Advice on 488 purchase

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by watt, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. watt

    watt Formula 3

    Jun 17, 2004
    Way Back In, NZ
    Full Name:
    Giuseppe T Hemingway
    I am considering the white/chocolate 6k mi 2016 [264 ask/window not revealed so far but low?] at FOS and the titanio/cuoio 1 k mi 2018 at FOH [319 ask/324 window]. After doing 4 track events in my 2018 GT3 with 2 488's- I saw what I liked in my strads and scuds.... tight lower gear set, making the pdk GT3 seem high geared.

    The car will be largely used for canyon slamming and rare trips to "town [W.LA]" from Malibu. The titanio is more my colour preference, but the car has well over 30 k of unneeded [to me] options. Given my higher mileage use, and the 488 cycle, I'm inclined to go with the white one although white is harder to keep clean, but the choc interior is appealing. Both cars have racing seats which are mandatory to me. I'm thinking 290on the 2018, and 250 on the 2016?

    Your advice greatly appreciated.
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  3. Zinger

    Zinger Formula 3

    Apr 11, 2009
    Leesburg, Va
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    Ryan M
    #2 Zinger, Apr 13, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2018
    Choc interior could be tough on resale vs other interior color choices. The 18 sounds like a better car overall to me. The asking is way to high on the 18 however. I am thinking 285-290 range . Just my 2 cents :)
  4. watt

    watt Formula 3

    Jun 17, 2004
    Way Back In, NZ
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    Giuseppe T Hemingway
    #3 watt, Apr 14, 2018
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2018
    Thanks Zinger.

    The choc/white car is 302 msrp, lotsa carbon [like the other, the steering wheel looks carbon but it not mentioned, perhaps included in drivers zone], and weirdly - silverstone calipers. Unlikely to own the car a year so your advice on the choc is well taken, much as i like it
  5. Gh21631

    Gh21631 F1 Veteran
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    Feb 24, 2011
    There a ton of 488s for sale I am sure you can find that checks the boxes without too much compromise.
  6. dustman

    dustman F1 Veteran
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    Jun 12, 2007
    Get spider for $310k esp since you are Malibu and can go canyons and pch...much better car.
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  8. Andial

    Andial Formula Junior

    Jun 19, 2016
    I would just get the coupe.
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