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Advice on a potential F430 purchase

Discussion in '360/430' started by jfsa82, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. jfsa82

    jfsa82 Rookie

    Aug 16, 2011
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    Hi everyone, I am looking to purchase an F430, preferable one with "higher" miles since I plan to drive it often without taking to big of a hit on depreciation. I am looking at this one in particular on Car Gurus. I wanted to get some thoughts and opinions on the price. Based on the Carfax report, it was involved in one accident and used as a rental car for two years.

    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/inventorylisting/mySavedListings.action#listing=247441925
     
  2. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3

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    wow seems a bit steep on price for what you get. 9 owners, rental company, accident, blown out interior, 51k on the odometer, first year production, etc. its only been on sale for 35 days to. i imagine this car is going to be tough to move. i would probably balk at $70k let alone $82k. Why not spend $10-$15k more and get a well sorted car?
     
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  3. Shark01

    Shark01 F1 Rookie

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    That car has "bad ownership experience" written all over it.
     
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  4. Hawaii Brit

    Hawaii Brit Rookie
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    Agree. Way over priced and potential money pit. I purchased my cpo 07 spider 3 months ago. The market is really soft. You can pick up a well sorted coupe for $80 ish with negotiating. The classified section here has awesome F430 for not much more.


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  5. Themaven

    Themaven F1 Rookie
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    Don’t do it! Buy a good one instead. There are lots around.
     
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  6. Dicecal

    Dicecal Formula Junior
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    I’d pass on that one for sure! If you don’t find anything in the next 2 weeks, my F430 will be up for sale then...
     
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  7. davem

    davem F1 Veteran
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    Cheap Ferrari is the most expensive one in the end.
     
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  8. sakodik

    sakodik Karting
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    This one is listed in the classified section.
     
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  9. jferrante

    jferrante Karting
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  10. jfsa82

    jfsa82 Rookie

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    Interested, please send me details of your car. Thanks!
     
  11. jfsa82

    jfsa82 Rookie

    Aug 16, 2011
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    Thanks for the advice everyone! I didnt know it was on the classified section, it was a good read. Doesnt look like I will be picking it up. Ive already contacted Mike to help me with the search.
     
  12. Metastable

    Metastable Formula Junior

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    Get one with higher mileage that has had all the typical issues sorted out.
     
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  13. buddyg

    buddyg Formula 3
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    RUN FAR RUN FAST!
     
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  14. LightGuy

    LightGuy Three Time F1 World Champ
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    If you plan on keeping the car for a long period also check on manual 360s.
    Fully depreciated and may be ticking upward soon.
     
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