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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind comments guys, means a lot.

I will put a review together so watch this space.

Once again thanks Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They did a repeat of Top Gear today and it had the F430 on the track. Sounds incredible but then it's a naturally aspirated Ferrari so you'd take it back if it didn't!
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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They did a repeat of Top Gear today and it had the F430 on the track. Sounds incredible but then it's a naturally aspirated Ferrari so you'd take it back if it didn't!


Was it this Top gear review ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj58hRUe05M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM6jHK8iIvA
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Boba , lovely looker. Thumb Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was both of those, same programme.

Went round just a tad slower than a GT3 RS.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

easternjets wrote:
It was both of those, same programme.

Went round just a tad slower than a GT3 RS.


I remember when it originally aired, I thought "one day" Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Picture of its nice bottom !!

 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A Picture of its nice bottom !!



Looks lovely mate...
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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A Picture of its nice bottom !!



White is growing on me, such a rare color on one in the UK Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Boba fett wrote:
A Picture of its nice bottom !!



White is growing on me, such a rare color on one in the UK Thumb


Yes it certainly is a rare thing in white.

I do love the exotic names the Italians give colours, Rosso Red, Nero Black, Giallo Fly Yellow. What's this one called?
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2019 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a bit late to the party here - but the F430 is a mega car.

Looks great in white - nice one Thumb
Anything other than red works for me.
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just googled the colour Ferrari White and it came up with 'coke dealer white'!

Chris Evans did all his in White apart from the California, if he'd done that in white it would have shredded the value!
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car - can we have a few pics of it with the roof up?
Enjoy. Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

m119cars wrote:
jonttt wrote:
Boba fett wrote:
A Picture of its nice bottom !!



White is growing on me, such a rare color on one in the UK Thumb


Yes it certainly is a rare thing in white.

I do love the exotic names the Italians give colours, Rosso Red, Nero Black, Giallo Fly Yellow. What's this one called?


Bianco Avus I think... it is indeed very rare.

The usual red is Rosso Corsa (racing red). Geek point; the colour of the original Ferrari racing cars was more a burgundy colour called Rosso Barchetta
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As requested:

So the F430. Let me start with a little secret the Germans make better built cars full stop. BMW’s Porsche, VW etc are made and built better than Ferrari’s. The switches, stalks and buttons are just rubbish and feel like they will break anytime soon (they don't of course) most of the M3’s I have had have all been better built. My tuned 997 Turbo was faster (though that’s unfair stock VS stock and on a sunny dry day I reckon the F430 would have the edge maybe) but it was also better built, more refined and better equipped….but also a bit to good which in turn made it quite Boring. The word often used to describe a 911 Turbo was “clinical” I would agree to a degree as it is far to easy to drive far to fast. Back to the 430. Buying one was not a nice experience to be honest, so much rubbish around and I kept paying out for PPI’s to be done, and its amazing how so many of these cars with just Teen mileage where so bad, with knackered suspension parts, or needing a full Respray, had oil leaks and other seriously expensive major work required.

Enzo always said when you buy a Ferrari, you are buying my engine and the car comes free of charge. I bought an F430 as it was the best, most modern, most affordable, most reliable, low maintenance F car that I could afford, and its still super expensive to run. Everything on this car brand is expensive, ball joints, engine mounts, Tie Rods, Roll bar bushes, and anything come to that matter are silly money, and that’s the cheap stuff. I must add that an F430 and most Ferrari’s to that matter are very heavy on suspension and handling parts. So none of these are VW Golf Pricing, not double, but in fact nearly treble the cost. A new clutch and flywheel, F1 sensor and bearing is knocking on the door of £6k with Labour, and once done - 5 launches later, if that’s your thing, you probably need to buy another. I could go on, however I went into this purchase knowing the costs, so make no mistake the F430 is one of the better more reliable, chain driven models to maintain and run, so be warned with a 355, 348, 328, older or the likes. !!


WTF ! I here you say, Ill avoid that brand, but is it worth it you might ask??


Of course it is, life is to short, it’s Super special, and although some might say its not a Supercar to me it most certainly is. It drives and makes you feel like nothing else you have ever driven, its built purely for driving pleasure, the noise is totally bonkers, and mine has the standard system, and it just does not get any better, the drive is precise, you can really tell where all that money goes on the suspension and handling, it’s so poised, so flat, and so much fun. The power is addictive at nearly 500 bhp from a 4.3 litre 9k RPM N/A V8, it just pulls and pulls and the looks and feel are just completely seductive. Driving an F430 at 20 mph makes more hairs stand on end than anything I have owned before. I have not had the car long, one thing I was not ready for was the attention, you might as well be a celebrity, It’s a constant distraction, thumbs up, windows dropped to hear it, getting videoed, pictures being taken “lets here it mate” or “go on mate give it some” all positive reaction’s of course and then you get the conversations at the pumps (where you do find yourself quite a bit) I tend to take this car out like the toys I have had before, early mornings on a weekend, when there is very little else around and I just want to drive this cars pants off at every opportunity, and therein lies another problem, people like low mileage Ferrari’s ! I am not sure how long I will have this car, you are always worried about mileage and “what was that noise” or one of your rear lights might fall out. I don’t want to work to run a car and my wife’s wants to move house next year. I have always lusted and wanted to own a Ferrari ever since childhood and for now its just awesome. I have done 3k miles in this car in just under 3 months, thats more than I did in my 911 Turbo in 18 months, that says it all, I just want to drive this car all the time. It is mega addictive where the 911 was numb. They say never drive your heroes, as most will disappoint, Hmmm, quite the contrary as this Ferrari does not, in fact its more drama and theatre than I thought it would be, the big issue is though - you don’t ‘Arf have to pay for it !!

 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is what it is all about. A great honest review, it sounds superb.

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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the balanced write up Thumb

It almost aligns exactly with what my buddy said when he went from 911 turbo to 360 Modena years back. He loved his Ferrari but conceded 'its a rich mans car'

Looks bloody lovely though. Very nice indeed thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big thanks for the write up Boba'. thumbsup

I read something similar about 10 years ago when I was considering a 355 to satisfy my life long dream. I went with the safe option of a 911 Carrera and the rest is history.

I briefly considered a 360 before switching from the 996T to my 997T but decided to stay retired rather than get a job just to finance running a car. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great and honest write up.

I nearly purchased a 355 about ten years ago and didn’t for all the running cost horror stories.

Eight years later I purchased a 458 and recently sold it for the 488. The 458 was a game changer for Ferrari a massive step forward in modernisation of switch gear and reliability. From 2012 onward cars have seven years free servicing

My 458 still had another two years of free services and with 9000k on the clock it hadn’t missed a beat and nothing had needed replacing, pretty good in my opinion.

It was hard to understand how the 488 was going to be a better car to drive than the 458 but some how it is. Incredible car to drive with intimidating performance. Doesn’t sound as good as a 430 though and yours looks gorgeous in white, I couldn’t have a red Ferrari..

Cheers

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind comments guys.
 
  
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