Join Date: Jan 2007
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actually, carlos, I am seeing a lot of agreement here.
Ferraris 'can' be used as daily drivers and have but need to be treated properly and can be a problem. It might be best if have an alternate for either when the car is in the shop or for more daily mundane tasks, like running to the store etc.
Ferraris in the F1 are not great for stop and go, and icy conditions. suggest a manual
Ferraris costs for clutch are as stated above, unless F1 which might wear quicker due either to improper use or just because stop-n-go a lot.
An. costs are in ball park as stated.
Cost of depreciation for a daily, well, expect a lot. SO, consider NOT a low mileage car for initial purchase: get one that is well depreciated, as it will be even more so for daily, AND due to high mileage, will have warranty and other 'issues' sorted already.
kind of sums it up, but ... well, I'd wait a bit, if you are torn from loosing a lot on the RR and choosing a F for a daily...might not be your time yet, regardless of how one thinks the stars are aligning in these down times.
Remember, AFTER this downturn, even when the economy will warm up, there will be a SLUG of these cars, in the market, at even lower prices becuase this economy won't warm up for another 2-3 years making these 360's > 10 years old. Sorry, even with some issues, one might be able to pick up a 'few' sort them accordingly and have a stable...not saying one should, but see that coming.
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