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    The $6,600 tune up????

    My first detail (paint seal) since I got back from vacation was this beautiful Lambo Roadster convertible.I did it on site at the dealer, one thing I noticed in the service area was this engine the mechanic was working on. I asked him where it was from and what he was doing to it. Turns out it is from a Ferarri and he was doing a 30,000 mile maintenence. Hmmm, I said so what does that cost? well, we bill at $185.00 an hour and it takes 36 hours for this car. Ferarri makes some of their models where you have to pull the engine to work on them. I guess I will scratch that car off my "want" list.


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    Re: The $6,600 tune up????

    Man, only a company like Ferarri could get away with something like that. Can you imagine going into a dealership in your new Cobalt and hearing they have to pull the engine in 30,000 miles? Haha, you'd scream bloody murder!

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    Re: The $6,600 tune up????

    Apparently its par for the course with Ferrari owners... Kah-razy.

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    Re: The $6,600 tune up????

    My neighbor has a lamborghini countach 1988, every tune-up the engine is pulled out of the car, about every 4-5 years with the miles he drives, and it costs him 5k to 10k.

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    Re: The $6,600 tune up????

    ....and people complain about the Northstar and it's headgaskets that blow after 60k miles or so, and case-half seals that leak!!!!

    I was watching the Barrett-Jackson auction, and they mentioned that replacing a clutch on a Ferrari cost between $10 and $15 thousand!!! Do you know how many old Cadillacs I could buy for that money!

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    Re: The $6,600 tune up????

    Quote Originally Posted by caddydaddy
    ....and people complain about the Northstar and it's headgaskets that blow after 60k miles or so, and case-half seals that leak!!!!
    You think guys that are dumping that kinda money for a Ferrari and then all that money for getting work done would be worried about a Caddy's headgaskets? I could see them now, "Oh shit my head gasket blew! What to do, what to do? Ehhh.....screw getting the gasket redone I'll just buy a new engine."

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    Re: The $6,600 tune up????

    yeah, if these people will lay down $8,000 for a tune up, I am sure $8,000 for a new engine is nothing

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    Re: The $6,600 tune up????

    This is why I don't think I'd ever buy an exotic, or anything I couldn't work on myself.

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    Re: The $6,600 tune up????

    Quote Originally Posted by caddydaddy
    ....and people complain about the Northstar and it's headgaskets that blow after 60k miles or so, and case-half seals that leak!!!!
    I was watching the Barrett-Jackson auction, and they mentioned that replacing a clutch on a Ferrari cost between $10 and $15 thousand!!! Do you know how many old Cadillacs I could buy for that money!
    All subjective there buddy... 4000.00 for a case half reseal or 2500.00 for a headgasket job on an 8000.00 caddy is about on par with with a 6k tuneup on a 140,000.00 Ferrari.

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    Re: The $6,600 tune up????

    Nice pics!

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