Possible Gallardo purchase...!!!

Possible Gallardo purchase...!!!

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Dave3166

Original Poster:

1,483 posts

86 months

Wednesday 26th August
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Hi there.

Looking to purchase or thinking of a Gallardo in the near future.
Would like to know, how expensive are they to run and maintain.
What I mean is, am I going to get shafted every time the car needs maintenance, Be it regular servicing and preventative maintenance.

Cheers.

Dave S.

Ferruccio

1,340 posts

79 months

Wednesday 26th August
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Dave3166 said:
Hi there.

Looking to purchase or thinking of a Gallardo in the near future.
Would like to know, how expensive are they to run and maintain.
What I mean is, am I going to get shafted every time the car needs maintenance, Be it regular servicing and preventative maintenance.

Cheers.

Dave S.
All depends on how lucky/unlucky you are with the car itself.

markiii

1,483 posts

154 months

Wednesday 26th August
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are you happy to use indys or will it be a main dealer job?

johnnyreggae

2,513 posts

120 months

Wednesday 26th August
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Isn't there a PH buyers guide which could be a good starting point ?

andrew

9,115 posts

152 months

Wednesday 26th August
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johnnyreggae said:
Isn't there a PH buyers guide which could be a good starting point ?
yes !

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

spreadselbow

26 posts

17 months

Wednesday 26th August
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Dave3166 said:
Hi there.

Looking to purchase or thinking of a Gallardo in the near future.
Would like to know, how expensive are they to run and maintain.
What I mean is, am I going to get shafted every time the car needs maintenance, Be it regular servicing and preventative maintenance.

Cheers.

Dave S.
Hi Dave,
Gallardo's have been great from my experience. I have a mk2 Superleggera that has given my zero issues in my ownership, actually once the engine light flashed on because i inexcusably let the fuel run too low and got air in the tank. These cars are solid!
Servicing can be carried out at many reputable indis, I use Autoficianna in Surrey who have great knowledge of these cars.

Things to check on these pre purchase is only clutch wear which could also tell you about the mechanical sympathy during others ownership.
The only unknown is the future values, I will be able to provide better insight into this once mine is listed online this weekend!!



Edited by spreadselbow on Wednesday 26th August 20:27

Dave3166

Original Poster:

1,483 posts

86 months

Wednesday 26th August
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Hi.

Thanks for replies chaps.

Happy to use indies, especially if they are recommended and know their stuff.

I’m sure main dealers would be horrendously expensive, but, you do get the valued official lambo dealer stamp I suppose. Also, original parts etc used.

Will check out the owners guide before any purchase.

Would prefer from a dealer, warranty etc.

Not necessarily Lamborghini dealer, but good Indy.

Cheers.

Dave S.

Spindoctor

575 posts

160 months

Wednesday 26th August
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After six years ownership I’m about to press the p/ex button on mine. Looking back, apart from annual services I’ve had a clutch replacement, new front pads and discs, a set of rear pads, and tyres. It’s been huge fun and completely reliable.

Servicing has been at an Indy, they’ve been great. Clutch replacement was about 40% less than main dealer price and they suggested using Audi discs (identical to Lambo apart from the imprinted logo, but nearly half the price).

Look for one that’s been regularly used but not ragged, with an owner who cared about it and was able and willing to spend what was needed. Yes, dealers offer warranties and some are even worth the paper they’re written on. I bought from a dealer, it was an ok experience, nothing more. Buying from a genuine caring owner is likely to be at least as safe and you’ll get to know the car far better.

Enjoy the search.

Dave3166

Original Poster:

1,483 posts

86 months

Wednesday 26th August
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Thanks for the reply.

monthefish

19,646 posts

191 months

Thursday 3rd September
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I bought and ran a Gallardo for around 18 months.

The car I bought was a good one (bought from VVS) and, as it had had a major service just before I bought it, there were no major costs during my time with it.
Even my insurance was only about £300 for the year!

The biggest cost you'll likely face - and the one that many people don't factor into these decisions - is at the buying and selling ends of ownership;

When you buy from a reputable trader, you essentially wipe £5k+ off the value the moment you drive it out of the showroom.

Then, when you come to sell, it is very difficult to sell an £80k car from your home. It can be done, but there are many challenges, and as a large segment of the market are reluctant to buy privately, you're not going to gett he best price for it.
And so you are likely going to sell via a trader (SOR) or sell it to them outright - neither of which will be easy on the pocket.

Yes, in my case, I could have bought privately, but I think a large factor of me having no big bills during ownership was due to the fact that I didn't.


P.S. The above applies to most supercars, and is by no means specific to Gallardo's. I nearly bought a McLaren 570S and would have probably lost around £20k more had I done so biggrin )

Larry5.2

473 posts

68 months

Thursday 3rd September
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Alternating annual major and minor services costing £2500/1500 at the Dealership, or considerably less at an Indy. The Gallardo, especially the LP versions have have a lot of Audi in them so are pretty reliable, and also a lot of parts come from the Audi range at a cost saving (if you look for the Audi version).

I'd recommend going for the 'special' versions that are actually different, like the SL or the 550-2.

Dave3166

Original Poster:

1,483 posts

86 months

Thursday 3rd September
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Thanks for the replies chaps, very interesting.

Fast Eddie

191 posts

205 months

Friday 4th September
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I had a Superleggera for about 5 years. A couple of mishaps but nothing I could really blame on the car - it was 12 years old when I sold it.
They are typically rock solid and I echo earlier advice, buy the best you can afford and if buying privately, might be worth getting a specialist to check it out for you as well.
I also fully recommend Autoficcina in Ewell, they checked mine over for me and then serviced and maintained it during ownership and they're great guys as well.