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post #31 of 54
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No, you're welcome...to post more links like that.

Although, to warn the folks at home, that link is not work-safe material and I just learned that the hard way (no pun intended).

Jon.

My bad - but in my defense, I did say that she was very naked. . . . .
post #32 of 54
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Me too - I want a 512TR badly. I also would like a 993 - I have some sort of yen for the 1990s.)

How much would a testarossa (is it different frmo the 512tr?) cost? and what's the insurance like on a car like that?

It's one of my favorite ferraris ever.
post #33 of 54
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How much would a testarossa (is it different frmo the 512tr?) cost? and what's the insurance like on a car like that?

It's one of my favorite ferraris ever.

Testarossa was made before the 512TR. Looks very similar, the 512TR was just a more modernized model. Sort of like the new Mercedes SLK vs. the old SLK.

The original Testarossa is probably anywhere from $65,000-$80,000. $80K would get you a nice example. Beware, though, maintenance can be very expensive on these cars. If you find one, it's worth having a knowledgeable Ferrari mechanic look it over first thoroughly (pre-purchase inspection).
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Testarossa was made before the 512TR. Looks very similar, the 512TR was just a more modernized model. Sort of like the new Mercedes SLK vs. the old SLK.

The original Testarossa is probably anywhere from $65,000-$80,000. $80K would get you a nice example. Beware, though, maintenance can be very expensive on these cars. If you find one, it's worth having a knowledgeable Ferrari mechanic look it over first thoroughly (pre-purchase inspection).

Word. I believe some of the periodic maintenance requires taking the engine out of the car - and the differential on the Testarossa (at least in some of the early model years) has exhibited an unfortunate tendency to explode into shrapnel.
post #35 of 54
When I went to the Ferrari Concourse in Hartford a short while back my friend commented how "those Testarossas look different" and low and behold they were the 512's. I think they look much better than the Testarossas, much sleeker and have a more modern edge.
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When I went to the Ferrari Concourse in Hartford a short while back my friend commented how "those Testarossas look different" and low and behold they were the 512's. I think they look much better than the Testarossas, much sleeker and have a more modern edge.

Yes, however I don't like the 1995 512M at all - they only made 75, which is cool, but the wheels and exposed headlights are ugly.

post #37 of 54
Wow that is pretty awful. We had a debate on the wheels/tires of Ferraris. Is it a sin in the Ferrari community to change out wheels/tires on early model Ferraris (80s-early 90s) to better looking wheels and lower profile higher performance tires? I actually like the look of some of the cheaper Ferrari's more like the Dino, 328 and 355. Some of them at the show looked real nice.
post #38 of 54
How much does anyone want to bet that Kalra has bought an F430 yet?

JB
post #39 of 54
Scuderia...That's a gorgeous Ferrari.

One of my issues with Ferrari is the high cost of maintenance. The large Atlanta dealer is a few blocks from my house and they have a lot of very low mileage used cars. I think a number of owners sell when they see that an out of body engine service can be $15+K.

For that reason, Porsche is a bit more economical. I still love Ferraris with my heart but my mind would choose Porsche. Both are extremely well made cars.
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One of my issues with Ferrari is the high cost of maintenance.

In general, the cost of a car's maintenance is proportional to its performance envelope.

--Andre
post #41 of 54
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Porsche is definitely a sensible choice. They are bulletproof and headache free.
post #42 of 54
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Porsche is definitely a sensible choice. They are bulletproof and headache free.

But, Ferrari is worth the headache. No?

Jon.
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But, Ferrari is worth the headache. No?

Jon.

Most definitely. I've also had no problems whatsoever. I had a 355 that had problems; the new ones - nothing.
post #44 of 54
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Porsche is definitely a sensible choice. They are bulletproof and headache free.

They have their issues like any other car (eg. RMS). Some of the earlier mid-engined Ferraris were also not packaged for ease of servicing, so it could cost quite a bit for a simple job.

--Andre
post #45 of 54
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Scuderia...That's a gorgeous Ferrari.

One of my issues with Ferrari is the high cost of maintenance. The large Atlanta dealer is a few blocks from my house and they have a lot of very low mileage used cars. I think a number of owners sell when they see that an out of body engine service can be $15+K.

For that reason, Porsche is a bit more economical. I still love Ferraris with my heart but my mind would choose Porsche. Both are extremely well made cars.

Damn... That sort of kills any ideas I had about buying a used ferrari in a few years time unless I magically start making 7 figures. I'll be able a 80k used testarossa, but 15k in maintenance would be unfeasible.

Matt, what's the maintenance like on your porsche? :P
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