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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Fisherman30, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. Fisherman30

    Fisherman30 Rookie

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    Hi Everyone,

    I've wanted a Ferrari since I was about 10 years old. What's the best first Ferrari for under $100 000? The lower maintenance expense, the better. Thanks!
     
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  3. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3

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  4. Nospinzone

    Nospinzone F1 Veteran

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    Definitely the most modern Ferrari you can get for that money.

    But be careful if you make a stretch purchase, it's not whether you can afford to buy a Ferrari, it's whether you can afford to maintain a Ferrari. ;)
     
  5. Dave Bertrand

    Dave Bertrand Karting

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    Maintenance is easy. Repairs are costly. Big difference between those terms. Ferraris break and ain't none of them cheap to fix.
     
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  6. A348W

    A348W Formula 3

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    Depends what you want and like.

    308s/328s are cheap side to maintain but are old school, 360s are more modern, have drop massively recently in price but have there own maintenance points.
     
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  8. ChipG

    ChipG Formula 3

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    F430 or California
     
  9. tomc

    tomc Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Oh dear, here we go again! :D

    Don't buy a California.
    One of the best selling F models of all time? Doesn't matter.
    Lots of technical innovations? Doesn't matter!
    70% of buyers are new to the brand? Enzo would turn in his grave!

    It's not a real Ferrari, you won't be able to come back on F-chat & show your face,
    handsomely suntanned though it may be, from driving the best starter Ferrari going. ;)

    Seriously though, you need to drive a few types and your gut will tell you which one is the right one for you.
    Good luck...T
     
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  10. Nospinzone

    Nospinzone F1 Veteran

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    Tom's right, you'll pick up too many chicks with a Cali.

    You're born on Christmas Day? Jesus Christ!
     
  11. ginoBBi512

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    not for 100 k, you can barely buy a 360 for 100k or a 355 for that matter.

    Thank you
     
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  13. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3

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    i must be out of date on my f430 prices. I bought one 4-5 years ago 5k miles, red/tan for $116k. Figured they were below $100k by now.
     
  14. fatbillybob

    fatbillybob Two Time F1 World Champ
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    The best are most reliable. I vote 328 and 550. Most modern reliable maybe 430. Just be warned buying these cars is the cheapest part. Repair costs can be eye watering. Spending the cost of a whole new honda to get your Ferrari running is not a surprise.
     
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    greyboxer F1 World Champ

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  16. tomc

    tomc Two Time F1 World Champ

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    LOL. Maybe that's why they call it the Galifornia?!? :rolleyes:

    OP...perhaps the best advice from above is to make sure to take into consideration a realistic maintenance and operation budget in addition to purchase price. The last thing you want to be is driving your F-car - whichever one you choose - and worrying about some $$$ repair/maintenance...T
     
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  17. F612

    F612 Formula Junior

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    A 575M is a REAL Ferrari with 12 cylinders and front engine.
    You can find a good one for $100K, I think.
     
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  18. barabba

    barabba Formula Junior

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    328 if you want something older or 360 manual for something more modern.
     
  19. ChipG

    ChipG Formula 3

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    Really? gee, I didn't know they went up in price, I have been offered over a dozen F430's in the $80k range 1-2 years ago.
     
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  20. ginoBBi512

    ginoBBi512 Formula Junior
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    Yes, but Im just going by what I see here, for instance, a 430 manual asking price, 245k , challenge stradale 250k , talk about greed lol , i, you can almost buy a 488, or 812 (used ) for the money 430 and 360 s are going for , you might as well get a much newer F car for a little more than the aforement, ioned . 100 K will get you a clean 328 / 348 which as been maintained both cosmetically and mechanically .

    Thank you
     
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  21. vrsurgeon

    vrsurgeon F1 World Champ
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    The one that makes your heart skip when you look at it.. AND your wallet lets you purchase.

    That can be an old 3xx car or a newer 488.
     
  22. paulchua

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    Depends on what you're looking for friend?
     
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  23. paulchua

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    wow, a lot of Cali hate! If you have small kids along with the wife and want a convertible, what other modern Ferrari does the job?

    Enzo would not turn over in his grave, he would consider us ALL poesuers, he only would have cared about Leclerc and Sainz.

    ;)
     
  24. paulchua

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    you would be surprised, there was a dip a few years ago, but since easy money has once again filled the markets, alternative assets have once again been lifted.

    F430 6 Speed? Forget about it.
     
  25. Rlurie1

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    Tom was joking, he owns a Cali


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  26. ChipG

    ChipG Formula 3

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    Yea, I understand manual box cars are around $200k but I still see lots of F430's on the internet in the $80k - $90k range
     
  27. Natkingcolebasket69

    Natkingcolebasket69 F1 Veteran
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    What ? Lol
    U can get a 355 manual spider for around 70k a
    A f1 360 for around 80, a manual 360 for 100 and f1 430 for 100


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  28. ginoBBi512

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    #25 ginoBBi512, Jan 26, 2021
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2021

    Good morning, I just checked around here, and yes F1 430s and 360s around 100k. Manuals are way more expensive, I have also seen 328s going for over 100k , and 355s over 100k as well.

    Thank you.
     

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