What does the 355 cost to run?

What does the 355 cost to run?

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iguana

6,859 posts

232 months

Monday 7th October 2002
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On average about 3K per annum.

Mine was 2.5 yrs old when I got it. The first year cost about 800 the second 5k as I had to have a new exhaust manifold and tyres plus major service.

Mark



damn. i don't need to hear info like this... I can feel my wallet twitching excitedly. this sort of figure is more than affordable



Agggggggghhh please don't say that, at the moment I can't even imagine spending your yearly maintenance expenditure, on the entire purchace price of a car...

5 grand a year running costs reasonable flippin' eck I thought 150 a year for the insurance, 12 on plugs and 20 on oil was excessive for my motorbike..... oh and scandalous depreciation of 100 over 3 years, still at least I can console myself with F40 acceleration oh and that I actually look foward to traffic jams......

note to self, must get job selling rugs, got any vacancies ninja..........

456mgt

2,491 posts

238 months

Monday 7th October 2002
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Does this remind "anyone" of something.... "Stop! you can't go home with your friends, you're coming with me tonight."



Sorry Manu, but this is fecking HILARIOUS. Beer sprayed EVERYWHERE, and when I'd finally stopped laughing I got the missus in to have a look. It was the line I remembered from yesterday "she had hair like, you know, predator..."

manu

768 posts

235 months

Monday 7th October 2002
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Ninja DIES for this.

911Targa

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45 posts

230 months

Monday 7th October 2002
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Thanks for the advice guys, oh, and girls --oops made a fatal mistake in assuming there - in fact, I should know better, a friend of the family (female) owns a ferrari. No, really, thanks - even if the thread did go off at a tangent ;-)

I think I'll just get one anyway - if it goes wrong I'll just sell the house and live in the car! ;-)

Watch this space!!! Anyone had any dealings with Talacrest?

Ins. quote was 2135 - not bad really considering my EVO 6 TME was 1750

456mgt

2,491 posts

238 months

Monday 7th October 2002
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Watch this space!!! Anyone had any dealings with Talacrest?


Yes, Manu & Ajay have. Suggest you contact them via scuderia systems. Talacrest is a few humdred yards down the road.

Allegedly, Manu has also had dealings with this (he's a double hard barsteward:



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911Targa

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45 posts

230 months

Monday 7th October 2002
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oh :-( maybe Maranello? Surely they'd be better with warranty claims? Does anyone have a dealer recommendation? Preferably from someone who isn't a Ferrari dealer or who has a mate etc.

456mgt

2,491 posts

238 months

Monday 7th October 2002
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oh :-( maybe Maranello? Surely they'd be better with warranty claims? Does anyone have a dealer recommendation? Preferably from someone who isn't a Ferrari dealer or who has a mate etc.


Noooo. It was a joke (see rest of thread). Honest. Talacrest are fine.

There may be a difference in the warranty you get with main dealer vs independents (of which Talacrest is one) in that the former is (largely) unlimited wheras the latter may have capped claims.

Both my cars came from Maranello Sales, and the chap I dealt with on both occasions was Chris Hewitt, whom I rate. I'll buy more cars from him. Maranello's tends to be a bit more expensive than other dealers.

Graypaul have a lot of fans and their prices are pretty competitive. I haven't heard anyone criticse them, which is pretty amazing actually. They are also good on customer service and servicing.

To some extent, where you go depends on who has the car you want at the price you want it. The principal choices are what DO you want, and main dealer vs Independent.

Kevin

911Targa

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45 posts

230 months

Monday 7th October 2002
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Oh ok :-) must have missed something. The guy at Talacrest said to reserve 2 - 2.5K a year for maintenance.

...just remember a friend who had a 348GTS ... last year of ownership cost 10K!! yikes! I can handle 2 - 2.5K but 10K is a litle outta my league at the mo'

...hmmm how much equity do I have in my house ;-)

456mgt

2,491 posts

238 months

Monday 7th October 2002
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Just had a look at Talacrests' website- it's that 95 GTS is it? Would suggest you try for a later car if you can, and I REALLY wouldn't be in too much of a hurry to buy, with Winter around the corner. Seem to recall some teething problems on the early cars tho' I would expect any of these things to have been sorted long ago.

10K in one year is steeeep, but not unknown. I know this is going to come over all old fart, but if something like this would break the bank I'd think very carefully indeed. These cars are LOTS of fun, but only if you're not worrying about them constantly. Mind you, I seem to recall debating this point with Ninja, on a different website long ago, when he was choosing whether to get a 911 or a 355; I suggested he go for the 911, which he didn't....

911Targa

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45 posts

230 months

Monday 7th October 2002
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LOL I think 60K is gonna have to be my limit :-( it's either that or a 328GTS & yeah it is the 95GTS, although Maranello have a 96GTS I think. Anyway, the story is...

I gave a friend of mine a lift to the local TVR dealer last week to pich up his Chimera and was persuaded by the service manager to take out a Griff 500 the following day (didn't take much persuading). So I took the Griff 500 out and then noticed a new Tuscan S in the showroom :-) The last recollection I have of a "speedsix"'s Tuscan S is in LeMans - nice!

...then it struck me..the 49Kish price tag was in Ferrari territory, and I've always wanted to own a Ferrari since I was ickle. The sound they make is fab.. I remember chasing a 328GTS in my Esprit Turbo SE a couple of years ago ...what a fantastic sound!!!!

...So unless my next car has a prancing horse on the bonnet, I'm not interested - probably.

Plus I want to own one before I get to 30 - not long left now.

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ninja_eli

1,524 posts

239 months

Monday 7th October 2002
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oh :-( maybe Maranello? Surely they'd be better with warranty claims? Does anyone have a dealer recommendation? Preferably from someone who isn't a Ferrari dealer or who has a mate etc.



Bloody alarm's gone off in the warehouse so I'm back at work until it gets sorted.

Anyway, I think Graypaul are a good dealership to look into, similar standard of preparation to Maranellos but without the hike in price. For 60K you should get a good one, maybe a 97 or 98 car? The older the dealer the better, although for the time you have the car under warranty it isn't that important as you get a network warranty, although the goodwill part of the warranty is only for 3 months. I bought from official dealer simply because of the warranty. You pay more for the cars, but there's peace of mind, which I need when I am redlining the car everytime I drive it. I was told they like it

check out their website to see their stock www.sytnergroup.co.uk/graypaul/loughborough/

I've only had pleasure when dealing with them and would buy from them again, and again. Looking to get a 360 in May when my warranty runs out. But as Kevin says, make sure you go into ownership knowing that you will burn money, and have money to burn, and you will have a massive laugh. Its not fun worrying about something going wrong, I had it with my Calibra Turbo (look I was 18 okay? I was easily led, hadn't seen the world etc etc..) I sank 5 grand into an 8 grand car during one year and 3 months ownership (funny how you remember the entire period a car shagged you for). It broke my heart when my girlfriend tried to help me bump start it (she sat in drivers seat) and managed to hit a wall. It was only an 80 light cluster but I had had enough.

Good luck and good hunting (and sorry about the thread hijack, for which I am now officially on the run).

ninja_eli

1,524 posts

239 months

Monday 7th October 2002
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PS. think twice about getting the GTS, my neighbour isn't too happy with his. I was told by the dealer they are the slowest selling too.

911Targa

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45 posts

230 months

Tuesday 8th October 2002
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Well, I headed of to Maranello Sales today and put a deposit on the Giallo Modena 355 Spider Spoke to Chris and all was fine! If all goes to plan I should have it next week!!!!!!

maranellouk

2,066 posts

235 months

Tuesday 8th October 2002
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Well, I headed of to Maranello Sales today and put a deposit on the Giallo Modena 355 Spider Spoke to Chris and all was fine! If all goes to plan I should have it next week!!!!!!


Congratulations!! Yellow is my personal favourite for obvious reasons You are going to love every moment. Looking for one, buying one and then taking delivery of one will never compare to waking up the next day and seeing it in the garage

What's your insurance like?

911Targa

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45 posts

230 months

Tuesday 8th October 2002
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Thanks :-) Only had one quote so far...Privilege @ 2350 ish

can you recommend any others?

maranellouk

2,066 posts

235 months

Tuesday 8th October 2002
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Thanks :-) Only had one quote so far...Privilege @ 2350 ish

can you recommend any others?

See this thread on insuring a 355 www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=17676&f=63&h=0
Ninja posted a few companies on this one. Joining a owners club can also help. I'd love to see a quote for me around the 2k mark. Being a 23year old male from Central London doesn't help much though.:sigh:

456mgt

2,491 posts

238 months

Wednesday 9th October 2002
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Well, I headed of to Maranello Sales today and put a deposit on the Giallo Modena 355 Spider Spoke to Chris and all was fine! If all goes to plan I should have it next week!!!!!!


Woohoo! Disregard the post on the locked thread, can see you did have some joy. God that's fantastic- what a car. Lucky man indeed.

Well done

Kevin

ninja_eli

1,524 posts

239 months

Wednesday 9th October 2002
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Well, I headed of to Maranello Sales today and put a deposit on the Giallo Modena 355 Spider Spoke to Chris and all was fine! If all goes to plan I should have it next week!!!!!!



Congratulations mate, lovely car. If its the one I am thinking of in Maranello's (96N reg with 16K miles), and you haven't done the deal in its entirety, I have some details which may interest you. For the sake of this site I won't mention it here, but if you want details, feel free to email me and I'll let you know. Quite interesting... and can be very useful. For example, don't let them give you a 6 month warranty, which is their policy for a car older than 5 years. They will give you the full year if you try.

Sorry about going totally off topic but it was for a bit of a laugh between Manu and I. Manu isn't upset either BTW.

manu

768 posts

235 months

Wednesday 9th October 2002
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Fantastic news mate - OUTSTANDING!!!
Do pop in on us when you collect the car - we're only across the road -
Yet another one falls for the magic of Ferrari - Kev, I reckon you, Ninja, Ajay and I ought to start our own dealership.

Giallo 355s are gorgeous!!

Manu.
P.S. Is it F1

911Targa

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45 posts

230 months

Wednesday 9th October 2002
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Thanks for all the congrats guys!! :-) it's not an F1 and they have stated a 1yr warranty without me pushing for it.

...just hope the finance works out ok!!!