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  1. Shamile

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    Thanks for the info. This is exactly what bothers me about with modern exotics....all the electronics that constantly go wrong after the 10 year old mark.

    That's why sometimes my heart still pulls me towards a Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster and stick shift it.


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    Totally agree with you
    About that I went for a drive this weekend and one of the guys had a McLaren 12C Spider, I asked him if the car is a money pit as I have heard, he said only the first year model was the bad one and his has been pretty reliable, and he pays 6k per year for a full warranty directly from McLaren that will cover basically anything. For a car that has depreciated that much due to the “money pit” reputation it has, I didn’t feel 6k a year was too much (maybe the 4K per year of my 360 ****ed my perception about money haha)


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    What about the Hurucan. I think its one of the cleanest most inspired designs out there, modern yet wedgy and a whiff of ghandini. Since its an audi lambo I assumed maintanance should be audi resonable, and you get that exotic NA v10. What am I missing?

    In a few years when this car is superceeded a Hurrucan will be in the low 100s, no?
     
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    you worked on audi? there is not much resonable :(
     
  5. MOSS

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    Maybe. Man I love mine.


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  6. Shamile

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    I like the design of the Hurican spyder but hate the sound of the Audi V10. Since it's so new, it's more than a slightly older Aventador.

    I do agree, prices will follow the Gallardo to the low 100k"s ....just so many made!

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    I know, audi is the reason tech hate engineers.
    But compared to an aventador might be reasonable.
    Part of the issue with all this is porche is so good and does the job so well. A Gt3 hard to beat, except its not an evocative exotic.
     
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    I wonder what 488s will go for. A good car to drive, unfortunate styling.
    What will a 488 be worth compared to a Hurrucan, and which one will be easier to maintain.

    So may exotics, and so many made. lots of choices.

    I think many will slip into what I call Ghibli syndrome. The Ghibli was stepchild to the daytona, they were too expensive to maintain relative to their stepchild value so prices plumeted and stayed in the dolldrums for decades because the maintance cost couldnt justify the price. 355s still stuck there as are AM V8s vantages. Will Hurcans and 488s go there? Even the aventador may go there. Cirse you have to find a good one or the maintanace really will eat you alive.

    I also think those gullwing mercedes can be a great buy, dramatic doors entrance, the 6.2 na v8 was really something and merc reliable.

    308s and testarossas are easy in contrast to the above moderns, largely mechanical cars, pretty robust, weak links known.
     
  9. MOSS

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    Well Lamborghini uses cam chains, not belts so there is virtually no maintenance costs other than oil changes,
     
  10. boxerman

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    What about all the other electronic bits.

    How long have you had yours. My thought is like many a modern besides consumables it should be good for 50k miles, and many of the etrecrronic bits are probably shared with audi.
     
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    That's where I am after I sold my TR. Problem is there is only 8-12 manual LP's left, and no set way to convert them to manuals yet (that I know of). The only manual LP for sale right now is at $700k asking.
     
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    This is like a support group for Lambo owners who formally owned Testarossas. Isn't there a lambo site we can take the discussion to?
     
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    #4038 Shamile, Jan 21, 2020
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    lol...this is very relevant to anyone looking to buy a Testarossa. It's a comparison on how the youngest Testarossa at 29 years old is relevant in today's high tech computer exotic world...and how the old Testarossa is still more reliable!

    I see this thread as a resource that includes ownership experience...and that affects price.

    A lot of people looking to buy a Testarossa are wondering...geez, it's 30 years old...will it break down? ...can I still buy parts for it?
    ...can I still get laid? ;)

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    The Murci is the bridge between the 80's super cars and today's disposable super cars.
     
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    Exactly!

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    That's because it's new. When the car hits 10 years old, that's when all the electronic components start to go. Whether you own it then or not, it will definitely factor into the resale value.

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    Over all, 10 lambos. 2 Huracans but have never put many miles on. I just like the dual wet clutch gear box and mechanically a low maintenance machine. Clutches are a thing of the past and no timing belts clean up the engine out issues compared to Ferraris.


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  18. MOSS

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    Im not a good example. I keep mine a while but not a lot of miles. The only real money was a rack and pinion on my LP670, otherwise zero issues other than oil changes and I do those myself. Had my share of Ferrari engine out for cam belts. Timing chains are by far the happening thing. Lambos arent designed for engine outs anyway. I have loved my TR cars though.


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  19. boxerman

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    The newer ferraris are all chains too.
    But for various other reasons can cost a fortune to run over time.
     
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    Yep...the 458 DCT solenoid is a $8500.00 fix. I don't know if that's an upgrade part or it will fail again.

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  21. Shark01

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    I think I'm about to add a '05 Ford GT to pair with the Diablo Roadster.....They like miles, inexpensive to fix, easy to upgrade, a true icon, .....go drive one.

    Here, go get inspired:
     
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  22. blkdiablo33

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    ive been thinking of a ford gt 05/06 also,and the diablo 6.0
     
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  23. ChipG

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    I think the Ford GT is the car (under $250k) to buy right now for appreciation, about 1/2 the amount was made as Testarossas, easy and cheap to work on and service.
     
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  24. Shark01

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    2 great choices, keep us updated as you go through the decision process.
     
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  25. Shark01

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    And yet, there is sooo much more to love about it....
     
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