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I love my Ferrari, but.... (fill in the blank)

Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by Shabadoo, May 2, 2023.

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  1. Shabadoo

    Shabadoo Rookie

    Mar 12, 2017
    I have a Portofino, and the infotainment is just terrible. Even had the original owner spec'd out Carplay ($5k option wtf) it would still be terrible.

    So, what are your complaints of these *amazing* cars we're so lucky to drive?
  2. lilsammy

    lilsammy Rookie

    Aug 17, 2021
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    Yeah, our Portofino M's non-carplay system is so horrible I kinda just wanna gut it out and use the center as a sunglasses holder/storage bin
  3. jblakesmith_gt

    jblakesmith_gt Karting

    Jan 12, 2020
    Getrag dct speed sensor harness routing bad design, weak leather adhesive, and sticky buttons in that order. I'm willing to give a pass on the subpar audio.

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  4. TheMayor

    TheMayor Nine Time F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed

    Feb 11, 2008
    Vegas baby
    You don't buy one for the Apple car play.

    I know -- its a lot of money,

    But what you pay for are the engine, the gearbox, the steering, the sound, the brake feel, the body design, the interior materials, the exclusivity, and the prancing horse logo stuck on the back.

    What you don't pay for: anything electronic or electric, the paint, functionality, HVAC, controls, reliability, and the dealer experience.

    That's been true since the 80's.
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  5. Cigarzman

    Cigarzman F1 Veteran
    Owner Rossa Subscribed

    No “but” on my Portofino, the infotainment I really don’t use so no issues there for me. I use my Apple device for directions and phone calls which I answer by pressing a button on the car’s screen. The exhaust note and Hi-Fi upgrade is just wonderful. The car is super comfy and my DD.
    The “but “ on the F8 spider is it sounds like my Dyson vacuum cleaner.
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  6. cyr

    cyr Formula Junior

    Jan 28, 2020
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    love my Portofino BUT.....
    1.The electronics are out of date. Updates should be easily available but are not at all. In today's age, electronics are as important as the mechanics
    2. Reliability and the dealer experience should be second to none. It is NOT. I see no excuse for that.

    So yes, there is a big BUT which detracts from the pleasure of having a Ferrari
  7. Shabadoo

    Shabadoo Rookie

    Mar 12, 2017
    I'm actually going through my first dealer service experience with the Portofino and it's been great so far.
  8. Shabadoo

    Shabadoo Rookie

    Mar 12, 2017
    I'm thinking of mounting an iPad and using that for music/navigation.
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  9. kestrou

    kestrou Karting
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    Jan 22, 2023
    Danville, IL
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    Kevin E. Stroud
    At the risk of inviting slings and arrows...

    My 2007 F430 Spider doesn't have cruise control - I know, I know, it's made for "active driving"... :)

    And it doesn't have a built-in means of triggering the garage door opener, although several have hacked an existing button for this and embedded a circuit board.

  10. masguy40

    masguy40 Karting

    Oct 21, 2020
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    Kerry Lemos
    Paint chips the size of Golf Balls peeling off the bumpers.....
  11. kestrou

    kestrou Karting
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    Jan 22, 2023
    Danville, IL
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    Kevin E. Stroud
    Ouch! That would be a PROBLEM!!!!
  12. Prototype_

    Prototype_ Karting

    Mar 31, 2023
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    ... the battery goes flat if I don't lock the car and don't notice the internal light stays on ...
  13. SVanDyck

    SVanDyck Formula Junior

    Oct 4, 2021
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    Joe Michaels
    I love my Ferrari but it is only one Ferrari. I would like more Ferraris.
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  14. mdwac

    mdwac Rookie

    Sep 30, 2007
    love my Ferrari....but 4 years and 9K miles from new and it needs $30K of repairs in order to get it into shape to CPO for when I trade it in. Headliner has fallen ($4K), both headlights in the front are discolored ($10K), door broken where it attaches to frame ($5K), leaking oil from somewhere ($5K), something else I can't recall.

    Great car, happy to get my new one. But Ferrari build quality is pretty weak
  15. Twosherpaz

    Twosherpaz Formula Junior

    Feb 25, 2014
    Thermal, CA
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    If you think Ferrari service is expensive, try a Mercedes. $45,000 for two cars annual service this month! SLR and SL65
  16. williamD

    williamD Rookie

    Mar 5, 2023
    Algarve, Portugal
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    William D
    I love my Cali T but....

    The infotainment system feels like it was developed in the 80's... in DOS!
    The dealer/warranty/service experience has been sub par - disorganised and slow. I expected expensive but assumed the service level would reflect that, guess I've been spoilt with the quality of Porsche customer service.

    But I smile every time I see it, start it and drive it and that seems to be worth all the above and more...

    Also do the shields have a magical, magnetic effect? As I find myself touching them every time I get in and out of the car :)
  17. williamD

    williamD Rookie

    Mar 5, 2023
    Algarve, Portugal
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    William D
    Have you tried leaving it on a tender when not driven? Judging by comments on here that does seem to prevent/fix many of the sensor/electrical issues.
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  18. Ajax de 1e

    Ajax de 1e Formula Junior

    Feb 21, 2014
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    If you visit Maranello, you understand why quality is poor. It’s like visiting a warzone! :(
    Take your Landcruiser, because you certainly are gonna damage your Ferrari! Shame on Maranello, shame on Ferrari!

    They better hire some Germans to manage things!

    (or a clever creative Dutchman :D)

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