Neither car will appreciate in value during your time frame.
Additionally, while I'm totally ignorant of the market in Canada, that is an astronomical sum for both cars.
Other than pure enjoyment, I can't see an upside to buying one of them for a short term.
Thanks for the prompt reply.
I should have put the $USD values, which are $90K for the 2002 360 and $150K for the 2005 F430.
For comparison in Canada to give you a better idea of the market for 360 and F430 manual gearbox cars, there are for sale:
- 2000 360 manual with 54,000 km (33k mi.) asking $64K USD
- 2000 360 manual with 15,000 km (9k mi.) asking $124K USD
- 2003 360 spider manual with 20,000 km (12k mi.) asking $132K USD
- 2005 F430 manual with 14,000 km (8k mi.) asking $151K USD
- 2007 F430 spider with 23,000 km (14k mi.) asking $173k USD
F1 gearbox 360 can be purchased in Canada for $60k USD and under, while and F430 are $75k USD and under, commonly with 50,000+ km (30,000+ mi.). Low km (mi.) 360 and F430 with F1 gearbox are obviously more money.
So it appears there is a high premium for the manual gearbox 360 and F430 in Canada, and while I suspect it's the same in the US, I have not followed the US market recently.
With the high $USD and low $CAD, then adding federal import duties, local taxes, and transportation costs, it is no longer economical to import a car from the US to Canada, even though the purchase price may be lower in the US.