I'm having a hell of time deciding which car to get, the F355 spider, or the 360 Modena. Either way the car has to be manual, red/tan. I really wanted an open top Ferrari, it just seems to make more sense, the open air, the gated 6-speed, the sound of the engine, and the classic lines of the F355 are where it's at. But the 360 has grown on me a lot over the years, but I don't like the spider in that model, don't know why exactly, but it just isn't "open" enough for me and the lines just don't flow as well. So here's where I am. All things being equal, I'd rather get the F355 spider, and I'm ready to pull the trigger on a nice one not too far from me. But the practical reality of owning and actually driving the car has me a bit worried and as a result I'm still considering the 360. Either car will be a driver's car; I'll be putting 5-7k miles on it per year. And the problem is I've heard so many mixed stories about the F355 I just don't know what to do. I know about the valve train, the convertible top, sticky buttons and header issues, but other than those problems just what is it that makes everyone say that the F355 is so unreliable? I know that the engine out/belt change can be expensive and I don't have a problem with a $10k repair every now and then, but the idea of a $30-$40k repair just isn't acceptable. Plus I've heard that some parts aren't even available for the F355 anymore, so who knows, if something breaks could I just be up the creek? If you were to buy a '95 F355 (OBD1) that already had a new top end on the motor, what are the other big issues that could possibly ruin your experience? After fixing the top end of the motor, is the 360 still *that* much more reliable of a car?