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maura

198 posts

26 months

Monday 3rd June
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and i went F8 Spider to F12. F8 was soulless and with Spider the scuttle shake is not acceptable for the year and money. F8 Tributo won't have that problem but you won't hear it. F12 different level. Have no experience in Roma, not a fan of the looks but at some price point it will tick a lot of boxes for some.

kbf1981

2,268 posts

203 months

Tuesday 4th June
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I went to see a Roma and bought a Gtc4lusso v12 instead

It's basically an F12 / 812 with a bigger boot and 4 seats. Amazing car as a daily. V12 sound can't be beat

FFinally

67 posts

30 months

Tuesday 4th June
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I have both an F8 Tributo and an F12, and have driven the Roma and 296. The F8 is more muted than any of the other three, but I would argue that the F8/296, Roma and F12 are very different characters. I found the 296 too small inside compared to the F8 and really like how the F8 looks. It is also modern enough inside (although don’t have anything against some element of haptics). The F12 sounds the best of the lot and has a mildly unhinged side to its character that the others don’t. As ever there is no wrong answer - all down to personal preference and I count myself incredibly fortunate to be able to drive a (any) Ferrari

Leithen

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11,440 posts

270 months

Tuesday 4th June
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Agree entirely. I was originally set on a Lusso, but the size was just too much for me. Wonderful cars and the V12 itch remains.

mogg

260 posts

261 months

Thursday 13th June
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I recently went from a 2017 Aston V12 Vantage S (it had the full AMR performance pack fitted, so the secondary cats were removed), to a Roma. Obviously the Aston won hands down regarding soundtrack and the associated drama / theatre. However, in essentially all other departments the Roma is superior, especially drivetrain / gearbox, handling, performance, cabin / controls etc.

Regarding looks, I would propose the following - If Aston made a Ferrari, it would probably look something like a Roma :-)

iaind2k

4 posts

Wednesday 10th July
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Hi Leithen

Am I right in thinking that Roma is back up for sale in Edingburgh? I was in on Saturday and did have a look at one which looked remarkably like the image at the start of this thread?

Leithen

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11,440 posts

270 months

Wednesday 10th July
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iaind2k said:
Hi Leithen

Am I right in thinking that Roma is back up for sale in Edingburgh? I was in on Saturday and did have a look at one which looked remarkably like the image at the start of this thread?
Not mine! I ought to be hooning around the Kintyre peninsula in it at the moment, but I've got COVID.... censored

I was going to update the thread with some pics with The Machrianish in the background. If I get a clear test in the next couple of days, watch this space.

Leithen

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11,440 posts

270 months

Saturday 13th July
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Made it to the West Coast. Roads really good, especially Inverary onwards. In Sport, perfect tool for the job.




AB

17,073 posts

198 months

Saturday 13th July
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Looking at secondhand values of these, do we think by Christmas next year we'll have the cheapest around the £100k mark?

They seem to be sitting around Portofino M values at the moment.

Calculator

750 posts

218 months

Sunday 14th July
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Looks like the cheapest cars have dropped c£40k in 2.5-3yrs so unlikely they’ll do the same in the next 18 months I wouldn’t have thought?

Edited by Calculator on Sunday 14th July 11:48

AB

17,073 posts

198 months

Sunday 14th July
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Who knows, I'm looking into the future as I turn 40 end of next year and I'll be looking at Roma/Portofino M or perhaps a Continental GTC. A long way off but keeping an eye on them.

Doubt the Roma Cab will be anywhere around £150k by then, which is the self imposed budget.

michael gould

5,692 posts

244 months

Wednesday 17th July
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snap just bought the same car ....im using it as daily and it is very similar to my previous Cal T but quicker

Leithen

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11,440 posts

270 months

Wednesday 17th July
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michael gould said:
snap just bought the same car ....im using it as daily and it is very similar to my previous Cal T but quicker
Congratulations!

I think it's a really good combination of colour and wheels.

Had a really good run back from Kintyre on Sunday morning. Perfect weather, not too much traffic. A83 to Inverary, A819 to Dalmally. 3rd, 4th and 5th gear in manual and sport, fast sweeping roads in really good condition. Love how it steers, plenty of power and a great combination of roadholding and comfort.

AB

17,073 posts

198 months

Wednesday 17th July
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michael gould said:


snap just bought the same car ....im using it as daily and it is very similar to my previous Cal T but quicker
Lovely, look forward to seeing it around.

Milemuncher

545 posts

118 months

Wednesday 17th July
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I’ve started looking at these with a view to a possible 2025 purchase. I can see them getting down to £120k maybe next year but not as far as £100k.

Seems odd to say it but I think at £120k to £140k they actually look reasonable value.

AB

17,073 posts

198 months

Wednesday 17th July
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Same, a lot of car, it'll be later on in 2025 when I turn 40 but it's looking to be top of the list. I'd love the convertible but can't see them getting down to £150k by then.