i have been trying to decide between the 456 and the maser, leaning real heavy towards the 456. but i do have a few questions, i picked up a copy of Forza last night and it had a buyers guide on the 456. the article pointed out the current depreciation and it's continuance, along with prices were noted to be from 60-100k. but my recent searching shows them to be priced higher. am i missing something or are the owners in denial? not that i mind the higher price but i'm wondering if the article was correct. not intrested in taking a bath. now for the important questions, reliabilty is noted to very good for a ferrari, has this been true for those who currently or have owened one? cost of commen replacement items, belts, hoses, pads etc.. i assume most here buy from outside sources saving money? insurance, not cost but should i source out a specific company or use my current carrier? what are the cons to not having the dealer do the services? what specific areas should i look at when looking at used 456 GT's? and is the "M" worth the extra cost? this next question is more based on Ferrari as a company then the car, in terms of standing behind its cars does Ferrari get picky on what is warrenty work vs. not? I'm just getting past a real bad burn from a big european mfg, and really don't want to repeat that. in your experiance does Ferrari stand up and say "yes that was a in-house problem" or "sorry you did, somehow"? not being picky but i gotta tell you after last year i still haven't bought another car. i never thought it would bother me this much but when it happens it really gets you off gaurd. lastly this would be a cash purchase only becouse i don't like payments and i plan on keeping this longer then the term of a loan. am i crazy for thinking it will save me interest charges becouse i plan on keeping it around as long as possible? i thank you all for the responses in the other thread and the great help you have been, i had thought of picking up a 328 or the newer F355 but the idea of having another car that needs its engine ripped out for work is to much. my dragster fits that bill already and the missus will only tolerate so much, as she says "you spend too much time in the batcave".