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New Owner: 2013 458 Spider

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by CrapsLuckyDice, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. CrapsLuckyDice

    Apr 28, 2019
    47
    NJ, USA
    Full Name:
    Dave
    I will be picking up my 2013 458 Spider this Saturday. This will be my first experience with a Ferrari ever and I have to say, the sales experience at Wide World of Ferrari and Maserati in NY was great.

    The exterior looks of the 458 are what my wife and I fell in love with. While it has very low miles (around 8-9k), it doesn't have too much in terms of options (which I don't mind). However, it is CPO'd, and we have purchased 2 years of extended warranty.

    We will be trading in our 2013 Mp4-12c after only about 7 months of ownership which I have to say I have mixed feelings about. The car was indeed super fast with the twin turbos, but it was difficult getting in and out of and it was in the shop for about 3-4 months. Fortunately, warranty covered everything.

    Anyway, I can't wait to see how the 458 is and I hope it is ever bit as bulletproof as I have heard people mention on these forums!


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    Btw, do any of you know where I can get gap insurance? I went with Ferrari Financial and neither they nor my insurance company State Farm offer this...
     
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  2. Steinhart

    Steinhart Formula Junior

    May 21, 2019
    257
    Scottsdale, AZ, USA
    congrats!

    it didn't happen without posting pictures :)
     
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  3. PhilNotHill

    PhilNotHill Two Time F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Jul 3, 2006
    27,325
    Aspen CO 81611
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    FelipeNotMassa
    You won’t be disappointed. Enjoy.

    Need some pics when you get the car.
     
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  4. Viper830tt

    Viper830tt Karting
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    May 10, 2017
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    Huge congrats and yes pictures please. Im sure this will be an excellent upgrade from the mp4 (in the sense that it will spend more time on the road and not in the shop). I would add that the mileage isnt that low, but it is ideal since you dont want a garage queen.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using FerrariChat.com mobile app
     
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  5. Il Co-Pilota

    Il Co-Pilota Formula 3
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    May 29, 2019
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    Concrats on your new car.

    A little suggestion. You might want to go ahead and replace the battery. Not only are Ferrari OE batteries among the absolute worst batteries on the market, you don't know how it was "treated".

    Don't wait for things to go wrong which will spoil your fun. Just get it replaced right away with a quality battery. Cheap insurance and peace of mind.

    Good luck.
     
  6. Melvok

    Melvok F1 World Champ
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    Jul 25, 2008
    13,026
    Amersfoort, Holland.
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    Mel
    Congrats on the Spider.

    DO read all the threads about batteries, maintenance and so on … tons of info there !

    Good Luck, post many photo's here and in the special map called Garage if you are a subscribed member :)
     
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  7. Continental AutoSports

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    Aug 22, 2006
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    Hinsdale, IL
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    Congrats! Great car and also a great dealer.
     
  8. dustman

    dustman F1 Veteran
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    Jun 12, 2007
    5,223
    Congrats! I had a 15 spider and it was great fun.
    Also had 650s and while faster than a 458 of course, it was a boring ride like the 488 is. 458 is great theater!
     
  9. tr328

    tr328 Formula Junior

    Jun 19, 2003
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    Pacifica, California
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    Darryl
    Congrats!
     
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  10. veilstylez

    veilstylez Formula Junior
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    Jun 12, 2005
    375
    SoCal
    congrats!!! Your gonna love it!

    btw Ive had my 13 spider for over a year now with no problems
     
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  11. Graz

    Graz Formula 3
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    Oct 15, 2012
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    Congratulations! You will thoroughly love the 458! I'm on my 2nd one (a 2014). My first was a 2013 which I purchased new. I sold it 3 years later and missed it so much I bought another. Enjoy and drive it in good health.
     
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  12. buddyg

    buddyg Formula 3
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    Sep 20, 2004
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    Congrats I am on my 3rd summer with my 2013 458 spider and it has been trouble free and simply a thrill every time I drive it!
     
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  13. spyder625

    spyder625 Formula Junior
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    Jun 16, 2017
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    NJ
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    congrats and welcome to the family.. post some photos when you can...
     
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  14. plastique999

    plastique999 F1 Veteran
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    Nov 9, 2008
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    Great move!
    Put an exhaust on that NA V8! Epic!


    Sent from my 16M
     
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  15. CrapsLuckyDice

    Apr 28, 2019
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    NJ, USA
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    Dave
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  16. PhilNotHill

    PhilNotHill Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 3, 2006
    27,325
    Aspen CO 81611
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    FelipeNotMassa
    White 458s look great.

    Yours is stunning. Enjoy.
     
  17. tekaefixe

    tekaefixe Formula Junior

    May 10, 2012
    959
    CH
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    Paulo
    Yes all normal and if you had carbon interior even worse. It’s a spider, more moving parts and good old Italian crappy fit and finish but...........do you still hear them in spirited driving while the roof is open??
    That’s the only question!
    Low speed or highways are just bad, car shakes, steering too, squeaky noises from all over the place and I get kind of angry and disappointed until I drive it hard!

    It’s like a lover that is total ***** and you can’t live with her until you ride her and remember why you put with all that crap.
     
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  18. sampelligrino

    sampelligrino Formula Junior

    Apr 16, 2017
    773
    Bellissima, congrats and enjoy in good health! Bianco suits the 458 very well IMO
     
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  19. Surfah

    Surfah F1 Rookie

    Dec 20, 2011
    2,859
    Nice spec, big congrats on your new Spider. Those noises are part of the charm.
     
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  20. CrapsLuckyDice

    Apr 28, 2019
    47
    NJ, USA
    Full Name:
    Dave
    Thanks everyone. Good to know that this is just all part of the ownership "experience"!

    I love driving with the top down as it is so exhilarating to hear the roar of the engine, but I've already gotten slight heat stroke a couple of times already :).
     
  21. Hardistyfezza

    Hardistyfezza Formula Junior

    You will fall in love very quickly with this car.

    I have a 2015 Avus Bianco Spider Black/Red interior - I will never sell this car.

    Enjoy.

    And: yes, it squeaks, rattles, shakes etc, but it also screams, wails, barks - it's alive - you can keep your turbo charged 488s and the like.
     
  22. Rbwiii

    Rbwiii Formula Junior
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    Aug 9, 2014
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    Very nice...white is the new red...
     
  23. dustman

    dustman F1 Veteran
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    Jun 12, 2007
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    Wonderful
     
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  24. PhilNotHill

    PhilNotHill Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Jul 3, 2006
    27,325
    Aspen CO 81611
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    FelipeNotMassa
    You are not driving fast enough. :)
     
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  25. CrapsLuckyDice

    Apr 28, 2019
    47
    NJ, USA
    Full Name:
    Dave
    Lol that's absolutely the truth! I was cruising down a local highway and going between 50-60mph depending on traffic. I was too busy enjoying myself and the car hehehe. Every once in a while I was able to get it to 80-90mph but for very short bursts.
     

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