F430 Road Trips > 250 Miles Each Way..?? - Ferrari Life
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post #1 of 5 Old 01-05-2017, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Road Trips > 250 Miles Each Way..??

Hopefully NOT a ridiculous question but here it goes. I'm close to getting a 2008 430 and would like to be reassured that taking trips form Los Angeles / Las Vegas isn't considered a little much to risk getting broke down on the 15 Fwy along the way. ( Approx. 270 Miles each way ) I drive there 4-5 Times and year and NO i don't plan on using it often but I'd love to take it a few times.

I tried to find any posts on "long drives / road trips" and failed.

I'm very much looking fwd to getting the car and enjoying it as much as possible. I currently own a 2013 SL-550


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post #2 of 5 Old 01-05-2017, 11:15 PM
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Hi Paul,
You did well to ask. I've been doing much longer trips with my F430 than 270 Miles without never having an issue. Some trips up to the North of Germany, with more than 600 miles, were done at constant high speed. The F430, when well maintained and a good history, is a very reliable car and you should have no issues with 4/5 trips of 550 miles each per year.
Good luck with your choice,
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post #3 of 5 Old 01-06-2017, 12:56 AM
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I second Stef's comments.
We've taken our Spider on a few long trips, as long as three hours one way.
Other than stops for gas, it's been completely uneventful.

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post #4 of 5 Old 01-06-2017, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Stef and Killer for the quick replies.. I've been reading alot and i'm feeling good about the purchase...
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-06-2017, 05:55 PM
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Just remember Stef's key words, "well maintained." Take care of your F430 and it will take care of you : )

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