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post #1 of 8 Old 01-29-2019, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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please rate this deal before i buy: 2005 f430 with 49k miles.

The good:

clutch life is 90%.

Tires are new

Oil service just done


The bad:

Little leather peeling inside dash. See pic how to fix and how much to fix?

Donít like the tinted tail lights. How to fix?

There is a subwoofer installed that I canít put my seat all the way back. Will have to get modified.

Getting ppi done tomorrow.

Dealer wanted $80. I got them down to 75k plus tax. I'll probably put 3-5k a year on it.

Am i gonna loose my ass in 4-5 years when the car had 65k miles? IF the ppi is clean, i'll get it, if not im gonna pass.
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That leather actually looks like its ripping. Hard to tell in that pic. The tail lights may have a coating on them that can be removed or they may have to be replaced
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Hi, welcome to FerrariLife

Most of all, ask the dealer for a detailed printout of the SD3/DEIS of all ECU's. This tells a lot how the car has been driven by the previous owner(s). Regarding mileage, you better get a car that was driven often with a decent mileage, than a car that wasn't driven at all. The F430 can get high mileage without any issues if regularly driven and maintained.
The dash leader shrinking will get worst with time if you don't fix it. Requires a complete removal of the dash to redo entirely the leather, very big job and big $$$.
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Dealer wanted $80 you got lower price. Good,

4-5 years when the car had 65k miles: don't believe so, I believe you'll break even at worst on the price ... fixing the issues and maintenance add a bit but not a deal breaker IMO.

wait, the dealer is doing the PPI? where are you in this picture or is this a consignment car. Seems very low for a proper PPI, but whatever, would be better if possible to get your own person unless you know the dealer real well.

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The dealer wanted $80 for a PPI? Are you kidding? that might get you a check of the oil and coolant levels. I paid $600. for the PPI on my 575M and it was worth it in peace of mind. They checked everything including paint depth, compression and leak-down tests, followed by an actual road test. Take a walk
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When I first read that I thought he meant PPI also but then thinking it was 80K. IF PPI, that's too low and therefore he needs an outside assist IMO

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post #7 of 8 Old 02-07-2019, 05:03 PM
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Here's a PPI Checklist I developed when I was looking for my 456M.
I would want one just as thorough for a 430 Spider.
There is no way that can be done for $80.
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I paid $300 for my ppi.
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