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New Ferrari owner - FF - So Happy :-)

Discussion in 'FF/Lusso/F12/812S' started by Carl A, Feb 11, 2021.

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  2. Carl A

    Carl A Rookie

    Feb 11, 2021
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    Hello,

    Just took the plunge on my first Ferrari. FF in Mirabeau Bleu with interior. 27K Miles, bought from Joe Macari.

    JM Were superb, Andrew from sales and Clive from servicing are a credit to the company. Having owned lots of fast cars before (Porsche, Maserati, AMG) I was pleasantly surprised at the first class end to end service. So glad I have moved to a company with racing blood with my pride and joy rather than a smiling number cruncher.

    Talking to Sextons about a stereo upgrade (Audison/Focal) given that the stock hi-power system is, well, not very powerful.

    Only issue I have had is with an electrical warning if I don't drive it for a few days. I Need to set the trickle charger up.

    Will be looking at a set of aftermarket wheels at some point but not in any rush.

    PZeros have been swapped for Michelin Alpines so give me some traction during the British winter.

    Could not be happier with the car, every drive feels so very special!

    Looking forward to being part of the community, learnt a great deal already :)

    Carl
     
  3. Manish C

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    beautiful car!
     
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  4. vraa

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    Sounds like you might need a new battery?

    That blue is so so so pretty!

    Enjoy in good health!
     
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  5. ANOpax

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    Nice that you got the Macari car. There was speculation on PH that it had been sold. It seems that there is an increasing appreciation for the FF as it has aged well and I know of people who couldn’t get on with the looks when it first came out but rather like it now.

    If you’re going to get aftermarket wheels, make sure they meet the minimum load rating for the FF - it’s a heavy car and wheels specced for the F12 or 458/488 won’t meet the load requirements.
     
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  7. FerRrari

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    Absolutely stunning, enjoy it!
     
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    congrats!
     
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  9. timjen88

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    beautiful car, you'll love it!!
     
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    Great color combo! Congrats enjoy. DD my 14 FF and it never gets boring
     
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  12. Nospinzone

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    Congrats and I wish you good luck with it!
     
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  13. Carl A

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    Yes, suspect you are right. I'll give it a while to see if it's a blip although I had understood that the trickle was a necessity rather than a luxury.
     
  14. Carl A

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    I've always loved the FF. I looked at Lusso's as well, personally prefer the rear of them to the FF but the front of the FF wins everytime :)
     
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    She's a beauty but you are way under the mandatory pic requirement, especially of the interior too.
     
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    Congrats Carl, well done on the purchase. I test drove this a week before you but couldn't agree on a price. In hindsight I should have just offered what they were asking!

    Enjoy it!
    Where abouts in the country do you live?
     
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  17. Carl A

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    Sure thing. The showroom pics will have to suffice at the mo, car washes are closed during lockdown and I've put plenty of smiles on her already :)
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  18. Carl A

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    Aha !. So you were the guy :)

    I have to tell you when Andrew told me you were first in line for a decision I was praying that you would look elsewhere. Blue is in very short supply and this shade is my perfect colour (the passenger display although some might say gimmicky was also on my list). I'm either in central London or around the Surrey borders. Hopefully you will get your car in the near future, good luck :)
     
  19. IDKFA

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    Indeed I was. I'm a cash buyer, no finance or trade in and the asking price was just ever so slightly out of reach... another month or two and it would have been in my garage instead, timing hey?

    You're absolutely right, the colour is a beauty, I'm only in it for a blue example, TDF most likely but if another shad of blue comes up, i don't think I can afford to be too picky. I will be interested to know about your HiFi upgrade as and when you do it, I have already reserved myself to having to do this, as well as a Novitec exhaust!
     
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    Congratulations-lovely colour combination.
    I bought a boring black one around the same time!
     
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    Love that blue, Congrats! Enjoy in good health.
     
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    congrats, very nice color
     
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    Congratulations! Lovely color combination, enjoy in good health!
     
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