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Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   02-24-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By IDriveM5
Cheng, I feel your pain, you know I do. I'm...

Cheng,

I feel your pain, you know I do. I'm basically in the same boat. You just gotta wait it out. Or move. Or take a cold shower.

Wife and I are considering moving to San Diego because, like...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   02-13-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,887
Posted By IDriveM5
Good call. At this level, you shouldn't want to...

Good call. At this level, you shouldn't want to settle. If you feel like you "have" to settle, then you're probably rushing into things.
Always wait for Ms. Right.
Thing twice about Ms. Right Now.
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   02-05-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,887
Posted By IDriveM5
The PPI depends on the resources available to...

The PPI depends on the resources available to you. I had my PPI done at a dealer, but later wished I had done it at my independent mechanic because he's better.
If you have access to a GOOD, highly...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   01-29-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
  F430 F430 Winter
Views: 1,960
Posted By IDriveM5
This is a good point, and I think it comes down...

This is a good point, and I think it comes down to your personal preference and your track record of success.

I am basically the opposite here. Once I put it away, my 360 Spider stays put and...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   01-14-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Posted By IDriveM5
FWIW, I think you got a pretty good price on your...

FWIW, I think you got a pretty good price on your rims. There's a guy on FChat selling his with tires right now for about $3,500, I think. IMHO, after hearing your story, that price is pretty high.
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   01-11-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Posted By IDriveM5
Sweet! Can I ask how much the wheels cost you?...

Sweet! Can I ask how much the wheels cost you? And did they come with tires or not? I may do the same thing you have done here... Someday...
For now, I enjoy the stock starfish wheels. I had mine...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   12-19-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,076
Posted By IDriveM5
...if that's true, then my mechanic has some...

...if that's true, then my mechanic has some explaining to do...

I have to respectfully disagree with you. On my 360, at the PPI, the Ferrari Dealer service tech acknowledged that the headers...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   12-19-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,076
Posted By IDriveM5
...well, I was wrong about the exhaust. My bad. ...

...well, I was wrong about the exhaust. My bad. Yours is an OEM exhaust silencer. If I were you, besides the obvious belts and clutch you already know need attention, I would seriously have some...
Forum: Ferrari Pre-Purchase Help   12-19-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,773
Posted By IDriveM5
7thSon, The F430 is billed as an "evolution"...

7thSon,
The F430 is billed as an "evolution" over the 360, as opposed to a "revolution" which would be the relationship of the 458 Italia to the F430.
I too had this same dilemma before I bought...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   12-18-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,076
Posted By IDriveM5
Michael, Thanks for your responses. Best of...

Michael,
Thanks for your responses. Best of luck in determining your list. Remember, just prioritize. You have YEARS to make this car perfect for you... unless you're me... and you want...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   12-18-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 18,076
Posted By IDriveM5
Congrats to you! Well, I'm a bit conflicted ...

Congrats to you! Well, I'm a bit conflicted
That's quite a spur of the moment purchase man. Honestly, I don't know if I can condone this without a thorough PPI prior to discussing the deal. Oh...
Forum: Ferrari Pre-Purchase Help   12-17-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,261
Posted By IDriveM5
Good color combo, good choice for you! 2002...

Good color combo, good choice for you!

2002 is an older model year for the spider (I have a 2001 myself). Records are very important, specifically, all the most recent services within the past 3...
Forum: Ferrari Pre-Purchase Help   10-24-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By IDriveM5
I do this same thing if I'm parking the car...

I do this same thing if I'm parking the car outside for anything more than a few minutes (like if I'm driving it to the office). I don't care how it looks to other people. It's my interior I'm...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   10-17-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,537
Posted By IDriveM5
Respectfully, to me, this sounds like a lot of...

Respectfully, to me, this sounds like a lot of extra work...

Personally, as I start thinking more about storing my car (but hopefully can still drive it for a few months and many miles) I'll be...
Forum: Ferrari Pre-Purchase Help   09-20-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 24,375
Posted By IDriveM5
Alex, You're welcome. And welcome to FLife. ...

Alex,
You're welcome. And welcome to FLife.

I purchased my 2001 Spider in April, 2013. So, I have basically had it for this summer.
As far as "depreciation" goes, the 360's (especially earlier...
Forum: Ferrari Pre-Purchase Help   09-19-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 24,375
Posted By IDriveM5
Maybe step back and look at the forest, instead of two trees?

I think what we haven't really gotten down to is that the 360 and the F430 are reasonably different to drive. If you're on the fence between the two, and you're concerned about maintenance costs...
Forum: Ferrari Pre-Purchase Help   08-07-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,156
Posted By IDriveM5
I would also agree with the 2008 car. Generally,...

I would also agree with the 2008 car. Generally, the advice on Ferraris is buy the newest, best condition car you can afford.
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   07-19-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By IDriveM5
My Mercedes S550 seems to be a little slow and...

My Mercedes S550 seems to be a little slow and dim witted, well, more so than it normally is I guess.

Maybe because it's devoting so much energy to the cooling systems, I dunno. The car is LOUD...
Forum: Ferrari Pre-Purchase Help   07-11-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,951
Posted By IDriveM5
Haha, another Desi looking for a 360! I have a...

Haha, another Desi looking for a 360! I have a 2001 360 Spider F1

If FCI allows it, get a good thorough PPI from an independent third party. Pay particular attention to the clutch wear (if an F1...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   06-28-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 24
  F430 Night Cruise...
Views: 2,559
Posted By IDriveM5
I think that most people here would vote NO,...

I think that most people here would vote NO, DON'T FUSS WITH IT.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it. I have read threads where someone makes a plate frame that attaches to the front tow hook...
Forum: Ferrari Discussion   06-26-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,686
Posted By IDriveM5
Plus if I'm ever with a passenger, I ask them to...

Plus if I'm ever with a passenger, I ask them to keep an eye on my blind side. My wife and my Dad are good at that.

But I agree about SA, also being a private pilot. In the end, be vigilant, and...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   06-26-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 24
  F430 Night Cruise...
Views: 2,559
Posted By IDriveM5
I'm with Terry. Wait until something happens,...

I'm with Terry. Wait until something happens, then decide your course of action. Even with personalized license plates (I do not have them on my Ferrari, but do on other cars in my garage, all...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   06-25-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 24
  F430 Night Cruise...
Views: 2,559
Posted By IDriveM5
DON'T DO IT MAN!!!! Glad you two had a nice...

DON'T DO IT MAN!!!!

Glad you two had a nice time. My wife enjoyed her time in my car as well. So, life is good. Scratch that, life is FRIGGIN GREAT!!! :thumbsup:
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   06-20-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
  F430 Night Cruise...
Views: 2,559
Posted By IDriveM5
I do. If I'm not driving a car for more than 2...

I do. If I'm not driving a car for more than 2 days, it goes on a charger. Thanks!
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   06-20-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 24
  F430 Night Cruise...
Views: 2,559
Posted By IDriveM5
Welcome home Cheng. I'm sure she missed you...

Welcome home Cheng. I'm sure she missed you dearly! Mine will rough-idle for a few seconds if I haven't driven her also. I guess it's just a wakeup call.

Have a good one!
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   06-18-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,363
Posted By IDriveM5
Do you have an OBD II Scanner / Reader? They can...

Do you have an OBD II Scanner / Reader? They can be bought for less than $100, then you have it forever. That's what I did.
Forum: Ferrari Pre-Purchase Help   06-13-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,368
Posted By IDriveM5
The price for the clear bra is reasonable,...

The price for the clear bra is reasonable, assuming when you say "full" they will also do the whole hood. Check also that they include the forward faces of the mirrors.

$2500 for the K40 isn't...
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   06-12-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,780
Posted By IDriveM5
Congratulations! That's one MEAN lookin' car! I...

Congratulations! That's one MEAN lookin' car! I bet the SL 65 was a mean machine too!
Forum: Ferrari Pre-Purchase Help   06-11-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,493
Posted By IDriveM5
With that timeframe, I'd buy the car which would...

With that timeframe, I'd buy the car which would be easier to sell at a decent price. That would, IMO, be the lower mileage car.
Forum: Modern V8s: 360, F430   06-07-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,938
Posted By IDriveM5
Not even a contender!

This car is the subject of a thread extolling its ridicule on FChat. This car is NOT to be purchased by someone who hopes for a trouble free experience. In fact, Daniel @ Ricambi went as far as to...
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