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Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by ScottS, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. 4th_gear

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    Regarding the differences in appearance, I agree camera angles and lens distortions, never mind Photoshopping, are routinely exploited in sales materials. It's always advisable to see Ferrari items for yourself and they often actually come across better in the flesh. The HGTE look is always an attractive iconic one for an Fcar.

    It looks like the previous owner added some upgrades. I can say I'm keen on dark wheels but these do compliment the interior and CF details. Enjoy your "new" ride!
     
  2. Alex@TAG

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    The tire sizes are a bit different however the wheels can be switched back and fourth - we have done it several times :)
     
  3. Eric R

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    Scott, congrats on the purchase. I looked at that exact car when it was at their Woodlands location and it was spectacular. I love everything about that car especially the seats. However, they are non-adjustable so my wife could not see over the hood so I had to pass. All the little carbon bits just set it off really nicely.
     
  4. ScottS

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    #29 ScottS, Nov 28, 2015
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    Thank you. Your post means a lot. I'm somewhat nervous having not seen it in person and generally being a black car guy but I thought it looked so special.
    I'm told the seats can be adjusted by the dealer. I need to have them raise the passenger seat - thanks for reminding me.

    Good price - lowered and then a slight discount all with renewed CPO one year with maintenance- thought it was worth the risk.

    Saw this and confirmed my decision - maybe a black roof wrap- SAME WHEELS!

    Special two-tone California to lead Ferrari fleet at Goodwood
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  5. Eric R

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    Just to clarify what I meant is that the seats have two fixed positions for height that require unbolting, reposition and rebolting. Other than that they only slide back and forth. That was fine with me but is someone short like my wife (5'1") it most likely will not work. Plus the hassel of manually adjusting them means the competition seats will not work for us in any Ferrari. It sounds like you will not have a problem and the pictures you have looked at do not do this car justice. It is striking in person and is spotless. I looked it over completely because I thought it was a very good price for a documented car. I trust you will post up your reactions once it is delivered.
     
  6. Brumma

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    It's a manual adjustment to slide the seat forward and back, and a powered switch to adjust backrest tilt. Seat height is fixed, and can be adjusted via bolts by your dealer.
     
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  8. Eric R

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    Not here to be in a piss match but Chris, I do not recall an electrical switch that adjusts the seat back. That was on of the reasons my wife did not like the seating position. As reviewed with the manager, the seats slid back and forth manually, adjusted up and down a single position via the bolts previously discussed and that was it. If there was a switch on the side like most seats I do not recall seeing it. Still it was perfect for me, not my wife.
     
  9. ScottS

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    #34 ScottS, Dec 2, 2015
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    From the dealer- the passenger seat does not have the bracket to adjust height only the driver. I do not know if there is a part that can be added.

    I agree with you Eric - there are no electrical controls on this seat

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  10. Brumma

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    Here's a picture illustrating the switch...

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  11. tajaro

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    Ha... In the future you should say "I'd bet..."'' vs. I'll bet..." because you could make a case that you "would have" vs. actually did...

    Actually... he didn't take you up on that - so you're probably clear...

    :)
     
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  13. ScottS

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    Great

    I have those wheels on my car- pictures to follow. They are stunning in person. May even look better on a Nero car.

    Scott
     

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