2004 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider from North America - Comments

2nd Dec 2006, 08:26

My 360 has the built in trickle charger. I just plug mine in when it's being stored.

14th Dec 2006, 20:35

I never had problems with the battery on my corolla and I bet you wanted to drive your Ferrari, but the damn battery was dead!!!hahahahahahahahahahahahahhaah.

15th Dec 2006, 08:52

You cannot compare a Corolla to a Ferrari in any way. Ferrari buyers are different and the cars are notorious for their quirks, which is why people buy them.

That is why the NSX failed, it was too reliable.

7th Aug 2007, 11:12

I had the same battery problem with my 360 spider. It was OK, then it would die overnight. I replaced the battery and I isolate it if I'm not going near it for a while. The review missed out the exhaust note, which is one of the best. It eggs you on to throw more revs at it, fantastic. Yes, there are minor excuses for a moan if you are that way inclined, but hey, it's a Ferrari, life's good, go for a blast.

29th Dec 2007, 20:24

You can't compare an NSX to a Ferrari.. Sorry not even in the same class.. You can get a lot more for your money then an NSX not to mention it's made by Acura.. Ferrari has prestige and history...

29th Dec 2007, 20:30

I have been looking at a used 360 Spider.. What kind of problems can I expect besides normal eminence? I realize your battery issue, but that's not a huge deal.. But I have read that F355 needs to have some motor work done around 35-55 thousand miles I believe it had to do with the heads or cams... If you know of anything like that please let me know...

21st Jan 2009, 02:00

At least the Honda NSX will start every-time, and get you home, unlike Italian exotic cars, which are generally un-reliable, and a money pit high maintenance vehicles.

12th May 2011, 13:09

I can't believe people here are putting down the NSX's reliability and build quality! So you're telling me that a car with "quirks", reliability problems, and build quality issues is a GOOD thing?! Are you really that crazy?! That's like saying getting Cancer is good because it gives you more personality. LOL!

This is why Ferrari's build quality only improves at a snail's pace. Because people are stupid enough to not only put up with all these problems and faults, but they pay huge sums of money for it... Absolutely stupid! This is why I would purchase a Lambo before a Ferrari because Lambos are now built to Audi's quality standard.

Don't kid yourselves guys. You're a fool to pay so much money for such an unreliable car and those of us not fooled by the "prestige" and "marque" simply laugh at you when we see you drive by and wonder where you will be stranded next. LOL.

12th May 2011, 16:22

The NSX lost appeal with low hp compared to Vipers with 500 hp and the same money new.

9th Jul 2011, 23:30

How can anyone compare a Corolla to any Ferrari? This is the biggest joke I have seen in a while. The Corolla is meant to be dependable and not much else. A Ferrari, on the other hand, does not have to be reliable because it is not a disposable, faceless car that only has dependability and gas mileage as its only selling points.

3rd May 2013, 20:33

The NSX did not "fail". The owners of these cars love them, and they always sell for top dollar used. The problem is that Honda did not keep the car updated, even though it was ahead of its time in every way conceivable. Anyone who thinks an expensive car needs to have "quirks" such as things not working, is someone who has gotten used to bad quality. Which is exactly what something is if it doesn't work... a high price tag doesn't change that fact my friend.

3rd May 2013, 20:39

Acura is made by Honda, and Honda makes some of the best, most reliable cars on the planet. You're right, you can't compare Ferrari to Honda... because when it comes to reliability and having a well built car, with which you don't have to worry about stupid small things like the battery dying on you... then Honda is tops.

Seriously... think about it... how good can a car be if the maker can't even make sure the car doesn't drain the battery? High price tags shouldn't blind you to quality defects like this... and there is nothing "prestigious" about your expensive car not starting in the morning.

I drive a Mercedes Benz S-Class... and the damn thing has been repaired more times than I care to admit, while my neighbor with his Hyundai Equus hasn't had one thing go wrong in the years he has owned it.

There is nothing "prestigious" about having a car that is always in the mechanics shop, and won't start in the morning my friend.

3rd May 2013, 20:42

Well said my friend. Only someone who doesn't understand what the word QUALITY is, would say a Ferrari is better than an NSX. There is a reason so many Ferrari's are on sale... rich people get tired of blowing money away on stupid repairs. Which is why there are so few NSXs on sale... owners keep these cars and pass them down.

4th May 2013, 13:00

Ever notice the super low mileage on used Ferraris? Maybe adjusting valves every 4000 miles is fun.

The NSX was very expensive new. Great balance and a nice track car.

My money is on the 2014 Corvette this fall. I have had several Vettes, extremely fast new gens, and they don't break. We also have a Viper in the family. They can be driven to the tracks and then driven home. Our 2002 was a daily driver for the first 50000 miles. I drive it once in a while, but being 60 I like the easy entry of the Z06.

7th May 2013, 09:07

I figure someone that drives a Modena has other cars. If this car runs fine, the limited time they really even drive it is fine. If it sits in a shop for a month or 2, they will pull out the new Porsche. When the new Porsche acts up, hopefully the Modena is back from the shop. I do know guys that operate that way. They also drive a new SUV 90 percent of the time daily anyway.

I like a car that is ready anytime to go anywhere. I have had cars that are trailer queens, or the garage door is opened to admire them and then shut.

Cars are never really ours anyway. We are the caretaker for a while and they pass onto the next person. It you get 3000 miles of fun out of one, that may be all you are looking for. And you buy the next gem!

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