Site News - 1/3 Member of the Year: DougM
Date: Sat, 03 Sep 2005 17:05:39 GMT
From: Dan <>
Subject: Re: SAAB Quality Since GM?

On 8/31/2005 10:50 PM, James Sweet wrote: >>As for using Ferrari as an example - why don't you tell us what >>maintenance intervals are for the Ferrari? I heard a rumor, and I will >>qualify it as a rumor, that the engine needs an overhaul every 3,000 >>miles. What we need are some facts - do you have the factory recommended >>maintenance intervals for a particular model Ferrari? I suspect the >>often quoted line applied to a Ferrari, 'If you have to ask how much it >>costs to maintain the car, you should not be buying the car!' >> > > > I worked with a guy who had a Ferrari, IIRC it had about 80K on it at the > time with no major engine work, but it did require regular and rather > expensive maintenance. That said, it was absolutely immaculate inside and > out. Not a car I'd be comfortable driving around but nothing inherently > wrong with the design. > > I read somewhere that Ferrari's require engine maintenance every 5K miles that costs about $5K. I don't recall if this applies to old Ferrari's and/new. But if you can afford one, you can then afford the frequent maintenance costs. Dan

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