Ferrari F430 Review from UK and Ireland

2006 Ferrari F430 F1

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous carFerrari 360 Modena

Summary:

Brilliant car, flawed, but brilliant

Faults:

Telephone microphone not working when delivered.

Gearbox fault (changed gear on its own) traced to air in system (bleed valves not tightened).

Intermittent low speed misfire.

Spurious CST warnings which require engine on/off reload.

General Comments:

Car feels much more like a sports car than the 360, with first rate handling, better power at lower revs, and very sharp (non-ceramic) brakes. Loads of grip - feels like a kart.

Disappointing niggles which take too long to fix.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th September, 2006

13th Sep 2006, 17:52

I can only imagine what this car cost. To have ANY problems while having such low mileage is a complete and utter joke, considering cars that cost a mere fraction are more dependable. When Hyundai is producing higher quality vehicles, you can't help but raise an eyebrow. For it to be delivered to you new with problems is unexcusable. Shame on Ferrari!

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review