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Old 04-20-2015, 01:54 PM
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One of my friend is selling his 458 with 12000KMs. The price he can do for me is around the same with the new 991 GT3 RS. And my other friends who owns or owned 458 keep telling me get the 458 instead of RS.
I was certain that I want the 991 GT3 RS more than 458. But they keep saying A Ferrari is a Ferrari.

I just want to ask what would you pick for the same amount of money now.
A new RS or a used 458?

458 Pros:

It's a Ferrari.
Looks good.
NA 488 will be turbo charged
Mid engine
Sounds good

458 Cons:
Getting old
Used
Can't put too many miles on
488 is coming out. Price might drop more after 488 start seeing on street.
Productions numbers more than 991 RS. I see 458 almost everyday.
No 991 RS delivered yet but I rarely see 997 RS on street.
I think 458 will be slower on track than 991 GT3 RS

What would you choose?
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:57 PM
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Biggest concern with 458 is depreciation right now.

Secondary market is getting saturated and prices keep falling.

This is probably the worst time to buy 458 IMHO.
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if you track your car a lot, then GT3RS no question,

if you dont track your car a lot, then 458,

If you care about the resell value, then GT3RS,

just my 2cent
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My 2 cents....first, can you get an RS?....let's assume you have a slot with an allocation....owning a GT3 and a 458 I would say personally I would sell the 458 in a heartbeat to get an RS....but I would also say at some point you should own a 458....it's an amazing car everyone should have the opportunity to own given the chance....
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Originally Posted by ATXGT3 View Post
Biggest concern with 458 is depreciation right now.

Secondary market is getting saturated and prices keep falling.

This is probably the worst time to buy 458 IMHO.
Yes, 458 prices will continue to fall. How many have they made since they started manufacture? Whereas there are only likely to be 1,500 RSs made..ever.
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458 will go down in price.
RS will go up in price (if you will get one for MSRP).

If you have an RS allocation - go for it. It will never be too late to buy 458.
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I think your intended use has a lot to do with your decision. The RS is definitely more track oriented and will hold its value better than the 458. Its a special car and if it fits your needs and you have an allocation you should get it. The 458 is spectacular but you will always be able to get one and the longer you wait the less you will pay. I will own a 458 one day. I stuck with a 991 GT3 because I drive the car daily as much as possible and the GT3 flies under the radar just enough that I can get away with it. In my position I could not drive the RS or 458 in the same way I drive my GT3. Just something to consider. Good luck!
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Yes 458 depreciation is what I am worrying about now.
My 991 Gt3 RS order is V200 September build, November delivery at MSRP.
I am thinking I will kick myself in the future if I get 458 instead of RS now.
But I never owned a Ferrari in my life.

My friends are track their 458s about 8-10 times a year. Cars are very reliable on track too.
One of 458 I know have been done over 25 track days and no issues. Just need regular maintenance and replacing tires and rotors to Giro Disc.

But the thing is the my friend want 200-220 CAD for his 458 and if he sell it to dealer. Dealer probably will ask 250K.

I am thinking get the RS now and get 458 later. There are a lot more 458 than GT3. So I should have any issue to find a 458 later. But anyone think 458 will hold it's value because of NA? I personally don't see it. Because all the 458 owners that I know want a 488. 458 speciale is different.
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Easy decision....get the RS
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Originally Posted by shapiroeric View Post
Easy decision....get the RS
Thanks. I will do this. Hope I can own a Ferrari in the future.
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Get a Speciale.
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I own a 458, GT3 and V200 RS. I also owned an '11 RS. If I didn't already have a 458 I would do it instead. Nothing like a Ferrari and a 458 is my favorite so far. We are 2 years out seeing any 488's and they will be 300+ with options. You can buy a great color low miles 458 for 200K.

Having said that, I haven't driven an '16 RS so who knows.
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Saying "it's a Ferrari" is the worst reason to get the car. Once you get over the fact that it's a Ferrari and see the car for what it really is you may feel differently.
I've had a 458. It was great.
If you can get an RS don't give it up. You can always buy a used 458.
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If you're not tracking it the RS wouldn't make my top 5.
I'd look way skinnier and handsomerer in the other cars I may fit in.
As the rest goes home on a flatbed GT3 or RS it is...
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In this case; being the 458 has already 12,000 miles on it - grab the RS and drive it for a couple years and you can still swap it 2 years down the road for a newer 458 with lower miles - The RS will hold its value pretty good and sit and watch the 458 drop
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