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Discussion in '360/430' started by cole328, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. imahorse

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    I wish Culver's was open before cars and coffee. I think the people there would have been slightly less horrified if it was cheese curds instead. The Dells is such a beautiful area. Lots of good scenery
     
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  3. SCEye

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    Late to the thread. doesn't the E63S cost nearly the same as the 430?
    the Ferrari could be fixed, just like any other cars. If it's a minor scratch, the resale value shouldn't change.
     
  4. Dewinator

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    Arrgh it will only let me put 1 “like” on the gorgeous tdf blue 360 spider.

    I drove mine to the clinic, to work, and to the gym today. Then I drove it home with my sweddy workout shorts all over the seat. We definitely take it if we go somewhere nice!
     
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  5. cole328

    cole328 Formula Junior

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    Ha. Indeed. That is indeed the irony. For me, the amg is of course more low key, and as such, I take it everywhere, from work daily, Home Depot, kid pickup, etc.

    Don’t get me wrong.. I drive the f430 weekly... sometimes more... I just mainly drive point A to A, as simply “driving” it gives me pleasure. I just have yet to find suitable locations where I’m comfortable taking it and parking it in the parking lot over the years I can’t remember any of my cars not ultimately getting door dings, scratches, etc. all annoying, but all easily fixable at the dealer. Maybe I’m overthinking it, but it doesn’t seem that easy with the Ferrari

    Anyway, glad I started this thread, as there are some great pics and posts and advice!


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  6. brookliner7

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    To the OP, you have to be comfortable with the amount of risk you are willing to accept for the reward you are wanting.

    Only you can decide that.

    I decided I want to enjoy the car, and the worst that can happen is some damage.
    Damage can be fixed. Resale on an aging relatively highly produced Ferrari isn't of my concern, its Not a collector car.

    So, park wisely and pick the best spot, a 50/50, something close to or in your line of sight can reduce anxiety ( and you'll notice how many people DON'T care about the car haha!) ask the valet are they familiar how to operate your model car before handing over the keys or deciding to park it for yourself .

    Most importantly, enjoy the car the way you want.
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  8. dbdreams

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    Can the 360 at least hang with the C8? I have a TDF blue 360 Modena but when I started looking I wanted a C8, just didn't want to pay a premium over MSRP for the C8
     
  9. armedferret

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    495/470, 3700ish pounds curb.....gets to 60 in under 3 seconds. It's also 20 years more advanced than the 360, so given the age gap, the performance gap isn't nearly as wide as it theoretically "should" be.

    TDF 360 has way more sex appeal. Corvettes tend not to be nearly as brilliant as they age, until they're several decades old.
     
  10. AandSC

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    I’ve owned 9 Corvettes in the past. There will be 150K C8s on the road in five years, so you’ll see them every day. And they’re not quite the work of art that Ferraris are. I’ll take a 20 year old Ferrari over any Corvette. To me there’s more to the ownership experience than outright performance.
     
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  11. Twosherpaz

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    I think it’s all relative. I used to freak out about a 100k car in public, now it’s well north of that. Growing up in a high crime city, I have always been very cognizant of the safety of where I park. I have also always looked for that outside spot or one with limited chance for door dings.

    When there is valet parking, I usually ask to park it myself and have rarely been denied. I tip them as I would have if they parked it. Some valet managers have told me they aren’t bonded to park cars past a certain value. I like valet parking as you have eyes on your car. It’s like hiring security.

    Be aware of your surroundings as these cars are flashing lights of wealth for those miscreants in society. I refer specifically to actual thieves not the anti one percent maggots.
     
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  13. BrettC

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    I allowed a 40 something valet at a private Ferrari party to "try" to back up and park my gated 360. 3 attempts later, others standing near practically pulled him out to allow me to do it. No one parks my Ferrari now but me. Otherwise, i go anywhere with my car. Never had a vandalism issue. Knock on wood.

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  14. Need4Spd

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    I never let valets move my gated car. Way too easy to burn 1000s of miles off the clutch in just one visit. Good thing most can’t figure out how to start it with the immobilizer. Mostly they leave the door unlocked because it’s parked in front so they don’t press the button on the fob before trying to start it.


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  15. Twosherpaz

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    I’m dying to throw the keys to the LFA to a valet with it parked, the brake set, and a need to reverse.

    It is the most complex car to maneuver I have yet to come across. Pull both paddles back and press start button with your right thumb to start engine. Parking brake release is located above your right knee, of course. For reverse, again, pull both paddle shifts back for neutral, then reach to the left of the instrument cluster, and pull a lever back towards you for reverse. Done backing? Ok, now both paddles in again for neutral, then one click on right for first gear.

    Additionally, the turning radius is about as bad as a racecar, so in a tight fit, be prepared to do the above dance three times more often than in a regular street car. I have had to do it once or twice while in a hurry and it is easy to forget one of the multiple steps along the way.

    Is it all worth it to hear the sound of the Yamaha tuned naturally aspirated ten cylinder engine? Oh yeah!
     
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  16. Dewinator

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    17 year old: sir you can’t park there it’s valet only.
    me: it’s included with dinner.
    17 year old: yes but we have to drive it.
    me: it’s a manual Ferrari and you’re a kid, you’re not driving it.
     
  17. Need4Spd

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    If you have a 355, they can’t even find the door handle.


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  18. mchas

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    ... $20 later: thank you very much sir, enjoy your dinner!
     
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  19. MRY

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    Goes to lunch, brunch, tea, dinner, brewery, winery, everywhere.

    No valet, self park. $20 allows front row. Granted, around here, we don’t have much valet, except the hotels or special events, and I self park there.

    Just had lunch with some FCA guys and a couple car buddies today. All fine, normal Friday around here.


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  20. Stev-o

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    The C8 has a brilliant double clutch Tremac transmission, the F1 360 is no match with it out of the hole, the single clutch transaxle is dated technology.
    I love both cars equally but for different reasons.
    Both cars were recently acquired and coincidentally about the same price.
     
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  21. one4torque

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    The answer to this question will depend on where you live....


    If I were fortunate enough to live in Carmel then by all means....

    However if you live in a more economically diverse region your results may vary :)
     
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  22. Danedingerson

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    I park with the top down on my 430 when shopping in Maui. I did the same with other exotics for years now. Sometimes there are admirers when I get back to the car, but not as many as my Lotus Elise, my Cobra replica, or my 1923 Mercedes replica for some reason. The Merci and Cobra don't even have tops to put up so I got in the habit for 20 years now.
     
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  23. alex

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    We like ethnic food, so we seek out small restaurants, which are often located in strip malls. Have been able to park so that the car is in view. There are also other locations, such as Geneva, Illinois, where we have felt safe leaving the car for a stroll. I would never want to valet my car!
     
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  24. Flea7

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    I'm in Seattle. There is no way I would park on the streets downtown.....not even for 5 mins.
     
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  25. Sj_engr

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    Before all the rioting downtown was not that bad. Around Amazon (7th or 8th) is still pretty nice.

    I wouldn't park any car in SF for 5 min.
     
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  26. Flea7

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    It would be vandalized even before the riots and covid.
    Maybe not turned into a fireball but keyed, coffee thrown at it,...mirrors knocked in....etc.
     
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  27. Danedingerson

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    I parked my 911 downtown every day in SF usually near Chinatown and the French Embassy where my wife worked. Never an issue. A lot of tourists wanted me to take their pic in front of the gates. is it odd that the real world of folks who try these things is so different from others who just imagine them? I am finding this among many Americans these days.
     
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  28. Sj_engr

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    Well the last time I parked my 911 in SF I got two tickets. One for no front plate and a second one for having a clear cover on my rear plate.

    My fault I guess but not bringing a car to the city any time soon.
     

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