1984 Ferrari 308 GTS qv
Worth its weight in gold!
It runs a little rough, but that is understandable considering the length of time it was in storage. I think this will be straightened out when I get the 30k major service which it's overdue on.
My only major complaint is that I can't just take it to the corner garage to be repaired.
The car still runs great and looks like a brand new car after 17 years! The maintenance is a bit expensive on this car, but not that much more expensive than repairs on some other luxury cars.
The sound of this car is like nothing else! I turn off the radio just so I can hear then engine.
A great condition 308 from the early 1980's, runs around $30,000 which is actually what I paid for my TransAm new in '96. Why anyone would spend that $30k on a Honda or Cadillac is beyond my comprehension.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th October, 2001
25th Dec 2005, 14:57
For your information, the price of gold is currently around £8 million per metric tonne, so there is no way your Ferrari could be worth its weight in it.
26th Dec 2005, 07:30
Whats the insurance cost? I pay $700 annually for my "Honda" Acura TL and as far as performance goes 0-60 in under 60 seconds with the 270 hp VTEC which idles so quietly you cannot hear it. It has not been in the shop once other than oil changes... but I like Ferrari's, but would not chance the shop expenses, insurance that certainly come with the territory.
27th Dec 2005, 16:40
For another $500 a year you could be driving a late model Acura!
20th Jan 2013, 07:28
True. Con - you're driving an Acura, not a Ferrari!
21st Jan 2015, 02:22
Maybe to him...
And yes, I know this comment is ten years old. I don't care.
21st Jan 2015, 12:26
Pro: not adjusting valves every 4000 miles, and not dropping the engine every 12k.
Pro: I traded in the TL for a Corvette C6 in this price range. No issues.
Cons: I didn't do it sooner!
21st Jan 2015, 23:40
Con: You're not driving an Acura. You're driving a Honda. Acura only exists in North America.
22nd Jan 2015, 18:02
You can buy an Acura anywhere in the USA. Acura's parent is Honda. I've owned 3 of them. Integra, Legend and a TL Type S. A Corvette C6 or C7 is the way to go in the daily driven supercar class. You will save tons on maintenance, especially buying a new C7. What a bargain! Ever wonder why you see so many low mileage Ferraris for sale?
25th Jan 2015, 12:42
I have a couple cars that get less than a 1000 miles a year on them. And this would be one of them.
27th Jan 2015, 09:25
And this is exactly why people buy Hondas and Cadillacs. So they can drive them more than 1000 km per year.
27th Jan 2015, 20:30
And there are a few new Cadillacs that are far faster than this car on long tracks. Enormous HP, high speeds and great handling. And still drivable on a regular basis, year round.