RE: Ferrari F430: PH Buying Guide

RE: Ferrari F430: PH Buying Guide

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ishay

141 posts

37 months

Tuesday 11th July 2017
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How can anybody say you shouldn't buy a 430 because a 458 is better. One starts in the classifieds as £70k the other at £120k. You can't possibly compare the two and the buyer of one isn't likely to be in the market for the other.

StickBreitling

74 posts

65 months

Tuesday 11th July 2017
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Ignoring cost for a moment, the two are different cars depending on what you are after (I've never owned a 458, but have owned a Ferrari from the same generation)
- 458 interior wins hands down. Just a little more solid and well executed. The 430 is more spartan, but it's still a well put together interior. Only the dash dials and the radio show its age.
- 430 design has more Pininfarina curves, 458 is more angular in design. I personally prefer the 430's Enzo style rear lights and the Scuderia style front bumper which perfectly blends curves and aggression.
- 430 is more fun at legal speeds and has more feedback owing to the more analogue nature. The 458 is much sharper in response. Depends on the drive experience you are after. Personally, I like more feedback from the car rather than the more computer-game like experience of the modern Ferrari. A lot of this has to do with the F1 gearbox vs DCT.