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Discussion in 'Florida' started by F1.360.LOVER, May 3, 2018.

  1. F1.360.LOVER

    F1.360.LOVER Formula Junior

    Dec 12, 2009
    473
    Northern California
    Full Name:
    Nate
    I will be moving to Florida in the next 6 months. I am a member of the FCA. I have a 360. My house is in St. Petersburg. I have been to Ferrari of Tampa Bay in Palm Harbor. Any suggestions on independent shops for routine maintenance? Although the service manager at Ferrari of Tampa Bay was nice to speak to. Any feedback is appreciated.

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  2. Natkingcolebasket69

    Jul 2, 2017
    1,580
    Bay Area
    I am making the same move.
    I had a very bad experience with ferrari of orlando at the time of purchasing my car but the gm there as well as the new tampa tech (Anthony) were nice!
    Good luck with everything!


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  3. F1.360.LOVER

    F1.360.LOVER Formula Junior

    Dec 12, 2009
    473
    Northern California
    Full Name:
    Nate
    Thank you

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  4. Tides

    Tides Karting

    Sep 5, 2015
    51
    F of TB are good to deal with - for independent - check out Eibell Performance at 110th Avenue North in Clearwater - ask for Kurt - they are good to deal with and are Ferrari dealership trained


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  5. JAM1

    JAM1 Formula 3
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    Oct 22, 2004
    2,229
    FL, NY, and MA
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    Joe
    For an independent shop I recommend Frank Maderi at Forza Motor Cars in Largo. He's done service on several Ferraris I've had over the years.
     
  6. F1.360.LOVER

    F1.360.LOVER Formula Junior

    Dec 12, 2009
    473
    Northern California
    Full Name:
    Nate
    Thanks

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  7. 4redude

    4redude Formula Junior

    Jan 13, 2005
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    Someplace new
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    Brian Keegan
  8. docf

    docf Formula Junior

    Sep 14, 2008
    901
    Florida
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    Gary
    Anthony(service manager) Tampa Bay Ferrari is very knowledgeable, helpful and my dealings with them have been favorable. As for non dealer 360 service I had mine done by Independent Bill Fulrod owner of Speedworks in Central Fl. Bill is very through,knows the 360 very well,races a 360. My recent service was a Major with Belt & var. chge, Also Motor mounts. Will pick up and deliver your car reasonably in covered trailer. My 360 ran better than day 1. bill@speedworksfrs.com , Land line 407-6881120
     
  9. Cigarzman

    Cigarzman F1 Rookie
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    May 7, 2014
    4,613
    Sarasota , Florida
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    Kirk
    If my car was out of warranty I would use Gabe in a heartbeat. Great guy and very knowledgeable. Best , Kirk.
     
  10. F1.360.LOVER

    F1.360.LOVER Formula Junior

    Dec 12, 2009
    473
    Northern California
    Full Name:
    Nate
    Thanks for the heads up. Florida seems like a pretty flat state with not a lot of twisty roads and elevation changes. Any favorites?

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  11. tatcat

    tatcat F1 Veteran
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    Sep 3, 2001
    7,353
    panama city beach FL
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    rick c
    Plenty of hills and twisties up here in the panhandle
     
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  12. mr_bock

    mr_bock Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Oct 27, 2006
    1,363
    FL full time
    There's always the cloverleaf ramps and overpasses at highway interchanges....

    Though not the same as twisty back roads of Virginia
     
  13. Natkingcolebasket69

    Jul 2, 2017
    1,580
    Bay Area
    Having just moved to florida myself from california i am really saddened by the roads...worst drivers in the nation in miami (40% increase in my insurance) and really its more about showing off than driving experience...
    BUT i am not giving up just yet, i am hoping to find good roads and day drive excursion from Miami;)


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  14. bubbaboy

    bubbaboy Rookie
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    Apr 16, 2017
    12
    Winter Park, FL
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    John
    I'm also relatively new to Florida and have to agree, I think Florida as a state must have the worst drivers in the country. The roads I've actually gotten used to, yes they are flat and very straight, but they are usually in very good condition and are easy on my cars. I'm from NYC and the roads in that part of the country are not good. JD
     
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  15. Wade

    Wade Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Mar 31, 2006
    21,828
    East Central, FL
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    Wade O.
    FL is why the Bullrun was so popular (high-speed on highways). But the traffic nowadays makes that [mostly] a thing of the past.

    But yeah, gotta go to the Panhandle to find sports car roads (in the classic sense).
     
  16. BillP00

    BillP00 Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Apr 23, 2007
    1,884
    Northern VA
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    Bill
    George,

    We still miss you up here in Virginia! I hope you and Carolina are doing well?

    Bill P.
     
  17. mr_bock

    mr_bock Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Oct 27, 2006
    1,363
    FL full time
    Hi Bill,
    Nice to hear we are thought about! Carola and I are doing great here. We love our location, the house and the weather for the most part. I sold the 360 last year, but my 993 Porsche is in top notch shape.
    Hope all is going well for you!!!
    Take care my friend!!!
     
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  18. thorn

    thorn Formula 3
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    Aug 7, 2012
    1,417
    Tallahassee, FL
    Come up to North FL and tour the gulf coast highway... we have good driving roads, the prettiest girls, and the best seafood.
     
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  19. mr_bock

    mr_bock Formula 3
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Oct 27, 2006
    1,363
    FL full time
    That sounds like a plan... I been up to Apalachicola a couple of times for Christmas. The oysters there are The Best!!!!!
     
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