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post #106 of 181
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Here are some for you.




These pics wouldn't be out of place in the babes thread. Thanks for posting, I hope this car gives you great joy every day.
post #107 of 181
No gated shifter, wait, no shifter at all? Don't you feel robbed?
post #108 of 181
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Originally Posted by dkzzzz
No gated shifter, wait, no shifter at all? Don't you feel robbed?
Kind of
post #109 of 181
How did you settle on the 430? Were you interested in the 612? or a used 360?
post #110 of 181
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Originally Posted by Beckwith
How did you settle on the 430? Were you interested in the 612? or a used 360?
I strongly dislike the 612 and don't need a 2+2. (I did like the 456 very much but don't need a 2+2.) I would get a 599, but I think they are expensive. On the second market they are going for $400K+. That is too much for that car.

And at the end of the day, I want a sports car not a GT right now. That left me with F430, 911, Gallardo, Murci, F40, a few others. The F430 just made the most sense. I can buy it at MSRP from my dealer, drive it for a few years, and sell it for more or the same as what I paid for it. I'd make that trade every day.
post #111 of 181
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
I strongly dislike the 612 and don't need a 2+2. (I did like the 456 very much but don't need a 2+2.) I would get a 599, but I think they are expensive. On the second market they are going for $400K+. That is too much for that car.

And at the end of the day, I want a sports car not a GT right now. That left me with F430, 911, Gallardo, Murci, F40, a few others. The F430 just made the most sense. I can buy it at MSRP from my dealer, drive it for a few years, and sell it for more or the same as what I paid for it. I'd make that trade every day.

Great car, with the perfect combination. They shouldn't really make that car in any other combination than Ferrari Red with Luggage interior. I feel that the 911 can serve as an everday car, but the rest you mention have the exotic distinction that make them what they are. If you live in the Garden State, there is plenty of good weather for the spyder! Just turn the 430 in before the 15K and get the spyder.
post #112 of 181
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Originally Posted by Beckwith
Great car, with the perfect combination. They shouldn't really make that car in any other combination than Ferrari Red with Luggage interior. I feel that the 911 can serve as an everday car, but the rest you mention have the exotic distinction that make them what they are. If you live in the Garden State, there is plenty of good weather for the spyder! Just turn the 430 in before the 15K and get the spyder.

Spyders are heavier! the real "drivers" get the berllinetta (coupe), not that the average person could tell the difference, there still damn fast.

ZJ, if you dont mind my asking, what model did you have before? 355? I have heard people say they thought the 355 to be supperior to the 360, whats your opinion on the 355 compared to the newer cars.
post #113 of 181
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Yes, 355 spider. I thought it was a great looking car. And it sounded absolutely amazing. I would say the 355 lacked torque. It was also less sturdy in general. Even closing the doors - it didn't feel that solid compared to the F430. Which is good or bad depending on how you look at it. The interiors are night and day difference, and the same goes for the power. So, the 355 was kind of underpowered and kind of smaller and had more of a feeling of a toy, if that makes sense. The F430 is not a toy, it's a sturdy beast. It is missing some of that charm because it is more reliable, it is more luxurious, and so on. They are definitely from different generations.
post #114 of 181
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Yes, 355 spider. I thought it was a great looking car. And it sounded absolutely amazing.

I would say the 355 lacked torque. It was also less sturdy in general. Even closing the doors - it didn't feel that solid compared to the F430. Which is good or bad depending on how you look at it. The interiors are night and day difference, and the same goes for the power. So, the 355 was kind of underpowered and kind of smaller and had more of a feeling of a toy, if that makes sense. The F430 is not a toy, it's a sturdy beast. It is missing some of that charm because it is more reliable, it is more luxurious, and so on. They are definitely from different generations.

I have noticed the same thing. The older models ranging from the Mondial to the 355 have that less sturdy feeling when closing the doors, almost a shallow sound. I have also seen that the newer models have a more solid feel. IMO the 360 was an improvement over the the 355. Why not go the the Superamerica? monochromatic glass top that folds down faster than the car.
post #115 of 181
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Personally, I think the Superamerica is hideous. I would rather have a 550 Barchetta. And, the 550/575 just never did it for me. At the end of the day, I like the engine behind me.
post #116 of 181
zjpj83, is this your first Ferrari or have you owned others?
post #117 of 181
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Originally Posted by Stazy
zjpj83, is this your first Ferrari or have you owned others?
Have had others (modern).

My passion,however, is for vintage and when the time is right I will get a Ferrari 275 GTB. I also love many of the 250s. I love the Dino. There will probably always be one modern Ferrari in my garage, but my hope is someday to build a nice vintage collection.
post #118 of 181
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Personally, I think the Superamerica is hideous. I would rather have a 550 Barchetta. And, the 550/575 just never did it for me. At the end of the day, I like the engine behind me.

Agreed. The only thing that i dislike about the 430 is the style of the back-end is almost supercarish on a car thats not as garish as the back end makes it out to be. I think when it comes time for me to plunk down the cash im going to go with the 360 in 6spd stick. Congrats on the car, i know performance wise its an acheivment compared to the older models. Enjoy.
post #119 of 181
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Originally Posted by briancl
Does Ferrari know have some special kind of run-flat? If not, I'm shocked they offer them, especially on the F430. Or is this some sort of maneuver that is done to get around having a spare.. and owners simply replace the tires with non-runflats after purchase?

That is an amazing car. My girlfriend's Dad is picking up his Ferrari soon, although its a MY1970, not 2006


yes, about the run flats that is, my friend has a Lamborghini Murci, needless to say he tested the run flats 1 week after purchase, needed to get a new tire, and they weren't that cheap
post #120 of 181
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Originally Posted by MOCAZEN
yes, about the run flats that is, my friend has a Lamborghini Murci, needless to say he tested the run flats 1 week after purchase, needed to get a new tire, and they weren't that cheap

You're joking right? If you can afford the Lambo Murci you can easily afford spare tires for it.

Jon.
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