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Offline robertb

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I don't know it all, just more than most! I'm constantly working on the bits I don't know too.  :tilt:

IMO 550 is a better car. And judging by prices for comparable mileage/condition cars, price would reflect my opinion.
575 are now worth less than 550.

My opinion is based on personal experience of many cars now... maybe 15 different 550,s and half a dozen different 575's.

A 550 is more of a drivers experience, the cable operated throttle being the most important aspect. 550 has a tighter ride but 575 have the US market targeted soft roly poly suspension/shocks, and the F1 shift really is a bit crap at urban speeds. Fine over 80km/h though, really it is.

550 have nicer cockpit environment IMO, but both are not perfect FWIW.

Stick shift is important... they are so flexible. You can pull away from 0 in 3rd gear without using any throttle at all, and silentyl glide to stupid speeds... stealth like... I drive in 3rd and 5th only in 550 when just getting about. For hill start you need 2nd. Trying to use all 6 gears makes for slow progress unless actually going hard in all the gears. You CAN get 575 with stick shift though, just not ozzie cars. But the fly by wire throttle and soft shocks spoil it still, IMO.

I wouldn't have a 575 at any price, but I'm actively looking for a 550, of a certain type....

550's are holding up better over time with collectability, thery simply made too many 575.

BOTH are great cars though...but I'd have 550.
Makes for a good read,I'm now ready to buy another Ferrari,2 mates have manual 550's,a couple of nice colour combo cars for sale.For me perfect car for rallies ,weekends away and the odd usage during the week.What should i look out for and annual running costs on say 5k a year? If a major service has been done,what period ks before the next?



Offline Condor Man

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Having owned both.

A 550 and 575 in Manual, I would have to say that the 575 was a much, much better car IMO.

Felt newer, faster, easier to drive and handled better. My 575 did have the FHP.

May the Horse be with you....



Offline Condor Man

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As to the inside.

I also preferred the 575.
May the Horse be with you....



Offline allanuber


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Fantastic looking cars Condor. Manual 575 would have been a monster.
C'mon, do it!



Offline Condor Man

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When you read the EVO V12 Comparison.

I left the article feeling that they agreed with me too.....
May the Horse be with you....



Offline robertb

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Good to catch up on sunday at the 356 concour,good bunch of guys ,been on a number of there drives.
I like the idea of the manual car ie 550.But having said that 575 prices are close to a 550 and there a newer car often with less ks.
Shall drive one 1st before I start to make offers on cars.
Your car looked FAB on sunday,ex business partner just bougt a PDK Porsche turbo,I tried hard to get him to buy a 599.



Offline robertb

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Fantastic looking cars Condor. Manual 575 would have been a monster.
The car with the 2 tone trim (575)?? looks very pretty.



Offline allanuber


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The car with the 2 tone trim (575)?? looks very pretty.

Does indeed. If your search for the right car brings you up to Sydney let me know and I'll see if the times work out to pick you up for a look.
C'mon, do it!



Offline Condor Man

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Thanks Mate,

It was good to catch up.

Yes the Daytona's are in the 575.

Don't get me wrong, I would never buy a 575 in Paddles, mine was just special in Manual and I am dumb arse for selling it.

I think that the 550's are sensational as well and I know you will absolutely love one if you go down that path.....
May the Horse be with you....



Offline Condor Man

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Fantastic looking cars Condor. Manual 575 would have been a monster.

Thanks Heaps,

Yes it was a fucking beast, the gear change was epic, so smooth, it was unbelievable!

More Pics...
May the Horse be with you....



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