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    Talking New F430 Owner saying hello

    Hi Everyone,

    I picked up my first Ferrari form Meridien Modena Ferrari in the New Forest, after having Porsches for 5 years, I wanted to go for something different... and WOW! What a car! I have a 07' F430 Coupe F1 in Nero (pics to follow) I havent had much of a chance to driver her yet, but I am actually looking forward to it! I havent looked forward to driving anything for years!!

    Few observations, its fast, really fast!

    The Aircon/climate control isnt very good, it blows cold, then warm for a few seconds then cold again, is this a Ferrari quirk?

    The head unit and speakers are naff, I had a BOSE system in my 911 and am used to beautiful bass, the Upgraded Ferrari audio is poor in comparison, much nicer to listen to that amazing V8.

    On a head unit note, how many people have removed the standard head unit and replaced it with a motorised unit? I was considering the Alpine IVA-D511R as some better sounds would make the car perfect for me, can anyone recommend an audio expert with experience with Ferraris?


    I look forward to coming to meets and events!

    Thanks all for reading!

    Nilesh

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    welcome and congrats i bought my 355 spider from them , very nice dealership

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    Hello.

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    Fully agree your comments. I have upgraded Audio. Its crap. I would prefer the space

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    Hi Nilesh, I assume you managed to get the right deal out of MM so well done, I looked at your car when I bought mine, very nice.
    Air con is very good on my car, I suggest you run it for a while probably get better.
    Stereo, don't worry about that just turn it off open the windows and listern to the music coming in.
    Enjoy.

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    Congrats!

    I pick up mine next week and I am also interested in upgrading the audio. I know usual response is to wind windows down yada yada but at the end of the day I would have bought a Scud if that were the case. I went for F430 as it will also be used for some everyday driving where some tunes on a decent stereo would be nice ;)

    Any comments?

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    Thanks guys! I have been so busy at work this week, I have only driven the car 3 times since I got it last week! As for the audio, there was one car audio place, where the owner had a red F430 which had a motorised alpine head unit, sat nav, bluetooth, ipod etc all added, it looked pretty good. PM me if you want further details Matt.

    Niesh

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    Congrats Nilesh. Quite a few of us around Essex / London.

    Get a Becker Grand Prix which has a very quick processor for when using the IPod. Looks like it belongs in the car too rather than a chavvy Alpine

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    Welcome, but forget the stereo you really do not need it, not even sure why Ferrari bother to fit one at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adz man View Post
    Congrats Nilesh. Quite a few of us around Essex / London.

    Get a Becker Grand Prix which has a very quick processor for when using the IPod. Looks like it belongs in the car too rather than a chavvy Alpine
    Congrats Nilesh ..... same route for me ( out of 911's and into Ferrari ) and loving it

    Adz ... the Becker Grand Prix unit you mention, which model number do you have / which model number would you suggest to suit a 355 dash styling / interior lighting colour ( i need the bluetooth capability ) ?

    Any advice welcome to narrow my search

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