Hi all. I am in the market for a fun weekend/nice weather driver. I am turning 40 in March and this is my gift to myself with my wife's blessing. Having owned a Porsche prior (Boxster S) I have been looking at upgrading and picking up an 01/02 996tt - which are running in the 60K price range. I am a member of 6speedonline and about a month ago someone suggested that I also look into either a 348 or 355 Ferrari, which can be purchased for around the same price. I signed up on Ferrarichat and have been reading every post listed on this 348/355 forum page. I am in love with the 355, how it looks and how it sounds (based on video/sound clips from youtube) - and I have changed my mind on being dead-set on getting a 996tt and I am seriously considering joining the Brotherhood! I know that buying the right 355, with the right service performed and with the right prior owner is key - and I understand that there can be major service costs for the 355 if something major goes wrong. Everytime I mention getting a 355 on various message boards, I get the same response: Be prepared to spend a fortune on maintenance. I will not be using the car as a daily driver, but to drive to work on nice days and for weeekend cruises. I am not overly mechanically inclined, but can do basic maintenance. I am seeking some feedback from you, the 355 owner, on why I should or should not get the 355 over a 996tt. I apologize if this subject may have been talked about previously, but I could not find any specific articles on it in searching. Talk me out of getting a 355!