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Hey everyone,

Im pretty new to the forum ... obviously, and fairly new to the ferrari game. Im only 20 so I have many more years of enjoying the cars. Typically Ive been attracted to the newer cars (Scaglietti, 550 Barchetta, Stradale ... of course), as well as the glory days in the begining, but Ive found the 328 to be quite an attractive car.

Through all the research Ive done this is an under appreciated car as far as market value is concerned, some selling in the 30-45,000 USD range. I was curious, Im sure there are a few 328 owners out there ... how are they? Do they drive well? good first ferrari?! Ive heard some/most ferraris will do your head in after a couple hours riding around in one. I consider myself an enthusiast, so I dont think I will mind the sound of the motor AT ALL, but who knows, migraines arent pleasant.

Also, berlinetta vs spyder ... Ive always enjoyed the continuous lines of a berlinetta, but everyone loves to go topless ....

In any case, just wanted some opinions to broaden my horizons/potential interests!
 

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Suggest you take a look at the 308 Buyer's Guide in the Members section. The 308 has a lot in common with the 328 (a 328 Guide will be out shortly). IMHO, the best sounding of the 308/328s are the early 308 carb models.
 

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I think the carb model can be a nightmare to live with. Tuning is a headache.
I disagree. Once the carbs are properly set up, they are fine. I found a local mechanic who races BMW's and is very familiar with the Ferrari. He set my carbs up 2 years ago and the thing still runs fantastic.

When I was looking for a 308 I specifically wanted one with carbs. I figure the carbs are something you can tinker with. The fuel injection is not. Plus, the sound of 4 weber 2-bbls running wide open throttle can't be beat.

The most basic of maintenance starts with what you put in the car. Make sure it has clean oil, clean fuel and clean air and you've eliminated most anything that can go wrong with the engine.
 

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Im getting the impression that the 308 (carb) is better than the 328?! I have to say I prefer the design of the 328. They're obviously pretty similar, the front bumper gets me on the 308, though, its gotta go :) . Love the design of the 328, but I have still yet to drive either of them ... they're kind of rare around here ...

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FunkyJunc said:
Im getting the impression that the 308 (carb) is better than the 328?! I have to say I prefer the design of the 328. They're obviously pretty similar, the front bumper gets me on the 308, though, its gotta go :) . Love the design of the 328, but I have still yet to drive either of them ... they're kind of rare around here ...

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Look closely at the bumper of a USA 308 and a Euro 308 and you will notice a difference. Changing the USA bumper to the Euro bumper I hear is very easy and lots of people do it.

The 328 has more power than the 308 which is a bonus, but when compared to the modern Ferraris even the 328 is lacking and therefore doesn't look all that more impressive than the 308. Drive both then make your decision.
 

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FunkyJunc said:
Im getting the impression that the 308 (carb) is better than the 328?!
I would not say better, just very different. It is very much a personal preference. One person may love the sound of the carbs, the heavy clutch, and the vintage 70's switch gear. Another might prefer the ease of use of the injected 328, lighter clutch, more modern behavior, and rounded lines.
 

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FunkyJunc said:
Im getting the impression that the 308 (carb) is better than the 328?! I have to say I prefer the design of the 328. They're obviously pretty similar, the front bumper gets me on the 308, though, its gotta go :) . Love the design of the 328, but I have still yet to drive either of them ... they're kind of rare around here ...

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308 bumper - You drill a small hole in the energy absorber of the front bumper to drain the fluid. You take a block of wood and a mallet and you collapse it.

Overall, I would say the 328 is a better car than the 308. But you pay for it.

Here's a pic of my 308.
 

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Very nice pic, pete. correct me if Im wrong, but you're july on the ferrari forum calendar?! I like your wheels as well. Im not a huge fan of the 308 wheels, kind of bland. Yours are very nice looking. thanks for the pic.
 
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