Ferrari 458 new owner initial thoughts and ownership thread

Ferrari 458 new owner initial thoughts and ownership thread

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jsw777

24 posts

5 months

Thursday 6th August
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fridaypassion said:
Wow did you Reg?
Pretty sure this is it, https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202...

fridaypassion

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5,133 posts

186 months

Thursday 6th August
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I'm liking the pricing I think I might sell mine!

dereksharpuk

139 posts

126 months

Thursday 6th August
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jsw777 said:
Rather high price for an Italia 2012, slightly above average mileage. But 458s are commanding strong money at present as buyers come out of lock-down. But it won't last as we move into the autumn and money become tight.

WCZ

7,945 posts

152 months

Thursday 6th August
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jsw777 said:
beautiful car and honestly I dont think it's a bad price

jsw777

24 posts

5 months

Thursday 6th August
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dereksharpuk said:
jsw777 said:
Rather high price for an Italia 2012, slightly above average mileage. But 458s are commanding strong money at present as buyers come out of lock-down. But it won't last as we move into the autumn and money become tight.
Same price as it was previously up for as I looked at it. Pretty sure Reg said he got 5k off that too when he bought it.

fridaypassion

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5,133 posts

186 months

Thursday 6th August
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JCT had knocked 5k off all of their 458 Stock. Seemed to do the job!

achaddy

32 posts

87 months

Thursday 6th August
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jsw777 said:
Looks like you’ve sold yours back to the dealer?
Sold it or sent it back rejected??

That's the million dollar question for anyone else interested.

WilliamWaiver

403 posts

3 months

Thursday 6th August
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Ferrari main dealer premium -

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202...

This car was up at Autostore Cambridge at £133k RETAIL for 6 months and its now reappeared at Ferrari main dealer for £150k ?
Wow, nice margin if you can get

fridaypassion

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5,133 posts

186 months

Saturday 17th October
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So a couple of months on and we've had some adventures! 2500 miles clocked up so I'm doing much more with this car than I did my previous Evora. I was always determined to enjoy it and really its getting used at every opportunity as it should be I guess!

So I had an invite to the challenge racing at Silverstone which was great I don't have any pics due to a phone change! But it was a crisp sunny day lots of Ferraris in attendance in the paddock.

Next up due to a bit of a quirk of fate it ended up going on a trip to the Ring! My track car is broken at the moment so I had a hire car booked for the trackday but couldn't resist making the journey in the 458. We normally do Hull Rotterdam from here in Yorkshire but due to the Covid restrictions we needed to do the Tunnel which is a bit of a trek basically 10 hours driving in the day. I have to say though much to my surprise the Ferrari is a superb GT car! I have cruise control on my car which was one of my only must have options having read feedback on the hyperactive gas pedal. It swallowed miles like a proper GT and I arrived at both ends of the trip feeling pretty fresh and really enjoyed the trip. Great reaction from people got egged on for a couple of flybys on the way down which I of course obliged!



Straight to ringfreaks to register



I did the trackday in one of rent4rings swifts but couldn't resist doing one lap in the 458. It's highly unlikely to ever return there so one half dry half wet lap was completed. Unfortunately a 430 Scud had a bit of a mishap right in front of me and the Nurburgring claimed another victim.



Soon it was time for the off and completed the trip home in 10 hours and again arrived feeling remarkably fresh. I do a lot of driving for work usually in my VW T5 and I usually feel really worn out after a similar length of time on that. Odd but no complaints!

Also got an invite to drive the new F8





This is probably not the place for a full review but I think it's a very different car to the 458. The 458 feels really raw against the newer car. The F8 has a far better ride but the engine and noise factor just kill the upgrade path for me unfortunately. I would be really interested to drive the 430 I suspect maybe in the future that might be something to look at as they are just such a good looking car. For now though I only have eyes for one Ferrari! Next week sees a couple of mods I'll leave those for the next installment!