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Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by RazAtx, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. RazAtx

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  2. LVP488

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    Second picture is an F8, not a 488. Even a bigger leap forward...
     
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  3. SoCal to az

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    Id do it in a heartbeat if finances allow and yes, that is an F8, not a 488.
     
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  4. ScrappyB

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    I personally wouldn’t trade a 458 Spider for an F8 coupe.
     
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  5. BLKBLK

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    There is approximately 100 different threads on this very topic and none of them came to a conclusion yet except everyone chanting "my car is better than yours". If the price delta makes sense to you, I would upgrade to either 488 or F8. I came from a 458 to a 488 currently. Haven't looked back since and won't be owning another 458 again.
     
  6. italiafan

    italiafan F1 World Champ

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    Where’s the “shoot me in the balls” emoji?
    :confused:
     
  7. dustman

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    LOL!

    I wouldn’t, but the F8 does look really good vs 488.
     
  8. Jo Sta7

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    What dealer is this? Are they offering the F8 at list?
     
  9. RazAtx

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    In austin and yes I'm sorry...meant F8....typed too fast for my own good...around 20k over list

    F8 does look way better than the 488
     
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  10. C50

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    20k over list for no wait sounds about right.
    If it’s what you want _now_ then it’s worth considering.
    If you’re indifferent, and the dealer is “talking you into it,” why bother?
    Wait some time, F8 prices will drop and a wider range of specs will be available. Or just spec as you like. Or just enjoy your present ride.

    tldr: that thing you want to do? Do that.
     
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  11. AlfistaPortoghese

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    Wise dealer. Win-win for him: they’ll be selling a new car (F8) and will have absolutely no trouble reselling a 458. My dealer tempts me everytime I pull in for my yearly service.

    It’s great for the dealer. If it’s also great for you, go for it and don’t look back. Personally, I prefer to wait and bide my time until I’m better off (I don’t finance my toys) and pull the trigger on a new F8, instead of parting ways with my 458 in a part exchange deal. But if the dealer is offering you a sweet deal on your 458, and if you’re actively looking to move on, go for it. Doing it just because the dealer suggested it, I wouldn’t.

    Kind regards,

    Nuno.
     
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  12. pninja005

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    Why pay over sticker?

    Just order the F8 you want and enjoy your 458 in the meantime.. win-win to me.
     
  13. bml71

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    If you are expecting a consensus good luck with that :)
    Let me help summarize for you -
    I own a 458 hence its the best thing ever
    I own a 488 hence its the best thing ever
    I have an F8 on order and im sure you can guess where this is going lol.

    Having owned a 458, presently owning a 488 and waiting for an F8 here is what i would say -
    This is the epitome of a first world problem with NO BAD OPTIONS.
    They are all somewhat different but all equally amazing.
    Best of luck whichever way you go!
     
  14. wrs

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    That looks like their demo car, they have had it since January. I wouldn't pay $20k over sticker for it, I would order one and wait, drive your 458 in the meantime.
     
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  15. SoCal to az

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    Do not pay over msrp for this. No chance. Buy it if you like the car, but get a fair trade on 458 and if a used F8- fair price on F8.
     
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  16. Jo Sta7

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    In today’s market it’s insanity to pay over list for a mass produced car. Tell them sticker or forget it.
     
  17. FFan5

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    Do it! I want to see an F8 driving around Austin. We have plenty of 458's driving around.

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  18. dmark1

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    Well I have a Pista and it’s better than all of them...:rolleyes::p:p
     
  19. bml71

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    :);):p
     
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  20. mdrums

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    Yep I’d agree on this!
     
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  21. Graz

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    I agree the Pista is very special. I would have a hard time letting go of my 458 though ;)




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  22. Napoli

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    F8 by far. It’s in another league. Plus, 458 looks old. Has for a while.
     
  23. Shadowfax

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    Watch from 31.44 to 39 mins. Interesting discussion points on 458 v 488 and the sound debate.
     
  24. XSQF

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    Hell no especially for 20 over
     
  25. IloveGT

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    lol. 20k over list. lol.
    It should be 10k under instead.
     

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