2006 Ferrari F430 Consumer Review: Get the Rock Star Treatment

2006 Ferrari F430 - Consumer Review

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F1 Coupe (4.3L V8 6-speed Automated Manual)

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Get the Rock Star Treatment
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2006 Ferrari F430 F1 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 6AM)


It's a fantastic vehicle, all you can possibly imagine. While a few tenths of a second off the 0-60 pace of a Corvette Z06 or a Nissan GT-R, those cars don't get the looks or attention this car gets. A Porsche 911 Turbo is almost invisible next to this Ferrari. It has the F1 transmission, but be WARNED, it's not reliable. The entire transmission had to be replaced under warranty at 3K miles. The OEM optional Blaupunkt Hi-powered stereo just croaked at 5K miles (not covered by warranty), even though it had barely been used the past 12 months (engine sound was too intoxicating to listen to the radio for more than 5 minutes) and was never played at more than low volume in the driveway.

Best Features

Sound from the engine at higher rpm.

Worst Features

Change full warranty from 3 years to 4 years. On the 1 year Power Cube warranty (after OEM warranty expires), include Stereo coverage (it's specifically excluded). The other improvement has been addressed already in the later Scuderia - faster paddle shifts.
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