Steering feel, lack of sound deadening, engine note, naturally aspirated vs fi, mid engined feel, rwd - it will feel much faster much slower.The 348 isn't that quick these days is it ? A modern hot hatch is probably as quick....ok I know it's not about that. I do like the 348 though.
This is the point for me to have one of those kind of flawed genius cars. They are not perfect but have some great traits that are personal to the owner. It is all subjective. Most non-enthusiast owners would not understand, appreciate or put up with this. Their loss....our gain.(A welcome distraction.) I love my 348, for all the above. It is raw, no power steering, manual with dogleg 1st so you have to remember, very rigid. Steering once on the go is superb, but hard work at times, it has no frills or compromises. It is also tiny, its actually shorter than a Dino! On paper it's about 1/2 second slower to 60 than my old Assetto Corsa, and just a couple mph slower top speed, not bad for a car 10 year older. Power delivery is obviously different, still miss the twin turbo kick, but once its on twisty back roads it is great fun, and you will not come anywhere near to the reported bad traits anywhere other than a track. The Assetto Corsa was a car you could jump in and drive and arrive reasonably relaxed, but needed care in the wet. The 348 you need to be aware at all times, and not so relaxed, but wasn't bought for that, it was bought for fun, and, for me, ticks all boxes.
Never been a fan of the 308 or 328, never sure why but it just doesn't excite me. The 308 GT4 on the other hand has always tempted me, so should have bought one when they were £10k - he ho, live and learnThe 308 is presumably priced out of this discussion? Shame. Love 'em.
I’ve wanted a 308 GT4 since I saw a yellow one on a forecourt when I was about 12. I’ve always loved wedge shaped cars with pop-ups, hence my love affair with the Lotus Esprit, but a wedge Ferrari with two useable back seats, what’s not to like? Like you, feel I may have missed the boat now, although maybe values could come back a bit over the next few years. Wish they’d made one with an auto box as I now struggle with driving manuals.Never been a fan of the 308 or 328, never sure why but it just doesn't excite me. The 308 GT4 on the other hand has always tempted me, so should have bought one when they were £10k - he ho, live and learn
Agreed most of the cars I love have angular straights edges, Lancia Fulvia, Alfa Romeo GTV (70/80s) and the 308 GT4 obviously I am a child of those times. Just had a quick mooch and one could be had for circa £50kI’ve wanted a 308 GT4 since I saw a yellow one on a forecourt when I was about 12. I’ve always loved wedge shaped cars with pop-ups