Discussion in '308/328' started by Mike C, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Mike C

    Mike C F1 Veteran
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    #1 Mike C, Nov 25, 2007
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2008
    We get so many threads about what to look for when buying a 308 or 328, it was suggested that we create a STICKY reference. It seems like a good idea, so here it is.

    Here are several 308 ONLINE Buyer's Guides available, much of which is also applicable to the 328:

    If you have any others, please post them. If you know of any 328-specific buyers guides, please post those also.

    Also, feel free to post links to your favorite FCHAT threads on the same topic. Here are a couple of recent ones:
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  3. James in Denver

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    Thanks, this comes up a lot and I figured sooner or later it would become a sticky. Its always the same questions.... :)

    Thanks Mike.

    James in Denver
  4. SMS

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    #3 SMS, Dec 4, 2007
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  6. jtower

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    that thread was the first one i ever read on this forum (probably found it via a google search). it's the very first bookmark in my "ferrari" folder. thanks tillman!
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  8. Jdubbya

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    Thanks for pulling this together Mike. I think this will help folks who are looking at one of these cars.
  9. flyingboa

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    As a matterr of fact, a lot of love at least from me. :)
    But since a while the work does not seem to be progressing any more. ;)
    And what about the 328 list? That has been closed for so loooooong now.....


  10. George308

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    Great info! Thanks
  11. bigodino

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    Great thread. Unfortunately not so much to find about the GT4. I was looking for information about what to avoid and what to look out for. What are desired versions/options/modifications and what are typical problem areas of the GT4. I'm planning on buying one this year and it'll be my first Ferrari so any input is much appreciated.

    Best, Peter
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  13. Hans

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    The GT4 pretty much follows the GTB/GTS (or rather: the other way around). Technically, they are exactly the same, they share more or less the same space frame, engine, gearbox, suspension, steering, brakes, fuel system, cooling system and electrical system. So anything said on an early (carbed) GTB/GTS should apply to our GT4's as well....

    ... and then take it to Alex and you'll know if you have a good one on your hands. :)

    Good luck!

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  14. James in Denver

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  15. hammerson

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    You can never have too many. I'm a spankin new member and wish I knew what is being posted at this great site. Well, at least I brought a small magnet and a sheet of paper when I bought a 308 GTB last fall. Quite educational too see where work had been done. L8r
  16. snj5

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  17. f1lupo

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    hey thanks for the great info Mike ! stumbled onto this board as I'm gonna be turning the big 'four o' next year and I hopefully will be fulfilling my dream of owning a 328 GTS...looking for all the info I can get my hands on right now :)
  18. MBFerrari

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    FWIW I just bought a 348, but after riding in Bullfighters 328, I want one of those too!!! The bottom line (and thanks to VVassallo I get it) is that a Ferrari is a Ferrari. There are plenty of faster cars, blah blah blah (I test drove Porsche's that were much faster) but guess what baby, THEY WERE NOT A FERRARI!!!

    These cars are special in so many ways. Every little kid dreams of having one, so go get yours. Life is short, play hard.

    Matt B
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  19. Anthony bentley

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    Was the 328 available with power steering?
    Just trying to settle an arguement.

    Thanks in advance.
  20. fastradio

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  21. Birdman

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  22. Mike C

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    Thanks... I just fixed it to match.
  23. dinogt4guy

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    You can find this one at = Ferrari Life Buyers Portfolio. Has very good reviews.

    Don't hate me for recomending this here, just trying to help!

  24. Aaya

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    Can a 308 change gear when the key is not in the ignition?
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  26. Alesnik-MD

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  27. oliv928

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    As I am now in the depth of this problem I post this little participation.
    My mondial cabriolet is very good looking, that is why I bought it but , ...
    It has been electricaly modified and alarm equiped, by previous owners and now it is like the beginning of a nightmare to debug it, and hours of working.
    So, If I should buy another car I would look at this point very very carefully. Easy to say, but I would put the efforts on this investigation.
    regards all
  28. Giglio308

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    Where can I get this?

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