Worth going down the Ferrari route?

Lavazza

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I've had a lot of very nice cars for over 20 years, Porsche (964, 993, GT3 CS), Aston (V8V), Maserati(GTS MC) Lotus (Exige S2, S3), Mercedes (R129 500SL) and others...
I've never owned a Ferrari.
I feel a little torn as to whether I go down that route. Currently have: GTS MC, Audi TTQS, Exige V6, R129 500SL and 987.1 Cayman S.
So what Ferrari, up to £80k is going to be a real experience?
Do I go manual 360? 430? F458? (Just), FF? Or What...?
Or do I already have the bases covered?
Thoughts welcome...
 

Oneball

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360. I’d go for too but you know what I’d go F1. There’s a nice looking blue on blue one at the Supercarrooms.
 

lozcb

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I would test the Ferrari market first and find out whether its for you , I suggest a nice 575 Maranello with sport pack, or jump the rest and try the 458
 

Lavazza

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I notice Davide Cironi rates the 458.

It's not that I couldn't afford a £100k car, but I'm a driver and like to properly use a car, put miles on it, keep it sweet. I like something mechanical that communicates with the driver.
So, there are 360's starting at £55k, why not, subject to inspection?
 

JonW

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I've had a lot of very nice cars for over 20 years, Porsche (964, 993, GT3 CS), Aston (V8V), Maserati(GTS MC) Lotus (Exige S2, S3), Mercedes (R129 500SL) and others...
I've never owned a Ferrari.
I feel a little torn as to whether I go down that route. Currently have: GTS MC, Audi TTQS, Exige V6, R129 500SL and 987.1 Cayman S.
So what Ferrari, up to £80k is going to be a real experience?
Do I go manual 360? 430? F458? (Just), FF? Or What...?
Or do I already have the bases covered?
Thoughts welcome...
given your other cars are all hardtops, how about a convertible?


https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/20190423725056570614
 

makeshiftUK

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I keep seeing the 458 mentioned as good value currently.

With that sort of money I’d also be considering a 599 or DBS (manual!) - not that I’ve driven either, but quite fancy either of those as a nice way to scratch a V12 itch.
 

Lavazza

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I keep seeing the 458 mentioned as good value currently.

With that sort of money I’d also be considering a 599 or DBS (manual!) - not that I’ve driven either, but quite fancy either of those as a nice way to scratch a V12 itch.
I don't think the 458 represents good value. 360 manual, yes. 430 F1, yes. 599, yes.
Absolutely welcome challenge.
 

D Walker

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given your other cars are all hardtops, how about a convertible?


https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201904237250565View attachment 70614
Says it all really,
18 year old car, done 27k miles which AT helpfully points out is 5.5k above average miles. Wtf.... it’s only done 1.5k Miles a year. It’s not even ran in properly.
I still couldn’t pull off driving one though. I’d feel socially awkward I think. Scunner from grangetown in a Ferrari. Doesn’t work.
 

JonW

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Says it all really,
18 year old car, done 27k miles which AT helpfully points out is 5.5k above average miles. Wtf.... it’s only done 1.5k Miles a year. It’s not even ran in properly.
I still couldn’t pull off driving one though. I’d feel socially awkward I think. Scunner from grangetown in a Ferrari. Doesn’t work.
I kind of agree about feeling socially awkward - but I’d be willing to do a social experiment and see if I could persuade myself to get over it, if I had a spare £80-100k...
 

rockits

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You and me both..... I'd not feel comfortable in there either.

I do have a red convertible though. Just a fifth of the price, a little lighter and faster



 
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D Walker

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You and me both..... I'd not feel comfortable in there either.

I do have a red convertible though. Just a fifth of the price, a little lighter and faster



I’d need you to find me one. No Idea what I’d be looking for. I do love the purple/blue tvr’s.