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430 Finally an owner after being a member for 16y 46w (and more)

Discussion in '360/430' started by JaguarXJ6, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. redsled

    redsled Rookie
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    Jan 6, 2013
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    Dave
    Congrats! Nearly identical to mine, except for the shifter. You'll enjoy it.
     
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  3. Jennybc

    Jennybc Rookie

    Mar 16, 2019
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    Congratulations! I’ve had my F430 Spider since April and I love her to bits!
     
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  4. joe1973

    joe1973 Formula Junior

    Nov 12, 2016
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    Jaguars to Ferrari... "Frying pan to the Fire!!"

    Just kidding. DRIVE your 430 and just relax. Like yourself, I've had a bunch of fun cars for decades but my first Ferrari (F355 Spyder) 3 years ago takes top marks for heart-stoppingly gorgeous, overall driver satisfaction and mechanical noise (distinguish from mere exhaust.. also know I've had a Porsche 996 GT3 I took to the track so my bar wasn't low at all for sound)
     
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  5. Ferrari916

    Ferrari916 Rookie

    Mar 19, 2019
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    Very nice car and color and it looks really clean! I too have not purchased my 1st Ferrari...have the cash for a 430 but keep looking for the right deal :) Congrats on getting what you wanted!
     
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  6. dweintra

    dweintra Karting

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  8. F1fletch

    F1fletch Rookie

    Nov 21, 2019
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    Darren Fletcher
    Great job and congratulations, good things come to those who are patient!!

    I would love a gated car someday too but the prices are crazy and I doubt it will ever happen, either way it s a thrill, roll down the windows and blast second gear to redline in a tunnel (ahhhhh lol)
     
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  9. dgreen1128

    dgreen1128 Rookie

    Dec 30, 2016
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    Dick Green
    Love it. A Real driver here.
     
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  10. Ed A.

    Ed A. Rookie

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  11. Alan McGrath

    Alan McGrath Rookie

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  13. V8Fun

    V8Fun Karting

    Aug 16, 2010
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    Mike
    Congrats! It's the little details that you fall in love with too, like yours has something I've never seen before. The area around the vents to the engine compartment are painted body color, where every other F430 I've seen (including mine) are gunmetal.

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    Gives a very distinctive look, you'll always pick yours out of the crowd.

    I've put 45K miles on my car since I bought it in 2010 (I'm the 2nd owner), and every mile has been wonderful. It's fun on every kind of road, and even more fun on a racetrack. Use it in good health, and don't sweat the (s)miles.
     
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  14. Ed A.

    Ed A. Rookie

    Oct 22, 2017
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    Ed Adib
    Ferrari916, There are quite a few good deals out there right now. Hope you get yours before April when the prices jump up a little. I think it's the best Ferrari for the money as well as one of the best looking ones. Good luck!
     
  15. JaguarXJ6

    JaguarXJ6 F1 Veteran

    Feb 12, 2003
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    I've also never seen it. I didn't spy this in the ad so seeing it in person, it makes the glass seem to be larger how it melds into the body lines and engine lid. I would have been perfectly happy with gunmetal louvers but absent a challenge grill I think it suits it well!

    I am hoping to break in my ownership with 1,000mi a month the first three months give or take and yearly fit in 4,000mi. With four seasons, this means capitalizing on good weather.
     
  16. Forexpreneur

    Forexpreneur Formula Junior

    May 11, 2009
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    Alexander Everhart
    Congrats!
     
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  17. blackbolt22

    blackbolt22 F1 Veteran

    Sep 25, 2007
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    Mr. Anderson
    What a great story! I'm very happy for you. And your car is awesome!
     
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  18. autowerks9

    autowerks9 Formula 3

    Sep 1, 2009
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    Great write-up... Congratulations !1
     
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