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Still In Love by An MSN Autos Consumer on 04/18/2011. Trim: 2004 Ferrari 360 Modena Berlinetta, Owned 3 years.
Pros: I think this car (in 6 - speed manual) may go down as the last true driver's Ferrari (sorry 355 drivers, which was a great driver's car, but the performance was not super). I have one button to choose from - Sport and Normal. The only difference in a manual car is stiffness of the suspension. The styling has held up very well. It still gets mistaken as a new car. I bought this model (as opposed to a 430 or 355) because I thought it was the perfect combination of performance, styling and panache. 2 years later I still love it. I think rowing the gears in a 360 on the track is the best supercar experience out there.
Cons: Can be a little tricky at high speeds (especially with Bridgstones as opposed to Pirellis). This is a BIG car. While I feel like I am sitting on the road when going forward, backward and side to side can be tricky for one used to a much smaller sports car. Maintenance is expensive (of course), but better than other models that need engine out service regularly. While the manual transmission is very hard to stall, it is almost impossible to get every shift perfect while driving around town (but is it very rewarding when you pull off the perfect shift). Finally, you really must heel toe it to keep power up in turns due to the relatively low torque rating (which I actually like).
Overall review: Prices are coming down on these, but it is harder and harder to find an unmodified low mileage one owner example. I thought it was a bargain when I bought it 2 years ago and even moreso today. (BTW, if you have kids, the Maserati GranSport is the perfect stablemate. Like driving a Ferrari everyday (but with the less than perfect F1 gearbox). While I get tempted by the "latest and greatest" sportscar offerings, I still come back to this being the perfect car for me. I doubt I will ever give it up.
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Too many built, not an investment, need of speed buy a Lambo or Corvette by An MSN Autos Consumer on 09/20/2008. Trim: 2004 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Affordable sport car for people that have no children that are looking to impress for a short while. Performance good.
Cons: Many other sports car are available for cheaper example Corvette are FASTER!!, (compare apples with apples, the performance are lower, the price is lower, the history is what makes the Ferrari's), but once you had one, you realize that it is only a car and nothing more!!! I would consider the Gallardo instead if I would have to buy again, too many were built, definitely not an investment, price is dropping rapidly, expensive car if you do not leave it in the garage. Even if have money, know how to calculate and with depressiation and maintenance cost, every miles are $$. Should sell them in glass garages.
Overall review: Disappointed overall, exciting at first with performance a bit, but after 1 year, it is just another car. Too many were built, will not become a classic EVER, will never be an investment with the amount that were built. Will exchange for a Lamborghini soon. Have another Ferrari which is an investment, the 360 is probably the worst look that Ferrari came out with. But they needed the money!
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Actual review from actual owner by Scatter from USA on 03/02/2005. Trim: 2004 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider F1, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Wonderful styling, head turner, this car is all about the total package - not just fast, not just pretty, not just for parking in the garage and staring at - this is a wonderful car!
Cons: This car is an investment - the people here who really own one (as opposed to all the kids posting) will tell you the people who have money didn't get it by giving it away. Regular service, drive it when the weather permits, regular service, and regular service will assure your enjoyment of this car. Service, particularly scheduled maintainence, is expensive, and milage is awful - but that's the price you pay!
Overall review: This is a wonderful car, and that's not really debatable. The question is, is it the right car for you. This car requires a lot of attention when you're not driving it - much moreso than lesser sports cars. This car requires a lot of attention when you *are* driving it - the power and oversteer combined with the centralized CoG result in a unique driving experience unlike anything you've experienced in a front or rear engine car. If you're a serious driver, you'll want to get the front end tweaked/tuned in order to get the at-speed oversteer where you want it, as these cars (Like guitars, computers, etc) are tuned and setup to a very generic 'public friendly' configuration prior to delivery. If you treat her right, find a competent mechanic (harder then it sounds!), and learn to drive, there's very little on the road that will look as attractive, sound as good, or turn as many heads as this car.
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Wonderful by Darren on 09/28/2012. Trim: 2004 Ferrari 360 Modena Berlinetta, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Buy one before commenting. Look at the steering wheel, and look at the middle Thats all you need
Overall review: Buy one
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Novitec enhanced 360 F1 by Calgary on 07/30/2005. Trim: 2004 Ferrari 360 Modena Spider F1, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Everything! It's fast, fun and hot.
Overall review: I guess I'm not entitled to make this review (I had a couple of Novitec enhancements added), but I love it!
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