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well the general stuff is timing belts around $3-4k every 2-3 years depending how hard you drive the car
 
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Originally Posted by 996TTDave View Post
---What exactly are these problems that older (2000-2001) 360 Modenas run into? Are they prone to many problems and what are the costs with these out of warranty cars?
The 360's are very reliable cars.

I have had negligible issues with mine.

Major deal is oil changes, air cleaners, and then belt services. If something is not right, promptly attend to it.

Great cars. Just know what you are buying.

Early 99's and some 2000's had belt tensior issues (called variators) that needed to be changed out and some have 3 bolt ring gears that could come apart. If those were changed out you should be ok.
 
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well the general stuff is timing belts around $3-4k every 2-3 years depending how hard you drive the car
Simply not true. Cambelt changes on the 360 are done with the engine in. A good independent should be able to do it for under $1000. The timing is every 3 years or 50,000 km.

Mechanically they are one of the most reliable Ferraris ever produced.
 
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Originally Posted by wt888 View Post
Simply not true.
What's not true? Ferrari recommends belt changes every 3 years.

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---Cambelt changes on the 360 are done with the engine in.
No one questioned this!

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---A good independent should be able to do it for under $1000.
Really? You obviously do not live in California! Belt services run $1,500.00-$2,000.00 and can be more if you need tensioners, etc.


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---Mechanically they are one of the most reliable Ferraris ever produced.
Most accurate statement you have made.

The issue here is that if you want a well-maintained car you have to plan on spending some $. There is no such thing as inexpensive Ferrari service!
 

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Originally Posted by Cedric View Post
Eugenio I know and he runs a great shop.

However, 996TTDave lives in Chicago and it's doubtful he'd bring his car to Orange County for service.

AND, I am certain by the time it's done even Eugenio has additional amounts to add.

BTW, your link is not working.
 
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--- Thing is, I may be able to buy a 360 for the right price; currently I have a 05 996TT...
Approach this carefully as you'll find a huge diffenece in the cars. Don't look at just the price. You need to know what services have been performed.

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I started up this 360 with tubi exhaust, revved it a few times, and I fell in love... without a doubt the best sounding car I have ever heard...
This is why Ferrari's are intoxicating. The sound is like no other, but that Tubi exhaust can get very fatiguing! It has a notorious resonance.

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I would trade my TT in, and it would be my weekend car I guess, but im still just not sure
Is it coming from a Ferrari dealer or an independent? That can tell a bit.

You will not want to drive it daily. It's just not the same as a Porsche or M-B.

Did you indicate the year and the transmission type? What options?

Here's the link: http://emelbon.tripod.com/eugeniosferrariservice.html
 
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whats usually the problem for a daily drive 360? and what is the most expensive mantainance?
 
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whats usually the problem for a daily drive 360? and what is the most expensive mantainance?
Here's how I look at it.

The car is unusual, and if I drive it daily it somewhat loses it's special nature at least for me.

Getting in and out is a little tough, and you can't start it w/o going through the alarm procedure. So prompt starts are not there.

It's an unusual car that draws considerable attention. Folks look and like to touch. I never park it where I cannot see it.

It's very low and that's a pain sometimes. California speed bumps can be a real problem.

Roads here are terrible and wheel damage is high. I have 2 X's experienced this.

So, keep it special and you'll enjoy it more.
 
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No one questioned this!

In addition to Ferraris 3 year revenue increasing recommendation, the belt manufacturers have stated that the normal life for these type of belts is 9 years.


Really? You obviously do not live in California! Belt services run $1,500.00-$2,000.00 and can be more if you need tensioners, etc.

No, I live in the UK. A good independent will do the belts for under GBP 500. Clearly if other items need attending, this would be extra.

Most accurate statement you have made.

All of my statements are accurate.

The issue here is that if you want a well-maintained car you have to plan on spending some $. There is no such thing as inexpensive Ferrari service!

No, but there is fair and reasonable cost. You do not need to be gorged everytime you take a Ferrari in for service.

Based on your comments, I assume you are in the auto parts or service industry.
 
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Originally Posted by 996TTDave View Post
Your info has been great - much appreciated!

Any pictures of your car?
The color appears a bit different in different lighting. So, you'll notice the change in a few photos. It's Azzuro California.

Fewer that 30 360 cars total were painted in this color for the whole 360 production. There are 7 coupes in the US and fewer than 10 spiders. The rest are in Europe.
 
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Originally Posted by wt888 View Post
In addition to Ferraris 3 year revenue increasing recommendation, the belt manufacturers have stated that the normal life for these type of belts is 9 years.

No, I live in the UK. A good independent will do the belts for under GBP 500. Clearly if other items need attending, this would be extra.

Based on your comments, I assume you are in the auto parts or service industry.
Yes, Ferrari does have high service recommendations, probably higher than needed. Prices in the UK are quite a bit different than in Cali. A $1500-2000 minor service there is not uncommon.

Greg is just a knowledgeable Ferrari owner.


Edit: Dave! You thinking about getting a Ferrari now?
 

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