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Old 03-10-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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Ferrari 348 GTB or Loaded 2SS?

There's an ad around where I live for a 1990 Ferrari 348 GTB for 44,900 with lower miles. I figure I could either get that, or a loaded Camaro with some aftermarket stuff. I've always wanted a 348, and the only problem is that it's red, so I'll look like a d***. I'm willing to take that chance though!
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:47 PM   #2
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There's an ad around where I live for a 1990 Ferrari 348 GTB for 44,900 with lower miles. I figure I could either get that, or a loaded Camaro with some aftermarket stuff. I've always wanted a 348, and the only problem is that it's red, so I'll look like a d***. I'm willing to take that chance though!
I say go for it if that is want you want .... who cares if your a d***

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Old 03-10-2009, 02:53 PM   #3
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Just an FYI my brother owns an 89 512 and the cost of repair is huge. He had an oil leak and the seal was $50.00 the labor to fix it was almost $2000. Just keep that in mind. Don't get me wrong Ferrari are way cool, but that's some of the reason's that you get them cheep is due to cost of repairs and ongoing maintenance. He does a lot of the repairs him self and loves the car, but he even said that it's the more costly performance car he owns and that's comparing the 911 he races.

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If you have the money for the upkeep go for the Ferrari.
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:15 PM   #5
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I was thinking about the repair costs and everything too. I think it would be fun though. I definetly would want to upgrade the drivetrain for reliablility. If I got it I would want to drive it at least once a week, and maybe more in the spring/summer, possibly some light track time.
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Old 03-10-2009, 03:24 PM   #6
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You have no idea what you would be getting yourself into. I nearly bought a mint condition 328 GTS with only 10k on it and I did a lot of investigating before I did. And boy am I glad. "Expensive to maintain" is a huge understatement.

Oil change will cost your a fortune. God forbid you ever burn the clutch out (which you will b4 20k miles) because they must pull the engine to replace...easy $10k job.
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Old 03-10-2009, 04:03 PM   #7
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I was thinking about the repair costs and everything too. I think it would be fun though. I definetly would want to upgrade the drivetrain for reliablility. If I got it I would want to drive it at least once a week, and maybe more in the spring/summer, possibly some light track time.
Cool factor is big and summer driving is a must my brother car is one of two or three in WA and gets looks no matter where he drives he took his 512 to Portland for a Ferrari track day after he was done it soon became the summer time occasional drive due to cost brakes, tires, etc. and then picked up the 911 to use as the race car. I know nothing about 328's and my brother car was a limited import to the states and is semi collectible among Ferrari people also the reason it sees limited drive time.

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Old 03-10-2009, 04:23 PM   #8
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You have no idea what you would be getting yourself into. I nearly bought a mint condition 328 GTS with only 10k on it and I did a lot of investigating before I did. And boy am I glad. "Expensive to maintain" is a huge understatement.

Oil change will cost your a fortune. God forbid you ever burn the clutch out (which you will b4 20k miles) because they must pull the engine to replace...easy $10k job.
Umm..., I don't care if I was rich, could not get me to by one, The only 2 exotics I would pay for is an Audi R8 and a Lamborghini Gallardo .. hand down
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Old 03-10-2009, 05:59 PM   #10
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There's an ad around where I live for a 1990 Ferrari 348 GTB for 44,900 with lower miles. I figure I could either get that, or a loaded Camaro with some aftermarket stuff. I've always wanted a 348, and the only problem is that it's red, so I'll look like a d***. I'm willing to take that chance though!
Or you could by a nice C5 Z06 with a few mods for less.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:09 PM   #11
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Eh, the Ferrari sounds better though.
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Umm..., I don't care if I was rich, could not get me to by one, The only 2 exotics I would pay for is an Audi R8 and a Lamborghini Gallardo .. hand down
Ironic. Basically the same car.









Id spend the money on a Z06 if you're into that type of thing and want to blow too much money. It will go better than the ferrari, and it wont kill you in upkeep.






Aren't you wondering why they sell ferrari's for so little??
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:04 AM   #13
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If I could find a 355 for the price of my 2SS/RS vert, I'd take the 355.

If you have always wanted a 348, get the 348.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:13 AM   #14
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There's an ad around where I live for a 1990 Ferrari 348 GTB for 44,900 with lower miles. I figure I could either get that, or a loaded Camaro with some aftermarket stuff. I've always wanted a 348, and the only problem is that it's red, so I'll look like a d***. I'm willing to take that chance though!
Wait they make it in other colors other than red?
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:38 AM   #15
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/sarcasm or no?
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maybe. I've never personally seen a Ferrari in another color other than red and yellow.
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:06 AM   #17
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try to buy a vette or porsche maybe you can buy there part from every where this car you want to buy it's not that cheap it's $45000 and it's old and it's part very expinsve and not every body know how to fix this thing.

or you can just wait for the camaro 2ss it's better and it's a new car also
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maybe. I've never personally seen a Ferrari in another color other than red and yellow.
Red


Yellow


Black


Blue


Green


Silver


I'm partial to the blue, I think that's why I'm getting IBM if I get a hardtop camaro.
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Well I've seen plenty of Ferraris and all of them in red or yellow, I've never seen any of the other colors in person.
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Old 03-11-2009, 03:37 AM   #20
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If you can afford the maintenance on the Ferrari, then go for it. But, imagine that loaded 2SS!
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:28 AM   #21
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I've driven the 348ts before... if you've got $44k to spend, why not get a C6 Z06 instead?

like this one, for instance:
http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...standard=false
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Ironic. Basically the same car.









Id spend the money on a Z06 if you're into that type of thing and want to blow too much money. It will go better than the ferrari, and it wont kill you in upkeep.






Aren't you wondering why they sell ferrari's for so little??

I know the cars are clones, the ones I mentioned but they are the only cars I would pay over the 100,000, ZR1's nice but I like the Zo6 better


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yea, at $5-$6K for an oil change every 2,000 miles and another $10-$12K for a tune-up every 10,000 or so, you can keep your Ferrari. I'd say get a slightly used Z06 or something.

Plus that Ferrari is almost 20 years old! You're gonna spend double your initial purchase price in the first year.
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If you are single and still playing the field, Ferrari get's you into a whole other level of babe. Will the woman be shallow? Absolutely. Will she be a knockout? Absolutely
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I didn't read through the responses, so I apologize if I'm repeating someone;

I love Ferrari's, but unless you've got $$$ for repairs/maintenance, GO WITH THE SS!

Also, the Camaro is much more practical.
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