'10 Audi R8 V10 (daytona gray pearl effect, CF sideblades, titanium finish wheels, STaSIS exhaust/ECU)
'12 Tesla Model S Signature Performance
'11 Cadillac Escalade ESV
'06 Lexus RX 400h
'03 Chevy Corvette 50th Anniversary
'94 Dodge Viper
'69 Chevy Camaro SS/RS
Braces, congrats on the R8 and the MT6! You will definitely love it!!
Stig, agree, my dealer always (obviously) does the recommended service and costs no where near what Andy's dealer is charging. Maybe there's some non-routine/out of warranty charges in those figures.
Hi Stig and Ty, maybe it's cheaper to service Ferrari's in the USA. My last basic annual service with no additional work was £900.00. It was a main dealer but still seems expensive to me.
Anyway good news is I don't have to worry about it any more as I picked up my R8 V10 on Friday afternoon! All I can say is what an amazing car!
I'm so glad I didn't pick Ferrari and went for R8 V10, especially after reading all this. 458 Spider has been my first choice but then picked R8 as I believed it has much less "look-at-me" factor. Boy, I couldn't be more wrong
Yep. I get many more positive remarks and questions on the R8 Spyder than the 458 Spider. I also think the Audi is much better looking. The lines of the hard top convertible just don't work that well, IMO.
I owned a F430 coupe and now have a R8 v10 Spyder. I feel the R8 is a vastly superior car in most every way. It's more refined inside and out. The F430 ride was rough...the front spoiler was absurd..scraped it often....I had paddle shift on my F430 and disliked it...had a very tough time not stalling in reverse...had the dealer try and address it a few times with no remedy. The dealer service quality was awful...insanely overpriced with anti-enthusiasts behind the desk. No..a F430 doesn't cost 10k a year but when you have a serious mechanical issue it's going to cost you..period.
The R8 is refined...handles great around town and screams on the open road...handles the twisties like a champ (re: the R8 not tracking well? I've driven both the F430 and R8 on the track and the R8 is great...) IMO the R8 is gorgeous in a more passive way than the F430...it's not yelling "look at me"...it takes a car guy to know what it is but most everyone knows it's something special.
Where does the F430 beat/equal the R8? The interior smells incredible, the sound is sexy and oh yeah...owning one gets you a ticket to the Ferrari factory tour.