Considering buying Cali '10 any advice?

Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by Mr.F, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. Mr.F

    Mr.F Rookie

    Sep 14, 2021
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    Hi , after hardwork i finally decided to fill one of my bucketlist and getting a ferrari cali '10
    it has 10k mileage, low market price compared to others, but seemed to have some issues with it.
    The showroom told me that there's a problem regarding the care hence the low market price.
    Bellow is the list of the problems :
    1. Parking brake error ( actuator & calubration )
    2. Gearbox failure ( app_synchro 5 & 7, CCP Kit, paddle shift )
    3. Abnormal RPM (not according to the instructions)
    4. Blur on Display andd NIT .
    5. Wiper kec. 1 & 2 not functioning, washer not functioning.
    6. Front parking censor bracket broken.
    7. Wiper blade torned.
    8. Front & Rear shock absorber leak.
    9. Engine mounting hard & dropped.
    10. Robert bushing exhaust cracked & released.
    11. Tyre 2016, TPMS not calibration.
    12. R/L Door abnormal sound when closing.
    13. No FIN Rear diffuser .

    Aside from all the repairs needed, the leather interior seems to be clean and showing barely any scuffs .
    In my country the ferrari price averages around $170k usd but this car is selling around $130k usd maybe i can still negotiate a little bit down..

    My question is if i repair it arround 20-30 grand will it run normal like a proper ferrari should and how long will it last.

    Any advice from senior ferraris?
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  3. SLViper1

    SLViper1 Formula Junior
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    How does a car have that many expensive issues in 10 K miles? I would find a better example to buy
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  4. Mr.F

    Mr.F Rookie

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    Seems that the last guy using was outside any a reputable service centre .. after using it for 10k miles he finally decides to sell sir
  5. russellmcg

    russellmcg Formula Junior
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    Russell McGuire
    If it was me, I don't think I would find a different one to purchase. Unfortunately, while it might seem like a good price, they can often get expensive quickly when things go wrong with these cars. Not only that, but the headache it would cause getting a car fixed, and the fear I would have of something going wrong with it would take away from the joy of driving it.

    To each his own, but that is my thoughts on it. Also, at 10k miles, I would think it should not have near that many issues, but I am by no means a mechanic.

    Best of luck!
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  6. vjd3

    vjd3 Formula 3
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    I would never buy that car ... it will be nothing but headaches and it's obviously been neglected. The saying "the cheapest Ferrari you can buy will wind up being the most expensive" is absolutely true.
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  8. Snewton94024

    Snewton94024 Formula Junior

    Apr 24, 2015
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    Steve Newton
    The gearbox “failure” alone could cost $25k or more.
    Where did you get the 20-30k number to fix these items?
    I can’t imagine how that is possible.
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  9. rossodino

    rossodino Formula Junior

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    bruce sansone
    Talk about a laundry list of problems, hard to believe it has only 10k miles it sounds like 110k, I would Run not walk away from that car!
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  10. Bill Phillips

    Bill Phillips Formula Junior
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    $130k for a 2010 that needs a major overhaul? I’ll sell you my pristine, trouble free 2013 for the $175k you’d have to lay out on that one...
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  11. Mr.F

    Mr.F Rookie

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    i see thankyou for your insight sir, really appreciate it... yeah i guess not to mention the money dripping down from my purse

    I saw you one of the forums... your quite active thankyou so much for your insight sir... appreciate it

    Yeah your right.. one of the dealer's attendees that i had a quickchat with sir.. but since u mentioned it i also decided to step down as my fear that the car might never be driven as good as it was..

    Yeah i guess from all the replies in this thread i really having doubts of whether to buy or not and now all is cleared... Thankyou sir

    HAHAHAHAHAHA... Guess that's a good bargain sir! Thankyou for the reply
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  13. John McBride

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    John McBride

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