Ferrari 456 M Review from Italy

1999 Ferrari 456 M GTA V12

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission V12 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance8500 miles
Previous carJaguar XK8 Convertible

Summary:

20 times better than an ordinary 4-saloon for only 10 times the price

Faults:

Leak from a low-pressure hydraulic hose, easily fixed. Foglighters don't work, memory seats gave up early, but they'll fix it.

General Comments:

Non-German quality inside and all-leather means annoying creaks and squeaks at low speeds. The keys have to be in the ignition to open the filler cap, and the only way to open the boot is with the button from the inside. Other than that it is indeed a quick way of moving self and family around. Full four seats give plenty of space and you can take the ooh ahh mates out in bunches of three. Failrly quiet (much quieter than Ferrari V8s) at moderate speeds, but wind noise with frameless doors a problem above 130. Useable speed climbs easily on foreign motorways to 160. I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th April, 2000

30th Jan 2001, 11:54

Extremely honest. But if there is that many things wrong with the Ferrari that you can think of right off the top of your head you have a problem.

All in all not a bad survey.

Great job in the honest to god truth.

Tara

Owner of a 2000 Ferrari

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review