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A quick note of into. My name is Rick Gottlieb; I am considering the purchase of 348 Ferrari.

I was driving my 03 M3 SMG as my daily driver until last week when I purchased a Ford f150 Crew Cab, because the warden did not like me borrowing her Volvo Wagon. I guess it would be better stated that she did not like being left at work without a car, as I would not allow the M3 to be parked in the parking lot at her office.

Once I stated driving the truck, I realized I no longer need a "practical sports car." ......Ferrari came to mind.

In the past I have owned low cost of maintenance cars like new Porsches, Audis, and BMWs. I emphasize new above because all these cars were under factory warranty.

I hope to use the site to get a handle on the upfront and ongoing cost of ownership of a Ferrari. I have loved them since I was a kid watching Magnum PI, and would sooner listen their exhaust note than Bach.

Is it realistic to expect to get into a 348 spider for around $50K with a maintence cost of around $2-3K per year assuming 3000 milles per year?
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Welcome to the site, I will have the 348 Buyer's Guide complete by the end of this week and I highly recommend reading that to help you get started.

If you get a later 348 (GTB/GTS) I think you can expect to get one in the $50k range. The cost of maintenance can vary of course. Assuming there are no additional unforseen repairs needed (knock on wood) the cost for one year shouldn't be much more than $3,000.

Let us know how it works out and what else we can do to help.
 

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Before you make a final decision on model, I would suggest test driving a late 328 GTS, a 348 GTS, a 348 Spider, and a F355 GTS. The maintanence costs on the last 3 will all be similar with the 328 being less. See which of the 4 fits both your budget and driving expectations. Once you have made a model decision, then go out and find several different cars in that model range. When you find the one you want, get a PPI done by a qualified Ferrari mechanic.

On the F355, a Buyers Guide is already available in the members section.

Happy hunting. :green:
 
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