ok then here we go

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funkyboogalooo

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1,844 posts

271 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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now were talking

whitechimp500

3,384 posts

274 months

Wednesday 10th April 2002
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Cant fault your logic here, Vfast Italian thoroghbred car,low miles, used Golf money.
Buy it, enjoy it, and keep some cash spare to keep on top of it

McNab

1,627 posts

277 months

Friday 12th April 2002
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None of my Ferraris ever produced a major problem. OK, that was a long time ago, but surely the older ones must have been more prone to trouble than the latest ones.

I think it's all down to care and maintenance. Treat the car sensibly and have it serviced regularly and it won't have anything worse than a few niggles. Costs are higher than a Porsche, but bertie's experience is typical if we're talking about proper care and attention. The amount of money spent is satisfactory for that type of car.

Used Ferraris and Maseratis are fine if you know the history inside out - and better still if you know the previous owner, but I wouldn't touch one otherwise.

bob the planner

4,695 posts

272 months

Saturday 13th April 2002
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Funky,

Good looking car - I hope you get many happy miles of motoring - nice to see something different !
Bob

roulli

175 posts

272 months

Saturday 13th April 2002
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Forza Mortadella !!!
Saw your Karif on your page. She's a big girl.
What is the difference between a Bi-Turbo and this Karif Coupé? It looks more grown up from the front, than the Bi Turbos I've in mind. But this does not mean much
How does it handle compared to the S?

Patrick

funkyboogalooo

Original Poster:

1,844 posts

271 months

Saturday 13th April 2002
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quite a few differences, mostly its based on the spyder chassis and has the bigger 2.8 engine (earlier bi's were 2.5) other than that i'm still learning.
only ever 220 made and only 21 of those are rhd mine is number 18.
as regards the ride and handling compared to the S i'm not sure, other than the fact that the ride is a lot better, as are the brakes, i wouldnt have thought she'll be as tight as the S when pushed but you cant have everything hey.

steve blake

18 posts

268 months

Saturday 13th April 2002
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Do let us know how you get on with the car.I often fancied a Maser.

ptc

80 posts

274 months

Thursday 2nd May 2002
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The early 3200 @ £30-£35K seem like good value. My Old Dear and Hubby have come to retirement age and fancied an Audi TT, couldn't quite see it myself given that this car is driven by the 25-35 brigade as a rule, and suggested the 3200 or XK8 as a vialble alternative, in the same price bracket (considering the TT purchase was going to made from a main dealer).

This is not casting aspersions on the age issue more a case of horses for cousres given that they wanted to go bashing across Europe. A 3200 and XK8 seemed far more appropriate for what they had in mind.

The point being that getting info on the reliability/running costs for early 3200's is not easy, refelcting a point made earlier about a general lack of UK knowledge on the marquee.

Would appreciate any insight into the 3200 both good and bad.

PC

bertie

8,559 posts

287 months

Friday 3rd May 2002
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My brother has a 3200 Auto, 2000/W which he has had from new and done 23,000 miles in and he loves it.
Not had anything other than routine servicing, and just by chance is now up for sale!