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Has anyone gone from an Evora to a Ferrari 360, of the other way round?   

I would be interested to hear thoughts.  I have always wanted a Ferrari and now that my Evora isn’t my daily driver it’s doable.  But should I?

On paper the performance is similar but I think the Ferrari has better grip driven hard (I have driven one, and followed one through the Pyrenees where it was quicker on the twisty bits, but that could be the driver is better than me.  Also lower CoG I think helps) Ferrari is 20 years old but has a fantastic engine.  Both have niggles but Lotus niggles are probably cheaper to fix. At the moment the cars have to live outside, will the Ferrari throw an Italian hissy fit if it gets wet.? 

Or do I put the circa £20k difference into a newer Evora?

Thanks

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I have looked at 360's many times but can't get past the quite fugly front end. Could you stretch to an early 430? They do look better in my humble...

I have heard the early cars F1 gearbox is a pig, however a good friend was a 360 manual owner and he loved that car. He used it and apart from servicing/tyres no other major bills in 5 years. The interior lasted well too but the centre console looked cheap iirc.

I can't imagine the engine or gearbox is over stressed at all in a 360.

Go for it. You only live once and if after a summer you hanker again for a real drivers car sell it for an Evora. Don't see you losing much on the 360...

You only live once, drive the dream buddy...

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!        

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Hmm interesting thoughts.  I get the fact I could change back, but my Evora is in quite a sought after colour Daytona Blue and that will be hard to replace.  

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Gosh. Tough question.

I have not owned a 360. I have owned a fair few older cars. My advise would be, if you intend to use the 360 and enjoy it to the full by racking up some miles, please be prepared for some biggish bills. They may not happen but you don't want the ownership experience limited by a fear of expenditure. 

Justin 

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2 hours ago, C8RKH said:

You only live once, drive the dream buddy...

He does, he owns an Evora :P I'd be spending my hard earned upgrading to a GT410 Sport.

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2 minutes ago, tim_marra said:

He does, he owns an Evora :P I'd be spending my hard earned upgrading to a GT410 Sport.

Much bigger price difference.

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430 Ferrari far superior to a 360 unless it is a scuderia. Both suffer from manifold failure


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Have also considered 360 in the past and think they have huge road presence in non red colours (which I prefer). However they got sucked into the classic car bubble rise and feel they still have a way back down.

Having just sold the AMG I’m waiting for market to stabilise and then a 360 could be on the list, if only to tick that box. 
 

These local guys are recommended and very reasonable prices for servicing https://ferrarimaserati.co.uk/index.php/ferrari/

 


Previously owned :Exige 380,  Exige 350,  Evora 400,  Exige V6S,  Esprit GT3,  2-11 SC,  Evora S,  Elite 501

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There's also the old saying about Ferrari's. "if you can't afford to buy a new one, you can't afford to run an old one...."

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“If you can afford to buy two, you can afford to run one” perhaps that’s as cliched as the “Lots Of Trouble...” one we’re all so familiar with.

Doesn’t sound like the sought of car you’d want to live outside though.

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!        

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Used to have a 355 with the F1 box.  Beautiful car, never let me down, best engine sound ever.  Go for it, owning a Ferrari (especially when you can't quite afford it like me) was a superb once in a lifetime experience that still makes me smile - though not my wallet.

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8 hours ago, blueg33 said:

Much bigger price difference.

Early Evora 400 then I reckon. You’ll miss your Dayton Blue SR S (I know I do!) but the 400 feels like a good step up for maybe 10-15k extra on top of your car.

I have a mate who works at a Ferrari - Maserati specialist and every little thing costs a fortune. For me that would rule it out but if you can afford it.. do it!

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I owned a 456M Manual very rare they made 35 Manuals could not believe I bought a V12 FERRARI. The Quality control on 170,000UKP when new was beyond appalling. first year was 10,000UKP for valve guide issue, often refereed to as the 456M lottery it was was also a 355 thing google it. The list of other things is extensive.

However I did consider a number of cars and a 360 Manual, but discounted it mainly due to the timing belts 3 yearly (430 has chains) and on going maintenance costs manifolds Sticky interior, and if you don't have the receipts you take a hit when you sell the car. For the same money I bought an ex demo 400, I cannot speak highly enough about the car.

If you do buy a 360 remember the classic Ferrari adage, the purchase price is only a down payment.

 

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I can see what the attraction of the 360 but fir me it didn’t drive as well as the Evora and definitely nowhere near a GT430 which can now be had for similar money. Interior fir me has also aged, 430 is better I think. Don’t buy a 360 paddle shift, get a manual, the auto has a mind of its own. Steering feel was the biggest disappointment but engine it has to be said is a lovely thing.

 

Trevor.

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I'll get around to it at some point.

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That V8 revs above 8000. Get a 430. @Trevsked is spot on. >Better still. Get a GT430... :happydance:


Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!        

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I recall driving a 360 on a corporate track event at Rockingham some 10 years ago. There were a number of cars to be used and everyone’s first choice, including mine, was to drive the 360. The pundits were all people who had previously taken part in track days in their own cars.

At the end of the day we were asked to rate the cars we drove which included a Porsche 911 derivative, Cooper S, Elise, Vauxhall Monaro, and a Megan RS amongst others. Everyone rated the 360 last as being the most disappointing experience of the day with the paddle shift gearbox being the main criticism. The dislike of the 360 was a view shared by all of the more experienced drivers who were employed by MSV as tutors.

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Likewise 

I drove a super car experience day and drove a 360 , Lamborghini , Nissan etc 

I didn’t like the 360 at all was a little tail happy at exits of corners and whilst the engine sound was to be hold it wasn’t overall a nice handling car that I imagined 

the lambo and Aston seems heavy the GTr was to clinical and it drove you rather than you drive the car.

the car tutor who was with me saw my Evora parked up didn’t know I was owner and he praised my lotus saying he have that over all the other cars he used at the track and road ! Good enough for me 

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Remember that the paddle shift was new to road cars with the 355 so it was early days, but yes, it was Not Nice.  You became used to adjusting the throttle to ease the shifts and manually shifting to Neutral in a car jam otherwise the clutch overheated.  I had a targa roof which I believe was created by some bloke with a hacksaw at the factory chopping a fixed head version, took about 5 minutes to get off and on again. Everything cost £500 as a base price then multiplied up from there.  The handling, in my uncultured hands, was sublime, you could gently feel the road surface through the wheel, braking felt as though you had your own hands on the discs there was so much feedback. Sheer joy.

Everything on my Evora 400 is better - still love that Ferrari though.

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Never owned one but I have been looking to buy one recently. Having driven a few Im not massively impressed, they sound ok but it needs an exhaust to liven it up. The F1 is horrid so manual is the only real choice. Speed/power is underwhelming but I think I may have fallen in to the trap of wanting to tick ferrari off the bucket list.. I disagree with the people above that say the F430 is a better looking car, personally i wouldn't have an F430 given but beauty is in the eye of the beholder I suppose.

Best thing to do is drive one and see if it excites you. Personally I prefer the sound and driving experience of the V6 exige but the ferrari is a nice thing to see on the drive.

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1 hour ago, Crouchy said:

, personally i wouldn't have an F430 given 

 

Really? :rofl:

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I felt there was a stigma of being a Rich P.. when I owned my Dancing Donkey and yes part of that is a perception I have, but am very proud to own my 400

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