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Hmm ... Thinking ... California

Hmm ... Thinking ... California

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Jappo

1,116 posts

116 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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F355GTS said:
Ok the sat nav is ok, not brilliant and the buttons on the back of the steering wheel are rubbish. I read somewhere that somebody commented the coat hooks were plastic ( the shame of it smile )

It's not the prettiest car from the rear

It would be nice if the big lights were the brake lights, oh and if the roof would rise / fall on the move

Does that help?biggrin
Agree on the roof only working when the car is at a standstill, also gets auto handbrake problems if you don't keep the battery topped up and the fuel filler cap automatic opener is not worthy of a Kia let alone something from Maranello - I carry a lolly stick at all times.

Can happily live with all of the above though when it's in sport mode smile

andy355

1,199 posts

145 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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my rear 3rd brakelight started to come loose - fixed nder warranty. otherwise dramaless

colincolin

36 posts

57 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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sc11eng said:
Everyone thats owned or currently owning a California have said very positive things about it on this thread so far; any owners or previous owners have a bad word about it?

Like to hear some negativity on it please - to save me money and stop me from wanting to change to one.
I had to change the rear tyres, after having done 12000 mies in mine, I've also had to put petrol in it.

On a serious note, the roof got its knickers in a twist and took ages for the dealer to fix. It's still not quite right.

Apart from that, the tyres and occasionally having to refuel the thing, it really is a brilliant car. And, despite what people who've never driven one, properly, tell you - it is a real, full on Ferrari.

andy74b

803 posts

134 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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Went to look at a Cali today for everyday duties. I was really impressed with it and looking forward to longer test in one soon.

Thinking at the moment a new car seems better value car than a year old with not that much off.

jonny5

3,524 posts

181 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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andy74b said:
Went to look at a Cali today for everyday duties. I was really impressed with it and looking forward to longer test in one soon.

Thinking at the moment a new car seems better value car than a year old with not that much off.
How much we talking for a new car ?
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Cipo

237 posts

89 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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Around £170k with the 'normal' options before discount

sc11eng

28 posts

62 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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andy74b said:
Thinking at the moment a new car seems better value car than a year old with not that much off.
I understand that in the newest model, you can specify for the roof to be painted in a different colour, for example - red body on black roof.

I think that improves the aesthetics of the car, and I am wondering whether you can buy a used California and have the roof vinyl 'wrapped'; taking into consideration that the wrapping would involve some moving parts?

jonny5

3,524 posts

181 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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Cipo said:
Around £170k with the 'normal' options before discount
To be clearer , i'm asking what level of discount are they offering on a new car.

andy74b

803 posts

134 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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jonny5 said:
To be clearer , i'm asking what level of discount are they offering on a new car.
Interested to know answer to this aswell.

lordbluf

357 posts

84 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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sc11eng said:
I understand that in the newest model, you can specify for the roof to be painted in a different colour, for example - red body on black roof.

I think that improves the aesthetics of the car, and I am wondering whether you can buy a used California and have the roof vinyl 'wrapped'; taking into consideration that the wrapping would involve some moving parts?
I think a partial wrap would cost circa 500quid give or take. that seems a much better use of the money.
You could get it wrapped every year a different colour and still be quids in...

Cipo

237 posts

89 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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andy74b said:
jonny5 said:
To be clearer , i'm asking what level of discount are they offering on a new car.
Interested to know answer to this aswell.
Only one way to find this out.......

bad company

5,635 posts

173 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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jonny5 said:
To be clearer , i'm asking what level of discount are they offering on a new car.
So did anybody get an answer to this?

bad company

5,635 posts

173 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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I take it that there are no discounts then.

F355GTS

2,966 posts

162 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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bad company said:
I take it that there are no discounts then.
Given the apparent levels of interest on here it would seem understandable that there would be no discounts.

I was offered £5k last December. Ferrari allocations are complex things by all accounts and you may find a dealer needs to sell some more of a certain model ie. California to get more 458 Spiders so definitely worth a call round

kryten22uk

1,796 posts

138 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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sc11eng said:
I understand that in the newest model, you can specify for the roof to be painted in a different colour, for example - red body on black roof.

I think that improves the aesthetics of the car, and I am wondering whether you can buy a used California and have the roof vinyl 'wrapped'; taking into consideration that the wrapping would involve some moving parts?
Painted roof has been an option from the start hasn't it? Certainly not a "newest model" option.
Either way, this is one option you can do aftermarket; and doing so will save you 75% on the Ferrari markup.

lordbluf

357 posts

84 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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kryten22uk said:
Painted roof has been an option from the start hasn't it? Certainly not a "newest model" option.
Either way, this is one option you can do aftermarket; and doing so will save you 75% on the Ferrari markup.
i would probably get the roof done by ferrari if you do go down that route, as the roof mechanics etc are very touchy/sensitive, meaning you dont want any doing a wrap on it, or any old tom/dic/harry doing it either.

bad company

5,635 posts

173 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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I hear that there is a new California arriving in 2014 so the current model might well be discounted.

carpov

173 posts

68 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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I heard it might be turbocharged.

yorkieboy

1,794 posts

82 months

Wednesday 17th October 2012
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Drove my first Ferrari yesterday, A cali around Millbrook proving ground. It left me speechless! What a car biggrin The only fault I found with it, Is that I'll never own one!!

KenC

536 posts

142 months

Wednesday 17th October 2012
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One was retailed by a main dealer this week for under £100k.