To buy or not to buy that is the question

To buy or not to buy that is the question

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roger

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4 posts

254 months

Thursday 19th September 2002
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Guys can I call upon your combined knowledge? Having owned over a dozen TVR's my thoughts and desires are turning to Ferrari. I'm considering a 360 spider with conventional gear shift. New/seconhand - depreciation - what deals are about - reliability similar to TVR - any thing else I should know? I would appreciate your input.
Thanks in advance.

ninja_eli

1,523 posts

237 months

Thursday 19th September 2002
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Hi Roger,

From what I have heard, the 360's are very reliable cars that you could use everyday. Having driven one I can say that it is an easy car to drive, and is one that wouldn't be a pain in the arse to live with.

The 360 Spiders prices seem to have stabilised a bit as there are a couple turning up at official dealerships and although still going for list price, at least its better than the silly 140-150K people were asking before.

Good luck.

manu

768 posts

233 months

Thursday 19th September 2002
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Roger - reliability is FAR superior to TVR (from what I know about TVR) - to some extent this applies to all Ferraris - don't let them just SIT - drive them. Garage Queens do nothing but break.

You'll still be paying over the odds if you go for a 360 Spider because most Ferrari production is heading across the pond - that means a fairly lame allocation for the rest of the world and the UK - there's STILL a 3 year wait on a new 360 Spider and this delay is holding second hand prices artificially high. The face that you do not want the F1 will make matters even harder/expensive - demand for 6-speeds is high in the UK.

Could get LHD - if I NEEDED a spider alone - I would. And then put my name down on the list for a new one or wait until used values drop into sensible zone. If you must buy a used Spider RHD - buy from an authorised dealer - they CANNOT charge a premium over list. (supposedly).

The 360 is a damn rocket.... GET ONE - you will not be disappointed.

maranellouk

2,066 posts

233 months

Thursday 19th September 2002
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Manu,

Surely that should have been "GET ONE with a tubi supplied buy yours truly"?

>> Edited by maranellouk on Thursday 19th September 18:02

domster

8,428 posts

240 months

Thursday 19th September 2002
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I don't think Manu cares whether it has a Scuderia Systems Tubi, a Tubi from A.N.Other or just a rusty bean can. Having met him, he is seriously passionate about his donkeymobiles, in particular the gorgeous 360...

He eats, sleeps and breathes high volume exhaust notes, and was like a kid in a sweetshop listening to the timbre and tone of my 964RS exhaust system. He's also planning on beating other quotes, so everyone should get a good deal if they go with him.

But apart from that, it was *almost* a blatant plug

frostie

428 posts

245 months

Friday 20th September 2002
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roger,

Go for it !!!! I have had three TVR's and now own a 355 as well as my current TVR. There is no comparison, we are talking different leagues here. As for 360 spyders look on AutoTrader's UK website there are 3 up for sale at around the 125K mark.

TVR's are great, but Ferrari's are very very special, the day I picked mine up will live with me for the rest of my life

Frostie

ninja_eli

1,523 posts

237 months

Friday 20th September 2002
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TVR's are great, but Ferrari's are very very special, the day I picked mine up will live with me for the rest of my life

Frostie



here here. I was just reliving the memories with basher as he's just bought a 355 spider. Still feels magical everytime I open the door and smell the leather. yum

roger

Original Poster:

4 posts

254 months

Monday 23rd September 2002
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Thank you all for your input - the hunt is on!