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I think I need to give Ferrari a try.
I've been going over the past posts here and it makes sense to me to find a late 348 or 355 for my first Ferrari.
One big question I still have is where do you guys buy and sell your cars ???
I have been looking around the usual internet and magazine ads that I use to buy and sell and it appears most Ferraris are for sale at dealers (I'm in USA). I typically buy from private owners as I feel I get a better feel for a car by knowing the actual owner a bit. I have found with Porsches there always seems to be many cars for sale by private owners but I'm not seeing the same with Ferraris.
Is the Ferrari Market Letter worth trying ???
Thanks.

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Welcome 945s.

Actually it sounds a bit like a "personal" ad ...
"Porsche guy wants to cross over. Seeks Ferrari with wax & toned body, hot looks & great performance for good times." :eek:

I would expect that a lot of 348s go privately, less so the 355. Dealers would handle most 360s, as most have low mileage & they can get a good margin.

Allow a fair time to find the right car - they often come onto the market in bursts so there may be more private cars in the new year. Most asking prices are too high, as many owners have a car for only a short period & think they are an investment (wrong). The FML would be a good source of info. Best advice I can give is research everything & look at everything. You will quickly become an expert in the model(s) you are looking at, much more so than many owners, & that is the position you want to be in. Good luck.
 

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Hello,

Welcome to the forum. One of our members' Dermot, was a Porsche guy for years. Finally one day he decided to get an F355 which has now led to 2 360s after that and an F430 on the way.

Porsche is an awesome car but it is like a 911 owner told me who wants to switch, the car has no soul left. What he meant was the 911 is so solid, every problem, quirk and little nicknack has been worked out making the car boring in his eyes.

A Ferrari on the other hand has a little more personality. While the cars are reliable they have quirks and as an owner only you'll know how to drive the car (like 308 floormats often get pushed up into the pedal, simulating curise control when you don't want it to).

Ferrari Market Letter is a great start, also check our classified section, it is growing but still not as large as FML. We have a Buyer's Guide for the F355 (http://www.ferrariforum.net/classified/guides.php) and a guide for the 348 coming soon.

Let us know how the search goes and if we can answer any specific questions about a particular model.
 

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Thanks Guys,

Just one more quick question.
Is there a difference between the online version of FML and the print version ???
Although I would prefer the convenience of online, my past experience with Hemmings and Autoweek is that the online is usually not as current as the print version.
Thanks again.

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nine45s said:
Thanks Guys,

Just one more quick question.
Is there a difference between the online version of FML and the print version ???
Although I would prefer the convenience of online, my past experience with Hemmings and Autoweek is that the online is usually not as current as the print version.
Thanks again.

nine45s
I have been a subscriber to the online version FML for a couple of years. It seems to be very up to date, and works well as I can access it from any computer when I am traveling. I would definitely recommend it.
 

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Porsche nut changes side

I was a porsche nut/fanatic untill I saw the black 97 355 on the internet and bought it the next day. I have owned 911sc, 84 911 3.2 (Still own), 91 c-4 Cab (still own), 03 996 Cab (now for sale).

The 355 is beyond any other porsche I can compare it to (even 996 turbo cab for test drive). The 91 964 I own is the closest comparison with its 4 wheel drive and race car feel, but with only 300hp modified and heavy car still would be smoked any day by 348 or 355, cant mention 360 other level.

The 996 feel like it drives itself. I cant drive the 355 every day, but what a change going from porshce to ferrari....
 
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