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OMG I bought a brand new 458!

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by HX_Guy, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. HX_Guy

    HX_Guy Karting

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    Glad you skipped on this one! :D

    I was a bit lucky price wise as AZ has no sales tax on private car purchases, the seller said that gave me a leg up on other people that made offers as they were trying to negotiate the price down more due to sales tax and the seller wasn’t willing to go below $230,000.

    I definitely would not have said no to a carbon dash. ;) It looks great with a carbon dash, but that would have just been extra icing on the cake. This one had all the NEEDS I had one my checklist, including the back camera which I almost compromised on with other cars I was looking at.
     
  2. Cigarzman

    Cigarzman F1 Veteran
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    Now go put some miles on that new rig. Nothing short of a time capsule. Safe travels and all the best man, Kirk.
     
  3. Vegas CS

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    Did you find it on cars.com? I think it’s the same one I had saved. I hear ya on the dash. Again, if I was willing to come up the extra $$$, I’d have had it. We seem to share the same glee about our purchases so congrats again and well bought!

    Oh.....and I have appts to powder oat my wheels dark gray and have the calipers painted yellow. Our cars will be very similar on the spec.
     
  4. HX_Guy

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    I actually first saw it on Autotrader.com, then realized it was listed on Cars.com too for a while before it was on Autotrader.

    When searching, I had set my search peramaters to no more than $200k, so it never popped up on Cars.com or Autotrader. I also had a filter for all new listings on Autotrader the would auto email me, and that's how I ran across it. The seller just listed it on Autotrader after having it on Cars.com for a while and I got the email notification and clicked on it, even though it was well outside the budget I had set. The rest is history. :D

    Congrats on your purchase as well! Have you posted up some pictures yet?
     
  5. sampelligrino

    sampelligrino Formula Junior

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    Congrats!!! Bella macchina. Enjoy in good health, time to get the miles on her and make up for lost time :)
     
  6. Nsd991

    Nsd991 Karting
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    My car is your twin. Same MSRP even. Congratulations
     
  7. Avia11

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    Congratulations! Beautiful spec, enjoy in excellent health!!
     
  8. 458 at 50

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    Oct 17, 2014
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    Great find and congrats. I live in AZ as well and have a 2013 458 spider, let's go for a drive one weeeknd.

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  9. Caeruleus11

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    Congratulations! What a fantastic story! Welcome to the family!! :)
     
  10. DRPM

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    Wow
    Beauty
    Enjoy it in great health!
     
  11. MANDALAY

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    BEAUTIFUL !!! and enjoy
     
  12. veilstylez

    veilstylez Formula Junior
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    Congrats on a beautiful car! I have the same spec on my 458 RC over Nero with race seats and red stitching...love it. Can I ask why you chose the 458 over the 488?? I only ask because the price is so close to a 488.
     
  13. HX_Guy

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  14. HX_Guy

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    Really wanted the NA engine for its 9,000 RPMs goodness and intoxicating exhaust note. I also prefer the design of the 458 over the 488, its like a piece of art.
     
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  15. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Funny that you have a car with one of the best sounds...

    and one with none.
     
  16. HX_Guy

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    Haha yup! Both similarly quick to 60, but extreme opposites in how they get there. Feels so odd driving the Tesla after driving the Ferrari. The Ferrari is ultra low, loud, stiff. The Tesla is the complete opposite, I feel like Im in a truck getting back into it, and its eerily quiet...but having said that, its a great daily driver to get to and from the office, run an errand, etc. :)
     
  17. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I've driven my friend's a few times. As a short-range commuting appliance, I completely understand Tesla, although I personally don't have any interest in them.

    Then again I bought an alfa quadrifoglio as a daily driver last fall, so I guess that says everything you need to know about my interest in driving experience and novelty over risk aversion.
     
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  18. HX_Guy

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    Got a copy of the vehicle invoice from the seller...wasnt with the rest of the paperwork, but apparently he has it, is it worth asking him to mail it to me? :D

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  19. jagged155

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    Great find. I'm in Scottsdale if you ever decide to part with it. Exact spec I am looking for. Congrats
     
  20. Rory breaker

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    You listened to me re the seats, so listen to me again - get a proper exhaust setup. “i think stock sounds great” yeah sure me too - x10 with full pipes :)
    Take it from another red-458-and-midnight-silver-on-21s-ludicrous-owner.
     
  21. HX_Guy

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    In due time in due time :D

    We'll see how things pan out but I'd love to do a full carbon fiber engine pay, carbon fiber rear diffuser, carbon fiber front winglets, some 21s on the front and 22s on the back with the correct offset and probably will need to do a mild drop to get this look. :)

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  22. Vegas CS

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  23. HX_Guy

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  24. Vegas CS

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    I want to do a Mase tune and Novitec exhaust with 200 cell cats after my power cube runs out in two years. At it’s next service i’ll have it lowered 16mm all around on the stock springs. If you visit Vegas with it, PM me if you’d like. We’ll make some runs out at the Valley of Fire.
     
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  25. Vegas CS

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    I’m not sure if they are Carbonio or not. They are very high quality so I’d assume they are. I just bought the proper engine bay stickers from Continental Auto Sport so I’ll be putting them on when I get home. FYI...Carbonio includes these stickers now when you purchase their set.
     

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