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Thinking of buying a 360

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Azzuro, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. Azzuro

    Azzuro Karting

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    After selling my Testarossa last December I have now started thinking about my next F car. The problem is that I cant quite decide between the 355 or the 360. The TR was nice but it did feel old - you admired the looks but it felt agricultural compared to my BMW 745. Is the 360 noticably more advanced than the 355 in the way it drives, stops, steers, changes gears etc? I would only buy a coupe and a 355 could only cost around 45K compared to the 65K for a 1999-2000 360, so the 355 will save me a bit of money and loose less in depreciation. With the 360 is the F1 box really good or just a gimmick? I suppose both have their good and bad points just wondered if there was really a killer argument for going for one instead of the other. The 360 look is now really growing on me and it seems to make the 355 look a little dated now.
     
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  3. rviant

    rviant Karting

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    drive both and make your mind up. I had a 360 coupe f1 and loved it
     
  4. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

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    Ufo, reading what you wrote, it looks as though you have already subconsciously have made up your mind already. Sounds like the 360 to me;) You dont want to make he mistake of buying the 355 then regreting the choie that you have made every time you see a 360.
    BUT saving 15-20K is bloody good:D
    None are better than the other becourse they both have somthing the other does not. Choices, choices:)
     
  5. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    I went from a testarossa to a 355 had it 4 weeks hated it sold it and bought a F512M keep thinking about a 360cs but i think i would regret buying one unless i could afford to keep the F512M
     
  6. spidermanUK

    spidermanUK Formula 3

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    What did you hate?
     
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  8. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    no power or torque you have to rev the nacks of them to make them go ask simon lambo what the difference is like dont think he would go back to 8 cylinders
     
  9. Azzuro

    Azzuro Karting

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    Steve, - spot on! I drove a 355 and you are right, compared to the TR it felt as if you really had to rev loads to get the thing going. But I just put that down to the fact that that 355 was abit tatty - dont tell me that there all like this - 360 included? Please no!
     
  10. murph7355

    murph7355 Formula 3

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    You do have to rev them. It's the whole point of the junior, more sporting cars.

    The big engined motors aren't like that because they're designed for fat rich gits who drive with one arm out the window holding a Montecristo Tubos.

    Completely different styles of car.

    If you want something grunty but more "up to date" (whatever that may mean to you), why not try something like a 550? If that's not in your face enough, then you're going to be looking at a 512TR (the subtle differences in these over the original TR make a big overall difference in my eyes), 512M (512TR given a beating with the ugly stick) or something from Lambo (Diablo perhaps - but you'd need to get highlights and start singing with a croaky voice) I would suggest.
     
  11. ferrarimadbloke

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    I've had a 360 Spider and loved every minute of it! I now have a 355 Spider and can honestly say that I genuinely prefer it!
    Yes the 360 had more "grunt" with loads more torque and was easier to drive, the 355 is slightly more "agricultural" but has more than enough feel to be a "propper" Ferrari.
    The 355 certainly handles better than the 360, feels more stable at speed and those looks just says it all!
     
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  13. tonyh

    tonyh F1 World Champ
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    sorrt for brief hi-jack- Leyton , any pics pls?
     
  14. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    he cant he is a tight welshman not subscribed
     
  15. Ade

    Ade Formula 3

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    360 does feel a lot more modern, is phatter, and throttle response is faster.

    However the 355 has a character, charm and sound.... that unfortunately the 360 just does not replicate for me. If it did, Id have a 360 right now.

    For me, you only need to look at a 360 and 355 and in your heart you will know which is right for you.
     
  16. GrahamS

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    I've got the same problem. I keep promising myself that I'll change the 355 next year but I just can't fall in love with the 360, better car though it undoubtedly is.
    I'm worried I'll regret it forever if I make the change
     
  17. Aztec

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    430s have much better torque :D proper modern 8 cylinders do:D
     
  18. Stewart 430

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    Verdi have a fantastic black 360 F1 lhd for sale.
    It has loads of extra's and one of the best sounding tubi's that you will ever here.
     
  19. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    I may be a fat git but I certainly aint rich and I haven't got a clue what a Montywhatsit Turbo is??? But I still love my old tractor :D:D:D:D
     
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    A rather splendid cigar mate, I'm told you haven’t lived till you’ve lit one up in a V12 Ferrari....:D
     
  21. steve f

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    glad i have a flat 12 then would not want to look a complete dick smoking a ceegar in a ferrari
     
  22. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

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    Steve borrow me your 512m for tomorrow at Brunters.......please:D
    I can pick it up tonight if ya let me know what time;)
     
  23. Azzuro

    Azzuro Karting

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    Thanks for the input. To sum up your collective views: 355 is prettier, sounds better, has more character but is more agricultural and the 360 has more grunt, and better throttle response. Personaly I do like the idea of the F1 box and I have heard that it was much improved on the 360. I was not a big fan of the looks of the 360 at first but they have grown on me. I also think that with the 430 looking so similar it will not harm the values of the 360. If I can get a 360 F1 for £60K I will be very happy - what do you think?
     
  24. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    Heres a nice one I dont know if its RHD it doesnt say it isnt its £65K but youd get a left hooker for £60k

    http://atsearch.autotrader.co.uk/www/CARS_popup.asp?min_pr=0&max_pr=0&submit_button.y=9&locale=AOL.CARS.1&partner=AOL&MILES=1500&POSTCODE=pe6%200qs&make=FERRARI&submit_button.x=12&model=360&start=9&distance=58&adcategory=CARS&channel=CARS&id=200535205929724
     
  25. Azzuro

    Azzuro Karting

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  26. noony

    noony F1 Veteran

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    there's a silver RHD 360 5 miles from me for £60k.
     
  27. Dale

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    Pic's m8 any :D
     
  28. jaturon

    jaturon Formula 3

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    I also have a similar circumstance as I have 328GTS and 512TR and I am looking at a 360 Modena. I'll never part my 328 but still thinking whether to make the change from 512 to 360. I've had the guts to do so as I'm afraid thati might regret it.
    I started the thread before refering to this scenario and got advices from both camps (old school and new school) so still sitting on the fence here.
    I tried out 360 F1 before and loved it but it's the same with everything when it's new to you so you enjoy it but through time you might regret it.
     

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