Early customers selling cars on at a premium
11 February 2010

Early Ferrari 458 Italia customers are selling on their cars for a £25,000 premium, according to reports.

The list price of the Ferrari 458 Italia begins at £169,545, but private resale prices are closing on £200,000, as would-be owners look to jump the three-year waiting list for new cars.

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That price is set to rise further, too, as many of the first cars out of the factory will be fitted with options. Examples include racing seats at £4276, having Ferrari shields on the wings at £945 or a luggage set for the rear bench at £2987.

UK deliveries of the 458 will begin in the summer.

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11 February 2010

You can be a regular Ferrai buyer and place an order 3 years ago and you will still struggle to get the first allocation. Why?

Some greedy dealer sell their cars to independent garage like V***i so that they can share the profit between them!

Why no one compare a Nissan GTR with this and saying how much better value the GTR is???

11 February 2010

Fools and their money are soon parted ...

11 February 2010

I wouldn't call buying a 458 Italia a foolish decision.

11 February 2010

Paying a premium for a production car is always foolish - look back at any production car that fetched a premium when new; e.g. Aston's V8 Vantage .... what happens next ???

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11 February 2010

Better than investing into property !

11 February 2010

If my numbers come up on the euro on friday i'll be happy to pay a premium.

2 May 2010

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Paying a premium for a production car is always foolish - look back at any production car that fetched a premium when new; e.g. Aston's V8 Vantage .... what happens next ???

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Depends on what your motives are. If you want to have a nice car it's not foolish, if you are buying it to make a profit (which you won't be since you're paying a premium) then it is foolish. So, basically, your argument is a non-starter.

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