Thoughts on this (spec & colour)?

Thoughts on this (spec & colour)?

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heihei

Original Poster:

95 posts

144 months

Tuesday 14th January
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https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

As title really - personally I think the colour suits the 488 but love others' opinions on this and the car's spec.

dereksharpuk

52 posts

117 months

Tuesday 14th January
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Nice, but a little dull. I would personally have preferred Crema or Sabia internally.

ferdi p

1,287 posts

121 months

Tuesday 14th January
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Nice exterior but bland interior, needed racing seats at least imo...

rat rod

33 posts

14 months

Wednesday 15th January
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heihei said:
https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

As title really - personally I think the colour suits the 488 but love others' opinions on this and the car's spec.
WOW ! ,agree sabia sports seats would look better but black is neutral, and maybe these seats would be more comfortable on a long trip, is there a lack of carbon ,which i think is overrated anyway, colour is off the chart wish they did the 430 's in this colour, maybe i can feel a wrap coming on, looks great value for money

X-Box

173 posts

183 months

Wednesday 15th January
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ferdi p said:
Nice exterior but bland interior, needed racing seats at least imo...
Yep, Racing seats would have given it a big lift.

Maybe diamond cut wheels would also have been a good shout.

Just personal opinion.

heihei

Original Poster:

95 posts

144 months

Wednesday 15th January
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Agree re: seats - think the racing looks far better. Am tempted to go and see it to see if it looks as good in the flesh

X-Box

173 posts

183 months

Wednesday 15th January
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heihei said:
Agree re: seats - think the racing looks far better. Am tempted to go and see it to see if it looks as good in the flesh
Seat looks aside, how do you intend to drive it (town/fast road/track)?

Standard seats are pretty flat, so depending on your size, you may slide around on leather.


PrancingHorses

2,286 posts

156 months

Wednesday 15th January
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Love it - but only if it had carbon seats!

garystoybox

285 posts

66 months

Wednesday 15th January
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Even though I have the racing seats on mine, I found the standard seats very comfortable.... looks like these may only be partially electric though and hence would not have the fully inflatable sides and heating. If buying to keep for a long time and not bothered about resale I agree it looks decent. However, the spec is quite minimal... sounds crazy to say that when options seem to add up to c£15k; but this would have likely come in at c£200k new in 2017. If you ever sell then, to ‘the market’ it’s always going to be a poverty spec 488 in flat grey and you will well and truly have your pants taken down on bids to reflect this.

ANOpax

128 posts

115 months

Wednesday 15th January
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garystoybox said:
Even though I have the racing seats on mine, I found the standard seats very comfortable.... looks like these may only be partially electric though and hence would not have the fully inflatable sides and heating. If buying to keep for a long time and not bothered about resale I agree it looks decent. However, the spec is quite minimal... sounds crazy to say that when options seem to add up to c£15k; but this would have likely come in at c£200k new in 2017. If you ever sell then, to ‘the market’ it’s always going to be a poverty spec 488 in flat grey and you will well and truly have your pants taken down on bids to reflect this.
^^^^^ this - in spades.

If you like it, buy it. It’s your car, not anyone else’s.
And maybe when you come to sell, someone upgrading from an Audi RS (a lot seem to be battleship grey too) will bid you top dollar for it. Fashion can be fickle and tastes change.

The Surveyor

7,022 posts

186 months

Wednesday 15th January
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I think it looks great. The interior is a little bland but could be lifted quite easily just by adding yellow seat belts rather than swapping out the seats themselves IMHO.

AC123

720 posts

103 months

Wednesday 15th January
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Love it, nice and discreet (as a 488 can be!)

These things are cheap now... going to go below 458 levels?

garystoybox

285 posts

66 months

Wednesday 15th January
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AC123 said:
Love it, nice and discreet (as a 488 can be!)

These things are cheap now... going to go below 458 levels?
I think a drop of £40k on a 3 year car is not huge. I.e only 20%

ferdi p

1,287 posts

121 months

Wednesday 15th January
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garystoybox said:
AC123 said:
Love it, nice and discreet (as a 488 can be!)

These things are cheap now... going to go below 458 levels?
I think a drop of £40k on a 3 year car is not huge. I.e only 20%
Exactly!

Try selling a 3yr old Bentley, big merc or Mac!!

Gibbo205

2,209 posts

156 months

Wednesday 15th January
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AC123 said:
Love it, nice and discreet (as a 488 can be!)

These things are cheap now... going to go below 458 levels?
A similar spec 458 would be below this as this particular 488 is quite a basic specification, a similar 458 would be listed around 125k no doubt.

But yes some of the nicer examples of 458 with low mileage are being listed at quite high prices, as to whether they are selling is another thing, but I think for use as time goes on the 458 will be remembered and sought after a lot more than a 488, the 458 is simply more special.

heihei

Original Poster:

95 posts

144 months

Thursday
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Sold at start of the week, so sadly didn't get chance to see it.