RE: Ferrari Announces Free Seven-Year Service Dealer

RE: Ferrari Announces Free Seven-Year Service Dealer

Wednesday 27th April 2011

Ferrari Announces Free Seven-Year Service Deal

Unlimited mileage servicing cover offered by the Prancing Horse



Ferrari has announced an astonishing no-cost servicing deal that covers all the scheduled maintenance for its cars - regardless of mileage - for seven years, something it says is unique in the luxury car segment.

The Ferrari Genuine Maintenance programme covers all new Ferrari California, 458 Italia and FF models and is being offered as standard and at no extra cost. Better still, it 'sticks' to a single car, so is transferrable between owners.

The deal covers all standard maintenance items, as outlined in the service schedule. It's been designed to anticipate one service each year during the seven years, but, as there is no mileage restriction, owners who reach the service intervals by mileage (every 12,500miles) will be able to have their car serviced more than once per year.

The Ferrari Genuine Maintenance programme will be supplied as standard with all Ferrari California, 458 Italia and FF models delivered from 15 March 2011.

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CypherP

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4,387 posts

176 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Very wise move from Ferrari and I wonder whether this will now prompt other luxury brands to start thinking in a similar way?

toppstuff

13,698 posts

231 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Excellent.

At last, Ferrari have recognised the importance of competing with Kia.

All they need to do now is throw in a 7 year warranty to go with the free 7 year service plan.

Kia owners will flock to Ferrari showrooms. Mark my words, Ferrari dealers across the country will be selling plenty of traded in Kia Sedona mini vans.


JumpingJoeFrost

1,548 posts

170 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Wow. Taking a leaf out of Kia's book huh? Who'd a thunk it? hehe

Great idea though, puts a lot of people back in the supercar game potentially, especially in this economic climate.

Crusoe

3,941 posts

215 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Wonder if we will start seeing FFs as taxis in Aberdeen now lol, wonder what the small print is like.

jdw1234

6,021 posts

199 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Routine maintenance isnt particularly expensive though is it (especially now they dont need belt changes).

Its when something goes wrong!


dazren

22,612 posts

245 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Hope Porsche are watching this.

Will be interesting to see the small print. ie Do you have to get all other work/tyres etc done through the main dealer network.

dberkmen

40 posts

251 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Hmmm who says times aren't tough?

Mind you it's the items that aren't on the service schedule thatll still cost yer..

toppstuff

13,698 posts

231 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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JumpingJoeFrost said:
Wow. Taking a leaf out of Kia's book huh? Who'd a thunk it? hehe

Great idea though, puts a lot of people back in the supercar game potentially, especially in this economic climate.
I must admit to being a little cynical here. I can easily imagine an owner having his 458 serviced, only to receive a call that the car needs new brake discs, a replacement left hand flange grommet and a new flux capacitor, all needed because the car has a higher than normal mileage / is not used enough ( whichever is most appropriate). The parts cost £77,458. Plus VAT.

"And if you don't fit them it will invalidate the warranty - if you drop the car off next week you can have a Fiat Punto courtesy car for the next 10 days while our staff take your car home and drive it around over the weekend".

Too cynical? wink

PAULJ5555

3,554 posts

160 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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I bet the customers who bought before 15/03/11 are not happy. No free servicing and now their cars worth less too.

amare32

2,404 posts

207 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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dazren said:
Hope Porsche are watching this.

Will be interesting to see the small print. ie Do you have to get all other work/tyres etc done through the main dealer network.
No chance will Porsche change anything. If anything servicing will be more expensive in the coming years and probably reduce their warranty to 1 year. Unless they can charge £1k for their rear wipers wink

george h

14,702 posts

148 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Still doesn't make me want a Ferrari, though it must save a fair bit of money

loveice

636 posts

231 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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It's not free though when you considering the price difference between a base model 430 and 458. Yes, inflation in the past several years is quite high, but not that high. But at least it's better than nothing.

jdw1234

6,021 posts

199 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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loveice said:
It's not free though when you considering the price difference between a base model 430 and 458. Yes, inflation in the past several years is quite high, but not that high. But at least it's better than nothing.
You are forgetting £/€ fx movement.


Chrisw666

22,655 posts

183 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Great, now I am a step closer to affording an FF.

Just a small matter of the entry fee to find now.

Matt UK

16,754 posts

184 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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jdw1234 said:
Routine maintenance isnt particularly expensive though is it (especially now they dont need belt changes).

Its when something goes wrong!
My thoughts exactly, it would be interesting for someone in the know to look at the small print.
Get the car in for oil and filters and then ream the owners for the other bits and bobs.
Stops the cars moving out to Indies too early as well.

Shrewd move Ferrari!

Caruso

7,306 posts

240 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Is this Ferrari UK only, or worldwide I wonder?

phib

4,316 posts

243 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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As a ferrari owner, I think its a great idea, would potentially make me look at a second hand 458 say two / three years old.

Its going to kill 430 values though !!!

Phib

louiebaby

10,651 posts

175 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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The mere suggestion that this was dreamt up by a Ferrari marketing man who has had a "free" brake check at a well know chain who brand themselves as "fitters that work quick," only to find he "needs" new discs and pads, is barking up the wrong tree.

How very dare you?

Prince Jefri

1,971 posts

153 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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Am I missing something here?

Oil, plugs, filters......what else is included in what is effectively a basic service?

Cost to Ferrari <£1000.

A good start but i'd prefer Ferrari to engineer their cars to last....!!

Crusoe

3,941 posts

215 months

Wednesday 27th April 2011
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http://www.verdi-ferrari.com/ferrari_servicing.php

So if you did about 10k a year for 7 years in a F360 might cost you
6k £620
6k £620
18k £995
6k £620
6k £620
18k+Cambelt £1395
6k £620
6k £620
18k £995
6k £620
6k £620
18k+Cambelt £1395

7 years and 72k miles you would need a few clutches and a few sets of brakes all round too I would guess, still a £9740 saving but guess that is less than a 5% discount on some of the new cars.