488 Why are Pistas not selling ?

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Texas2step, Jan 12, 2020 at 3:58 PM.

  1. Pis7a2020

    Pis7a2020 Rookie

    Dec 17, 2019
    Enjoy the car, enjoy the lifestyle, go to the track, do the dinners, and extract as much joy out of life and your passion for cars before you leave earth.

    To me, cars is a passion and a way of life. I work hard to buy and enjoy them and I don’t do it to turn a profit.

    However, if every once in a while you do turn a profit, it just makes the next deal that much sweeter.

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  2. Rrr1

    Rrr1 Karting

    Dec 24, 2018
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    well said.
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  3. 09Scuderia

    09Scuderia Formula 3

    Nov 20, 2011
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    worth noting, in the US the premium over MSRP held for the Speciale for 4-5 years? 2018/19 Pistas are being marketed for near MSRP or slightly over.

    This is not about the Pista being less desirable vs the Speciale. It's about a clear shift in the market dynamics that is now in place. Folks coming into the market should assume the old rules no longer apply to the same extent. Ferrari dealers need to adjust business tactics accordingly.....
  4. Borrow’d Mine

    Borrow’d Mine Karting

    Nov 28, 2019
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    Perfect stares. To pile on just a bit. It is exhausting reading these complaints about no profit. If it isn’t for pure driving pleasure and appreciation of the brand there are just better ways to spend your money.

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  5. Mickyd329

    Mickyd329 Rookie

    Mar 3, 2019
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    The enjoyment from driving my Pista trumps any depreciation hits I might have to take over the next few years.

    Looking at other exotics in the market place, I would say the Pista holds its value relatively well anyways.
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  6. SoCal to az

    SoCal to az F1 Veteran
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    Jesus- this place is turning into Rennlist. Next thing we are going to start talking bout is ADMs and brokers getting cars.
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  7. RoyalPink

    RoyalPink Karting
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    Mar 18, 2019
    Cuz a fair amount of RL'ers are on here.
  8. IloveGT

    IloveGT Formula Junior

    Oct 17, 2015
    I hate rennlist
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  9. I resemble that remark. :D
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  10. ChadR

    ChadR Karting

    Jun 19, 2019
    German Engineering:cool:
  11. Gh21631

    Gh21631 F1 Rookie
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    Feb 24, 2011
    If prices do come down and good specs become available I bet many will move to a Pista vs. an F8.
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  12. I will tell you why Pistas are not selling.

    At least why my Pista is not selling.

    Because it is a fantastic car.
  13. Solid State

    Solid State F1 Rookie
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    Ndugu Umbo
    I am amazed at the msrp of a well equipped F8. That's flagship NA V12 pricing a few years ago. Ferrari going after next crop of young wealth.
  14. RoyalPink

    RoyalPink Karting
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    Mar 18, 2019
    Yes at those prices. I'd say going after them with a vengeance.

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