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Hello everybody,

I been reading on this forum for a time now, i have loved ferrari for a long long time. Now its time to buy one, but i cant make upp my mind.
I have these alternatives.

Ferrari 360 F1 RED - 2000
5500MILES ( german) price is 70.000EURO

Ferrari 360 F1 RED SPYDER - 2004
1400MILES (german) price is 90.000EURO

or the classic
Ferrari 355 MANUEL GEAR SPYDER RED - 97
7000MILES (german) price is 50.000EURO

Ferrari 355 F1 SPYDER SILVER - 98
9900MILES (german) price is 50.000EURO

The thing is iam worried about only 1 thing, the OWNING COSTS, service and thinks breaking down and $$$ much to repair.

Any old thread or advice on what to look at when purchasing the above cars?


Please help a brother out!

best regards

Rade
 

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Hi Rade, and welcome. The Buyer's Guides are a good place to start. In addition I can offer this advice:

Drive both the F355 and the 360 to see which one you like better. If you are worried about cost of ownership then avoid the F355 F1, the F1 gearbox in the F355 can give you problems.

All the cars you listed have faily low miles so the cars should be in good condition. The 2004 360 might have 1 more year of warranty left. The other thing to do is have a mechanic inspect the car as he will find things you wouldn't. Most mechanics will do this for around $300 USD.
 

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Thank you for taking your time and answering.

Well the thing is.... i have not driven any ferrari to be honest :).

But i will try the F1 360´. M personal dream is to buy the F1 360 Spider 03 or 04. But the thing is whit the milage (i was talking in german numerics above) that it is easy to have the milage changed on these cars, many people in Germany offer this service for 200EUROS. I dont now if there is any way to se if the mileage is original? Iam going to import it to Sweden and have a ferrari specialist go with me for the cost of 1000EURO, these guys are PRO´s when it comes to sports cars and importing them from Germany. I have found many good 03 and 04 for 100-110.000Euro. I was thinking of driving the car for hopefully 2-3Years to then upgrade my self with an F430.

When looking at the mileage in german cars, i cant find any 360 modena 99-01 that has broken the 99.000KM. But if you check on never models 03-04 then they have same or more milaege on them then the 99-01 cars. This is alittle suspicues.

The thing of me buying a 360 F1 spider, is like this if the car costs 100.000EURO i can put 30.000EURO in cash then 50.000 in LEFT VALUE on 5years, and only have to pay of 20.000EURO over the comming 5 years. So its quit affordable for me to get one. About the service, i will drive the car for 10.000KM over the summer like 4-5months, i will not drive the car on the track. As is this i think i wont have any problems with the car in general.
 
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