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Currently I own a 360spider (2003) and a 348 Speciale ('93).

Would you all say losing the spider experience is worth the new 430coupe?
The 360 isn't very quick once you get used to it, but feels great with the top down and makes for an exciting drive either way. Give some input on weather I should wait for the 430 spider, in order to keep the spider experience, or look at a Porsche Turbo cabriolet and anything in its range.

Thanks in advance
 

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hey Giorgio

well if you haven't yet placed down an order for a F430 Spider, then you might have to wait for a while.
and i believe that with the Porsche you will get the same problem after a while: that you don't find it very quick anymore after a while.
and with the Porsche you could say the same thing, at the moment if you get a Turbo Cabrio then it's still a 996, if you wait a while then you can get a 997
 

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It really depends on your taste. Being in southern California I can see why you would want a convertible. If performance is what you are looking for then go for the F430 coupe. Here is what I would pick:

360 spyder vs F430 coupe - F430
360 spyder vs F430 spyder - F430
F430 coupe vs F430 spyder - very tuff call, but probably spyder with your weather.

Welcome to the site, I hope you are able to find something you like. Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.
 

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keep the spider, sell the serie speciale and buy urself the coupe.

That way you still have two ferraris and all weather capability!

I love the 360 Spider, and unless the 430 Spider was launched (and you already had your name on the waiting list), i wouldn't trade it in for the coupe. NOT the same thing.

My RM 0.02.

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Ah, thanks

Im not sure the Speciale will be easy for me to sell, limited edition and a blast to drive. (better than the 360, certainly)
I've seen several snaps of the 430 and it resembles the 360 appearance, but gives off a different vibe. Even if I got ride of the Speciale whats the point of having a 360spider with a 430? Perhaps there is a point of which I have missed... I personally think, the 360 will be let out if both were in the same garage. The Speciale is a totally different cup of tea from the 360 and worth keeping around. The only way I would lose the Speciale is if I could get my hands on a Stradale, which is also another option which would take away the F430 in my eyes. That brings me to another question then: F430 or 360 Stradale? Surely the Stradale wont have a convertable, but perhaps its not exactly a need. What would be most ideal is finding a good deal on a 355 Spider, and having a 360 Stradale for the "mean machine" long side it.

I'll have a look at the F430 when that time comes and most probably be ready to decide....
 

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Hummm....after a second thought I think I agree with you. Keep the 348 it is more rare, ditch the 360 Spyder for either a 360 CS or a F430 Spyder. If you wait about 6 months you might see the price of 360s go back up a bit as demand for the F430 drives the prices up. Sell then if you are content to wait a bit for the F430, or if money doesn't matter, just wait and keep the 360 until your 430 comes in.
 

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Giorgio_Pazuero said:
Currently I own a 360spider (2003) and a 348 Speciale ('93).

Would you all say losing the spider experience is worth the new 430coupe?
The 360 isn't very quick once you get used to it, but feels great with the top down and makes for an exciting drive either way. Give some input on weather I should wait for the 430 spider, in order to keep the spider experience, or look at a Porsche Turbo cabriolet and anything in its range.

Thanks in advance
The 430 Spyder will arrive in another 9 to 12 months time. Just wait for tht. If you put your deposit now you'll be ahead in the que. No need to crack your head. Unless you want a car like now!
 

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whatever you do, keep us informed AND keep the Speciale, only 100 of those are around and it's probably the best 348 out there.
if you are interested in a F430 Spyder, place an order NOW, so that you might get it pretty early and trade it in for the 360 Spyder
 

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KEEP THE 348!!!
I like that car :D, and very limited, and last serie, so almost every single problem that the 348 had is solved on that car.
Because it is that limited, can you share it's s/n with us? And maybe what number it is in the series, and the colors it has? I was thinking of actively keeping track of Serie Speciales, but it didn't work out yet.
 

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Dr. Bob said:
KEEP THE 348!!!
I like that car :D, and very limited, and last serie, so almost every single problem that the 348 had is solved on that car.
Because it is that limited, can you share it's s/n with us? And maybe what number it is in the series, and the colors it has? I was thinking of actively keeping track of Serie Speciales, but it didn't work out yet.

It would be foolish to sell the Speciale, too much fun and there really isn't much wrong with it.. Mine is black with creme and I've attached a photo I took for the information you requested.
 

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I had actually previously test drove a Gallardo (lamborghini) months ago and remember it being a sharp handler. The problem with the Gallardo is that it seems abit dull to drive, and felt like my wife's carrera. But that lead me to the thought of a used Diablo...*?* What do you guys think, get my hands on ant diablo from '96 - 2001 or wait for the F430? I've seen some Diablo VTs in the low 100,000s, but if any has any experience with any Diablo please post.

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Giorgio_Pazuero said:
I bought it back in summer of '94.
Giorgio,
is it possible to post a pic of the car that goes along with that VIN-plate? I'm a real sucker for serial numbers and I'll try to match them with a pic of the car.
Thanks
Jurgen
 

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Giorgio_Pazuero said:
Currently I own a 360spider (2003) and a 348 Speciale ('93).

Would you all say losing the spider experience is worth the new 430coupe?
The 360 isn't very quick once you get used to it, but feels great with the top down and makes for an exciting drive either way. Give some input on weather I should wait for the 430 spider, in order to keep the spider experience, or look at a Porsche Turbo cabriolet and anything in its range.

Thanks in advance
Giorgio, If one of your key decision points is that the 360 is not quite quick enough, then I would suggest considering a completely different direction. Have you looked at a F40 ?
 

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The F430 will have many less problems than the used Diablo simply because it is a new car, as opposed to the Diablo which will be about 10 years old (since you're looking at ones in the low $100k). However, the Diablo (I'm guessing you're only looking at the roadsters) will be more raw of a driving experience than the F430. There will be a trade off with either one. It just depends on which one you're willing to live with. Personally, I would take the Diablo many times over the F430, only because it strikes me as being more of a driver's car than the F430.

The only time that I can actually consider somewhat of an experience with the Diablo is a friend of mine rented a '94 VT roadster. Several things broke on it during the day or so he had it, but when he was actually able to drive it, all he could say was that it was one hell of a ride.
 

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f355spyderlustr said:
Personally, I would take the Diablo many times over the F430, only because it strikes me as being more of a driver's car than the F430.

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I found the Diablo to have one of the most uncomfortable driving positions of any car I have seen. Visibility was very poor and getting into and out of the car - a major event. A very difficult car to live with.
 

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I didn't mean that the Diablo was a better driver's car than the F430, I only meant that the car appeared much more hard core than I could imagine the Ferrari would be.....not necessarily a better car to live with
 
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