550 vs 575 Manual

550 vs 575 Manual

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diametric123

Original Poster:

83 posts

60 months

Monday 2nd December
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Been offered a swap on my 2001 25k mile 550 with FHP for a 575 manual also with FHP and similar mileage. There’s a cost of change but nothing crazy

Advice?

MDL111

3,959 posts

125 months

Monday 2nd December
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I prefer the 550 interior to the 575 and I think it also looks a little better from the outside (although that is nitpicking). Not sure which one drives better, but seem to remember reading that a lot of people favor the 550 (?)
Not sure I would spend money to change between those 2 cars unless one is in a - for you - much preferable colour combination

johnnyreggae

2,351 posts

108 months

Monday 2nd December
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Also 575 manual prices are coming out of a bubble so if prices generally fall further you will be harder hit

Camlet

1,116 posts

97 months

Monday 2nd December
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Assuming your 550 (with its rare FHP) is well maintained, I would definitely keep her. The 550 was Ferrari's last drive-by-cable V12. The 575, while special, was Ferrari's first step to its drive-by-wire future.

cgt2

1,347 posts

136 months

Monday 2nd December
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I've had both. Keep the 550, it feels more special.

Fiammetta

90 posts

36 months

Tuesday
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Direction of travel I would have thought is away from electrotwackery towards analog.
That electrotwackery is now aged and possibly soon if not now unobtainable from a parts supply pov .
Conclusion.Stick don’t twist .