Ferrari 456 on the up ?

Guy

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Isn't £25k maintenance in 25k miles an indication of something (plus the small matter of £150k depreciation.....)
 

Nayf

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The 456 straddles the old school Ferrari era with the ‘new’. Its performance and looks are of the same epoch as the F355 and 550, but it doesn’t quite have the same useability of those two - the tappets need to be adjusted, for example, and some parts are made from unobtanium.
The biggest problem is that it looks rather too much like the 406 Coupe.

This will sound sacrilegious but from certain angles the Peugeot looks better...
 

TimR

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Peugeot have made one or two rather handsome motors...
( they made me say that !! :p)
 

safrane

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Isn't £25k maintenance in 25k miles an indication of something (plus the small matter of £150k depreciation.....)
But for a 1998 car thats ony c£1k per year... think my Masers would not fare much better over the same number of years.
 

philw696

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Should have used an indie. ;)
Tell me about it a big service on my 360 just before I sold it was done by Carrs in Exeter cost me nearly £6K back in 2014 to keep the history all Ferrari.
No regrets on my part as i was earning it back then and happy to spend it.
 

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The 456 straddles the old school Ferrari era with the ‘new’. Its performance and looks are of the same epoch as the F355 and 550, but it doesn’t quite have the same useability of those two - the tappets need to be adjusted, for example, and some parts are made from unobtanium.
The biggest problem is that it looks rather too much like the 406 Coupe.

This will sound sacrilegious but from certain angles the Peugeot looks better...
A ferrari 456Gt can be confused to a Peugeot 406coupe to the extent that a ferrari 365gtc can be confused to a Fiat 127 spider or possibly an Audi R8 to a TT.

I wouldn't call the 456 looks the biggest problem, but as others observed the running costs definitely is up there.
 

Motorsport3

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My QP has cost more or less that for 30K....:yeah::0036:but has only lost ~10K in depreciation!
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Now I think about it, I am about there too, but that's bc I am catching up with deferred maintenance. I hope it flattens out soon else I would be disappointed.
 

philw696

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Pininfarina designed ( Bavarone) - timeless aesthetic works for me....
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Keep looking at those over here in France as they have an appeal to me.
When we first got here nearly bought a 407 Coupe but couldn't get the deal I wanted and bought the Jaguar XF but thought the 407 drove nice and had a Stunning interior.
 

Nayf

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505 for me. Manages to be sharp yet elegant. Drive nicely too. Not exciting, but proper French magic carpet ride.
 

rs48635

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The 456 straddles the old school Ferrari era with the ‘new’. Its performance and looks are of the same epoch as the F355 and 550, but it doesn’t quite have the same useability of those two - the tappets need to be adjusted, for example, and some parts are made from unobtanium.
The biggest problem is that it looks rather too much like the 406 Coupe.

This will sound sacrilegious but from certain angles the Peugeot looks better...
The 406 coupe was a pinifarina design. Apparently rejected by Ferrari so Peugeot bought it from Pininfarina. No shame with inherited genetics. Alos love the look of Peugeot 405 but already have a big saloon. Do not love those Peugeot interiors so much either.
 

Nayf

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The 406 coupe was a pinifarina design. Apparently rejected by Ferrari so Peugeot bought it from Pininfarina. No shame with inherited genetics. Alos love the look of Peugeot 405 but already have a big saloon. Do not love those Peugeot interiors so much either.
Yeah, though I believe the 406 Coupe was supposed to have been the Fiat Coupe, but Bangle's design got the nod?
 

rs48635

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Yeah, though I believe the 406 Coupe was supposed to have been the Fiat Coupe, but Bangle's design got the nod?
well I wanted both but only bought Fiat Coop. Flirted with the 406 but something missing. If it had busso V6 ?