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Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Adamas, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Chizz

    Chizz Formula Junior
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    IM STUCK IN FREAKING CUSTOMS!!!!! My wife is sick of the whole thing. She said don’t say the word Ferrari to her again.
    This is me every Friday at my dealer!
     

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  3. Cigarzman

    Cigarzman F1 Veteran
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    LMAO ! We’ve all been there. I hope you get your rig soon. It’s gonna pass I promise . It always does. Best , Kirk.
     
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  4. xBox

    xBox Formula Junior

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    Lol!!!! I think they all get to that place.

    I think the prospect of another spec/build process annoyed my wife more than the fact I ordered another car when I collected the F8.
     
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  5. Il Co-Pilota

    Il Co-Pilota F1 Rookie

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    Don't pay a premium for something anyone can order. You can find a low mileage car at or below msrp. 1000 miles or 0 miles. No difference.

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  6. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF F1 Rookie

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    LOL!
     
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  8. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF F1 Rookie

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    I don't think Spiders will be dropped as easily as the Coupe. Remember, it is a significantly longer waiting period. Finding one preowned in the dealership will also be hiked up. Only possible way to get one now is with some sort or premium. Only way to avoid it is waiting, probably for a long time.
     
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  9. jordanfsl

    jordanfsl Karting

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    Dealers do quietly move these between customers, but not update the system for the ownership change for 6 months or whatever. I know of one that went about 20k over. That’s obviously just due to the lack of cars on the ground, I don’t think anyone expects F8 Spiders to stay that strong for much longer.
     
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  10. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF F1 Rookie

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    Depends on how many get delivered and how soon the owners get done with them. Numbers will be higher than Coupe.
     
  11. jordanfsl

    jordanfsl Karting

    Dec 11, 2010
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    It will be interesting as there is no obvious “next” Ferrari product for many F8 Spider owners. The SF is way further upmarket, and LB will just be a different vehicle with the V6.

    might be a longer term keeper for many owners than typical. Now if the aftermarket can just easily boost the exhaust note....
     
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  13. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF F1 Rookie

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    In addition to... For me, this is it. I will likely only go parallel in year different model (812) or back (F12, 458), not forward.
     
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  14. Il Co-Pilota

    Il Co-Pilota F1 Rookie

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    They are currently flying off the line in Maranello.

    Here's what I'd do. Rather than wasting money on a premium for a car you did nit spec for yourself, do the following. Get a mid mileage 488 to use while you wait. Then spec an F8 like you want it.

    This might end up being both cheaper and it will get you exactly what you want.



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  15. Chad Lewis

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    I ordered my F8 Spider 9/14/20 and paid the required deposit. I was supposed to have an allocation in January, but still my build has yet to be taken to my knowledge. I have countless calls to my rep over the days and months to no avail. Is this normal? Any advice to a first timer would greatly be appreciated.
     
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  16. carz80am

    carz80am Formula Junior

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    F8 spiders will stay stong for a while. F8 coupes are still strong. My $351k msrp F8 with 1500 miles just sold for over $370k. I had some stuff(wheels, exhaust, lowered) done to it, but normally that doesn't increase the value. My spider showed up a couple weeks ago, ordered back in Sept/Oct. Dealers aren't getting as many allocations as they thought they would, I think it'll be a while before they catch up.
     
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  17. wthensler

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    #1139 wthensler, Apr 15, 2021
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    I placed an order in mid-December after testing one at the Festival of Speeds at Jekyll Island. But.......I have no where to put it until I finish our new digs, so I'm not in a hurry. For now, I'm enjoying the 458.

    I'm told 18 months out - not sure if that's from time of deposit or allocation - and I can get an allocation once they receive another batch from the factory. I may do it 'at risk', knowing I may have to rent storage for a bit.

    Meanwhile, I've seen 4 spiders up close, including a demo and two fully loaded ones this past weekend. A big help to see in person, and it's already swayed my decision, mostly on finishes.

    What I've noticed is there's a lot more plastic outside than on the 458, and going full CF can drive the spec close to or above $400k. I think some areas of this car need something other than the standard black plastic. A shame Ferrari would use such inferior materials which IMO look awful, unless you go with black or a very dark color.
     
  18. Chad Lewis

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    Originally, my dealer rep said I should take delivery in October 21 (approx. 12-13 mo.) and chances are it will be the next model year..2022. I was told they received 0 allocations for the month of March, which never happened to them. They said my build should be next, but I am skeptical. He was supposed to call me today to discuss, but crickets. I am no real hurry either, but between my wife up my you no what wondering why our money is tied up and no real communication from dealer I am just a bit bothered and perplexed.
     
  19. Il Co-Pilota

    Il Co-Pilota F1 Rookie

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    My guess is that your dealer is pushing others in front of you.

    You could simply say that you are thinking about not doing it, as the wait spoils the experience.

    That sometimes give them a bit more scoot in the boot.

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  20. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF F1 Rookie

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    Normal... Dealer is as blind as you are to when the allocation will be taken into production. They just get the status when is starts.
     
  21. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF F1 Rookie

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    I agree that others may be pushed in front but nearly impossible to prove. However, I disagree with threatening o even suggesting to cancel the allocation as a means to "accelerate things. They couldn't care less. What you may end up doing losing the allocation, getting your money back and not getting the car you want. suggest you wait like @wthensler. It is part of the experience. It sucks but it is worth it. It is all part of what I like to call the Ferrari S&M Experience.
     
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  22. GT2goneF

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  23. bwshihtzu

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  24. Il Co-Pilota

    Il Co-Pilota F1 Rookie

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    I'm not saying that you should threaten to leave, I'm just saying that it is worth mentioning to the dealer that the constant pushing the schedule is having a negative effect, and that you think they can do better. Be demanding, you're a paying customer!
    Remember that Ferrari dealers in the US have been instructed by Maranello to not deny new clients allocations for new cars like they used to, and not to mess with the schedules.
    So they cannot exactly say "we don't care", because it might come back to bite them in the ass, if Ferrari contacted both the dealer and client to learn why the order was pulled.
    Ferrari exist for you as a client, it's not the other way around. Don't play into the old games.
     
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  25. Chad Lewis

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    Just called my dealer rep after I did not hear from him today as promised. Apparently, I am 1 of 25 others inquiring about the status of their orders. Apparently, Italy has big problems and he is suppose to be sitting down with his GM and call the waiting orders/customers tomorrow. Certainly, do not feel good about the vibe I received.
     
  26. ScottS

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    My order seems stagnant also. Was told the issue is. It the dealer. I buy a bunch of cars from them so I’m more likely to accept this explanation. Of course if I were a dealer I would say we are I this together against the company. And I’m trying for you.


    In the meantime I’ll
    Play with my other cars.


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  27. italiafan

    italiafan F1 World Champ

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    I think many of us suffer from AADS (“Automotive Attention Deficit Syndrome”). There is initial excitement, slap down deposit, play with configuration and research different specs and options here on FChat...and then sit back and wait...and wait.
    *cue Jeopardy show theme music*
    And as the months roll on the roving eye of Sauron starts scanning the horizon, searching..AADS kicks in....and we even start to contemplate McLarens, and (horror) Lambos.
    Meh.
     

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