Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 15 - 15 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Cars like the F430 aren't for people worried about running costs. Even if nothing goes wrong, it's going to be an expensive relationship characterised by Group 20 insurance, 15mpg economy and pricey visits to your local dealer for a service every 6250 miles, although a network of respected specialists can take the sting out of the latter. The long waiting list helps keep depreciation low but only if you use your car sparingly.

Cover 12000 miles in a year - the sort of annual mileage that would be considered average in a typical family car - and its value will tumble.

The F430 scores miserably on the eco front. With an average of 420g/km CO2 its emissions are extremely high, although typical for a car delivering this sort of performance. The range is very thirsty, averaging 15mpg.

The build quality and mechanical reliability of Ferrari's cars has improved markedly in the last 10 years, largely banishing the firm's bad reputation in this area. In the case of the F1 transmission, premature clutch failures are often due to confused customers driving the car as if it had a proper automatic gearbox.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £330 - £580
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Insurance group Not available
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