1984 Ferrari 308 Quattrovalvole V8
Amazing grace on wheels
At 73 miles since I got the car, one of the flywheel sensors went out. The new sensor is only $207 USD, but it took the mechanic over 9 hours to remove and replace it. After tune-up, etc., total cost $1475.00. Ouch under anyone's book.
Aside from the out-of-the-box problem, I really like this car. It's fast--not 60s muscle car fast--but definitely fast. It handles very nicely, as one would expect. It looks like a Ferrari 308--the best looking car on planet earth, period. I like the 1984 model because it has all of the modern conveniences of today's cars (except the on board computer), and yet it gives you beauty with speed and superior handling.
Despite my experience, my Ferrari tech says that the 308 QV is very, very reliable. Parts are really not too expensive, despite what you've heard. But if you cannot service it yourself, you're in for a heartache because nobody works on Ferraris for nothing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th September, 2004