If 355 and 348 So Similar Why 355 Maint so Bashed?
I have always loved the 355 and am beginning to like the 348 especially sitting on 360 wheels ;-)
Anyhow, I'm shopping a toy to replace my XKR and was really getting into McLaren 12c. But the way I got there was through either a 6spd Gallardo, 430, 360 or even 355. I began seeking a manual mid engined toy as I missed my NSX (owned 3), Elise etc. So as I get close to pulling trigger on $190k 12C I keep thinking if I need to spend that much to have fun. And even wonder if I'll miss a bit what without manual. What is so awesome about the idea of 348 is that with my $40-$50k down payment I can have a nice 348 outright! Granted it won't be nearly as fast or capable but will it be as nice to look at, drive, own - perhaps.
Now on to my main question(s)...
1) How much more expensive is a 355 to own than a 348? The media seems to contradict itself when they bash the 355 being the most expensive modern Ferrari to own - yet its very similar to 348. Maybe thats it. The 348 isn't considered a "modern" Ferrari and the 355 is being compared to 360 which is even better than 348? Can someone net this out for me?
2) How many of you own 348 or 355 AND a modern supercar like 12C, Gallardo, 458, R8 and the like? Or have previously owned and can offer some ownership perspective.
Last edited by Evoking; 08-04-2014 at 09:51 AM.