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Buying a Used Ferrari

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Ferrari is a handcrafted Italian vehicle. Due to its higher price range, many people often choose to purchase preowned Ferraris . Here are a few tips to consider when you begin the process of finding your used Ferrari.

Tips For Buying A Used Ferrari:

  1. Do your research: Read as much as you can about the different models of Ferraris (see more details below), check out consumer reports and touch base with friends who may have had some experience with both new and used Ferraris.
  2. Gas Mileage: Gather data on how much gas the model you are after typically consumes. This may help shape your decision.
  3. Cost of Repairs: Ferrari’s are generally reliable cars but you may want to find a repair shop that specializes in Ferrari repairs to ensure that your vehicle will get the best service possible.
  4. History Reports: A dealer can provide you with all the details you need to know before purchasing a Ferrari vehicle. Don’t be afraid to ask! Read through the papers and possibly even pay to have a history report run. This may uncover any issues that could lead to complications down the road.

Aside from these general tips, choosing the Ferrari model that works best for you is of course very important. Below is a brief outline of some of the different Ferrari models to get you thinking about which may fit your vehicle needs.

What Ferrari Should I Buy:

Ferrari 488

  • The 488 is a mid-engined sports car produced from 2015 onwards
  • Powered by a 661 horsepower twin-turbo V8
  • Comes as both a hardtop and a convertible ‘Spider’, as well as higher performance versions such as the 488 GT3 used in racing competitions
  • Available only with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic

 

Ferrari 458

  • The 458 is a mid-engined sports car produced from 2010 to 2015
  • Powered by a 570 horsepower naturally aspirated V8
  • Comes as both a hardtop and a convertible ‘Spider’, as well as higher performance versions such as the 458 Speciale
  • Available only with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic

 

Ferrari F430

  • The F430 is a mid-engined sports car produced from 2004 to 2009
  • Powered by a 490 horsepower naturally aspirated V8
  • Comes as both a hardtop and a convertible ‘Spider’, as well as higher performance versions such as the F430 Scuderia
  • Available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed semi-automatic

 

Ferrari 360

  • The 360 is a mid-engined sports car produced from 1999 to 2005
  • Powered by a 395 horsepower naturally aspirated V8
  • Comes as both a hardtop and a convertible ‘Spider’, as well as more racing focused versions such as the Challenge Stradale
  • Available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed semi-automatic

 

Ferrari F355

  • The F355 is a mid-engined sports car produced from 1994 to 1999
  • Powered by a 375 horsepower naturally aspirated V8
  • Comes as a hardtop, a targa top, and a convertible
  • Available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed semi-automatic

 

Ferrari 348

  • The 348 is a mid-engined sports car produced from 1989 to 1995
  • Powered by a 300 horsepower naturally aspirated V8
  • Comes as a hardtop, a targa top, and a convertible
  • Available only with a 5-speed manual

 

Ferrari California

  • The California is a grand touring sports car
  • Powered by a 553 horsepower V8
  • The California comes only as a retractable hardtop convertible
  • Available only with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic

 

Ferrari FF

  • The FF is a four seat luxury grand tourer
  • Powered by a 651 horsepower 6.3L V12
  • The FF comes standard with Ferrari’s advanced ‘4RM’ all wheel drive
  • Available only with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
  • Unusual for Ferrari, the FF features a hatchback-like design

 

Ferrari Testarossa

  • The Testarossa is a mid-engine sports car produced from 1984-1996
  • ‘Testa rossa’ is Italian for ‘red head’, named after the red engine valve cover
  • Powered by a 4.9L flat-12 cylinder engine
  • It came only as a hardtop, no convertible was offered
  • Available only with a 5-speed manual
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