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Offline F1V10


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  • Location: Melbourne
  • Name: Mr HaHa
Hi guys
I considering buying a ferrari 360, manual gear box version.
I know a lot of you guys owned one. I just want some feedback on them both from owners and specialists worked on them.
Driving m5 at the moment hate the whole f1 setup. That's the reason I prefer stick shift
Any information would be appreciated



Offline serge


  • Joined: Apr 2007

  • Drives: 360 Spider
  • Location: MEL
mine's a manual - flappy pedal system on 360 is terrible unless you have CS TCU.
the clutch supposedly lasts longer on a manual car, but that's more to do with the driving style than the system itself - guys in US regularly report 30k miles clutch life on their F1s. Could be bullshit though.
Less stuff to go wrong on a manual car, obviously - F1 pump is not the most reliable part, and you need a workshop with SDx/Leonardo tool when it does go wrong
The only recurrent issue with the manual cars is the OEM shifter bushing cracking with time, inexpensive and relatively easy DIY fix is available, lots of write-ups on ferrarichat and other places - here's one: http://www.ferrarilife.com/forums/modern-v8s-360-f430/15783-diy-manual-gear-repair.html
Overall very happy with my choice, pick the best car you can find/afford, and enjoy it as much as possible :)



Offline F1V10


  • Joined: Sep 2013

  • Drives: V10 M5
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Name: Mr HaHa
Thanks for the detailed reply mate.
I heard they perfected the f1's on the newer cars but with the 360 I ll stick to manual.
Any common things go wrong on this car?
How reliable are these cars?
I had nothing but troubles with my m5 that's the reason I trying not to repeat the same.



Offline serge


  • Joined: Apr 2007

  • Drives: 360 Spider
  • Location: MEL
I guess that rather depends on the condition of a particular car and its service history.
Common view is to buy a car that has been driven regularly, not sitting in the garage - at least 3000 kms per year is where you want to be. Service history should be comprehensive for at least 3-5 recent years, to give you and your mechanic an idea of what has been done to the car and what may be coming up.
Another general recommendation is to buy a post 2002 car, apparently some design changes were introduced to address issues with the earlier cars.
The jury is out on the aussie delivered vs import (usually UK) cars - import cars are usually cheaper and apparently (hello PP!) harder to sell. My car is an import, I bought it in UK and had it shipped over and complied here, so my view is slightly biased by this fact :) When looking at an import car, check for oxidisation and corrosion on the bodywork and parts exposed to salt on the roads
Ferrarichat has a good write up on what to look for when buying a used 360, have a read: http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/360-430/191837-faq-shopping-used-360-a.html



Offline F1V10


  • Joined: Sep 2013

  • Drives: V10 M5
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Name: Mr HaHa
I guess that rather depends on the condition of a particular car and its service history.
Common view is to buy a car that has been driven regularly, not sitting in the garage - at least 3000 kms per year is where you want to be. Service history should be comprehensive for at least 3-5 recent years, to give you and your mechanic an idea of what has been done to the car and what may be coming up.
Another general recommendation is to buy a post 2002 car, apparently some design changes were introduced to address issues with the earlier cars.
The jury is out on the aussie delivered vs import (usually UK) cars - import cars are usually cheaper and apparently (hello PP!) harder to sell. My car is an import, I bought it in UK and had it shipped over and complied here, so my view is slightly biased by this fact :) When looking at an import car, check for oxidisation and corrosion on the bodywork and parts exposed to salt on the roads
Ferrarichat has a good write up on what to look for when buying a used 360, have a read: http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/360-430/191837-faq-shopping-used-360-a.html
Thanks Serge.
I m not keen on import. Andre gave me the same suggestion about the car which gets driven rather than just sits in the storage. I ll read up on the ferrari chat and thanks for the link.
As it will be my first ferrari it has to be a red, coupe not convertible and manual gear box not an import.
I ll keep an eye out for a car with history and get Phil or someone to have a look at it before I get it.



Offline Aircon

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I ll keep an eye out for a car with history and get Phil or someone to have a look at it before I get it.

That's a great idea.

You should Google doing that.
I love my car. Buy your own



Offline Aircon

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http://aussieexotics.com/forum/ferrari-for-sale/360-challenge-for-sale-6172.msg235737.html#msg235737

I found something about it here..... but I think the thread was deleted.

Anyway, I like the spec you've chosen for your first Ferrari. I think you'll be very happy as long as you buy the right car and use the right mechanic.

I have a saying that "mechanics are the curse of Ferrari ownership"
I love my car. Buy your own



Offline F1V10


  • Joined: Sep 2013

  • Drives: V10 M5
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Name: Mr HaHa
http://aussieexotics.com/forum/ferrari-for-sale/360-challenge-for-sale-6172.msg235737.html#msg235737

I found something about it here..... but I think the thread was deleted.

Anyway, I like the spec you've chosen for your first Ferrari. I think you'll be very happy as long as you buy the right car and use the right mechanic.

I have a saying that "mechanics are the curse of Ferrari ownership"
Thanks peter.
I m in no rush, so I can wait for the right car.
You owned a few Ferraris over the years and I know you swear by them.
F40 is one of my favs but by the time I can afford one it will be worth millions of dollars.



Offline serge


  • Joined: Apr 2007

  • Drives: 360 Spider
  • Location: MEL
Thanks peter.
I m in no rush, so I can wait for the right car.
You owned a few Ferraris over the years and I know you swear by them.
F40 is one of my favs but by the time I can afford one it will be worth millions of dollars.
the market is saturated with 360s, I'm sure you'll find the car you like pretty quickly. Some have been for sale for months, even years, so haggle hard - it's a buyers market right now.



Offline Aircon

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the market is saturated with 360s, I'm sure you'll find the car you like pretty quickly. Some have been for sale for months, even years, so haggle hard - it's a buyers market right now.

Spot on and great advice.
I love my car. Buy your own



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