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5 Affordable Ferraris for 2018

By   July 18, 2018

Ferrari 308 GTB

Ferrari 308

Five years ago I wrote about 5 affordable Ferraris. What a difference half a decade can make. At the time you could purchase a decent Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS for less about $30,000. Now that same car is worth close to $90,000!

Needless to say, it is time to update the list as $90,000 is only cheap to someone who can already afford a newer Ferrari. Incidentally, one of my largest regrets in my “car life” is not purchasing a 308 that I had found for $25,000.

I instead bought a Porsche 996, which is a fine car for daily use (much better than the Ferrari), but as of yet hasn’t shot up in value like the 308; and it probably never will to the same extent.

Without further ado, here are 5 affordable Ferraris for 2018.

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The Ferrari F430 Is Affordable For A Ferrari

By   June 8, 2018

Ferrari F430

Ferrari F430

A new Ferrari 488 GTB starts at $252,800. That is way out of reach for most of us, but perhaps a used Ferrari is more affordable? The 458 that the 488 replaces will cost you about $160,000 for a car with about 30,000 miles on it (which is a little high for a Ferrari). But that is still a bit high for many of us.

A decent 360 the was two models before the 458 will run about $100,000 depending on a mileage and condition, but you can find them for as low as $60,000 for higher mileage examples. Not bad, but if you are in the $100,000 range all of the sudden the newer F430 (the F430 replaced the 360) is within reach.

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Porsche 964 Or Ferrari F355

By   May 8, 2018

Porsche 964 And Ferrari 355

Porsche 964 And Ferrari 355

Porsche or Ferrari; it is a debate that has raged since the two rivals first battled it out on the track. Ferrari makes the more expensive road cars and they are made purely for speed. In fact the Italian automaker started producing road legal machines to help finance their racing efforts.

Porsche on the other hand is a sports car that comes from relatively humble roots. The early sports cars had many parts sourced from Volkswagen, but Porsche transformed all of this into quite a sports car. The original Porsche 356 and 550 Spyder showed just what an air-cooled flat-four engine could do, but the 911 is what really made the German performance car maker into a legend.

In the 90’s the Ferrari F355 and Porsche 911 (964) where two of the most sought after cars, but which is the better drive?

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Ferrari Buying Process: What It’s Like To Purchase A Prancing Horse

By   March 21, 2018

Ferrari F355

Ferrari F355

You’ve worked hard and finally have enough money to buy a Ferrari. Well, you actually made the wise decision to finance the Ferrari so that you can invest the cash that you would have put into the car and get a higher rate of return. You’ve got everything in order and are off to the big city to buy the Italian car of your dreams.

The problem is, unlike brands like Lamborghini, McLaren and Porsche, you can’t simply walk in and buy a Ferrari. Owning a Ferrari is a more involved process and you normally can’t just go to a dealership and buy a new Ferrari.

So, just what is it like to purchase a new Ferrari?

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