Three years ago I almost pulled the trigger on a f430 and now that I have a wife and child I am seriously considering a Ferrari California. As i started looking into them i started hearing about this DCT issue. My questions/concerns are mostly having to do with the reliability and how often the big ticket items like this transmission issue occuer. I currently have a Flying spur which i will be trading, so i am used to higher than normal maintenance cost. Also i have a independent mechanic here in my home town who has about 4 or 5 other Ferrari clients so i will most likely use him. So here we go: 1) is the transmission sensor (dct) problem something that happens on all Californias? Is it pretty much guaranteed to happen eventually? 2) is it a 1 time fix and its fixed forever type of thing or does it have to be replaced every few years? 3) how much would one cost at an independent shop vs the dealership? My independent mechanic hourly rate is aboit half that of the dealerships. But only uses OEM parts. 4) are there any other problems like this for the California? Suspension failures, engine problems, large electrical problems, etc. 5) are there certain years i should avoid or aim for? 6) how is it for daily driving? 2-5 short drives a week 7) what do you think is the best things about the California? 8) what do you find most annoying or least favorite part of owning a California?