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While in Sunny Florida and at Wal-Mart yes in the Wally World parking lot and it was not even in the far Egypt parking lot but up close we saw this!

I see some familar lines on our Sky and for the price, wooser how much for the little pony ouch!
The owners came out while we were looking and said it gets 55 mpg, ok that nice for such a hefty price. The one we saw was a lighter gray but not the famous red, guess they do come in other colors now. Somthing very close to the sky no trunk they popped the trunk and I swear it had less room then the Sky!
I will take my Red Line over this Ferrari spyder any day.


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I drove one thes things and I'm with you, it's not worth the money and I didn't think it was as comfortable or fun to drive either.
 

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Is this the V8, 490 hp, 193 mph Spyder? 55 MPG? :lol:

If that is true they can cut the engine in half, still get decent performance and get 110 MPG.
 

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I'll keep my Sky. And here is why. Note the Combined Fuel Consumption (mpg): 15.4 mpg.

Main Specs
Long Name: 430

Series: 430

Engine Type: 4.3

Manufacturer / Model: Ferrari 430

Release Date: 2005

On The Road Car Price: 118500 GBP

Body Style: Coupe

Genre: Sports Car

Driven Wheels: Rear (RWD)

Transmission type: 6 Speed - (Man) / F1 - (Auto)

Engine Size (cc): 4308 cc

Cylinders: V8

Power (bhp/rpm): [email protected] bhp/rpm

Power (bhp): 490 bhp

Torque: [email protected] lb/ft

Maximum Speed (mph): 196 mph

Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 4 seconds

Max Boot Capacity (litres): 250 L

Fuel Type: Unleaded Petrol

Fuel Capacity (litres): 95 L

Fuel Capacity (litres/gallons): 95 litres / 20.90 gallons

Combined Fuel Consumption (mpg): 15.4 mpg

Emissions Class: EU4

CO2 Emissions: 420 g/km - (Man)

Insurance Group: 20

Warranty: 3 years / Unlimited miles

Length: 4512 mm

Width: 1923 mm

Height: 1214 mm

Wheel Base (mm): 2600 mm

Kerb Weight: 1450 kg

Brake System: ABS

Air Conditioning: with Air Conditioning

Airbags: Driver Airbag; Passenger Airbag; Front Side Airbag

Car Security: Alarm; Immobiliser; Central Locking

Car Stereo: Radio/CD with RDS

Steering: Power Steering

Internal Features: Electric Front Windows; Electric Mirrors; Leather Seats; Optional Extra of Satellite Navigation; Front Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners

External Features: Alloy Wheels; Metallic Paint

Manufacturer: Ferrari
 

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Soooo, let me get this straight. There are two rooms. In one room is Brooke Burke naked, smiling, looking at you, and patting the space beside her. In the next room is a heffalump naked, cracker crumbs on her hairy chest, she's smiling at you through her two teefies, and Oprah on the TV. You would choose ugly face mofatumus?
 

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You peopole are nuts....once the new car wears off you will not feel the same.
Any prancing horse owner does not care about MPG. It is all about performance and ego.
Money is no object
 

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your basing your decision based on mileage??? on a ferrari???

that ferrari would be in my garage in a second and the sky would have for sale sign in it.
 

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your basing your decision based on mileage??? on a ferrari???
No... I'm basing my decison on cup holders. I didn't see anything in the specs about cup holders. How can a spec sheet not list how many cup holders a car has?

What kind of piece of crap is that Ferrari anyway? No damned cup holders.

Grumble, grumble, grumble...
 

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Small trunk and NO cup holders!

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I did not see a cup holder, hmm..
As it drove away it was very quiet, so all those out there that think the Sky exhaust is tame, don't buy Ferrari sounds like a sissy car. I wonder if the Ferrari might have something like the V-8 Impala DOD (displacement on demand) that might give the guy his 55 MPG maybe. I guess us two Okies looked like that would be a reason to buy such a car, gas mileage, since he gave us the information without us asking. I should have said: "Gee gosh by darn mister our ole corvette gets 28 MPG on the highway cruising guess I better buy that there foreign car so I can get better gas mileage.” Yup!
I wonder what it cost to have work done on a Ferrari after the warranty runs out?

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I did not see a cup holder, hmm..
As it drove away it was very quiet, so all those out there that think the Sky exhaust is tame, don't buy Ferrari sounds like a sissy car. I wonder if the Ferrari might have something like the V-8 Impala DOD (displacement on demand) that might give the guy his 55 MPG maybe. I guess us two Okies looked like that would be a reason to buy such a car, gas mileage, since he gave us the information without us asking. I should have said: "Gee gosh by darn mister our ole corvette gets 28 MPG on the highway cruising guess I better buy that there foreign car so I can get better gas mileage.” Yup!
I wonder what it cost to have work done on a Ferrari after the warranty runs out?

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My girlfriend's uncle owns a 2000? Ferrari Modena 360 and that thing is definitely NOT quiet. I've heard a few Ferrari's before and they also were the same, nice and loud. They have a different sound to them, compared to american grumble......but boy when you hit the gas, those things scream like a crotch rocket engine. I'm still workin on him to throw me the keys....I offered him the keys for my future Redline for a drive in exchange for his....and he just smiled and responded humbly...."nah.....that's ok I'm good." :lol: :lol: :lol:

EDIT: Oh, and as far as maintenance goes....he said his oil changes were around $500 a pop. And he was talking about how he needs his brakes done soon....which are a cool $10K. yowch!

But yeah, if you can afford a Ferrari, then you can afford the maintenance for a Ferrari.
 

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I have always been a car enthusiast. BUT, Ferrari, its just a name. the styling is nothing special. Its not about money and I'm glad some people seem to like the looks of that car. They are a mechanical nightmare and don't always start. Old technology at a premium price. The SKY RL on the other hand still has some quicks, but the body is extremely solid and the technology is state of the art. Oh did I mention it is an American car. Never been impressed with people who throw their money away over seas.
 

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I have always been a car enthusiast. BUT, Ferrari, its just a name. the styling is nothing special. Its not about money and I'm glad some people seem to like the looks of that car. They are a mechanical nightmare and don't always start. Old technology at a premium price. The SKY RL on the other hand still has some quicks, but the body is extremely solid and the technology is state of the art. Oh did I mention it is an American car. Never been impressed with people who throw their money away over seas.
Not to start this arguement again, but just because someone buys an imported product, you automatically think differently of them? That's incredibly arrogant. Yes, I'm buying an RL not because it's American, it's because it's a better car than it's foreign competition in its class. It just happens to be American. I think the "buy american" is good, but at the same time it's damaging our own product quality. If we continue to buy american products just because of where they come from, then there's no competition. No competition means improvement of features and quality slows down because of partial sales numbers. If the Redline wasn't as good as the Miata, and we actually bought the better car instead of the dumb "buy american" propaganda, Redline sales would drop and GM would be forced to IMPROVE IT. Thus improving the general quality of American Products.

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back to the topic.....
 

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No argument with the issue against people who buy American just because it is American. But you gotta admit that there is also a group that will buy foreign just because it is not American.

Neither system is correct. Buy the better car at the better price. That's what Free Markets are made of.
 
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