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  1. dedazo

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    Hello Everyone.

    I just purchased a 2015 458 Spyder, 11800 miles here in Texas . I was a Porsche owner for the last 7 years. Although Porsche makes amazing cars, the 458 is on a whole different level.
    I was considering getting the extended power warranty, especially because of potential DCT issues. Any 2015 owners with issues? Thank you all.
     
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  3. Ski Bum

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    I owned a 2015 458 Spider that had over 10,000 miles on it when I traded it in. No DCT problems at all.
     
  4. TUTTSF

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    Congrats
    I have yet to meet someone with a 458 that had the DCT issues. I ask almost every Fcar owner I meet about issues they have with their car to gain insight on how they handled it and associated costs, now the battery is a different story.

    Enjoy in good health
     
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  6. Surfah

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    Big congrats on your new ride. Looks clean. As a first time Ferrari owner, you can consider getting 1 year of extended warranty for peace of mind. After 1 year of getting comfortable with Ferrari ownership, you can decide whether to extend warranty coverage. In 2 years of ownership, I had a dead OEM battery within the first 3 months and failure of the roof closing mechanism at 1.5 years both replaced under warranty. The roof closing part had to be sourced from Italy and took 3 weeks to arrive. It would have been a very costly repair outside of warranty. I am unsure whether the folding roof is covered under power warranty, be sure to check the fine print.
     
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  7. dedazo

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    Thanks for the info. Greatly appreciated.
     
  8. Tarek307

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    I just bought a 2010 with 28K miles and when i called few service dept's to ask about the DCT issues the consensues was 1- No such thing as "early cars" had more DCT issues than later cars. 2- The ones that did have DCT issues it happened early in the cars life and was a very limited issue, not wide spread and exaggerated as how we see on forums sometimes.

    Drive it & enjoy it...and don't take any advice from me, i haven't even owned mine 24 hours yet lol
     
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  9. leopoldo

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    Congratulations mate , enjoy in good health and thinking always positively !
     
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  10. dedazo

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    Thank you!!!
     
  11. dedazo

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    Thank you. Enjoy your ride as well!!!
     
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  12. wthensler

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    Congrats! Coming up to one year of ownership on a 2013 Spider. Didn’t opt for the warranty, no problems.

    get out and enjoy, ain’t nothin’ like a drop top if you have the weather for it!
     
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  13. Steinhart

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    awesome car! enjoy it!
     
  14. dedazo

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    Thanks you!!
     
  15. Il Co-Pilota

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    Congrats:)

    By the way, here we drive Spiders. Spyders belong over there, you know, that "other" Italian manufacture whos name I dare not mention;)

    Welcome to Ferrarichat:D
     
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  16. docf

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    15 Italia no issues what so ever. Enjoy your new ride.
     
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  17. dedazo

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    Hahaha thx.
     
  18. Mighty Joe

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    Congrats! Black Ferrari's are the prettiest & fastest!!
     
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  19. dedazo

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    Thank you!!!
     
  20. spyder625

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    beautiful pick up.. good luck with her and enjoy it...
     
  21. Il Co-Pilota

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    That's odd. Looks more like a drop-top sportscar to me than an F150. Oh well:D
     
  22. dedazo

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    Thank you!
     
  23. Cigarzman

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    Beautiful, black is the new red. Let’s see some interior shots too. All the best man , Kirk.
     
  24. Aeroengineman

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    Nice choice of color - you'll love it - you'll have to get used to the spelling its "Spider" for Ferraris and "Spyder" for Porsches - I have owned my car since new and have close to 30K on it. I never had a problem with the car, however I changed the battery at 4 years as a precaution just like I change tires every 3 years, but the only problem I had was with the external battery conditioner - it failed and produced a couple of electrical system warning messages after I have replaced the battery 6 months prior.. The Ferrari supplied conditioner is made by CTEK and I bought the MXS 5.0 with the Ferrari adapter and its working fine. I would suggest you check the temperature of your charger if the car has had a battery failure because most likely it was caused by the conditioner drawing down the battery and it will do it again.

    Good Luck and Enjoy
     
  25. buddyg

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    Congrats best car I have ever owned! 2013 spider here 3 years and no issues!
     

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