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Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic Region - USA (PA, DE, MD, DC, VA)' started by JC360, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. JC360

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    in DC area.
    Anyone recommend a reputable mechanic to check out a car?

    Thanks,
    Jon
     
  2. WCH

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    Have you thought about FoW?
     
  3. JC360

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    The car is at FoW.
    It has 15K miles and 15K service with belts done,
    but I am concerned with clutch life, valves and CATS.
    Should I be? The car has a very clean history.

    Jon
     
  4. wfo900

    wfo900 Formula Junior

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    I would just ask. When I bought my car there they were extremely straight with me and showed me service records etc. These guys ain't your average car dealer!
     
  5. JC360

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    I have the service records, looks clean.
    Just wanted a zsecond, third opinion.
    Jon
     
  6. WCH

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    Jon, I'm a happy customer of FoW and no doubt biased, but I've also found them to be very forthcoming. I feel I have a good relationship with them, and at this point would simply take their word at face value on the condition of a car. I bought a '99 360 from them without a PPI and was pleased. I'd feel especially comfortable buying a car sold and serviced by FoW.

    Still, it's a lot of money and you might like a second opinion. I don't really know of independent Ferrari mechanics in the DC area - isn't there a place called Grand Touring or something like that on the other side of the Beltway? Perhaps if you posted this question on General Discussion someone could help you.

    Good luck, Will
     
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  8. Tony Fuisz

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    Do you want another educated look or a real mech eval? If the first, try Dave Olimpi (http://www.daveolimpiautomobiles.com/)
    Grand touring is mostly hardcore vintage stuff.
    As far as I know, the FOW cars are all top notch, and not cheap. I also know of people that had trouble with a used car shortly after purchase and they made it right. I would have to say buying one of their cars is low risk in the ferrari world.
     

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