Β£65k budget

Β£65k budget

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Superleg48

947 posts

88 months

Friday 21st February
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davek_964 said:
Think the name is Grigio Alu:

Wow, that looks very pretty indeed. 360 not my favourite looking Ferrari, but your one changes my perspective. I think the colour is so crucial in how these cars present.

davek_964

6,739 posts

130 months

Friday 21st February
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Superleg48 said:
Wow, that looks very pretty indeed. 360 not my favourite looking Ferrari, but your one changes my perspective. I think the colour is so crucial in how these cars present.
It was the colour I wanted - had a red ferrari before and didn't want another one.
Having said that - I do actually think red suits the 360 the most!

renmure

3,154 posts

179 months

Friday 21st February
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There's loads of Ferrari's up here and lots around Edinburgh itself. Perhaps give a call to Carlo at TopGear cars, Phil at PK Supercars or Stuart Roden at Scuderia Ecosse. They tend to be servicing the cars that are outwith the Dealer network and no doubt will know of cars that might be available and can also give you any reassurance in relation to condition or history.

360 for me tho. Especially without a roof. If 400 BHP, 190 mph top speed and 0-60 in about 4 secs isn't enough performance to cut the mustard these days then you might as well have something that sounds awesome and screams at over 8000rpm.


joinery80

476 posts

77 months

Friday 21st February
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Why not upgrade to a V12V manual

rat rod

284 posts

20 months

Friday 21st February
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craig511 said:
So jut sold my great 2007 Aston Martin Vantage, really loved it and it was a great car and very reliable.

The plan is/was to buy a Range Rover as we have just taken on a guide dog puppy and the Aston recently wasn't getting used and I cant see that changing in the next year.

However I now find myself with a work bonus also so naturally started to look on the classifieds and my Ferrari itch came back. My plan is to now just buy a Merc ML for say £20k and then get a Fez .

Question is, if you had £65k what would YOU buy for a newcomer to the brand? 360 seems the natural choice at this price point. HR Owen has a great looking one but I wouldnt know where to start when it comes to what to look out for etc.

Any tips/advice?

OR, just pay a £15k deposit and finance something for 2-3 years up to say £1200 a month?
Had the same thoughts 360 manual in my case ,went for a high spec 360 manual ,factory race seats, challenge wheels and grille, yellow calipers and rev counter, shields , sports exhaust and it wasn't red, but then the owner changed his mind about selling it , after this one all the others i looked at seemed a bit plain jane in comparison so i upped the budget for a f430 which you should do if you can,i sacrificed the manual box for a f1 as they were crazy money more at the time, also the 360 seemed to me a little dated after looking at the revised interior and those stunning enzo rear lights on the 430,after viewing very average cars i found the perfect one at maranello's, only a couple of grand more than the specialists were asking for similar cars and with a 2 year ferrari guarantee instead of 3 months , the 360 that hr owen's have may be worth a look as 360's and 430's are rarely offered by main dealers ,maranello's to my knowledge have only sold 1 430 since i bought mine and that was 2 years ago, the condition is normally not good enough and the cost of reconditioning would be uneconomical and must have full ferrari service history for their guarantee, may not be the cheapest but should be a good car for them to put their name behind it, i still think that the 360 is the better sounding car especially with a sports exhaust ,the next best thing to a f 355, the 430 needs the lot , sports cats , headers and a capristo stage 3 exhaust or similar to sound any where near, my exhaust is standard only because with a 2 year guarantee i was told that if i fit none ferrari parts it may make the guarantee none void if they want to be awkward ,only 4 weeks to go so can't wait to modify it, 360 or 430 they are both great cars ,good luck in your search,

wyldstalyns

62 posts

24 months

Saturday 22nd February
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How has the 355 not been a subject of this discussion yet?

corinthian

126 posts

88 months

Saturday 22nd February
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Nobody has mentioned the timing belt? I bought the F430 rather than the 360 to avoid the worry of belt failure, the F430 is chain driven. That said, it can’t be a big issue, you don’t hear of belt failure and I’m fairly sure on the 360 it isn’t a fortune to have it changed, unlike the older models.

I’m planning to drop my car off at Stewart Roden for its annual service, possibly this weekend, I’ve used him for the past eight years, I might be able to meet you if you want a close look round an F430, or at least, I’d be quite happy for you to go to Roden’s while it’s there and he’ll tell you all about them.

My car was a dealer car (London) with full service history and warranty when I bought it, I used the dealer( Edinburgh) a couple of times, they were good, but I found Roden did a better job and was more accommodating. I didn’t renew the warranty, personally, I think they’re a waste of money.

blueg33

23,821 posts

179 months

Saturday 22nd February
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Exeter Ferrari did have a blue 360 for sale

cgt2

1,617 posts

143 months

Saturday 22nd February
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corinthian said:
Nobody has mentioned the timing belt? I bought the F430 rather than the 360 to avoid the worry of belt failure, the F430 is chain driven. That said, it can’t be a big issue, you don’t hear of belt failure and I’m fairly sure on the 360 it isn’t a fortune to have it changed, unlike the older models.

I’m planning to drop my car off at Stewart Roden for its annual service, possibly this weekend, I’ve used him for the past eight years, I might be able to meet you if you want a close look round an F430, or at least, I’d be quite happy for you to go to Roden’s while it’s there and he’ll tell you all about them.

My car was a dealer car (London) with full service history and warranty when I bought it, I used the dealer( Edinburgh) a couple of times, they were good, but I found Roden did a better job and was more accommodating. I didn’t renew the warranty, personally, I think they’re a waste of money.
In many years I have never actually heard of a belt failiure, so this is more based on hype than reality in my opinion. The fact that the US dealers changed to a 5 year cambelt interval later on (though on the 575) rather than 3 would also suggest this. Belt tensioners were a weak point but any specialist or owner clued up would use uprated ones now.

GTiWILL

391 posts

33 months

Saturday 22nd February
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Call me crazy but I’ve got a real hankering for a 348ts. It just looks so 80’s to me and I think that brings real appeal being born in ‘84. I love the strakes on the doors along with the open gate manual gearbox complete with dog-leg first gear. I’m sure it would be a pig to drive but as an event as a weekend car I’d probably look at one of those smile

(Dons flame suit)






FezSpider

600 posts

187 months

Saturday 22nd February
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GTiWILL said:
Call me crazy but I’ve got a real hankering for a 348ts. It just looks so 80’s to me and I think that brings real appeal being born in ‘84. I love the strakes on the doors along with the open gate manual gearbox complete with dog-leg first gear. I’m sure it would be a pig to drive but as an event as a weekend car I’d probably look at one of those smile

(Dons flame suit)





No need to put on a flame suit, who does not like a classic ferrari in there garage.
With out the 348 there would not be a 360 or 430.
Classic pininfarina styling, classic ferrari smile

davek_964

6,739 posts

130 months

Saturday 22nd February
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348TS:

Not a pig to drive - you get used to the gearbox pretty quickly. I had mine for ~18 months about 7 or 8 years ago. I liked it, and it replaced a 964 model 911. The 348 was more fun more often.

Mine pretty much always needed something doing to it. Almost always minor stuff I could do at home (replaced most of the pins on the door connector), but it was fairly constant. It was a damn good car though.

With a year gap, I then bought my 360. The 348 felt classic to me -
even now, the 360 doesn't.

I like 348s - but prices got a bit silly after I sold mine (much like most models) and for me, good as they are - I think there are better choices for that kind of money.

GTiWILL

391 posts

33 months

Saturday 22nd February
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davek_964 said:
348TS:

Not a pig to drive - you get used to the gearbox pretty quickly. I had mine for ~18 months about 7 or 8 years ago. I liked it, and it replaced a 964 model 911. The 348 was more fun more often.

Mine pretty much always needed something doing to it. Almost always minor stuff I could do at home (replaced most of the pins on the door connector), but it was fairly constant. It was a damn good car though.

With a year gap, I then bought my 360. The 348 felt classic to me -
even now, the 360 doesn't.

I like 348s - but prices got a bit silly after I sold mine (much like most models) and for me, good as they are - I think there are better choices for that kind of money.
That was a good insight. Thank you for that!

I’m not in a position to buy a 348 and I don’t think I will be for a long time, but a man can dream and nice to know it isn’t a case of don’t meet your heroes smile

geopetrolhead

246 posts

52 months

Tuesday 25th February
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GTiWILL said:
Pulse00 said:
I think they look better and the price difference isn't significant any more. The 360 was always the poor man's ferrari, could have been had for ~40k 5 years ago (I think?).

I say poor man's Ferrari in jest because I'm poor and a man and I yet I can't afford one.

The rear of the F430 is perfection and makes the 360 look quite bland.




Edited by Pulse00 on Thursday 20th February 22:50
Interesting...

To me, the 360 looks classier and makes the 430 look fussy and over styled.

Each to their own I guess smile
Yeah I think the same and I prefer the 360 styling, I much prefer the Hard top to the convertible though, it makes the rear end look so much nicer, IMO.

jakesmith

7,137 posts

126 months

Tuesday 25th February
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430 rear is it’s worst angle in my opinion it’s too fussy, 360 with the challenge grille is so clean and simple

craig511

Original Poster:

106 posts

65 months

Thursday 27th February
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Evening all.

Sorry for being a bit quiet on this, been so busy its unreal.

I have read every link posted my everyone here including the VERY informative guide to 360 and 430s. An amazing resource.

So I went into this pretty clear in my mind what I wanted, a red 360.

Now though I cant decide between a 360, 430 and even a California.

360
Childhood dream car, looks great, sounds great. It seems you can get a decent example on my budget for £65k. However they are approx 20yrs old and the inside defo gives that away a bit
430
I must say this looks great and can see why it was mentioned above. Slightly newer inside, looks amazing if not better than the 360 (maybe) but for a "decent" one I would probably need £70k. Sticky buttons seems annoying but no belts every 3 years to do unlike a 360.
California.
Never ever considered it, but the more i look at it , the more i like it. For £70k, even £65k, you can seem to get a good example, its much more modern tech inside and out and seem fairly robust cars. Unlike the cars above which I would be happy with other colours rather than just red, the California would defo have to be red, no other colour works for me.

So I am now at a point of trying to chose between the 3 and I think right now the F430 wins. Arrgghh, I just dont know.




supersport

3,022 posts

182 months

Thursday 27th February
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You know what you want hehe


FezSpider

600 posts

187 months

Thursday 27th February
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Yea, get a f430. It's the right choice smile

craig511

Original Poster:

106 posts

65 months

Thursday 27th February
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What’s would you consider high miles for a 430/360?

Greater than what ?



Edited by craig511 on Thursday 27th February 23:40

FezSpider

600 posts

187 months

Thursday 27th February
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Oh I don't get involved in all that high milage nonsense. ......moving on smile