common decency to show up.