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458 Santa was Awesome this Year: New 458 Owner

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Bob in Texas, Dec 24, 2020.

  1. Bob in Texas

    Bob in Texas Formula 3
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    After 8 years on the 360/430 forum (a 360, then a 430), I'm happy to join the 458 gang. Picked up a 2012 with 7500 miles, TdF/Tan yesterday. Original owner spec'd lots of options that I will benefit from. The 2 hour backroads drive from Houston to Austin was simply awesome, what a different car from the previous two. While a contributor on the other forum, I'll be lurking here and soaking up ownership tidbits since I know very little about 458's.
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  3. Rexcat458

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    #2 Rexcat458, Dec 24, 2020
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    Congratulations and welcome to Club 458! Santa brought me my 458 Italia last Christmas...

    Absolutely love the TDF colour!!!Please post more about the specs and some interior shots. Enjoy that awesome 458!

    Cheers bruddah from a fellow Texan!
     
  4. FFan5

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    I think all the 458's are migrating to Austin. :-D

    Congrats! Hope to see you around town!
     
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  5. Ronin74

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    Welcome to the club! I joined in July. Beautiful car. Enjoy!
     
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  6. tomc

    tomc Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Holy carp!
    Someone was on Santa's good boy list this year!
    Beautiful. Enjoy...T
     
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  8. Stams

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    Congratulations and Merry Christmas!

    Found my girl in October and love the time we have had together.

    Love the drama and the soul of the 458. The most fun I have ever had driving a car!

    Enjoy!


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  9. Bob in Texas

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    Thanks guys. The car is certainly In a different class than the previous F cars.

    Thank you original buyer...
    CF driving zone with LED steering wheel. CF center bridge
    Daytona seats with more buttons that I have no idea what they do, colored seat belts
    Suspension lifter
    JBL stereo/ nav/ sat radio
    Parking sensors/ camera
    Leather everything
    Deviated stitching

    Well y’all get the idea

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  10. bball16

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    Beautiful. Congratulations!
     
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  11. jahdish

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    Congrats! Beautiful spec. I just picked up a 458 as well. Near impossible to drive without an ear to ear smile.
     
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  13. ronc52

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    WOW! Congratulations awesome color
     
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  14. Need4Spd

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    Congrats! TdF is an awesome color! And I agree that whoever ordered the car did a great job on the spec! When I looked, i also found it was really tough to find a car with everything I wanted.


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  15. Surfah

    Surfah F1 Rookie

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    Tdf looks sick in direct sunlight. Big congrats
     
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  16. JOEV

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    Truly beautiful. Great spec. Congrats and drive her in good health.
     
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  17. racerdj

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    What a find, congratulations!
     
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  18. Condor Man

    Condor Man F1 Rookie

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    Merry Christmas!!! And congratulations on a beautiful spec car.

    TDF just looks so right on the 458 especially with Tan Leather!!


    May the Horse be with you
     
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  19. Bob in Texas

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    Thanks again gents for all the well wishes. Love the styling, the increase in performance over the 360 & 430, and the updated interior over both.
    Been spending the last couple of days detailing the car and loving every minute of it. It's a great way to get to know the car.
    Two stage DA polishing, a coat of Jescar synthetic wax, Cleaned up some spots on the seats and carpet; both came out as new.

    Next are the most intimidating tasks
    Homelink
    Learning how the stereo works
    Getting rid of the previous owners radio stations
     
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  20. Greg911

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    Congrats and enjoy! I just joined the forum and looking at 430/458 as my 1st Italian beast.
     
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  21. Oz-ATL

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    Congrats Bob. Beautiful example.

    Great links here for homelink as you’ve probably already found.

    The guys here at FoA did a little video years ago that may help with the 458 user interfaces.

     
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  22. Bob in Texas

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    Thank you! That was very helpful! I actually learned a lot. That video should be a stickie.
     
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  23. keithos27

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    Beautiful car - congratulations!
     
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  25. Bob in Texas

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    Congrats! She’s gorgeous!


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  26. DefunctNeurons

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    Envious of the color!! I looked for a blue car but gave up and bought my black beauty. Would love TDF!!! Enjoy!


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  27. StevoA

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    Congratulations and welcome to the club! I picked mine up in July and have been smiling ever since, they are incredible cars to drive. Enjoy


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