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355 - anyone have high miles?

Discussion in '348/355' started by jvecchi, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. jvecchi

    jvecchi Formula Junior

    May 5, 2005
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    My '98 355 recently turned over 30k miles. Are there any high mileage 355 owners out there? If so, how many miles should I expect to be able to put on the car before it gets really expensive to maintain?

    I have, and of course expect, to do all the usual maintenance - oil changes, 15k services, etc. What I'm concerned about is valve jobs, engine overhauls, tranny rebuilds, etc. Anyone have any experience with this?
     
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  3. RossoCorsaItaly

    RossoCorsaItaly F1 Rookie
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    Randy308 has 77k miles on his 95 F355 , try consulting with him.
     
  4. jvecchi

    jvecchi Formula Junior

    May 5, 2005
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    I tried to PM randy308 but it bounced.

    Randy308, if you're out there, please drop me a line!
     
  5. 4retr

    4retr Formula Junior

    Nov 21, 2004
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    Hello:

    I have 49K+ miles on my 95 F355 Spider (On the 2nd 30K service the valve guides needed replacement).
     
  6. livnxs

    livnxs Karting

    Mar 27, 2004
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    I've seen one with 88k on it. I seen a 360 with 70k on it. Both with normal maintainance. I've driven both. You would not have a problem putting 200k on either one and still run great.
     
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  8. MY355

    MY355 Formula Junior

    Feb 4, 2004
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    NYC and AZ
    I drove it daily for a while then aquired a couple other cars.Currently w/ 54,000 miles on it is due for its 1st clutch (Yes 1st ). I do not use auto mode ever exept to demo.I roll till clutch engages at about 2mph then its time to drop the hammer near redline shifts are a blast and the tranny is bullet proof.

    I WILL NOT EVER BABY MY CAR.THESE CARS ARE MADE TO BE DRIVEN HARD AND AT HIGH SPEED PERIOD!!

    Typical of the 355 headers burned up and were replaced w/ TUBI as well as TUBI exhaust while I was at it,a set of bypass pipes and Im a happy camper.
    The exhaust note is AWESOME and SCARY if I blast by you unexpected"sorry".

    I have no mechanical failures and as long as the car doesn't sit drying out and rotting the car is extremely dependable.Religiously the car is exercised EVERY week.Now when I look at most low mile 355's they are in need of 10-15 k worth of work thru neglect and sitting .I LOVE MY355!!

    I took some time to figure costs / year over 4-5 year period.These are average numbers and there will be no need for any arguing or rebuttal responses as I dont have the time to respond to meaningless debates.

    Included are all services (major and minors),miscellanious minor needs (bulbs out,or switches if they fail) tires ,brakes,fluid changes ect basically all the stuff.

    I came up w/ $7,200.00/15,000 miles .

    Assuming 7500 miles / year thats $3,600.00 / year .

    For you conservatives cut it in half again for $1800.00/year assuming 3750 exercising miles.

    Thats my input hope this helps.

    FOCUSED DRIVEN AND PERSISTENT
    NEVER CEASING,NEVER ENDING!!!

    MY355
     

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