OT:Backlog on the Ferrari 360 Modena?

OT:Backlog on the Ferrari 360 Modena?

Post by frankha.. » Tue, 24 Oct 2000 13:20:29


Anyone know what the backlog to order a Ferrari 360 Modena is in the
States and Europe?  I saw two flying around in the last few days.
Nice.  I am not in the market, yet, but curious.

Semi-considering an almost new 996 (air cooled) because the new water
cooled 911 is not my cup of tea.

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OT:Backlog on the Ferrari 360 Modena?

Post by Geoff Cri » Tue, 24 Oct 2000 13:46:05

Here in Arizona, USA, there is a two year waitlist unless you want to part
with an additional US$75,000 to "move" you further up the list.


Quote:
> Anyone know what the backlog to order a Ferrari 360 Modena is in the
> States and Europe?  I saw two flying around in the last few days.
> Nice.  I am not in the market, yet, but curious.

> Semi-considering an almost new 996 (air cooled) because the new water
> cooled 911 is not my cup of tea.

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OT:Backlog on the Ferrari 360 Modena?

Post by Emma » Tue, 24 Oct 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>Anyone know what the backlog to order a Ferrari 360 Modena is in the
>States and Europe?  I saw two flying around in the last few days.
>Nice.  I am not in the market, yet, but curious.

I'm sure they'll have it all sorted out by the time you've saved up
enough of your pocket money... ;-)

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OT:Backlog on the Ferrari 360 Modena?

Post by frankha.. » Tue, 24 Oct 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> Here in Arizona, USA, there is a two year waitlist unless you want to
part
> with an additional US$75,000 to "move" you further up the list.

Madness.  eBay had some guy selling a spot on the list for a little
less a few months ago.  Nice car but not that nice.

Quote:


> > Anyone know what the backlog to order a Ferrari 360 Modena is in the
> > States and Europe?  I saw two flying around in the last few days.
> > Nice.  I am not in the market, yet, but curious.

> > Semi-considering an almost new 996 (air cooled) because the new
water
> > cooled 911 is not my cup of tea.

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OT:Backlog on the Ferrari 360 Modena?

Post by Two00m » Tue, 24 Oct 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>Semi-considering an almost new 996 (air cooled) because the new water
>cooled 911 is not my cup of tea.

Gee, Frank, if you find an air-cooled 996, I'd sure love to see it!  :-)

It may not be a "purist's Porsche" but the 996 waterpumper is a fine car.
Drive one, then decide.

 
 
 

OT:Backlog on the Ferrari 360 Modena?

Post by mike_whoo.. » Wed, 25 Oct 2000 12:57:28


Quote:

> Anyone know what the backlog to order a Ferrari 360 Modena is in the
> States and Europe?  I saw two flying around in the last few days.
> Nice.  I am not in the market, yet, but curious.

It's obviously not very much out here; I just spotted 12 of 'em lined
up next to each other outside a hotel, along with a few Testarossas
(sp?). Yummy.

It was funny, as we were leaving the track, one looney braved several
lanes of traffic to run out to a Testarossa that was passing by:

"Rev you car"
"Eh?"
"You have a Ferrari. Rev you car"
[Vrooom]
[Massive cheer erupts from all around]

<g>

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OT:Backlog on the Ferrari 360 Modena?

Post by frankha.. » Wed, 25 Oct 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> >Semi-considering an almost new 996 (air cooled) because the new water
> >cooled 911 is not my cup of tea.

> Gee, Frank, if you find an air-cooled 996, I'd sure love to see
it!  :-)

> It may not be a "purist's Porsche" but the 996 waterpumper is a fine

car.

What was the model number designation for the last air cooled ones and
the year?  I thought it was 996 and 1999 was the last year.

Quote:
> Drive one, then decide.

The front and rear are to pointy.  The water coolant is special stuff
and if you put the non-factory coolant - it all turns to a jell.  The
911 went from a reliable sports car to an expensive maintenance hog
like a BMW.

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OT:Backlog on the Ferrari 360 Modena?

Post by frankha.. » Wed, 25 Oct 2000 04:00:00


Quote:



> > Anyone know what the backlog to order a Ferrari 360 Modena is in the
> > States and Europe?  I saw two flying around in the last few days.
> > Nice.  I am not in the market, yet, but curious.

> It's obviously not very much out here; I just spotted 12 of 'em lined
> up next to each other outside a hotel, along with a few Testarossas
> (sp?). Yummy.

Where is the hotel? Is this in Ireland?  ***y Irish in Dublin have
too much money these day. ;-)  12 wow!

I recall seeing five F50(?) in front of the local dealership a few
years ago.  I almost crashed my car.  It was the model that is
essentially an F1 car under the body panels.

Quote:
> It was funny, as we were leaving the track, one looney braved several
> lanes of traffic to run out to a Testarossa that was passing by:

> "Rev you car"
> "Eh?"
> "You have a Ferrari. Rev you car"
> [Vrooom]
> [Massive cheer erupts from all around]

LOL!  They do sound really nice.  I better not say this too loud
because Bob HElland and MJF will gloat.

Quote:
> <g>

> Mike.

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OT:Backlog on the Ferrari 360 Modena?

Post by Andy Laurenc » Wed, 25 Oct 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
> The front and rear are to pointy.  The water coolant is special stuff
> and if you put the non-factory coolant - it all turns to a jell.  The
> 911 went from a reliable sports car to an expensive maintenance hog
> like a BMW.

The 911 was never a sports car - always an executive car with a sporty
image.

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OT:Backlog on the Ferrari 360 Modena?

Post by pete » Wed, 25 Oct 2000 04:00:00


Quote:



>> >Semi-considering an almost new 996 (air cooled) because the new water
>> >cooled 911 is not my cup of tea.
>> Gee, Frank, if you find an air-cooled 996, I'd sure love to see
>it!  :-)
>> It may not be a "purist's Porsche" but the 996 waterpumper is a fine
>car.

>What was the model number designation for the last air cooled ones and
>the year?  I thought it was 996 and 1999 was the last year.

993 were the last all air cooled....last built for the 97 model year
IIRC.
Quote:

>The front and rear are to pointy.  The water coolant is special stuff
>and if you put the non-factory coolant - it all turns to a jell.  The
>911 went from a reliable sports car to an expensive maintenance hog
>like a BMW.

The 996 is the cheapest to maintain 911 to date. Major service every
24,000 miles and a yearly service for ~200 quid.
Looks aside it is still a great car to drive and significantly faster
than a 993....however a 993 turbo 4 would still be my first choice.
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OT:Backlog on the Ferrari 360 Modena?

Post by Mike J Tiet » Wed, 25 Oct 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> What was the model number designation for the last air cooled ones and
> the year?  I thought it was 996 and 1999 was the last year.

The last air-cooled 911 series had the internal designation 993.
It was built from 1993 - March 1998.

The first water-cooled 911 series (internal designation 996) began
production in model year 1998 (actually late in the calendar year
1997).

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OT:Backlog on the Ferrari 360 Modena?

Post by Mike J Tiet » Wed, 25 Oct 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> The 911 was never a sports car - always an executive car with a sporty
> image.

Even if you removed the words "never" and "always", many people would
disagree with you.

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OT:Backlog on the Ferrari 360 Modena?

Post by Andy Laurenc » Wed, 25 Oct 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
> > The 911 was never a sports car - always an executive car with a sporty
> > image.

> Even if you removed the words "never" and "always", many people would
> disagree with you.

Whatever you say, people will always disagree.  Besides, what I wrote is an
opinion, as are most things on newsgroups.  I firmly believe that the 911
was an ill-handling car, and as such shouldn't have been branded a sports
car.  A sports car (I believe) should not have quirks in the handling
(caused by a rear engine RWD layout).  Just my opinion.

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OT:Backlog on the Ferrari 360 Modena?

Post by Barry Posne » Wed, 25 Oct 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> > > The 911 was never a sports car - always an executive car with a sporty
> > > image.

> > Even if you removed the words "never" and "always", many people would
> > disagree with you.

> Whatever you say, people will always disagree.  Besides, what I wrote is an
> opinion, as are most things on newsgroups.  I firmly believe that the 911
> was an ill-handling car, and as such shouldn't have been branded a sports
> car.  A sports car (I believe) should not have quirks in the handling
> (caused by a rear engine RWD layout).  Just my opinion.

And how does that compare to the opinions of the thousands of people who
have campaigned 911's rather succesfully in *sports car* races for many,
many years?

I'd be interested in hearing your definition of sports car.

bp

 
 
 

OT:Backlog on the Ferrari 360 Modena?

Post by frankha.. » Wed, 25 Oct 2000 04:00:00



Quote:


> > > > The 911 was never a sports car - always an executive car with a
sporty
> > > > image.

> > > Even if you removed the words "never" and "always", many people
would
> > > disagree with you.

> > Whatever you say, people will always disagree.  Besides, what I
wrote is an
> > opinion, as are most things on newsgroups.  I firmly believe that
the 911
> > was an ill-handling car, and as such shouldn't have been branded a
sports
> > car.  A sports car (I believe) should not have quirks in the
handling
> > (caused by a rear engine RWD layout).  Just my opinion.

What was a 934 or 935?  A turbo 911 with less weight and more HP.  They
seemed to go around LeMans quite well.  The RWD was always dodgy and
obviouly not as good as med-engine but probably a lot better than a
front engine sports car.

Quote:
> And how does that compare to the opinions of the thousands of people
who
> have campaigned 911's rather succesfully in *sports car* races for
many,
> many years?

> I'd be interested in hearing your definition of sports car.

> bp

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