USA 488 Order Estimated Wait Time?

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  1. racerdj

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    Has anybody recently made a deposit for a 488 and been given a wait time for delivery? I have been told by 2 dealers 12 months and 12-18 months before final delivery.
     
  2. IPO1

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    Probably about right if you get an allocation. Nice to have two allocations from two dealers :)
     
  3. JimPVB

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    Is that for the GTB? (The Spider is still being stated as 20 - 24 months AFAIK.)




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  4. 0-60 freak

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    12m from deposit to delivery was my case ....gtb

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  5. Aww100

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    Less than a year if dealer is willing to move things around. Say November.
     
  6. carz80am

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    Unless you want to spec it yourself, why not buy a used one? Plenty of them out there and I've already seen gtb's going for below msrp and spiders for msrp + 20-30k over.
     
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  8. Aww100

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    Tons of used 488 out there. Check the McLaren Lambo dealer sites too.
    Sometimes they don't post on Carguru.
     
  9. racerdj

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    GTB for sure.
     
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    Can you PM me leads for under MSRP? Thank you!
     
  11. IPO1

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    #10 IPO1, Mar 5, 2017
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    There are several out there under--I saw one $20k under.

    HOWEVER, they are highly optioned cars $355 stickers.

    If you do some work you'll find them, here is an example... https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/685943967/overview/

    What cars are listed for is not what they will sell for in most cases--so have to call and be ready to make offer and buy.
     
  12. carz80am

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    Most listed over msrp are asking price. You can just bargain with them below msrp. With some new models will be shown in the geneva next week, I think they will give you right away.
     
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  15. 488inVegas

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    Just purchased a used 16 488 with 180 miles for 3K under MSRP. Didn't find too many dealers accepting under MSRP except for cars with some miles one them. Good Luck!
     
  16. Ky1e

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    FWIW I put in my deposit for a GTB about 21 months ago at Ferrari of Tampa Bay and still no allocation.
     
  17. clockem

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    If your looking for a 2017 spider brand new contact Greg Berner at Lake Forest Sports car.
     
  18. Aww100

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    F of Long Island has a brand new white GTB available. As for Geno.
     
  19. racerdj

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    Have they given a reason for no allocation? Is this your first one?
     
  20. IPO1

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    A lot of new whites on the market recently.
     
  21. Scraggy

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    UK - 4 months for a new GTB, just supply chain at Ferrari essentially. Caution - Mac 720 mind blowing, 488 Speciale may not even rival, so tread carefully on depreciation.
     
  22. IPO1

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    Yes, tread carefully when buying a McLaren depreciation wise :)
     
  23. QueueCumber

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    So true. Lost my shirt, pants, socks, and shoes on an MP4 trade-in... :)
     
  24. Ky1e

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    1. First new one. I have owned Fcars since 2010 and always had them serviced there. I used to track them so I had plenty of service work and upgrades Had a 360 spider, then a 458 spider for the last 3 years. Being an owner and doing all your service there doesnt seem to matter.

    2. Apparently they have me on the $h1t list.
     
  25. IPO1

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    They probably (like many f car dealers) want flippers (1000 mile or less) not holders. I'd move on if I were you.
     
  26. carz80am

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    I'd move on as well. I bought my first ferrari in late 2015(458 spider), then got a 488 coupe from same dealer in May of last year and got my 488 spider this past dec. I sold both my 488 coupe and spider outside the dealership, I did offer it to them first. I know I'll never be a guy that gets the really limited cars, so I'm not playing the game. Also, all my cars were purchased from an out of state dealership, since my local dealership wanted me to play the game of buying ff's and california's, which I won't do.
     
  27. Peschy

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    I was told yesterday at Ferrari London while choosing my final spec that the GTB was now an 18month wait with the spider 24months. Not sure what to believe. Mine was ordered last July and should be ready at the end of this July. 458 prices are currently strong with last production high spec cars still nudging 200k sterling with the GTB starting at 184k
     
  28. Ky1e

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    i told them I'd sell the gtb right back to them as soon as they got me a spider allocation. Ie Id flip the gtb for the spider so they could make a quick $50K off me. That doesnt seem to matter either...
     
  29. IPO1

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    Yet another reason to move on...
     
  30. mik458spider

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    Get a used one with low mileage, save some money, and drive it to the dealer to collect back your deposit, or if you haven't given any deposit, drive it there just to tell them nicely to cancel your order.
    I don't see any reason for you to wait longer. When the 488 Speciale is released (pretty soon), GTB will be at least 25% off msrp.
     
  31. IPO1

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    LOL - well I hope :)
     
  32. SoCal to az

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    well, that aint happening for several reasons:
    1- 488 speciale will be limited and difficult to get
    2- dont know of any mid engined v8 ferrari that has sold for 25% off from dealers but I may be wrong.
     
  33. RCorsa

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    These kind of statements undermine any credibility to knowledge of the brand. A 25% discount would mean a bare bones GTB would be selling for $195,000 in 1-2 years from widespread release which is less that some standard F430s out there. LMFAO
     
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    #32 djastral69, Mar 8, 2017
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    If anyone is looking I have a very nicely specked out 488GTB that will be for sale very soon with 1500-ish miles on it. Rosso Corsa, Nero interior, Goldrake Large Racing Seats with Red contrasting stitching. Carbon Everything interior and exterior, including rear diffuser and full Carbon front spoiler w/carbon water tank cover.

    It'll be shown this weekend at the Concours d'Elegance(outside the Ritz Carlton) in Amelia Island this Saturday as well he VIP viewing area at the Festivals of Speed @ the Omni.

    Feel free to PM me or contact me directly at 904-629-0887
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  35. IPO1

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    LOL-waste of time with these guys. $30k over sticker and 'new'...hmmm didn't think that was allowed. Don't bother. Oh and it's blue HA!
     
  36. Scraggy

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    Maybe, but 488 is super soft by Ferrari standards in U.K. Lots of near new sitting around.
     
  37. IPO1

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    There are plenty of new 488's in US (or inbound unsold) that are not advertised and dealers still asking over sticker. It's a joke. 720 is looking better by the day.
     
  38. Ky1e

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    #36 Ky1e, Apr 2, 2017
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    YEAH! I finally got my 488 allocation. It took about 2 years (just under). My MSRP is $300K. Should have car end of July-early Aug depending on Aug break.

    Ordered Rosso Corsa, nero interior, diamond wheels did some custom interior stuff---lg sport seats, alcantera inserts, red strip down the middle, horse stitched head rest, alcantera door inserts, red door handles, red inserts on part of steering wheel....

    Planning on keeping my 458 spider-- at least I'll wait until after delivery of the 488 and wait and see which I like better.
     
  39. Rossocorsa1

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    #37 Rossocorsa1, May 19, 2017
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    I was on a waiting list for a year, then I was given an allocation on February 10th. My car arrived at the dealer yesterday. Hope this helps.
     
  40. boobernackle

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    Did your 488 have a MSRP around $340K-350K?
     
  41. cpiguy

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    Reading the above couple of posts is definitely confusing. I got my allocation and the order was officially in Ferrari Modis on Feb 15th. I went 10G on April 5th. I went 10 Red April 14th, which is when the production cycle starts. The car won't be here until the end of July. This was identical timing to my 488 GTB.

    Just weird why other cars are getting here so quickly.
     
  42. Rossocorsa1

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    Maybe something to do with your spec. While I had a lot of options, they were all from the standard options list. Also, depending on your chosen color/paint.
     
  43. agrun

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    you are in the mainstream. mine went 10R 4/8. will be here July
     
  44. cpiguy

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    Yeah, no special options or paint.
     
  45. RCorsa

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    Yah I put my order in back in late October/early November but my allocation wasn't up until January. My car is on the boat now so I should get the car in late June or likely early July. My paint (triple layer) added about 4 weeks I'm told. I know some people fly their cars over which obviously speeds up delivery to the US significantly.
     

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