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458 I need a help in buying a speciale!

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Ascend, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. Ascend

    Ascend Karting

    Jul 23, 2018
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    Kim
    Hi Guys,

    I have been on a lookout for a speciale for a while now. Finally, I am looking at some cars now.

    I wrote a thread similar to this and many people told me don't worry about options unless its camera, front axel lift and nart stripe. Is this true?

    Also, does anything matter other than condition of the car (Hopefully PPI will reveal it) and mileage of the car?

    I also heard from other gents that the number of previous owners don't matter as much. I have seen some cars with 5 to 7 previous owners. Is this acceptable?

    Thank you!
     
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  3. FFan5

    FFan5 Formula Junior

    Jul 7, 2018
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    It only matters if it matters to you. It is a car. It will in no way be a good financial decision, so all that matters is the options YOU want on YOUR toy.

    Scuds aren't worth $750k, CS isn't worth $900k, because these cars still suck as investments. So just buy one and enjoy.
     
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  4. plastique999

    plastique999 F1 Veteran
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    Don’t need a lift
    Prefer rear camera but not necessary
    Need stripe IMO
    Add IPE exhaust system to wake up car.


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  5. greyboxer

    greyboxer F1 World Champ

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    If you don't believe what was advised last time what why should we think you'll believe it if you ask the question again !
     
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  7. IloveGT

    IloveGT Formula 3

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    why are we repeating another thread of the same intent? did you gain anything by waiting for 2 more years?
     
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  8. italiafan

    italiafan F1 World Champ

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    Bam!
    You gotta love FChat!
    :)
     
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  9. plastique999

    plastique999 F1 Veteran
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    Maybe he really really really wants one


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  10. italiafan

    italiafan F1 World Champ

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    I think you should keep looking, then you’ll know when you’ve found it and won’t need to ask anyone’s advice. You should have learned enough over the last two years of “looking.”
     
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  12. Ascend

    Ascend Karting

    Jul 23, 2018
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    I am sorry. I didn't mean like I didn't take f chatter's opinions from 2 years ago seriously. I just had lots of things going on for last 2 years with covid and business and etc. I thought I couldn't push this anymore... hence why I am going for it now.

    I do have some cars in my mind. What steps should I take prior? Would there be any PPI person I can trust in LA area?

    Also, I assume I would have to look at service history and etc...
     
  13. Iceblue

    Iceblue Formula Junior

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    I just bought mine last week.
    I was casually looking at an old M1 bmw then moved to MCL 720s
    Then all sudden the 458 speciale came to mind.
    I didn’t think much about it. 2 hours max. I wanted silver or gun metal grey. MIne has the mart with camera.
    I received it 24 hours ago. I love it ans intend to keep it for 3~5 years.
    If you have the disposable income. Just buy it , admire it and drive it. You will be happy you did.
     

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