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Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by GT2goneF, Dec 29, 2020.

  1. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF Formula 3

    May 28, 2020
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    I just went to sign documents on my F8 and I noticed that the car had 44 miles on it. Seemed excessive. Apparently, the car was received by the dealership with 24 miles and then the Master Technician PDI'd it a put 20 more. It seems that more than a PDI, it was a joyride.

    Wanted to compare What were the average delivery mileage and what are your thoughts?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Shadowfax

    Shadowfax F1 Rookie

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    Pista had about 70kms or so. It's pretty standard so I was told with some cars having nearly 100kms. Porsche normally has @ 20kms on odo or less. I'd say the more mileage means more joyriding and/or mileage spent trying to fix things before delivery - things that should have been right before the car left the factory. But hey it is a Ferrari don't forget.
     
  4. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF Formula 3

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    So your Pista was 70 km, which translates precisely to 44 miles. Interesting, it is a standard thing or pure coincidence?
     
  5. Shadowfax

    Shadowfax F1 Rookie

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    Id say just coincidence. I cant recall the exact figure but am sure it was @ 70kms. I had seen others which had come in, one at 50kms the other 80 odd so its pretty random. I recall asking about it as I was surprised to see the odo as high as it was and was told that they see a variance of between 50 and 100 sometimes a bit over 100. I would have been happier with 50 or less but its the luck of the draw.
     
  6. Surfah

    Surfah F1 Rookie

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    458S had less than 30 miles IIRC. Someone at the docks had fun with your F8?
     
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  8. Carrerarsr

    Carrerarsr Karting

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    My Pista was 102 km.
     
  9. RayJohns

    RayJohns F1 Veteran
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    Isn't every Ferrari taken out for a test drive in Italy? Or do they no longer do that?

    I could have sworn my dealer told me that sometimes cars even come in with small rock chips from having been test driven on Italian roads, but maybe I don't know what I'm talking about.

    My 488 GTB had something like 67 miles on it as I remember.

    As far as the PDI drive, keep in mind it takes about 5-8 miles just to bring the gear oil up to temperature :) I think I'd more concerned if the PDI test drive was anything less than 20 miles actually.

    Ray
     
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  10. xBox

    xBox Formula Junior

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    Circa 50-miles is pretty normal from what I've seen and been told.

    A combination of their initial spank around Maranello, plus your PDI tech, who would want to be happy that brakes were bedded a little etc...

    I wouldn't let it concern you.
     
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  11. halolo

    halolo Rookie

    Nov 17, 2020
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    Has anyone had chips from those first miles upon delivery? I am thinking of getting PPF from a third party rather than from Ferrari directly.
     
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  13. Ellena

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    No chips on delivery, but I'd have a full paint correction done on the car before I put PPF on it. Even when new, paint needs some care before being PPF'd. And depending on the car/color/etc, I'd argue that PPF can hurt the appearance of the paint/depth/color
     
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  14. SoCal to az

    SoCal to az F1 World Champ
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    Definitely have a 3rd party do it. Cheaper and better.
     
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  15. buddyg

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    40 miles
     
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  16. Dicecal

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    37 miles at delivery
     
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  17. JB1997

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    41 miles on my F8


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  18. NewYorkLego

    NewYorkLego Karting

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    42 Miles
     
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  19. Coincid

    Coincid F1 Rookie

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    69 kms = 43 miles.
     
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  20. wrs

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    54 I think was mine this March and my Cali T HS had about the same.
     
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  21. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF Formula 3

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    Yes, all Ferraris are tested in Fiorano. I was asking because I didn't know:

    1) If the odometer is actually already connected by the time they test drive it, I guess it is.

    2) I wanted to know if it was too much mileage. You know, what is considered joy ride versus true PDI. I guess it is very difficult to separate the two when it is a Ferrari. And just think, he gets paid for that too. If you think about it, 5 miles is a long distance. Perhaps not for a track test drive. I was thinking 20 miles would be appropriate but 44 is quite excessive. Now, I know. About rock chips, I didn't see any. But I am still concerned I may be missing a few since Rancho Mirage is just desert and what a better place to get rock chips on a 45k paint job than a PDI test drive than this. I still have some homework to do.
     
  22. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF Formula 3

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    3rd party. Trust me on that one. That is all I am going to say.
     
  23. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF Formula 3

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    Agree on all of the above. Unfortunately, I am not going to sacrifice my Bianco Italia to the desert. I will have to sacrifice the color a little bit.
     
  24. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF Formula 3

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    Even if it isn't cheaper. My guy will likely be more expensive than the dealer and I am still going to him.
     
  25. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF Formula 3

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    So it looks like it is all within the average. Thanks guys. Have a great day.
     
  26. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF Formula 3

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    Snowed in yet?
     
  27. Solid State

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    Likely you will think differently after you put a few thousand miles on the car.
     
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  28. Condor Man

    Condor Man F1 Rookie

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    Mine was 44 miles and had a flat battery


    May the Horse be with you
     

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