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Couple of "pre-purchase" questions. Modena


Eli at Pelican
05-06-2005, 10:24 AM
Hi all,

I've just been hit up with the option to purchase a 2000 F550 Ferrari Modena for a decent deal, "I think"..... I did a couple of searches and only pulled up F550 MARANELLO, so possibly I was given some bad info…? ? ? Correct me if I was…. Thx

I don't know much about all the details right now since the thing is a friend of a relatives but the car is on the block only to a few close friends so it could stay in the family "so to say".

Any how I don't know much about Ferraris and I was hoping you guys would be willing to give me some much needed input before I pull the trigger... "If I do".

Some of the info I'm hoping to get is:

About the car
Cost on maintaining per year or mileage
Things I should look out for or expect
Things to consider
Retail input: fair price
HP rating, 0-60, 0-100, top-speed etc.

Thanks guys, I really appreciate your input as I'm a Porsche guy but very new to the Ferrari line.

-Eli

porscheguy9999
05-07-2005, 01:29 PM
I think I can help you. Its funny you should say YOUR the "Porsche guy" when clearly I am, haha...

There is no thing as a F550 Modena, These are specs on both a 2000 360 Modena and a 2000 550 Maranello.

2000 360 Modena (mid-mounted engine RWD)--
Engine: 3.6L V8
Horsepower: 395 @ 8500 rpm
Torque: 275 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm
0-60/0-100 mph: 4.2/10.2 seconds
Top Speed: 189 mph
Transmission: 6 speed manual
MPG: 11/16

2000 550 Maranello (front-mounted engine, RWD)--
Engine: 5.5 liter DOHC 48 valve V12
Horsepower: 485 @ 7,000 rpm
Toque: 419 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm
0-60 mph: 4.7 seconds
Top speed: 199 mph
Transmission: 6 speed manual

Anyways, the cost of maintaining a Ferrari is, of course, not going to be cheap. But I did get to ride in my dad's cousin's 2001 360 Modena F1 coupe. It had F1 paddle shifters. Very nice indeed. My friend's dad also owns a 550 Maranello, along with a 456, Porsche Cayenne Turbo, 911 Turbo, Range Rover, and soon, a Porsche Carerra GT...

Sorry about the specs being kind of sketchy, but it's the best I could find for you. Hope I could help.

Eli at Pelican
05-09-2005, 12:02 PM
Porsche Guy,

Thanks for your info, I found the car to be a 2000 550 Maranello V-12.....

I'm still considering but may have to sell the Porsche to help float part of the bill....

-Eli

TexasF355F1
05-10-2005, 11:26 AM
Just a rule of thumb for Ferrari ownership. Higher mileage equals a good car that will be far less troublesome than one with very few miles.

Eli at Pelican
05-10-2005, 01:18 PM
I don't recall how many miles this one had.... If I get a chance I'll update, I'm in no rush to tell you the truth.... Its' just an other vehicle to me.... I've owned over 35 so far..... We'll see.

-Eli

Eli at Pelican
05-10-2005, 01:20 PM
Jason,

Is that a photo of yours? Orange? It's pretty nice.... I lived in TX for a couple of years, where are you located?

-Eli

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