Ok I'm back. I was here a year ago discussing the California, as I was told by Ferrari of Ontario about the dreaded DCT failures in models 2009-2012. Those were the ones in my price range so I gave it a pass, and bought a new Porsche in Feb and took the four year warranty. The Porsche has been fantastic, I have zero complaints about it. But...I still want a Ferrari. There are a number of 2004 360s in my "pay cash" price range in Ontario, 100k-110K CA$. Quite affordable. One red Spider only has 17, 000 KMs (10, 625 mi) on it. Buuuut, a number of F430s are also on the market, there is one for only 119K CA$, 2007, 52, 000 KMs (32, 500 mi). The F430 I know is a much more modern car than the 360, and the headlights have not aged like they have on the 360. So, I'm gonna buy one or the other. I will keep my Porsche, and use it for when the Ferrari is in the shop. I know I will be hit with expensive yearly repairs on either car. I have read all the 360 threads about people replacing expensive items and often waiting weeks for a part to arrive. Oh well, what can ya do? My question here today is.....how many have experienced total engine failure on a 360 or F430? I had this happen to me on two high end, out of warranty cars I owned, a Mercedes sedan and a Audi Q7. They both had total engine failure. I can imagine that a new engine on a 360 or F430, could be as much as the price of the car with labour! I haven't found any info on the web with regards to complete engine failure on the 360 of F430, although I know it will be a risk. I suppose I have to look at this from the perspective of saying...this is 100K I may never see again.