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Old 01-18-2017, 05:13 PM   #21
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You guys are a rough crowd!

Personally, I'm not loving the new 718 body style. I think they lost the elegant and sexy lines. My teenage son describes the new style as a German attempt at being an American muscle car. Owwch!!

I don't know if I'd go that far....but I'm kinda with him.

I love the lines of the old I guess.

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Old 01-18-2017, 05:27 PM   #22
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I love the looks, I think it's smoother and smaller in appearance than the 981, a change in the right direction.
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:21 PM   #23
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There isn't any more mythical unicorn tears or pixie dust in a Ferrari than a Porsche.

Most of the cost comparisons assume taking it to a high end shop where the labor is ridiculously expensive. For example, there are a lot of items that need to be inspected and that labor quickly drives up the price whereas you can do this yourself for free instead of paying a shop $200 per hour to LOOK at your car.

If you can DIY the work, the maintenance is actually quite affordable.
I'm sure basics are easy to do but don't F430s need engine out service every 30k? Most do it yourselfers can't drop an engine. These cars also have some well documented weaknesses that need addressing.

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