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Thanks in advance to all of the members in this forum.

I'm about to purchase a Ferrari 360 in canada,
From a Dealer, not from the Ferrari of Onario.

So in the advertisment, the car was to be having 1 year of warranty,
but when i met the dealer, i was told that there warranty in expired and planning to buy me one year of warranty.

So after acouple of days i received a phone call from the dealer informing me that ferrari of Ontario is not selling warranty on the car as the car is an American car.

So, please do let me know if is wise to buy that car, or maybe should i get any ferrari specialist check the car?
This is gonna be my first car purchase in Canada, So please do let me know if i have to do any sort of checks on the car title or VIN number. and where and who should get it done.


The car starting price without any negotioation was 180K CND, When it was having the warranty. But now, i'm not even provided 3 days of warranty.

The dealer seems like a very nice guy and i would be very glad to have the deal with them,
Just that i wanna be certain about the security of my deal.
What should be a reasonable offer that i should make?


Thanks in advance for any reply.
 

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If I am not mistaken you need a few mods to that car to make it legal for Canada.

So before you commit to the car I would find out about this.

Generally I believe that Canadian cars can't audibly beep but I could be wrong.

Whatever the deal make sure you know that you can legally register that car there.

As far as giving you buying assistance you have not told us enough about the car to give advice- year, mileage, tranny type, options, prior services, overall condition, etc.

Have you run a CarFax to see if there is any hidden history?

Speak on and maybe we can help but find out about the legitimacy of a US car in Canada.
 

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If I am not mistaken you need a few mods to that car to make it legal for Canada.

So before you commit to the car I would find out about this.

Generally I believe that Canadian cars can't audibly beep but I could be wrong.

Whatever the deal make sure you know that you can legally register that car there.

As far as giving you buying assistance you have not told us enough about the car to give advice- year, mileage, tranny type, options, prior services, overall condition, etc.

Have you run a CarFax to see if there is any hidden history?

Speak on and maybe we can help but find out about the legitimacy of a US car in Canada.


I didnt even know what is car fax as im new in canada.
many thanks im checking the website on it.
The car is Spider,
aroung 7000 Mile.
was used before to 2 diffrent companies in States.
something like 2 owners.
2004.
F1 Gear Box
Accident free.


please inform me about any procedure i need to follow to ensure the security of having the car registerred in canada.
But the car is already in canada. few month i think, but i didnt see any plate number on it.
 

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Do you think if i just Call the Ferrari of Ontario ,
they would be able to so all the checks from VIN no and etc and charge me the service charges.
maybe they would have some Idea about the car as well as the car just completed the service there.
What do you think?

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I have no idea what canadian policies are. You need to contact their registry of motor vehicles.

If you are unsure of what you are doing you could be asking for trouble to go further.

You did not give full info on the car either.
 

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Day time running lights are a law in Canada so your car needs to be retrofitted to have daytime running lights. I have done one before on a 360 going to Canada. I am pretty sure that it is just a added wire making your lights stay on when you key is on. I will find out more today.
 

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good advice. I probably would, if me, go to FoT for a run on the car, or perhaps have them quote a conversion price. or both.

best to not act quickly, take small but good steps.
 

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I think you should check with the selling dealer and see if the car has been legally imported into Canada. It should not have been allowed in otherwise. Ask to see a copy of those docs
 

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I think you should check with the selling dealer and see if the car has been legally imported into Canada. ---
Excellent point and it is exactly what I was trying to emphasize!

You should be especially vigilant because the seller is not a Ferrari dealer and may be trying to unload to you his problem!
 

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Thanks to all.

I went to check the car today,
And i would say i might be taking the car within 2 days.

The car was registered in Canada before,
Is just that is doesnt have any warranty at All.

but the car just completed a major service at Ferrari of Ontario.
I asked the dealer that if i can have the FOT specialist doing the pre purchase inspection.
He was pretty much agree and he did tell me that the car just came out of there and i can call them and ask for the car condition.
Do you still suggest me to get the FOT pre purchase inspection done?
 

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If you have the last service record and all previous records you can determine the condition of the car. I would still have Ferrari of Ontario check major items that they may not have done service on. I recently bought a 2003 360 spyder with an F1 transmission. I had the car inspected and with only 7000 km (4300 miles) and the clutch was gone. The seller paid almost $ 5,000 to repair it. Is the $ 180K Canadian dollars. I paid much less for a canadian car.
 

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all the above are good points. Remember too, that even with a last service it is the current condition that makes the difference. Haved it inspected...the FOT sounds like an up and up organization in they serviced the car and feel they have some good feelings about it...that's a plus.

However, what the car currently is is what it is...warranty or not, I'm quite sure all 360s are out of warranty unless some aftermarked/extended plan was negotiated with Ferrari.

Clutches these F1s can go quickly due to parking, hill climbing, and backing up techniques.....not surprised at a 7K clutch replacement.

More concerned on the engine and suspension parts.....at a high price I would expect cosmetics to be in higher order.....

Warranty or not, I'm quite certain that you should budget about 500/month for 'possibilities' but may not have to even use it....just saying.

never owned a 360, but have owned some of these guys and well, I know to budget or expect....just saying.

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If you have the last service record and all previous records you can determine the condition of the car. I would still have Ferrari of Ontario check major items that they may not have done service on. I recently bought a 2003 360 spyder with an F1 transmission. I had the car inspected and with only 7000 km (4300 miles) and the clutch was gone. The seller paid almost $ 5,000 to repair it. Is the $ 180K Canadian dollars. I paid much less for a canadian car.
Thanks, for sure i'll be inspecting it. good point.
As per dealer's note, the car is in perfect condition.
and the paint interior and etc looks perfect.

please tell me what is a reasonable price for a 360 spider with 6500 milage,
lets say Perfect condition.
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all the above are good points. Remember too, that even with a last service it is the current condition that makes the difference. Haved it inspected...the FOT sounds like an up and up organization in they serviced the car and feel they have some good feelings about it...that's a plus.

However, what the car currently is is what it is...warranty or not, I'm quite sure all 360s are out of warranty unless some aftermarked/extended plan was negotiated with Ferrari.

Clutches these F1s can go quickly due to parking, hill climbing, and backing up techniques.....not surprised at a 7K clutch replacement.

More concerned on the engine and suspension parts.....at a high price I would expect cosmetics to be in higher order.....

Warranty or not, I'm quite certain that you should budget about 500/month for 'possibilities' but may not have to even use it....just saying.

never owned a 360, but have owned some of these guys and well, I know to budget or expect....just saying.

rik


Actually i'm very comfortable with the maintenace expences,
just that i will be driving the car for 6000 Miles in less than 14 days from Ontario to B.C. and back.

i just dont wanna get stock at the middle of nowhere with a car that nobody can touch but ferrari.
dealer is telling me that should not be a problem at all.
I could easily get a 430 and the only reason im not is that i admire the look of 360 more, and as i was telling the dealer, somehow the 430 sound good with 3-4 years of warranty, but if this 360 is not gonna give me any headaches, it would be like hitting the jack pot for me.
 

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I think I would get to know that car quite well before I embarked upon a 6K mile trip!

You mind find that the car is not of the comfort level for that vigorous a journey!

Be careful.
 

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The problem is The car is a BC resident, and i wanna continue being a Beautiful BC resident, so i would be having a 10 days temperoray permit to take the car the for registration and insurance.
Anyway, shipping it might take 14 days and i just dont wanna wait that long.
Also, is gonna be really an adventure to drive alone from East to West.

Thanks in advance for comments.
 

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bring money.

bring AAA card

bring credit cards

drive it well....

take pics and post, would want to see that journey.

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