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post #1 of 9 Old 03-19-2009, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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buying 360 spyder need help red or silver f1 or man??????????

hi just joined forum because I could use some advice as can't make my mind up, help please!!!!!!!!!! I have viewed and driven both f1 and manual 360 spyder's and viewed lots its come down to two cars a 2004 red with cream in manual with 5,900 miles on the clock in very good condition being sold by marinellos in egham or an silver with red 2003 with 9,000 miles with F1 box in absolutely faultless condition being sold by meridian in Lyndhurst the cars are the same money give or take. The dilemma is I have no real preference to F1 or manual but the respective sales man are giving conflicting info as to re-saleability and reliability the same with the colour I think the silver with red combo looks fantastic but the other garage is telling me it will be harder to sell later on ironically they also have a silver manual so don't think its the usual sales rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so does colour matter and is manual more reliable and desirable than F1
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Here is what I can't tell you and that is what to do, but you'll make the correct choice, so to help you out on this mullings [remind you I have neither an F1 or 360] is this:
the F1 if handled properly will last, and should be good to go. IF burnouts and messing with it is your deal then you'll see a lot more clutches. Backing up, parallel parking, takeoffs are more engaging
IF
you are tracking the car, the F1 makes more sense.

IF
you are into manually working more for each shift, then the standard is more you tune.

I believe the standard is more my tune, and would only acquire the F1 in a higher venue car.
I love the F1 [I have driven them]
I like the manual

The F1 is a manual, but with paddle shifting mechanisms.

Now, I highly suspect you are going for the F1 regardless.

right?

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Welcome to F.L.

I can tell you from personal experience that the F1 is a neat gimmick but you will be much better off long term with a 6 speed.

The F1 is a computer and hydraulically controlled 6 speed manual gearbox as Rik indicated.

It requires maintenance and will cause many issues. There is always the immediate love affair and then the error codes and problems surface. Clutches don't last on the F1 and here it is a $6K plus job to replace.

As to color, that's a personal choice. There are many red Ferrari's! Buy the car and the color for you and not someone else, and don't worry about a future sale regardless of what a salesman says.

As long as the car has been looked over by a qualified, independent mechanic, you should be ok.
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In furtherance of my above comments, here's what you can run into with the F1.

This was taken from another site wherein the problem came up:

"2002 360 modena. can't get it out of 1st gear to start the car.
tried every combo alarm, battery disconnect, auto button and car remains in 1st.
any advise would be appreciated
"

You get the idea?
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thanks buddy

probably will be f1 now buddy thanks for your opinion though !!!!!!!!
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Here is what I can't tell you and that is what to do, but you'll make the correct choice, so to help you out on this mullings [remind you I have neither an F1 or 360] is this:
the F1 if handled properly will last, and should be good to go. IF burnouts and messing with it is your deal then you'll see a lot more clutches. Backing up, parallel parking, takeoffs are more engaging
IF
you are tracking the car, the F1 makes more sense.

IF
you are into manually working more for each shift, then the standard is more you tune.

I believe the standard is more my tune, and would only acquire the F1 in a higher venue car.
I love the F1 [I have driven them]
I like the manual

The F1 is a manual, but with paddle shifting mechanisms.

Now, I highly suspect you are going for the F1 regardless.

right?
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thanks buddy

I really appreciate your advice I think Ferrari sorted the problems with the f1 box in 2003 not sure though ?
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In furtherance of my above comments, here's what you can run into with the F1.

This was taken from another site wherein the problem came up:

"2002 360 modena. can't get it out of 1st gear to start the car.
tried every combo alarm, battery disconnect, auto button and car remains in 1st.
any advise would be appreciated
"

You get the idea?
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I really appreciate your advice I think Ferrari sorted the problems with the f1 box in 2003 not sure though ?
Yes, by 2003 the problems with the F1 were sorted. It was really only the 99s and 00s that had issues.
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There are no functional issues with the F1 about which I am aware.

It's that the system has been designed to enable a bit of slip at low speeds, reverse is a definite clutch killer, and slow traffic does not do it any favors.

It just does not offer wear durability as does a 6 speed.
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Personally I don't like the F1 on the 360. The clutch slips way too much and gear changes are not as tight as they should be. However, I have a friend who has a manual 360 and he wishes he'd gone for F1. It's a very personal thing.

As for colour - buy what you like yourself.


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