Ferrari Roma - Test Drive

Wattie

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Not a Roma but are these 488’sreally that twitchy or (as I suspect) do these people have no talent and feel for driving at all.

It’s not even wet!!!!!

 

GeoffCapes

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Not a Roma but are these 488’sreally that twitchy or (as I suspect) do these people have no talent and feel for driving at all.

It’s not even wet!!!!!

What a bellend. "I know, I'll boot it with half a turn of lock on".

More money than talent. :rolleyes:
 

Ewan

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I think the Roma will depreciate quite nicely.. so in a few years....
When looking to place an order for a Roma a few months back, I worked on a purchase price of £200k, and then receiving circa £110k back after 3 years and 10k miles. So, a cost of £30k per year.
Over that period and mileage, servicing costs would be low, and the car would be under warranty for any failures.
But it's the equivalent of buying, say, a California T now at about £90K and then throwing it in the bin in three years time. And when viewed like that, it doesn't make a lot of sense. Hence I've postponed my order.
 

GeoffCapes

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When looking to place an order for a Roma a few months back, I worked on a purchase price of £200k, and then receiving circa £110k back after 3 years and 10k miles. So, a cost of £30k per year.
Over that period and mileage, servicing costs would be low, and the car would be under warranty for any failures.
But it's the equivalent of buying, say, a California T now at about £90K and then throwing it in the bin in three years time. And when viewed like that, it doesn't make a lot of sense. Hence I've postponed my order.
So effectively they reckon that a Roma will be worth £110k in 3 years?

Better get my kidneys in tip top condition then!
 

Ewan

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So effectively they reckon that a Roma will be worth £110k in 3 years?
Well, it was more what "I" reckon, rather than "they". My assumption is that a 3 year old, lightly used Roma will have an asking price of circa £130k, and hence an MD would return me about £110k.
This is very much not scientific fact - just my assumption!
 

safrane

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Well, it was more what "I" reckon, rather than "they". My assumption is that a 3 year old, lightly used Roma will have an asking price of circa £130k, and hence an MD would return me about £110k.
This is very much not scientific fact - just my assumption!
Thats how I would look at it too... Will never be in the (fortunate) position to loose £90k on a motor and still remain happy.
 

outrun

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Well, it was more what "I" reckon, rather than "they". My assumption is that a 3 year old, lightly used Roma will have an asking price of circa £130k, and hence an MD would return me about £110k.
This is very much not scientific fact - just my assumption!
Precisely why I bought my car at about 4 years old. I “saved” over half the list price and let someone else enjoy her for 11,000 miles....I’ve lost a bit since but nothing like as much and oddly, the late FFs seems to be rising in value a little again as demand outstrips supply. It’s lost about £10k a year, which when you consider the main dealer margin, is somewhat less than a new car would lose.
 

P R

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Precisely why I bought my car at about 4 years old. I “saved” over half the list price and let someone else enjoy her for 11,000 miles....I’ve lost a bit since but nothing like as much and oddly, the late FFs seems to be rising in value a little again as demand outstrips supply. It’s lost about £10k a year, which when you consider the main dealer margin, is somewhat less than a new car would lose.
The numbers of all Ferraris for sale has dropped markedly over the last few months.. pent up demand after lockdown maybe?
 

ScottH

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Read that earlier, less than stellar but I always wonder if these are things a non-car reviewer would even notice/care about?
 

hashluck

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Read that earlier, less than stellar but I always wonder if these are things a non-car reviewer would even notice/care about?
This sums up modern cars for me, so yes I care about it, and I am out :)

"All told it hadn’t been particularly easy or hassle-free. It was the low level irritations: the letterbox load bay opening that leaves the bootlid at perfect headbutt level, the purpose designed phone slots that are too slender if your phone is wearing a case, the seatbelt alarm that sounds if you put anything heavier than a wallet on the passenger seat. And the not so low level irritations: how effectively the A-pillar and mirror block visibility at junctions, the reflections that render the centre screen practically invisible, the awkward thumb pad that ‘controls’ the instrument binnacle. And why, when you change the volume, don’t the sound levels change immediately? There’s a marked delay, enough time for you to think the change wasn’t registered, jab the screen a bit more and then jump out of the – overly firm – seat when the system catches up"
 

ScottH

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Reading that bit again.. fair point! However when they start going into the finer points of handling etc between them all :conf1:
 

BennyD

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Personally, I’d rather have a PortoFina M over the Roma; virtually the same driving experience with the option of losing the roof.
 

P R

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When I drove it for that hour, I didnt even try to mess on with any of the controls. Someone on Ferrarichat who has had one for a few months has said once you get used to it its all amazing, intuitive and logical..
 

Twinspark

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Personally, I’d rather have a PortoFina M over the Roma; virtually the same driving experience with the option of losing the roof.
Starting to appreciate the Portofino more myself. The Roma has stole all its thunder but the Portofino looks quite aggressive but still not overkill. Think it will be a great deal later on like the 456 was for the longest time.