2000 Ferrari 360 Modena 3.6L V8 from North America
Fantastic performance car without flaws of any kind
2nd gear synchros are weak; need to be rebuilt.
Fuel gauge reads 3/4 tank when full.
This is a fantastic car (understating the obvious). Miles better than the 2004 BMW M3 that I drove as my last "Performance" car.
The 6 speed manual transmission is silky smooth (2nd gear needs some work) and a significant improvement over previous Ferrari transmissions I've driven with.
Seats are a little tight for a guy my size, and I'm not all that big (size 45 jacket). Despite that, the cabin is roomy and very ergonomically laid out.
Car is just an all out blast to drive, turns heads everywhere I go, and is a serious exotic that requires serious driving skills to wring the best performance from it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th January, 2008
18th Jan 2008, 10:12
You have only put 600 miles on it, and you have already ripped 2nd gear out of it? Next time you do a review, make sure you have a few more miles on it, get to know the car first.
18th Jan 2008, 23:17
Ditto the last comment. Also "without flaws of any kind". A gas tank that does not read correctly is very annoying. But, how much does it cost to rebuild the synchros in a ferrari gear box?
10th Jan 2010, 21:17
I have the same car with about 14,500 miles. The problem with second gear is a bushing that may need to be replaced or an adjustment. Even with the adjustment, 2nd gear can be a problem and it takes some time to get used to the gated shifter. That being said, the car is a blast.