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what can i expect on gas milage if i buy a mondial t 89 or 90 and will it be dependable to drive every day
 

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Please don't take this the wrong way but if you're worried about gas mileage then I think a Ferrari may be the wrong choice. If you can't afford the petrol, you can certainly not afford the maintenance. A Mondial is cheap to buy but it's still a Ferrari and you need to budget at least $3k a year for maintenance. FWIW, you should be looking at around 18mpg.

I would not drive an '80ies Ferrari on a daily basis, although there are people that do (fellow member Schumacher is one, I seem to remember). Ferraris certainly benefit from frequent use, but it's like using any other 25 year old car as a daily driver. Things will need to get fixed on occassion, and this might happen just as you're late for a meeting.


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You will probably get around 12-14 mpg on a Mondial t depending on the driving conditions. Ferrari claimed 13 mpg city and 25 mpg highway (75 mph). Expect to do a bit less. However I second Onno's comments, if you are concerned with mpg, then a Ferrari is not the right car.

A well maintained Mondial t should be quite useable as a daily driver.
 

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Using the car daily I get around 14mpg (I get around 20l/100km and I converted based on 4.54l to the gallon).

The comment on the maintenance is on the button. I bank on around ZAR1,000 (US$150) per month whilst my fuel cost is approximately ZAR1,300 (US$195) per month. This is in South Africa where I have a good independent mechanic and labour rates seem to be far below those in the US/Europe. This does not take into account unplanned problems!

Hope this helps!
 

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The comment on the maintenance is on the button. I bank on around ZAR1,000 (US$150) per month whilst my fuel cost is approximately ZAR1,300 (US$195) per month. This is in South Africa where I have a good independent mechanic and labour rates seem to be far below those in the US/Europe.
Usual rate at official Ferrari dealers in Holland is EUR100 per hour. Independent specialists you can find for EUR60 per hour.


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Please don't take this the wrong way but if you're worried about gas mileage then I think a Ferrari may be the wrong choice. If you can't afford the petrol, you can certainly not afford the maintenance. A Mondial is cheap to buy but it's still a Ferrari and you need to budget at least $3k a year for maintenance. FWIW, you should be looking at around 18mpg.

I would not drive an '80ies Ferrari on a daily basis, although there are people that do (fellow member Schumacher is one, I seem to remember). Ferraris certainly benefit from frequent use, but it's like using any other 25 year old car as a daily driver. Things will need to get fixed on occassion, and this might happen just as you're late for a meeting.


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I agree with Onno if that is one of your concern then do not look at an F-car
 

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:thumbup: i hear every ones thoughts about gas milage but in the us the price of gas is a factor in expenses toward an exoctic car but if i can justify my cost my wife wont mind. i do like the 90 mondial t and the price is wright it seems to me if i make an offer on a car less the first major service that would be a good deal and i would start with a great car i am finding many cars in the 32 to 40 thousand dollar area less the 6000 to 8000 thousand dollar service that would be and offer of 24 to 32 price offer on those deals sounds fair what do you think felix
 

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driving the car every day would be the reason to have one why do i want a car to look at i drive all my hot rods and yes they get dirty and bumped a little but i drive them rain or shine what a great way to spend money thanks for your thoughts felix
 
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