Yeah well I guess its not a tractor, but I still prefer the 612.Everyone has their preferences.anyway, thanks for adding comments, add more!!
The 612 is at the tip-top of my 'dream car' list.
I'm currently starting with my newly-purchased Porsche 968 coupe, which I am blissfully in love with. Next on the list are a 968 turbo, an NSX, RX7 gen 3, and 928GTS.
A 456GT or better yet, a 612 Scaglietti, is at the top though. Nothing like 'stupid-silly-fast Ferrari' combined with 'hey honey, let's take the kids on a ski trip'. I think it's a great blend of responsible adult and uncontrollable 8-year-old. :)
I've seen 456's in my area for around 80K... not so bad.
It is totally inconceivable to work on these cars oneself? I really enjoy working on my cars, very therapeutic.
Although I may have the information incorrect, I have heard that the engine in these cars has to be lifted out of the car to do even simple maintenance like oil changes and such. Thus you would have to have a lot of equipment in your own garage to accomplish such a task.
Well the good news is that, by the time I have the resources together for a 456/612, I will also have a killer garage setup.
We'll see what develops...
This is the best review I've read on this site. This is obviously so real.
An automatic Ferrari?
Yes, an automatic Ferrari! The transmission in these can either be selected to a fully automatic or, at the push of a button, have it be a manual with paddle shifters on the wheel.
Well, I'm happy you got one! I saw one driving down I-5 just a week ago! I wonder if it was you??? What color is yours? This one was BLACK. I guess it couldn't have been you because I passed this guy by in a flash in my 4 seat, 5 speed GT4. Now, I may be eccentric, but I'm trying to buy 10 of this model... LOL... And, I will pay less for 10 than you paid for one Scaglietti. FYI... The DINO 308GT4 was built in SCAGLIETTI! And, Enzo had a had in it's design... They've got a little 3 litre, 16v V-8... But, they are amazingly easy to work on, all things considered. Sure, if a belt breaks, it's curtains for the engine... However, in 1979, the belts were fragile. Technology now has them with Kevlar and they seem to hold up like those on a Toyota... Incidently, the brakes are 1/2 the price of a new Corolla... I've got almost 60K miles on mine and it runs like new, doesn't smoke, has great oil pressure, doesn't leak a drop and is a kick. So, poor people... There are Ferraris for you too...LOL!
What a beautiful piece of engineering that car is, I saw it review on top gear earlier this yr, and was very impressed with it! I love the fact that it's a four seater car, sure I love 2 seater Ferrari's, but being able to carry another mate with you and leave the club with two other ladies, is not so bad either :)! Good review mate!
I hope my next car will be a 612 but my budget isn't up to the $225K needed. So I'll just have to wait for divine intervention or depreciation to bring me together with such a fine Ferrari!
Would like to add that this is clearly a US review. I've ordered my 612 last year and have to say that you do get a lot of customized options from Maranello here in Europe. some of them are: Full Navigation, Dolby Surround, heated seats, Sport seats, comfort seats, parking Camera front and back and much more. I wonder if they now also deliver the HTGS pack in the America’s. And I do have to agree it is a very good and reliable car (as Ferrari, does not have a good track record). I use it almost every day and still only had minor failures.
The 612 is a wonderful machine. It took me a while to warm up to the transmission; it shifts HARD, although that's reasonable for the type of car this is. The Bose system sounds fantastic, and I like the Bluetooth pairing feature. The engine is just amazing in terms of both sound and performance. It makes this fantastic "rrrrrroaAAHH" at full throttle. The rear tires hook up so well you'd swear it's all wheel drive (it's not). If you need a family car and have to have a Ferrari this would be your only choice. :-) Even the trunk space is impressive. But my favorite aspects of the car? The G forces and the engine sound.
My budget is going to allow for an older Ferrari 400i / 412. I believe this was the first four passenger and looks timelessly better than this new lady, albeit pretty.
12 cylinders and a GM Transmission for the autos; hope I don't regret it. Chow!
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