Would you purchase a 50k miles 458

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by ferrari#7, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. ferrari#7

    ferrari#7 Formula Junior

    Sep 8, 2008
    There is a 50k miles 458 for sale. I know a PPI is a must. Would you consider it with these miles? THANKS

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  3. babwine

    babwine Karting

    Nov 6, 2016
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    How many owners? What’s the maintenance and repair history? The 458 is a great car and properly maintained is good for another 50k

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  4. Spezia

    Spezia Karting

    Dec 15, 2019
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    If maintenance and repair history are there and the car looks well cared for. Yes, but price dependent of course.
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    Price , number of owners ?
  6. Shark01

    Shark01 F1 Rookie

    Jun 25, 2005
    I probably wouldn't buy such a car when there are so many 15-20k mile's not like it's a rare car (for example, If we were talking about a Daytona a question on miles doesn't even come up, it's purely a matter of condition, budget, & it's not a typo).
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  8. FFan5

    FFan5 Formula Junior

    Jul 7, 2018
    Absolutely. Many things on modern cars time out. You are going to deal with it either way as these cars age. Getting a great deal on a driver's car makes a ton of sense. I've driven a high mileage 458 at an experience thing, and the mileage didn't bother me while the car was over 8000 RPMs....

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  9. FourFiveGreat

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    Came here to post this.

    A car with full records at the right price from a meticulous owner who simply happens to like to drive is a satisfactory bet. The car has a lot of life left at that mileage.
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  10. ferrari#7

    ferrari#7 Formula Junior

    Sep 8, 2008
    This 50k miles 458 has had the trans replaced at dealer. This is fairly common I believe? Records are in order. PPI is a must. Trying to figure a good price.

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  11. italiafan

    italiafan F1 World Champ

    Jul 19, 2006
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    I have a 45k 458, and plan on driving it for years to come.
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  13. DoubleD33

    DoubleD33 Formula 3
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    Mine has 40k. Not scared.
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  14. RBarbieri

    RBarbieri Karting
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    Feb 11, 2014
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    Rich Barbieri
    I'll echo other comments. Yes if car is in good condition, had appropriate service and the price was right. Once received I'd do the maintenance that might not have been done previously such as coolant flush, transmission and differential fluid change. Also brake fluid if it's been more than 2 years.
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  15. Sargepug

    Sargepug Formula Junior
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    Mar 23, 2020
    Beyond all the obvious questions above, it all comes down to your means. I bought my '14, w/ 4k on the clock in March '20, optioned very nicely w/ a sticker close to $300k. I had $200k plus at my disposal, to buy the car ($194K), then pay the 8.75% NYS metro sales tax ($17k) and another $17k to wrap, ceramic, build in radar, jammers, rear spacers, and other items to make her really mine. So at the end I was out of pocket $227k, but have a stunning beauty, that people can't get over. I'd say you are in the $120k range w/ yours?? If that is your range, go for it, if it passes all the obvious question and PPI. Also, get a power warranty.
    Yes, the transmissions are a problem. Mine went w/ 6,500 on the clock and thank God for the power warranty. Ferrari gave me a brand new box, which after install is a $40k job! Here's mine. :)

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  16. Nuvolari

    Nuvolari F1 Veteran
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    Sep 3, 2002
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    The benefit of buying a car with that mileage is a lower price because of the unfounded mileage stigma so there is an advantage to be had there. That said if you will be afraid of putting mileage on it because of what is currently on the clock then you may want to pass regardless of price because it will spoil the ownership experience. On none of my cars do I know what their current mileage is give or take 5-10K. I maintain them right and never pay attention to their odometer growth.

    If the question relates to the durability of the car with 50K you have nothing to worry about. If the car was well maintained and there are records to verify it then that mileage is not an issue.
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  17. Melvok

    Melvok F1 World Champ
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    OEPPPPSSS another gearbox …. what were symptoms ? How long did it take ?
  18. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 F1 Rookie

    Jan 23, 2014
    yes if the price was right. maybe 120-130k?
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  19. Sargepug

    Sargepug Formula Junior
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    Initial symptoms, were simply throwing the transmission failure code, which would clear itself after restart. Then after maybe another 600 miles or so, I would sometimes lose 5th, which would reset on restart. Then I started losing all odd gears and that was that. There were only 2 new boxes in the country, so we grabbed one and I think all said and done, it took 3 weeks. Here's a more detailed history.
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  20. vjd3

    vjd3 Formula 3
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    I don’t think you can renew or buy a New Power warranty on the car past 52k (56k?) miles, if you’re a peace of mind kind of guy.
  21. TG

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    Taylor Good
    What love to know what you end up paying or what they're asking for those miles.

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