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Can selling dealer (FSF) perform ppi??

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Thatsmytoy, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Thatsmytoy

    Thatsmytoy Karting

    Nov 5, 2003
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    If I want to buy a used 550 from F of San Fran., and they say they are doing an inspection, do I need to get a PPI from on outside source??
    Thanks, Bill
     
  2. henryk

    henryk Formula Junior

    Dec 9, 2003
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    Door County, WI
    Don't you think that there inspection (PPI) would be "somewhat" biased??????????
     
  3. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

    Nov 16, 2001
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    unless you're local to the dealer and they're giving you a nice warranty, i'd get an independent shop to look at it. ask in the nocal section for referrals - lots of guys out that way.

    my advice. worth well less than you paid for it :).

    doody.
     
  4. Thatsmytoy

    Thatsmytoy Karting

    Nov 5, 2003
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    I'm asking because I heard they were one of the best dealerships...so i'd like opinions...this is my 1st Fcar
    Thanks,
    Bill
     
  5. zsnnf

    zsnnf Formula 3

    Sep 11, 2003
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    I bought a car from a private party that had his car serviced at a local Fo? dealer. I thought it would be O.K. for them since they knew the car. Nothing could be further from reality. I think they had the sellers interests in mind, even though I was paying for the work. I asked specific questions and got "that's normal" and "We can't find anything wrong with it" answers. After I bought the car, I found out different.

    All this being said, get an outside unbiased opinion.

    Good luck,
    Enjoy,
    Rick
     
  6. tifosi

    tifosi F1 Veteran
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    Sep 5, 2001
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    normally you should get someone independant from the transaction to do it, furthermore you should avoid the shop that currently services it - ie get someone no involved in the car, that said if you are in a jam and they give you an warranty on the car for items normally covered in a ppi I'd say you should be ok
     
  7. FL 355

    FL 355 Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2002
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    I bought my car from them and would trust their PPI....

    F of SFO is unique because the are the only Ferrari Dealer that is owned by the factory. The management team is more service driven than price driven.

    In fact, they did things beyond the PPI that I did not request. I wanted a fresh 30K with belts. The previous owner changed a bad exhaust manifold on the right bank. Since the engine was out during the 30K they changed the other manifold so both sides had new new style manifolds. Had some signs of shrunken dash...I knew about it and did not say anything...yep...they replaced it. I could go on and on...

    Any other dealer... I would say "no"...but with them, no problem.
     
  8. J Nicks

    J Nicks Karting

    Dec 4, 2003
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    Factory owned, I have never heard of that. It sounds like they are really good to deal with, Do they sell cars at Factory List?
     
  9. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

    Sep 28, 2002
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    Bill,

    See my response in your NorCal thread. I think that should explain it perfectly.

    --Dan
     
  10. Dave Radu

    Dave Radu Karting

    Nov 20, 2003
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    I agree with FL 355. Being factory owned they are very service orientated. They were a big help to me in the purchase of my car even though I bought it from a private party. The sales dept. gave me tons of info on several cars I was looking at and the service dept. ran the vin# and checked service records with just a phone call. I would not be a bit concerned about them doing a PPI on one of their own. They do a very detailed inspection before they buy a used car.

    Just my experience though.
    Dave
     

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