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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    What are you likely to buy next?

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    October 2012

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    I went down the franchised dealer route having negotiated independent dealers to a point I felt comfortable with but for another 5k I was able to get the Ferrari Approved 24 months warranty and roadside assistance plus the 190 point vehicle check. That felt like a reasonable amount to pay for the peace of mind and having owned a Ferrari before so knowing the potential costs ! Quality first, price second....

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    What was the dealer like?

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    An extraordinary car to drive. I had a 360 before but even though the F430 looks similar it feels and sounds quite different even thought the cockpit is pretty familiar. Its driven with your fingers / wrists and responds instantly.

    What's it like to park?

    Fine to park on a wide driveway, anywhere else cross your fingers !

  • Living with it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    It will...

    What's most practical about your car?

    Its not a practical car in any way, but the boot actually is quite big in contrast to a Gallardo or C4S so a weekend away is pretty straightforward as long as its at a hotel where you can feel comfortable that it will be safe.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    The entire car is a gadget so not much need for accessories !