Today I went to see a car for the second time and I brought a Ferrari Mechanic with me. An F430 spider.
After the SD3 out it seemed all technically perfect, but I was given a no go because the sides of the car had a full paint job and apparently a bad one. We told the carseller and at first he was surprised and then he had to approve that we were right and that it indeed had a paint job but he told me he wasn't aware of this.
So I'm disappointed that I couldn't buy my dream car today, but I'm happy that I brought someone to help me out for pointing out the good and bad things. Better luck next time ??
I second Killer's view also. Take your time and enjoy the shopping experience. DO NOT get emotionally attached to any one car until it becomes yours! Lots of good examples out there. Just do your due diligence and get an expert to check the car out for you before buying.
I recall my hunt. It quickly spread past the border of California as I realized these cars are too rare to simply be found in my area of residence. From "records were lost in a fire in Utah" to "Please buy the car, my wife is having a child in a month!" were some of the comments I heard. . At times it became tiring and at times stressful but I knew deep in my brain(heart is an organ,sorry) that the due diligence would result in the right car; and it did. Took me 3 months of intense searching to find my F430 nowhere close to to Killer58's time :-)
efg, if i recall, you bought one the F430's i was considering!
Cheng, I appreciated your encouragement and will not forget. Keep in mind after thinking about this car from the day 10+years, any good/bad that happened I will remember for a long time.
People at this site including you were very welcoming and encouraging.