Help me choose used huracan spec

Help me choose used huracan spec

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Ribacraig

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63 posts

18 months

Monday 10th June
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Hello all,
Previous Porsche enthusiast, mi we to Ferrari and now looking to go sideways to a lambo huracan.

No im not made of money but like a lot of people I tend to spend a fair chunk of what I have on my car.

ATM I’m in a lovely coloured Ferrari California in Rosso Fiorano
My first Ferrari and although it’s what many see as the cheap entry level it’s still a lot of car for the money and I’ve loved having it.

So I’ve had an itch to get into a Ferrari 458 but whilst browsing I’ve come across a lot of lambo huracans.
These were not on my radar but I’ve got drawn to them and I’m now seriously looking.

I’m prepared to spend max 130k for a low miles example and I e seen one in black with a two tone leather interior which is Black and Tan
Has only 2 owners and under 8k miles 2915 reg.
it doesn’t have a sports exhaust.

Question is:
Would the tan interior put folks off come resale?
Is the sports exhaust a must have?
The car has full lambo service history but I’d prefer to follow on with a good indie to save money. Would this be a big issue down the line?
Car has axle lift, is this a good thing to have?
Are cab brakes standard. The car has these too?

Any other must haves, it’s a weekend car so not going to be doing mega mileage and feel that come 3 years time it will have possibly 12k miles and just 3 owners. Good idea?

Any other pointers welcomed.

And thanks for reading.

Ribacraig

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63 posts

18 months

Monday 10th June
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This is the sellers spec:

Plus his comments re the exhaust

The factory options fitted to our vehicle are as follows:

- CCB with red-painted brake calipers
- Bluetooth preparation (hands-free profile)
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Anti-theft system
- Electric and heated seats
- Navigation System
- Elegante interior (bicolour in leather)
- Roof lining and A-pillars in Alcantara for Full leather and Elegante interiors
- Optional stitching for Elegante (Terra Semele or Brown)
- Branding Package
- Suspension lifting system and magneto-rheologic suspension

Our car is fitted with a factory standard exhaust system.

A non-factory sports exhaust is available for the 580-2 variant “Accessori Originali Sports Exhaust system” however to our knowledge a factory ‘sports exhaust’ is not an option which was offered for this 4WD model.

In my humble opinion any aftermarket exhaust is not required for this model as the exhaust note is perfect as it is.

Ribacraig

Original Poster:

63 posts

18 months

Monday 10th June
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And here is the interior colour.
It’s bi colour:


Drl22

779 posts

68 months

Tuesday 11th June
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I was in a similar position to you a while back, I wanted a 458 and had my head turned by a 610-4. I bought the Huracan had it a couple of years, it’s a wonderful car with a great engine but for driving dynamics it is not as good as the 458 on any level which I still have now. The servicing costs are much higher as well which makes little sense. My advice would be to look at the 458’s again.

If you want a Huracan you will def need the axle lift, carbon brakes are standard, interior would not put me off, it will liven up a black car but of course this is personal preference. Not sure about exhaust but they sound awesome anyway, I think the sports exhaust might just be tips anyway. Reversing camera isn’t mentioned, these are useful for this car. People love the glass engine bay cover for spec, personally I loved the slats but your spec doesn’t mention which option.

Lastly, why are you paying the premium for very low mileage when the cars are very reliable and you want to put 12k miles on it?

Ribacraig

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63 posts

18 months

Tuesday 11th June
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Thanks for the reply, my rationale for the huracan over a 458 is that my missus will also want to drive and I feel the lambo might be more of a car she can handle, she doesn’t like the Cali and I fear the 458 will be similar. She drove my Porsches easily and loved them.

Doesn’t have reverse camera so I’d be hoping to get something aftermarket for this (can this be done)
Doesn’t have the glass engine cover but. It a problem for me. I too like the slats.
I would be doing around 1500 miles a year so the 12k was the total mileage after 3 years. Car currently had 7.5k.
Servicing, I’d probably use Grimaldi in halstead who im told are rally good indie.
This car has just had a main dealer service too which is a plus.
Really tough one this tbh.
I keep going to and fro between the two.
I’d love a spyder in either car but my budget won’t stretch.
At 130 I’d have around 50k financed which is manageable but if I go for a spider it would start creeping to 75k.

I’ll post a link when I master how to.

Ribacraig

Original Poster:

63 posts

18 months

Tuesday 11th June
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Thanks for the reply, my rationale for the huracan over a 458 is that my missus will also want to drive and I feel the lambo might be more of a car she can handle, she doesn’t like the Cali and I fear the 458 will be similar. She drove my Porsches easily and loved them.

Doesn’t have reverse camera so I’d be hoping to get something aftermarket for this (can this be done)
Doesn’t have the glass engine cover but. It a problem for me. I too like the slats.
I would be doing around 1500 miles a year so the 12k was the total mileage after 3 years. Car currently had 7.5k.
Servicing, I’d probably use Grimaldi in halstead who im told are rally good indie.
This car has just had a main dealer service too which is a plus.
Really tough one this tbh.
I keep going to and fro between the two.
I’d love a spyder in either car but my budget won’t stretch.
At 130 I’d have around 50k financed which is manageable but if I go for a spider it would start creeping to 75k.

I’ll post a link when I master how to.

Ribacraig

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CallThatMusic

2,632 posts

91 months

Tuesday 11th June
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I like the colour combination.

Drl22

779 posts

68 months

Tuesday 11th June
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I’d keep the service with main dealer personally, it’s always easier to sell on if maintained. Both cars are pussy cats to drive in auto mode, if you are considering your other half. Better visibility in the 458 though.

Doesn’t sound like you’ve driven either so I’d take the missus, drive both, have a nice a lunch and make a decision based on that.

Ribacraig

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63 posts

18 months

Tuesday 11th June
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And how many owners is too many.
I’ve seen one I like with 6 former keepers.
Big deal?

Trev450

6,368 posts

175 months

Tuesday 11th June
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Ribacraig said:
And how many owners is too many.
I’ve seen one I like with 6 former keepers.
Big deal?
I don't see 6 owners as excessive for this type of car. Condition and history is far more important.

As for servicing, reputable indy stamps are often regarded as preferable to main dealer. And with that in mind you could do a whole lot worse than using Ricky at RE Performance in Swindon.

Drl22

779 posts

68 months

Tuesday 11th June
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Trev450 said:
I don't see 6 owners as excessive for this type of car. Condition and history is far more important.

As for servicing, reputable indy stamps are often regarded as preferable to main dealer. And with that in mind you could do a whole lot worse than using Ricky at RE Performance in Swindon.
I’m not sure I’ve ever heard anyone say they’d prefer to see a potential purchase serviced by an Indy rather than a Ferrari or Lamborghini main dealer. Rightly or wrongly it smells like running the car on a budget, which happens to be the reasoning in this case, and will reduce the pool of buyers and give people a reason to negotiate when the car is sold.

Ribacraig

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63 posts

18 months

Tuesday 11th June
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The car that I’m also considering has had 6 owners and will be due a service about now.
Seller is reluctant to pay for this as says it’s reflected in the price.
Lamborghini confirm that all other services are up to date and that the next one will cost 2800 which is intermediate.

This one has a few more miles but the spec looks pretty good inc glass engine cover and reversing camera.
Interested in opinions pls:


Ribacraig

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63 posts

18 months

Tuesday 11th June
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s2000db

1,170 posts

156 months

Tuesday 11th June
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Get any car not bought through a main dealer checked for mileage, a lot of cars don’t appear on main dealer sites because they’re clocked.
Applies to both brands you’re looking at imo..

Ribacraig

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63 posts

18 months

Tuesday 11th June
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I’m not even certain main dealers can do a proper check.

I know it’s a bit basic but I usually rely on intervals on th service stamps and mot history.

I would have a pre purchase inspection whatever the case though.

Trev450

6,368 posts

175 months

Tuesday 11th June
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Drl22 said:
Trev450 said:
I don't see 6 owners as excessive for this type of car. Condition and history is far more important.

As for servicing, reputable indy stamps are often regarded as preferable to main dealer. And with that in mind you could do a whole lot worse than using Ricky at RE Performance in Swindon.
I’m not sure I’ve ever heard anyone say they’d prefer to see a potential purchase serviced by an Indy rather than a Ferrari or Lamborghini main dealer. Rightly or wrongly it smells like running the car on a budget, which happens to be the reasoning in this case, and will reduce the pool of buyers and give people a reason to negotiate when the car is sold.
I would concur with this on newer cars, but once they get past a certain age then I have found it to be of less importance.

Trev450

6,368 posts

175 months

Tuesday 11th June
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Ribacraig said:
I’m not even certain main dealers can do a proper check.

I know it’s a bit basic but I usually rely on intervals on th service stamps and mot history.

I would have a pre purchase inspection whatever the case though.
The TCU can be be interorgated with the right diagnostic equipment to give an accurate mileage and will also provide a launch count.

Drl22

779 posts

68 months

Tuesday 11th June
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Ribacraig said:
I’d check that one carefully. MOT advisory from 15th May 2023 says “near side shock absorbers has light misting of oil”. Looks like it then went on sale 30th July 2023 with 22869 miles listed on the advert.

Ribacraig

Original Poster:

63 posts

18 months

Tuesday 11th June
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Interesting, I have had Porsche diagnostics that read the time in different rev ranges but I wasn’t aware that you could find out if mileage altered.

I haven’t really seen any used huracans for sale with main dealers, whereas Ferrari seem to have a good selection of even older cars which is good but then their prices are a good chunk higher than private sales.

I’m thinking would a normal ppi let me know re mileage discrepancies, Lamborghini Chelmsford quote me 540 for a standard one and over a 1000 for a warranty inspection.

I’m now starting to feel I might grow to love my current California v8 a bit more with all of these variables😂