While I agree on Ferrari looks and sound, I disagree on livability. Last year lots of Boxsters and Caymen drove thousands of miles to the PCA Parade in Colorado. Including all the stuff needed for over a week, plus car cleaning stuff. You can't do that in a Ferrari spider.They said spider had better steering and friendlier handling but in driving excitement ,looks and sound the Ferrari was in super car league. Evo said a 6 or 7 yr old 360 is still more desirable than a box spyder
The approved used scheme gives any Ferrari upto 8 years old a 2 year warranty when bought from a Ferrari main dealer. I am swapping the CS for an F430 when I find 'the one'.I'd rather have the Ferrari, but the cost of repairs on a Ferrari out of warranty spoils the equation, and brings me back to Porsche.
What to do after the 2 year warranty then? Big value hit for trade in or sell to other buyer who would then take on risk of maintenance? To me seems like cost deferment...The approved used scheme gives any Ferrari upto 8 years old a 2 year warranty when bought from a Ferrari main dealer. I am swapping the CS for an F430 when I find 'the one'.
Having driven an F430 16M Scuderia Spider there is no comparison. I'd FedEx anything I needed on arrival to the other end of the trip. That would include a game plan for coming up with the next payment.they only made the 430 16m vert... i honestly think it is a bad move...
Im not suggesting that the cost is not higher, just that you can have a little peace of mind and financial cushion when buying a used Ferrari.What to do after the 2 year warranty then? Big value hit for trade in or sell to other buyer who would then take on risk of maintenance? To me seems like cost deferment...
I agree that a Porsche is a more practical and less costly ownership experience, even with the 24 month, 1500 mile caveat.The majority of Porsche sports cars are built for the affluent, people who have financial means that may be substantial and stable but are not unlimited. Ferrari ownership requires true wealth, i.e. people with blank checks who can pay for whatever it costs to acquire and maintain anything (car, yacht, race horse). Unless your idea of Ferrari ownership is an 18-24 month, 1500 mile/year stint mostly in the garage, a Porsche will always provide a more practical and less costly ownership experience.
I'm with you, I like the Porsche's lines better. Beautiful simplicity. And, it looks like TPC is going to put the Boxster Spyder in the supercar league real soon. Call me crazy, but I'd take a TPC Turbo'd Boxster Spyder over the Ferrari 458. I just love Porsches. The love goes way back. As a teenager I went to the Daytona 24 in '70 and '71 and Watkins Glen in '70 and saw the 917s thrash the 512s, so I've never been in awe of Ferrari, although it is my second favorite make.I guess I'm one of the only people who actually prefers the look of the 997s and 987s to the 360/430 Ferraris.
Look imho there is no prettier car than the 250 California Spyder, Daytona or Dino but the recent Ferrari's are rather too pointy and busy for my tastes.
I guess i just like rounded clean lines of Porsches. A bathtub on wheels from the 356 to the present their is something so true about the beauty of a Porsche the didn't have to change much after all these years