This car is now over a decade old and it still looks and drives great. Styling is timeless and is unmistakable Ferrari (Pininfarina design). V8 3.6L naturally aspirated engine is reliable if not slightly under powered (400hp) by modern sports car standards. F1 transmission (about 90% of 360s made) is accurate and exciting to drive but opt for the polished, gated six speed for old school feel. First all aluminum Ferrari and "modern" for maintenance, which cost much much less than its predecessors (no need to remove engine anymore for belts). I've owned one for a couple years now and it's been a wonderful car let alone first Ferrari for me. Very reliable, fast, handles amazing, easy to drive, and reasonable from ownership and maintenance perspective.
I've owned Porsche's,Audi's,Mercede's,Jaguar's and driven everyhing else. Nothing comes close to this in performance, balance, style and design. A sculpture of fine art. If I could build a room with a glass wall and keep my car in it I would. Simply one of the most exciting puchases I have ever made. Most people are overwhelmed when they see the car. Rarely do I ever encounter another!
My first Ferrari. Incredible. I didn't buy it for fuel economy or riding comfort. What I found was a sports car that could be driven in the City as well as an animal on the open road. What a thrill!!!! I highly recommend the F-1 Paddle Shifters as they create a unique driving experience and make you better than you actually are as a driver.