It's the end of the 8th driving season for me since I got my 355. I thought I go through all the head aches it has caused me over those 8 seasons. We all know that these cars are pretty, but if you read the internet, they are expensive to maintain and suffer all numbers of problems. So what's my story? I bought a car with a fresh major being performed by a talented mechanic in Southern CA. To pass CT emission, it was necessary to fit a pair of Nouvalari sport cats and an intermittent coolant temp sensor was replace. And I found that the oil pressure sensor was also showing intermittent behavior, and replaced it. That was the first month. Since then, over the remaining 8 seasons and 11k + miles, let's check the records. Excluding oil and fluid changes and some optional work that had nothing to do with drivability, like hood struts, here are the problems I faced: 1) Replaced O2 sensors on both banks (it's 2.7 car so that's just 2, about $60 each); 2) Replaced inner CV boots on both sides (about $10 each); 3) Replaced a bad (intermittent) ignition coil on the 1-4 bank ($65); 4) Replaced the MAF on the 1-5 bank ($325 for a Bosch rebuild unit); 5) Fixed a broken connection to the 1-4 bank crank sensor (only my time). That pretty much covers it. Things that haven't happen? After the belts haven't broken, the water pump (original) doesn't leak, it doesn't drip oil on the garage floor, the original headers aren't cracked, it hasn't experienced a host of electrical "ghosts" due to the "poor" Ferrari connectors in the wiring harness. To be sure, I don't abuse the car. I don't track it; I shift around 6k because it's more fun going through the gears, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, than to run it up to red line; I pretty much drive it like any other car. I figure I'll go another 2 years on the belts.