Gallardo... what's the catch?

Gallardo... what's the catch?

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p4cks

Original Poster:

5,652 posts

167 months

Friday 28th May
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18 months on I still look at them. I just need to see/read/hear more stories about catastrophic failure and expensive fixes.

I plead with you all to talk me out of one!!!

sardis

279 posts

144 months

Friday 28th May
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Simply don’t do it.... I started off with a 520 Spyder and ended up with this, once you start it is difficult to stop.



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Dave Angel

7 posts

9 months

Saturday 29th May
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p4cks said:
18 months on I still look at them. I just need to see/read/hear more stories about catastrophic failure and expensive fixes.

I plead with you all to talk me out of one!!!
Not just me then! Have you seen the JayEm vids on YouTube?

markiii

1,820 posts

162 months

Saturday 29th May
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not helping, but if you can you should.


markiii

1,820 posts

162 months

Saturday 29th May
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there isn;t that much time left for us petrolheads to own a v10 supercar and enjoy it. do it whilst you can

jdwoodbury

1,274 posts

174 months

Thursday 17th June
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I agree which is why I bought this recently smile


markiii

1,820 posts

162 months

Thursday 17th June
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very nice

p4cks

Original Poster:

5,652 posts

167 months

Thursday 17th June
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biggrin

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68 posts

10 months

Monday 21st June
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p4cks said:
18 months on I still look at them. I just need to see/read/hear more stories about catastrophic failure and expensive fixes.

I plead with you all to talk me out of one!!!
Had mine 5 years now and not had any catastrophic or expensive failure. Sorry to disappoint.

Shnozz

23,909 posts

239 months

Monday 21st June
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To be fair, even listening to Jayemm’s tale of it needing £9k spent to get the suspension sorted, the figures aren’t much different to what a bad year can look like on the Aston.

The question is whether I want to see those running costs reduced or whether I remain happy to pay them.

jdwoodbury

1,274 posts

174 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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JayEmm did go into Gallardo ownership with a known rough example, so I don’t think that’s typical of Gallardo ownership experiences. There are plenty of cherished examples out there, but they are getting on now so some extra maintenance is to be expected. When buying I was looking for impeccable maintenance to at least give me some piece of mind.

MerciEnFrance

496 posts

76 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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JayEmm's is a Mk1 Gallardo, the Mk2 (LP5xx) are a lot more Audi and hence a lot more reliable.

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68 posts

10 months

Tuesday 22nd June
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I find the best way to manage the costs of servicing and what not is to get the car serviced at the main dealer and anything they highlight as need fixing then take it to some place like REPerformance.

However you just have to accept that some stuff will cost you a fair chunk to fix.