Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Ferrari Life Posts: 366
I agree that the 355GTS would make the most sense for you. The power top mechanism on the spider is way too complicated and has several service problems. The GTS gives you much the same open air feel without those hassles. I love the targa on my 328GTS.
As for years, one I'd stay away from is the 1995. In 1996, all USA cars started using what's called OBDII, which is On Board Diagnostics II. With OBDII, all vehicles have a standardized plug under the dash, and the car's computer can be read with generic software on a laptop. You don't have to go to the dealer. I bought the software for $200, and I have read data on an F355, a BMW, a Chevy,a Ford, and an Audi, just to name a few. You can also reset check engine lights. Pretty good advantage to 1996 and later. -Steve