The Cryptolambo had gone to the moon... Time for Cryptolambo 2!!!

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Do you genuinely think I didnt know these costs beforehand?

I would hope so. But then that lends the question, why make a big song and dance about it in here? Omg, everyone, guess how much a service is. If you already knew, as you eluded to, why are you expecting us to guess? Is it to prove something?
 
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I would hope so. But then that lends the question, why make a big song and dance about it in here? Omg, everyone, guess how much a service is. If you already knew, as you eluded to, why are you expecting us to guess? Is it to prove something?


Probably to show the absurd mark up luxury brands charge.

Just because you can afford big £££ doesn’t mean you lose the value of money smh
 
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I would hope so. But then that lends the question, why make a big song and dance about it in here? Omg, everyone, guess how much a service is. If you already knew, as you eluded to, why are you expecting us to guess? Is it to prove something?
Because most of us don't own Lambos and it's an interesting insight into what it means to own one.

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 
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I would hope so. But then that lends the question, why make a big song and dance about it in here? Omg, everyone, guess how much a service is. If you already knew, as you eluded to, why are you expecting us to guess? Is it to prove something?


If you check my GTR thread, and Gallardo thread you'll see I posted up the full running and maintenance costs there also, which, a lot of people either find interesting or helpful to know if they want to make that step from a real world owner, rather than the usual tripe you read online of "if you cant buy two you cant afford one" type posters.
 
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Because most of us don't own Lambos and it's an interesting insight into what it means to own one.

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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If you check my GTR thread, and Gallardo thread you'll see I posted up the full running and maintenance costs there also, which, a lot of people either find interesting or helpful to know if they want to make that step from a real world owner, rather than the usual tripe you read online of "if you cant buy two you cant afford one" type posters.
I get that. At that prices, the mantra is almost true :D
 
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360 was the first of the non engine-out servicing fortunately.

It's going to Keys Motorsport at Silverstone, been given a ballpark of c. £1.6k for the major service incl cambelt. Getting braided brake hoses done at the same time but not entirely sure if that's included in that number or not (if not it shouldn't be much else as it does include brake fluid change)

Do need to swap my standard seats back in (I've fitted Recaro CS's) so I can tidy up the brackets for those while it's in for the service.

Hopefully for @kindai Lambo are better than the Ferrari dealer I had a pre-purchase inspection done at. They flagged 2x oil leaks and a £2k quote to repair, specialist post-purchase inspection showed everything was bone dry so Ferrari had quoted me for work that wasn't required.

Ooo fellow 360 owner *waves* not bad price on the servicing, mine is due soon but just oil / filter in new year, I think it's reasonable pricing on the 360 for what they are.
 
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Well I found the invoice charge very interesting, love this thread and absolutely love this motor! :D

Ignore the haters/whingers kindai - hope you keep this updated.

I would love to own one of these beasts but doubt I ever will - enjoying being on the journey and the sound of it is superb! MOAR!!!! :D

Got to appreciate cars like this while we can before the souless electric milk float junk becomes common place.
 
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Think of it as "cheap" the cars worth say 200k which is let's say 8-10 times the cost of the average car, but the bills probably aren't that much higher.
 
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We all know what it’s like when a dealer overcharges for relatively simple parts and labour, but I’m a little surprised at lambo and Ferrari dealers taking the biscuit. Their customers have already paid the high price of entry into ownership, why **** them off with ridiculous service charges?

Just because owners can afford these prices, doesn’t mean they are necessarily happy paying them. I assume at least some of them will be self made and not gentry, which means they didn’t make their money by throwing it away needlessly.
 
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We all know what it’s like when a dealer overcharges for relatively simple parts and labour, but I’m a little surprised at lambo and Ferrari dealers taking the biscuit. Their customers have already paid the high price of entry into ownership, why **** them off with ridiculous service charges?

Just because owners can afford these prices, doesn’t mean they are necessarily happy paying them. I assume at least some of them will be self made and not gentry, which means they didn’t make their money by throwing it away needlessly.
Ferrari is free for 7 years my man. Point taken on Lambo tho.
 
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Ferrari is free for 7 years my man. Point taken on Lambo tho.

This!

When I was supercar shopping I test drove all the various marques and in the end the short list was 458 Italia, Performante or a GT3 RS. The latter was ruled out because it was a little dull to drive on the road, though it won my heart on the looks front and it was the safest bet depreciation wise which has held true as they were 150k three years ago and are still 150k today. The Performante was outrageous fast, it was literally in another dimension on performance scales, looked insane particular in purple as did the GT3, but again to get to the point of OH this is fun on the road you were well above 100mph, so very anti social and very license losing. The car was also 210k so I feared it could of been hit hard, they did dip to around 150-160 but are now back to around 190k. The 458 blew me away for how much fun factor and how it sizzled as to speak at normal speeds, it was just as capable on road but there was never the need to drive that fast, plus it felt very special. So at this point the 458 was the one and I started to test drive more before finding mine.

Then the servicing was a major bonus too, as I have never paid for a service on my 458 in the last three years, all have been free, warranty extension is also half the price of other marques and Ferrari dealership seem very willing to work with customers too, my next service will be paid for and cost around £950 for a regular and around £1200 for a major, thankfully spark plugs are 60k miles but I actually had Ferrari do these for me in first year of ownership and the dealership charged me £210 to fit, which I thought was very fair as it was 2-3hr work for them. The downside with Ferrari is the extended warranty is pretty poor, it only covers drivetrain essentially, so stuff like dampers, corrosion are not covered, it basically covers engine, gearbox, some electronics and some suspension items, so something to be aware off because just like the other marques it is easily possible to get a 10-20k come service time if items are deemed to be worn out.

Ferrari are very good at keeping customers in the brand, I have even contemplated selling the 458 and buying an 812 Superfast simply because it will have around 5 year servicing left on it which would save me around £10,000 in maintenance on the 458 in that time, however the cost to change would probably be 60-100k so even man maths can't find a solution to that one and as much as I love the 812, I like my 458 more and its pretty much stopped losing money and they are very reliable, though I do feel 812's are currently maybe on the cheap side been the last V12 NA and will no doubt not get much cheaper now. Of course an F12 is an 812 with just much spikier handling and cost a fair chunk less but of course are also out of the service pack 7 years now most of them.

For me 458 just ticked all the boxes, one of the most enjoyable supercars to actually drive on the road, I've done around 13,000 miles in mine now, every single mile GRIN INDUCING, it is also damn good on track too, not quite GT3 or Perf good lap time wise but easily as much fun as Ferrari's traction and E-diff setup is very user friendly plus the chassis just feels like an M3 to slide around. Plus Ferrari has the bonus of the history, how they feel to drive and very reasonable servicing/maintenance cost and generally a very good dealer network.
 
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Damn reading all that post about servicing prices etc. I think I will stick with JDM and tune it to the balls
 
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