I can only tell you about 488 and Pista being an owner of both. Insofar as offering advice on what to do, I would advise simple logic be applied in this instance especially if you are looking to extend yourself financially. Considering that both 488 and F8 are essentially the same car, set up to provide for the same requirements and practicalities it becomes a matter of choice and determining which is the better buy. Based upon the current user reviews here on Fchat it's a case where changes in performance have been difficult to establish without having a degree of seat time being spent in both, and desirably on a race circuit where the limits can be exploited. The main changes appear to be physical powder puff type changes to the interior/exterior along with a minor bump in power, and an improved interior sound although somewhat overly refined. I would suspect F8 is bound to see heavy depreciation into the future and, with other newer models coming out stealing the limelight, I personally wouldn't be pushing myself hard financially to get into one if i was unable to deal with the inevitable heavy losses. 488 OTOH has seen significant depreciation already so further falls will be very minimal now vs an F8 which you will pay a lot to get into and, lose a lot to get out of. Keeping in mind they are both essentially the same car with performance differences reportedly difficult to gauge it becomes a tough call and one which should be based upon ones financial means. I suspect there is truth in that F8 sounds marginally better or the inside than 488 yet sounds quieter on the outside. My head tech has also confirmed this. The sound is very disappointing with serious difficulties to fix it....if at all possible. The only thing which appears for certain is that one can be bought for a fraction of its original price (488) and the other (F8) is going to cost a lot to get into and is bound to suffer similar depreciation levels as 488. So if left to make a choice today as someone not owning an F car having limited financial means, I would see 488 as the bargain and overall better buy given the entry and exit costs and overall performance comparatives - looks also being subjective and, both look very good in their own way.