I'm just curious. I would love to own a 458 or 488. How does it compare to driving a 4C? Any similarities? What's the main difference? Curious
how much would you charge me to give me a ride in the 458? I live in Palm Beach.My mother owns a 458 spider (we are trading that for a 308 QV and a delorean, you read that here first) and I've driven the 488 and F8 at PBIR (Palm Beach Int'l Raceway), so imo:
The 458 Italia is very different, and feels like an "adult" Ferrari should as compared to our "teenager" 4c, but the turbo 488/f8 is yawn despite the solid improvements in interior and exterior design. Keep the carbon 4c for identical emotions, but if youre looking to hold your own against the similarly priced C8 Corvettes, then go for a tuned 458, supercharged 430, CaymanGT4/Spider, or better the 570/650 Maccas. All depends why you got the 4c really...
The F8 Tributo is nice and all but I know so many better ways to enjoy the $100k+ youll lose by driving that 720s wannabe off the lot. And this coming from a Venetian/San Gimi descendent, I put credit where its due.
Nothing! Except the car is in consignment at Ferrari CFL (Onofrio's) and is being bidded on, sorry. My 4c or the 308 on the other hand... Hahahow much would you charge me to give me a ride in the 458? I live in Palm Beach.
when is it? There is a good chance that its going to get canceled because of the virusNothing! Except the car is in consignment at Ferrari CFL (Onofrio's) and is being bidded on, sorry. My 4c or the 308 on the other hand... Haha
Also, I hope to cross paths w ya at the crazy WPB cars and coffee... i heard it is the largest in the nation at 10k cars? Can you confirm?
you asked for an opinion...I personally would not trade them. The 328 is pretty much the only other "relatively" reasonably priced Fcar that I would consider today. That model is one of the prettiest, true to form cars of that era without the 355 maintenance (also beautiful). The 360 is my favourite modern day classic Fcar. Perfect garage would include 328/360. But if you asked me, today or 15 years from now, I would rather have an 89 328 and 2017 4C over one 458, your MR2s are just an extra bonusInteresting thread to me. I have a Ferrari an 89 328 and also a 2017 4c. The Ferrari is old school, raw and a classic. The 4c is definitely next level on performance and has a real exotic feel to it. I also have an 86 MR2 with very low miles and a 93 MR2 turbo. Both are in great shape.
I have been toying with the idea of selling all 4 and getting a 458 and am planning on posting up here and on Ferrari chat in the 328 and 458 forum to get some opinions on that.
As to the OPs question and comparing the older Ferrari to the 4c. Just on performance it’s no comparison with the 4c winning all day long in every category. The 328 is a beautiful car and it’s amazing how small it is compared to todays cars and the lines of the car even being an almost 50 year old design still look great today. The gated shifter....what can you say. It’s classic Ferrari and I love it. The 4c while being a new car I would also describe as raw which is one of the things I love about it. If you are asking me if I could only keep one which would it be my answer would be “ it depends on the day and which I just got out of”
Hey thanks so much for the opinion! I really do appreciate it. I do feel like I have a good mix of old and new with that pair. The MR2s are just fun simple cars which I also really like. Honestly right now with how things are going I can’t imagine trying to sell cars in this mess anyway so as it sits now I’m keeping what I have. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I’ll still probably post up a thread on it just because I think it will make for some fun opinions.you asked for an opinion...I personally would not trade them. The 328 is pretty much the only other "relatively" reasonably priced Fcar that I would consider today. That model is one of the prettiest, true to form cars of that era without the 355 maintenance (also beautiful). The 360 is my favourite modern day classic Fcar. Perfect garage would include 328/360. But if you asked me, today or 15 years from now, I would rather have an 89 328 and 2017 4C over one 458, your MR2s are just an extra bonus
You decide....all are wonderful vehicles!
I would not get a CS. They look cool and are lightweight and raw, but the rarity of parts is problematic. Just buying tires seems to be a chore. I think if I were to buy a Ferrari I would either go with a 308QV / 328 or a 430 spider manual. Just my thoughts.To me the CS or the Scud are essentially just faster versions of the 4C without any extra excitement. You gotta go very fast in those cars, and that can get costly / dangerous. 4C is fun at reasonable speeds.This topic also discussed several times at ferrarichat.
Typically with the heading Whats the cheapest Ferrari or Whats the least expensive Ferrari to maintain ?
Lots of people over there with experience in both makes.
One guy; "Carnut" has owned hundreds of cars and always recommends a 4C as the cheapest "Ferrari" to own.
Ferrari STILL doesnt build a Carbon fiber machine other than the Supercars.
As for myself just waiting for some land to sell then a 360CS is next.
Head says 4C.
Heart says CS.
wacha gunna do ?