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    Fantastic looking motor

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    Well done mate! held your nerve through all that chit-chat!!
    What a cracking car. IMHO, you got the right one for a first time Ferrari owner.

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    Very tidy Very nice .... well done

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    That looks pristine. Congrats.

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    Daytona seats
    Challenge wheels
    Challenge grill

    All nice options that have stood up well to the passing of time

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    Nice looking car that

    Just want to chime in on the 'Low mileage' thing. I rarely drive my '07 F430 F1 and probably do 600-1000 miles a year and most of that is short runs.
    I've had a slight whistling noise since about March, which I thought was an intake whistle as it was only really under acceleration.
    I also used to get a flashing 4th gear indicator when driving and I was told it could be crap on the release bearing and to drive it more, but nothing was noticed at service time.

    Then in November the car went in to neutral whilst driving and EML came on I could still drive it, but it was NOT happy.

    So in to the dealer and it turns out the release bearing was sticking and pushing on the clutch.
    In March wear was around 76% in November - 600 miles later it was 91% so it had worn the clutch out.
    and due to the heat build up I also needed a flywheel. Then when I got home I then had an oil leak and found the crank seal had gone. Luckily they did this FOC as we discussed changing it at the time but the tech said it looked OK. Had I found this 6 months later it would have all been out again!
    Main thing I was gutted about was that I always said if I needed a clutch I'd do a launch control, but we reckoned that the way the bearing was and the high wear it may do more damage FFS!
    Although I did get a tie rod and ball joint done under warranty at the same time, so a bit of a brucey bonus.

    This is the perfect example of why these cars are designed to be driven. Now you have the low mileage, use it as an excuse to not worry about putting a few miles on it.

    I also think the thing with suspension bushes and track rod ends etc, will affect these car regardless of miles. I have a track rod end that needs replacing and it's only been on just over 2 years but the rubber boot has perished. Also the rubber on the flamblocks are starting to crack and they were done at the same time. It's just the crap Ferrari use to make the bushes, but I've never seen polybushes for these cars, which would be perfect.

    Enjoy the car other than the above, I've not had to spend anything on mine in 2 years aside from servicing, but it bit me in the ar*e with the clutch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by little_daz View Post
    Nice looking car that

    Just want to chime in on the 'Low mileage' thing. I rarely drive my '07 F430 F1 and probably do 600-1000 miles a year and most of that is short runs.
    I've had a slight whistling noise since about March, which I thought was an intake whistle as it was only really under acceleration.
    I also used to get a flashing 4th gear indicator when driving and I was told it could be crap on the release bearing and to drive it more, but nothing was noticed at service time.

    Then in November the car went in to neutral whilst driving and EML came on I could still drive it, but it was NOT happy.

    So in to the dealer and it turns out the release bearing was sticking and pushing on the clutch.
    In March wear was around 76% in November - 600 miles later it was 91% so it had worn the clutch out.
    and due to the heat build up I also needed a flywheel. Then when I got home I then had an oil leak and found the crank seal had gone. Luckily they did this FOC as we discussed changing it at the time but the tech said it looked OK. Had I found this 6 months later it would have all been out again!
    Main thing I was gutted about was that I always said if I needed a clutch I'd do a launch control, but we reckoned that the way the bearing was and the high wear it may do more damage FFS!
    Although I did get a tie rod and ball joint done under warranty at the same time, so a bit of a brucey bonus.

    This is the perfect example of why these cars are designed to be driven. Now you have the low mileage, use it as an excuse to not worry about putting a few miles on it.

    I also think the thing with suspension bushes and track rod ends etc, will affect these car regardless of miles. I have a track rod end that needs replacing and it's only been on just over 2 years but the rubber boot has perished. Also the rubber on the flamblocks are starting to crack and they were done at the same time. It's just the crap Ferrari use to make the bushes, but I've never seen polybushes for these cars, which would be perfect.

    Enjoy the car other than the above, I've not had to spend anything on mine in 2 years aside from servicing, but it bit me in the ar*e with the clutch.
    Sensible post - imagine if you had sold it just prior these events - low mileage full service history exactly the kind of thing prized by collectors and the market.

    This was my first ferrari experience and the car in question was driven for 7 months then failed itís MOT (Suspension Components) and thus presented its associated big bill.

    I would suggest that buyers should consider whether they are collectors, posers, or drivers and buy accordingly.

    Buy on condition not mileage has always been true in the real world. Trouble is 90% of Ďconditioní is stuff you canít see unless you have a ramp and time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
    Buy on condition not mileage has always been true in the real world. Trouble is 90% of Ďconditioní is stuff you canít see unless you have a ramp and time.
    We agree on something

    Iíve seen cars with 20k (recorded) miles with rust, worn interior, perished rubber components, old tyres, chipped paint, the list goes on. And cars with double that on them that look like they just departed the factory (or better in some cases) even when you look underneath. Iíd always buy on condition over either milage or even service history. Iíd personally prefer a car thatís been well cared for by an enthusiast over one simply with stamps in a book to protect the value. Iíve changed in this opinion over a few years of ownership but certainly with the older cars I think it hold true.

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    I am sure we agree on loads of stuff...

    Good that you have changed your opinion based on evidence and real lived experience. Too much irrational commentary and behaviour these days especially with car / value / mileage / originality etc.

    Canít say too much but my car is stored alongside a spider that is older in years but the same mileage. Looking at the relative wear and condition between the two one has I am 99% certain been clocked in between services and MOTís.

    Either that or the driver wears Sandpaper gloves and trousers and it spends its summer months doing stage rallies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modificato View Post
    I am sure we agree on loads of stuff...
    Sure we do, was just kidding

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