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03-31-2008, 09:36 AM
Thinking of flipping from Por. Turbo to 06 or 07 430 but have heard some horror stories about time between services and the cost thereof. I suspect some of these people don't know what they are talking about. Can anyone give me the real scoop.

11-24-2008, 05:46 AM
i have owned 3 911's (all cabs). was about to buy an 08 turbo cab 911. instead i got an 06 430 spider. IT IS AMAZING. WOULD NOT GO BACK! only problem: cannot dirve the car and park it at the mall: too many lookers! only take it for rides or dinner where i can park it and "watch it".

12-09-2008, 11:17 PM
Porsche's are expensive to maintain. Ferrari's much more so. As a rough order of magnitude, figure a given service will be twice the cost.

I had a vintage 330GTC. Magnificent machine, but the cost of ownership was astronomical. I suggest you follow the link, read the articles and make your own determination on whether you're willing to make the commitment. These are incredible cars. They don't come cheap.

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2003 530i SP/PP/Xenon

03-31-2009, 08:14 AM
Hard to draw any comparisons to a 430, and the owner(s) in this case even had the dealership do the oil changes which drove up the per-mile costs. At any rate, Ferrari ownership is not for the folks who balance their checkbooks each month.

Interesting link, though, and worth a read. Gordon Jones
1997 528i

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