A dealer beat me to the F430 I was looking at last week in Chicago @ Bently Gold CoastRed/Beige, carboceramic brakes. Been warned to stay away from Ferrari of Washington plus the guy never contacted me when I told him I was looking for somehting. BGC "promised" to find me a replacement. I get the call today that there is a red/beige 05, carbocermic, woofer, red calipers, daytona seats for $243,000 and he can also get a 06 red/beige, bluetooth, carboceramic, Daytona's, woofer, Carlson leather, carbon fiber for $250,000. I may be missing a few options here and there but nothing of major. What is the Carlson Leather upgrade, just a finer grade of leather? Help me out here guys. Logic tells me that the $6K difference in getting an 06 is a better investment but my intention is to keep the car. I've heard the prctice of never buying a first run model and all. What does everyone think?