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Gallardo Interested

Discussion in '' started by Fezhead, Nov 8, 2004.

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  1. Fezhead

    Fezhead Rookie

    Jun 8, 2004

    I am new registree.

    My reason for registration is to benefit from some Lambo thoroughbred 'bull info' minus the bull so to speak.

    I like useable (put on some mileage) performance cars hence my concern about getting involved with F-cars and their cost of running and depreciation if you do much more than 5k miles per annum.

    Hence while I had a Countach poster on the wall I have inevitably considered a Porker Turbo a great practical choice. However they are great sports cars not great exotics and the new reliable world of 'Audi' based support and early reports on the new Lambo's has led me to consider the ultimate exotic in my view.

    It is the Gallardo which catches my eye I think its lines are beatiful and more consistent than the new f430 and more assuring and less twitchy is my suspicion.

    I have a number of Questions I would appreciate any comments from the bulls mouth especially G owners.

    Can you genuinely use it weekends and a couple time during the week ie almost daily user?

    what are the regular user headaches of an exotic like this ie. heard someone mention reverse parking etc.?

    what are the running costs of a Gallardo like relative to say a porsche Turbo?

    In the UK I saw an ad for gallardo's if ordered new could be secured 15% below list, not sure if this was EU sourced, if any one knows the most affordable way in to order a car? For Uk based person.

    Thats loads and I appreciate any comment on any one of the Q's as this is a big one for me. I would love to do a Sant Agata collect sometime in the future with some guys from the board.

    Thanks again for any views.
  2. twinturbo

    twinturbo Karting

    Nov 10, 2003
  3. G-force

    G-force F1 Rookie

    Aug 4, 2002
    so california
    Full Name:
    wayne skiles
    I have 9500 miles on my EGEAR one. total maintenance $217 1500 mile service, $468 7500 mile service. so less than $700 total.
  4. Fezhead

    Fezhead Rookie

    Jun 8, 2004

    Impressive, thanks for your comment.

    The Uk Stealers are unlikely to be so charitable but you have given me cause for optimism there is only so much you can charge for an oil change and a kick of the wheels.
  5. Fezhead

    Fezhead Rookie

    Jun 8, 2004
    Also how has the egear turned out for you, i have heard the manual has a lovely change.
  6. newfer

    newfer Karting

    Jun 3, 2004
    The e gears problem is at low speeds. There is a bit of a jerky drive (1st & 2nd gear) in stop ad go traffic.

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