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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.


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....


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

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


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