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    Just picked up my 2007 430 spider and 2006 M5

    Well the day/days finally came. I picked up the 2006 M5 on Thurs. and drove it 160 miles to Sun Valley. HOLY [beep]!!!! That car is unbelievable. I see why the nickname is the "beast" I just love it. It almost/maybe makes me want to get an F1 for the next Ferrari. The previous owner really took care of the car. It feels and looks brand new. I am sure the M5 is a fast as my old 360 spider. I am sooo glad I got the 430 spider. It would have been embarrassing to have my wife keeping up with the 360. The creature comforts are great and I think this is as good as it gets for any four door sedan. Now on to "beauty". The 430 spider is worlds apart from the 360. It is sooo much faster and the low end torque is impressive. Ferrari really got the exhaust sound right on this car, it is pure music. The interior is much nicer and yes it is worth the extra $70,000 from my 360. Would I have paid 80-100K over MSRP? I doubt it, but at MSRP it is the deal of a lifetime and not for resale for me. I don't know what the G spider is like, but I can't believe it is better than the 430 spider. Every time I go into the garage, I can get the grin off of my face. Both cars are the two best cars I have ever bought, and I have had some great cars over the years. I really love the Sabia interior with the black inserts, black piping and black stitching. The ball polished wheels really set off the car and I love 'em.
    Life is good,
    Al LaPeter

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    Congrats More pics of both cars please

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    I can't figure out how to post the pics in one post. If you go to ferrarichat.com I have posted pictures of both cars, sorry.
    Al
    Here is the link, I think
    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=149518


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    JP66 said:
    Congrats More pics of both cars please


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    Pics of the M5 nad 430 spider are on the M5 board and here is that link.
    http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=95753
    Al


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    JP66 said:
    Congrats More pics of both cars please


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    Congratulations! The 430 looks stunning. The M5 is a BADA$$ car as well. Enjoy it!

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    Congrats, very nice cars indeed

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    Congratulations, both cars look awesome!

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    Very nice. Congratulations. No ceramics on the 430? Thoughts?

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    Congratulations, very nice cars

    Idaho and Maui - interesting combination

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    temm said:
    Congratulations, very nice cars

    Idaho and Maui - interesting combination



    I watched a show about mega-yachts on cable in the last year and it featured a couple from Coeur d'alene, Idaho, that owned this magnificient example. I was amused about a land locked area spawning such seafarer's. Now lapeter has this interesting combo of locations.

    Both places are very beautiful. So much for the notion of cow pokes.

    Enjoy your awesome rides.

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    Eric (Plug Guy) said:
    Very nice. Congratulations. No ceramics on the 430? Thoughts?



    Eric, based on what I heard from owners that have them unless your tracking the car it is a waste of money. Unfortunately, Ferrari has now made it mandatory that ceramic brakes must be ordered on US cars. That alone just tell you their value.

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    Congrats! More pics please!

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    nberry said:
    Unfortunately, Ferrari has now made it mandatory that ceramic brakes must be ordered on US cars. That alone just tell you their value.



    Is that true? Why should they do so? Already now Brembo had some delivery problems.

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    Unfortunately, Ferrari has now made it mandatory that ceramic brakes must be ordered on US cars. That alone just tell you their value.



    Is that true? Why should they do so? Already now Brembo had some delivery problems.



    Stefan, sadly it is true. Ferrari knows they have a very hot market here and are exploiting it for all its worth.

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    more pics

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    another



    The M5 looks good in white!

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    lapeter said:
    more pics



    Good decision to go with black carpets.
    Firstly the brown carpet colours never fit to the leather and secondly it's better to choose a dark colour for the area where you usually put your feet.

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    Simply gorgeous! Enjoy! You must have had an awesome collection week!

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    The M5 looks good in white!



    It does, and the M5 in white looks soo much better in the sun as well

    Kudos for choosing the manual, lapeter

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    nberry said:
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    Eric (Plug Guy) said:
    Very nice. Congratulations. No ceramics on the 430? Thoughts?



    Eric, based on what I heard from owners that have them unless your tracking the car it is a waste of money. Unfortunately, Ferrari has now made it mandatory that ceramic brakes must be ordered on US cars. That alone just tell you their value.



    I think you didn't heard well (or from people who don't have them )
    Ceramics are a must !!!

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    Patriek said:
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    nberry said:
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    Eric (Plug Guy) said:
    Very nice. Congratulations. No ceramics on the 430? Thoughts?



    Eric, based on what I heard from owners that have them unless your tracking the car it is a waste of money. Unfortunately, Ferrari has now made it mandatory that ceramic brakes must be ordered on US cars. That alone just tell you their value.



    I think you didn't heard well (or from people who don't have them )
    Ceramics are a must !!!



    Patirek many people I know say otherwise. Too expensive, need to heat up to be effective and crack one and I believe they all have to be replaced.

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    nberry said:
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    Patriek said:
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    nberry said:
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    Eric (Plug Guy) said:
    Very nice. Congratulations. No ceramics on the 430? Thoughts?



    Eric, based on what I heard from owners that have them unless your tracking the car it is a waste of money. Unfortunately, Ferrari has now made it mandatory that ceramic brakes must be ordered on US cars. That alone just tell you their value.



    I think you didn't heard well (or from people who don't have them )
    Ceramics are a must !!!



    Patirek many people I know say otherwise. Too expensive, need to heat up to be effective and crack one and I believe they all have to be replaced.



    One is for sure: they don't need to be heated up at all.

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    great combo! enjoy!

     
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