Which dream weekend car up to say Β£85k

Which dream weekend car up to say Β£85k

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evodarren

331 posts

84 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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Had my 997.1 GT3 for 6 years, Absolutely love it. But that's me. You definitely need to go and drive a few cars to see what suits you and brings a smile to your face. They are all great cars in there own way.

Good luck with your search.

jakesmith

5,988 posts

121 months

Monday 11th February 2019
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I don't think a £2k maintenance fund is realistic for a GT3 or a 430. That really won't get much sorted even in the way of servicing, tyres brakes, let alone the many faults that are common to the 997 platform, or the Ferarri ones that are presumably even more expensive.

DjSki

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945 posts

145 months

Friday 15th February 2019
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evodarren said:
Had my 997.1 GT3 for 6 years, Absolutely love it. But that's me. You definitely need to go and drive a few cars to see what suits you and brings a smile to your face. They are all great cars in there own way.

Good luck with your search.
Thanks, difficulty is getting sellers to allow a drive, so far the discussion has gone something like "lets agree a deal then you can have a confirmation drive".....bit painful. Had even thought about hiring an F430 for a day.....

DjSki

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945 posts

145 months

Friday 15th February 2019
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jakesmith said:
I don't think a £2k maintenance fund is realistic for a GT3 or a 430. That really won't get much sorted even in the way of servicing, tyres brakes, let alone the many faults that are common to the 997 platform, or the Ferarri ones that are presumably even more expensive.
Am quoting £2k if I had a Porsche factory warranty, thinks that's realistic at the mileage I am thinking of. With a Ferrari the warranty is less comprehensive, so agree could be optimistic. If I did go for an F430 I know I need to accept that I could get a £4/5k bill in year one.

Jonny TVR

2,756 posts

231 months

Monday 18th February 2019
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cayman-black said:
Shame the same can't be said for its gearbox.
It was working well for me yesterday when I went for a drive. Not as quick as my F90 M5 but still a pleasure

NoPaddleShiftForMe

148 posts

47 months

Thursday 21st February 2019
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jakesmith said:
I don't think a £2k maintenance fund is realistic for a GT3 or a 430. That really won't get much sorted even in the way of servicing, tyres brakes, let alone the many faults that are common to the 997 platform, or the Ferarri ones that are presumably even more expensive.
I bought my manual F430 in 2011 and have serviced it every year with a main dealer and done every repair recommended. Total across 8 services £11,965.36. I have averaged 2,000 miles per year in the car. Before you all complain I don’t drive it enough, I have 3 other toys in my collection and need to share the miles around.

So if you get a good one and look after it right, £2k could be more than enough.

jakesmith

5,988 posts

121 months

Thursday 21st February 2019
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DjSki said:
Am quoting £2k if I had a Porsche factory warranty, thinks that's realistic at the mileage I am thinking of. With a Ferrari the warranty is less comprehensive, so agree could be optimistic. If I did go for an F430 I know I need to accept that I could get a £4/5k bill in year one.
...or a £20k bill in year 1... 5th post down...

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


bordseye

1,402 posts

142 months

Thursday 21st February 2019
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jakesmith said:
...or a £20k bill in year 1... 5th post down...

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...
Cant help but wonder if that car was given a PPI by someone who knows what he's doing. The clutch for example is a wear item but where you can get a reading of the wear before purchase. Ball joints etc should have been checked prior to purchase. Sure a Ferrari can cost when it comes to spare parts but that is to be expected given that it was a pretty expensive car when new, but 20k in the first year is more than just bad luck even for a car which is, by Ferrari standards, a bit leggy.

LIVENT

191 posts

178 months

Thursday 28th February 2019
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Probably slightly out of your budget but I would try and stretch to a Mclaren 12c. A mate of mine just got one under 100k and loves it. Were going to go to Santapod for a blast 1 weekend so he can race it against my 488. it will be interesting to see the results.

Personally having driven the 430 and the LP560 I would go for the Lambo and I am a Ferrari guy.

21ATS

54 posts

22 months

Friday 1st March 2019
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How about a 550 Maranello (all manual) or a 575M F1 if you're not upset with a early gen flappy paddle.


jakesmith

5,988 posts

121 months

Friday 1st March 2019
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21ATS said:
How about a 550 Maranello (all manual) or a 575M F1 if you're not upset with a early gen flappy paddle.
Or a 599 what an absolute beast

Adz man

333 posts

109 months

Monday 11th March 2019
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Just a few weeks ago I bought an 07 Lambo Gallardo Spyder in stunning Giallo Midas Yellow.

Before that I owned a Carrera convertible 911 for 5 years and before that I owned a 430 Spider for 4 years.

The 430 was a beautiful agile and elegant machine. Effortless driving and around £1k - £2k for a service.

Not had the G for long but it’s like a sledgehammer. It’s loud and I feel it has an abusive character about it and I have a feeling I’ll be paying more on its upkeep than the 430.

The noise of the G is wonderful and slightly more gadgets than were on my 430 but i didn’t worry about my clutch wear on my 430 when in traffic lol