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Discussion in 'Other Cars' started by zvdxb, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. zvdxb

    zvdxb Karting

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    Hi ,

    Am looking for an LFA ( low mileage ) black as preferred colour but will look at other colours except white. I have a Ferrari 308 GTB ( fiberglass ) or a Ferrari 550 to trade against . Both cars located in Canada . PM me pls.

    Rgds
     
  2. sherrillt

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    Have you checked Lexus? Last (spring of this year) I heard there were still a few sitting in dealer showrooms.
     
  3. INTMD8

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    There was a yellow one in the showroom at Rohrman Lexus in Palatine Il. last time I was there.
     
  4. RWP137

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    Lexus dealer in Escondito CA (near San Diego) had a black and white one a month ago...
     
  5. zvdxb

    zvdxb Karting

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    Thanks guys will check them out !

    Rgds
     
  6. sherrillt

    sherrillt Formula Junior
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    Problem is a Lexus dealer won't offer you much on trade on an old Ferrari for an ultra rare LFA. Be prepared for disappointment if you attempt a trade.
     
  7. mrcarlosspicey

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    Our Lexus dealer here in Omaha would probably let theirs go for the right price. Its a Nurburgring edition so theyll be asking the big bucks.
     
  8. finnerty

    finnerty F1 World Champ
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    several for sale on the DuPont Registry right now.....

    Lexus LFA For Sale

    But, it looks like people are already trying to flip them for profit on the used market --- might get a better deal through a Dealership depending upon Lexus policy of actual sales price vs. MSRP ?
     
  9. bboxer

    bboxer Formula Junior

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    You will find that most (very) low mileage LFA's sitting at dealerships are property of dealer principals. Some are there for display/increased traffic but many are (always) for sale at the right price. A very small percentage has changed hands as used cars.
     
  10. zvdxb

    zvdxb Karting

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    Has anyone driven one before ? If so , thoughts ?
     
  11. MARMIST

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    Not particularly powerful not so great torque, horrible outside and inside.

    No reasons.
     
  12. sherrillt

    sherrillt Formula Junior
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    Crazy talk - Havent driven it (few people have) and if they claim they did, I would be skeptical. I had the pleasure to sit in one and it is a Beautiful car with a fantastic interior look - not the richest euro materials (not a Japanese thing to do so - look at an NSX) but well executed none the less.

    If all these are bad...what's your baseline of comparison and expectation?

    Style is subjective, but looking at an LFA next to a F12 or other two seater what's "horrible"...aventador, f12, etc all have the envouge sharp edge bat-mobile styling of the time period. Do you cast all these cars in the "horrible" bucket.
     
  13. zvdxb

    zvdxb Karting

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    If you listen to the reviews, They mention the exact opposite ! It's suppose to be a spectacular drive ...
     
  14. tmario

    tmario Formula Junior

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    So... don't listen to the "haters"

    I recently sold my 599GTO for an LFA. Now, for frame of reference, I drove my GTO around 3100 miles over 3.5 years. Many miles on the track. Car was fantastic and well put together. Nothing bad to say about the GTO. Only negative of the car is that it's a bit of a publicity hound.

    I have not yet taken the LFA on the track. I will do so next year. But for now, I think it is every bit as good an automotive experience as the GTO.


    Sound LFA + GTO ++

    Handling LFA+ front mid engine layout feels a bit more nimble, plus the LFA has a huge weight advantage

    Engine 115 HP/l vs 112 slight engineering nod to LFA
    Transmission tie
    Interior + LFA has more creature comforts, bluetooth, NAV
    Value + hard to argue about the 1/2 price experience but perhaps the GTO has better investment potential if that is a consideration.

    I'll let you know about the track experience in the future.

    Hope it helps.
     
  15. zvdxb

    zvdxb Karting

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    Hey thanks for that insight ! You are actually the second person I know to trade in a GTO for an LFA ... :))

    Cheers!
     
  16. philvecc

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    There is a yellow one available at Balise Lexus, West Springfield, MA.
    Saw it a couple of weeks ago at a show for collector cars, and the sales person said they were open to any reasonable offer. They had it on their showroom floor for a few years.
    Looked to be in excellent condition.
     
  17. kev360

    kev360 Formula Junior

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    I agree with tmario. Don't listen to the haters. The LFA is a spectacular car. I had an LFA and GTO at the same time. I put 2500 miles on the GTO and have 5000 on the LFA. Still have the LFA but not the GTO. Now have an F12, FF and the LFA. I. think the LFA sounds better. LFA fit and finish is terrific. It is a technology masterpiece. Worth every penny. The transmission in the GTO is better IMO but I am not a track guy.
     
  18. Dave1442397

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    Would you be interested in a 2012 White LFA with delivery miles for $335k USD?
     
  20. zvdxb

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    Sent u a pm
     
  21. Townshend

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    Typically open to reasonable offers and sitting on showroom floor for a few years do not go hand in hand
     
  22. sunline

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    That LFA is not for sale. I called and talked to a salesman there. They are just using for display purposes only
     
  23. itsablurr

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  25. bwshihtzu

    bwshihtzu Formula Junior

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    Has anyone ever seen a Pearl Blue LFA for sale in the US? They seem to be rare which surprised me given how nice the color looks.
     

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