Meg’s Apathetic Car Reviews – In this episode, Meg reviews a 2013 Ferrari California 30 and discusses why it’s really not the “girly” Ferrari in any way. The performance and driving characteristics suggest that in no way this should be given any less respect than other Ferraris. Meg also talks about why convertibles aren’t exactly something women prefer either.
The Ferrari California can easily be found for under $100K right now, and at that price, it might be the Ferrari you’ve been waiting for. Yes, it’s not the mid engine V8 or even the front engine V12’s, but it’s just as much a Ferrari as those cars, and has the performance numbers to back it up. The grand touring setup provides far better comfort than most other Ferraris, but a touch of practicality yet still going fast as hell with a 0-60 in 3.8 seconds! If you enjoy this content, please consider supporting my channel.
Brad and his incredibly skilled team at Authentic Details are taking on a huge project – Restoring my Ferrari 458 to near perfect condition! I’ve put over 17,000 miles on the car since buying it April of last year… Lots of rallies, road trips, track days, and all sorts of nefarious activities. This means it’s suffered some terrible conditions and certainly seen it’s share of rock chips, scratches, and just plain ole dirt. I wanted to see what it takes to restore a car’s interior and exterior to like new condition and Brad was up to the challenge.
Here’s the plan: First remove the old PPF and try to ensure no paint is damaged during the removal. Fill in any paint chips or areas which have the paint removed. Paint correct the exterior paint. Apply a new Suntek PPF over the ENTIRE CAR! Put on a Feynlabs Ceramic coating on the PPF to make it easy to keep clean. Polish the carbon fiber engine bay components to a like new condition, ceramic coat them. Polish the headlights and tail lights to like new condition, apply PPF to headlights and ceramic coat. Remove the wheels and have them resurfaced, and repainted then apply ceramic coating. Clean the suspension and braking components – then apply ceramic coating to make them easier to keep clean. Clean all of the interior including restoring the leather and then using a leather conditioner. Apply some glass treatment to keep the glass cleaner and easier to maintain. Essentially, this car is going to look as good as new, but be fully protected for a long time!
First, I’ve ordered many things from Ricambi America in the past, but my first time using the discount code, Thank you for $12.50.
Second, Danial at Ricambi owes you thanks, because if not for you, I wouldn’t have the courage to change the oil in my F355.
Third, QuickJack owes you, since because of you I just purchased a 5000 SLX.
You and I are much in the same boat with trusting repair shops. I’ve always tried to do as much work on my cars as possible and have enjoyed it.
My first car, 40 years ago, a 1979 10th Anniversary Trans Am was taken out by a shag boy without a license, and wrecked. Since then I have a trust problem with repair shops. Had an ’88 Corvette Z52 back in ’88 and a 308 GTS QV for 13 years and always changed oil and such. My biggest dread was lifting the 308.
September 2018 I purchase my ’98 F355 GTS, I’m the 3rd owner. The car is almost too much for me and my advancing age and never thought I’d be changing the oil until seeing your video on the 355 oil change. I wasn’t sure about removal of the under tray, or ever had to deal with an Oil Tank, much less my dread of lifting the car. Now, again Thanks to you, I’m looking forward to it.
Unfortunately sometimes life gets in the way of the best of plans. We had purchased a 1987 Ferrari Testarossa with the plan being to restore the car to it’s former glory. I partnered up with my friends Todd and Josh. Josh of course you remember from the Ferrari 348 engine out series we did. Unfortunately the shop that we were using for the Testarossa Major is no longer available. Here’s the story.
While visiting Fred to check out the Ferrari F8, he demanded I try driving his wife’s BMW M850i Carbon edition. The 4.4L Twin Turbo V8 puts out 523HP and well over 550FT-LBS of torque sending this 4400LB beat from 0-60 in under 3.8 seconds! It’s a large car, and quite heavy from all the luxury options, but it’s still fairly planted and feels good on the road. The grand touring aspects of the car really shine on the highway where you are sitting in very comfortable seats with excellent climate controls, modern ergonomics, and a fantastic infotainment system. Overall it’s a fantastic car that’s a joy to drive yet still remains an excellent daily driver.
Exterior Color: Black - Nero Daytona
Interior Color: Tan - Cuoio
Location:East Greenwich, RIVIN:ZFF77XJA0F0206584Transmission: Dual Clutch
Options:Bluetooth IntegrationCarbon Ceramic BrakesDetailed Service HistoryExisting WarrantyLeather SeatsParking SensorsPPF (Paint Protection Film)
2015 California T, nero daytona over cuoio, nicely optioned (full list below), 12k miles, free annual maintenance through 11-29-21, factory 2 year New Power warranty (transferable and renewable) through 07-08-21 (just went through Ferrari CPO checklist in late June), fresh Pirelli P-Zeros, front end is wrapped. Nero Daytona is a metallic black, so easier to maintain than solid black. Beautiful car, very fast, 552 hp, 557 torque, title in hand, windstop, charger, both keys, cover, full records, clean CarFax. Original sticker was $256,854. Car is in the Boston area. Prepurchase inspection can be done at Ferrari of New England at buyer’s expense if desired — car is under factory warranty. Just had fresh service at Ferrari of New England.
Full option list:
Backbone style seats
Backbone style rear seats
Leather seat backrests
Aluminum brake calipers
Chromed front grille
Leather central tunnel
Leather lower dashboard
Horse stitched on headrest
Sports exhaust (tips)
Leather door panel trim
Magneride dual mode suspension
Homelink electronic mirror
Piping in nero
Stitching in nero
20″ forged rims
Yellow rev counter
Full electric and heated seats
Foldable rear seat backrest
High power HiFi system
Exterior Color: Red - Ferrari red
Interior Color: Tan
Location:249 Corbin place , NYVIN:Zff80ama6g0216636Transmission: Manual
Options:Back up CameraBluetooth IntegrationCarbon Ceramic BrakesCarbon Fiber DiffuserCarbon Fiber Engine bayCarbon Fiber Front SplitterCarbon Fiber InteriorCarbon Fiber SpoilerDetailed Service HistoryExisting WarrantyLeather SeatsParking Sensors
FOR SALE. Mint condition. Garage kept weekend car super clean. Fully loaded with sport seats and carbon fiber all over. Only 6700 miles! Runs and drives like new. Sticker value $371k asking $295k please feel free to message me with any questions. Serious inquiries only please.
The factory exhaust valves on the Ferrari 458 (or almost any Ferrari for that matter) are vacuum actuated. They can make the car sound very quiet which is perhaps nice only when you are trying to be nice to your neighbors or start the car up early in the morning. The rest of the time you likely want it to be loud and proud!
The good news is that to disable the exhaust valves is very simple. All you have to do is pull the vacuum hose that controls the valves, and plug it up. That’s it! No check engine light, no more quiet car, no worries. Best of all it’s free and very easy to do it yourself.
My friend Fred invited me over to his house so we could pull the exhaust valves on his Ferrari 458. This was his first time wrenching on a Ferrari. The project only took about 15 minutes and Fred was very pleased with the results! Thanks Fred!