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Old 09-02-2017, 06:32 AM
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Always wanted one and figured before I die or look like an old man in a sports car it's time to find one.
figure a 3-4 year old California as technically I can squeeze a car seat in and wife may approve lol.
Annual upkeep?
If no garage what are storage options?
Insurance cost?
Anyone connected in network to,avoid dealers and eBay?
Resale? How quick can I unload when I get bug out?
I'm a boat guy not much into cars Anymore but figured it's time to live a little.
Also love the jaguar F type and those r a dime a dozen.
Always owned vettes but want some going cooler.
Old 09-02-2017, 06:42 AM
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:48 AM
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Most ppl don't buy a Ferrari as a daily driver, but if you do you may want to look into service/maintenance costs. Not sure what the service intervals are on the newer ones but I recall major services running in the 5-10k range. Service costs alone would prevent me from purchasing one. This is probably the biggest reason most end up as garage queens, this and the fact that a car with over 5k miles on it won't hold its collector value.
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I test drove a California ... pretty boring car IMHO ...

It simply won't give you the F car experience ...

Rather have an old 430 or even a 360 ....

Resale on exotics is a PITA .... takes forever unless you give it away ...
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
I test drove a California ... pretty boring car IMHO ...

It simply won't give you the F car experience ...

Rather have an old 430 or even a 360 ....

Resale on exotics is a PITA .... takes forever unless you give it away ...
I agree regarding the original California. Cali T is a significant step up in performance. But I'd still rather have a 430 or 360. 458s have even come down a lot in price, and in terms of styling and driver experience, it doesn't get much better than a 458 in my opinion.
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I insure them and can find them for sale.
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Originally Posted by wangotango321 View Post
Always wanted one and figured before I die or look like an old man in a sports car it's time to find one.
figure a 3-4 year old California as technically I can squeeze a car seat in and wife may approve lol.
Annual upkeep?
If no garage what are storage options?
Insurance cost?
Anyone connected in network to,avoid dealers and eBay?
Resale? How quick can I unload when I get bug out?
I'm a boat guy not much into cars Anymore but figured it's time to live a little.
Also love the jaguar F type and those r a dime a dozen.
Always owned vettes but want some going cooler.
The new f type svr is cool and sounds amazing. Probably has to be cheaper on maintained then the Ferrari as well and should be able to get one easier as well.
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Not a Ferrari expert but local clubs specific to the marque are good places to find a car.
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www.ferrarichat.com is an invaluable source of information for me - might be helpful - its the THT of the Ferrari world

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i've owned Ferraris since 2010. Have 458 Spider and I have a 488 on order that is being built now. Had a 360 Spider before that. The 458 has been flawless from a maintenance standpoint. The 360 and earlier needed more maintenance. After about 6 years the depreciation curve gets pretty flat. A new car will drop pretty rapidly from year 2-4 then start to level. If depreciation, maintenance and costs are a big concern buy a 5-7 year old car. I drive them a good 5000 miles a year.

My 2013 cost $325K and is worth $200K (newer cars drop a lot). However I bought my 2004 360 Spider in 2010 for $95K sold it 3 years later for $100K and if you wanted to buy the same car now (3 pedal 2004 360 spider) it would cost $100+K so as you can see an older one can hold its value-- same price for 7 years!

I only buy the mid engine sports cars and dont know anything about the California. Dont get hung up on miles they are durable cars. People think if an Fcar has 10K miles its high mileage-- that is not true. I love my Ferraris. Buy and enjoy.
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I would rent one for a few days before jumping.
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Griffin that's exactly what I wanted to know. Won't be a daily driver. I know myself will drive it to the keys 3-4 times then get back in my Tahoe. Wanted a pice point I could get in that already took a beating of price use it then sell. I'm ok with a 10-20% loss.
Triple I know ur a Porsche guy I think. But way to tiny for me.
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Originally Posted by wangotango321 View Post
Always wanted one and figured before I die or look like an old man in a sports car it's time to find one.
figure a 3-4 year old California as technically I can squeeze a car seat in and wife may approve lol.
Annual upkeep?
If no garage what are storage options?
Insurance cost?
Anyone connected in network to,avoid dealers and eBay?
Resale? How quick can I unload when I get bug out?
I'm a boat guy not much into cars Anymore but figured it's time to live a little.
Also love the jaguar F type and those r a dime a dozen.
Always owned vettes but want some going cooler.
I'm no expert but I traded my California that I had for 2 years on a 458 that I currently have. I guess I'm the "old guy in the sports car" but I've had fast cars all my life, and always will. I'll try to answer your questions IMO.

1. The annual upkeep is not bad at all. They are rock solid cars. However on exotic cars like this I would only have a dealer do the work. It will help with your resale when you have full documentation of service by certified shops. I never had a single problem with the California or my current car. However, I personally would never own a Ferrari with no warranty.
2. Storage options? I would never store one outside under a cover in florida. They have interior knobs and parts that become sticky to the touch when left in the heat. A radio knob is $300.00. Mine is kept in air conditioned garage.
3. Insurance can be surprisingly cheap. I pay $3,000/yr for collector car insurance (driven under 3,000miles per year) for a vehicle value $250,000. Ferrari California insurance was less.
4. Resale can be easy for right color combination, all service records, no accidents, low miles. Most exotics are expected to have very low miles. You should find a 3 yr old car with less than 10,000 miles. When it hits 10,000 it will depreciate a bit. Don't go over 18,000 miles. Don't buy a grey or wierd color Ferrari. Red, white or black. Period.
5. The Jaguar F is a huge bang for the buck. A close friend has one and I've driven it. For the money it's a super fast and solid car. It's not an exotic so all costs are much lower. Leave it in the driveway with no worries!
I disagree what a few people said about Californias. They are super fast, super nice, and definite head turners. I still wouldn't drive one daily. Can't imagine parking a Ferrari at Publix. People will **** it up just out of spite. You'll find idiots leaning all over it taking selfies when you come back from wherever you went. It CAN be quite a PITA.
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Chris find me a deal dude anyone in distress
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Originally Posted by wangotango321 View Post
Chris find me a deal dude anyone in distress
Distress isn't very common. What's your price range, year/model preference? PM me if you prefer I'll keep an eye out.
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Originally Posted by Leeroyjenkins View Post
Distress isn't very common. What's your price range, year/model preference? PM me if you prefer I'll keep an eye out.
Agree with that! That's worse than thinking you can find a Rolls Royce owner in distress. Some Rolls models are less money. Use The App Cargurus, you can search nationwide. Sanfer Sportscars in Miami sometimes has some. Ferrari West Palm sells them on consignment. You won't find too many for sale by owner.
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post

Rather have an old 430 or even a 360 ....
If you buy a 430 and especially a 360 you better make sure it comes with an Italian Mechanic in the trunk. I believe on those you had to replace the timing chain every 10,000 miles, which was something like a $10,000 service. I may be off on the numbers but I remember it was ridiculous.
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Originally Posted by petealan View Post
If you buy a 430 and especially a 360 you better make sure it comes with an Italian Mechanic in the trunk. I believe on those you had to replace the timing chain every 10,000 miles, which was something like a $10,000 service. I may be off on the numbers but I remember it was ridiculous.
I thought that was the 348 and 355?

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