Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Santiago, Chile
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beng - fist the low miles issue vs lots of owners: most people I think buy these as second cars for weekend fun, not DD. Especially maybe the first 2 or 3 owners. Also, realizing how beautiful these things are, makes it hard to park them in a multi story "door bash" carpark. All in my case, anyway.
Secondly, the F1: here I must declare a little ignorance as to what box a 2009 F1 GTS has, I don't really know if it the same as my 2013 stradale. At least, for sure, the software is different. My stradale (and the other one I tested before buying this) is awful in 1, 2, and R - low speed gears that a clutch and a nicely weighted left foot - or autobox - would handle perfectly. When cold especially it jolts and judders back or forward. Backing into my garage is a series of jolts. Leaving the drive on a cold morning, the same.
On the other hand, on the highway at 100 and down shifting two gears, nailing it, upshifiting at redline, is a superb Formula 1 experience.
I am happy with the trade off.
Euro MC Stradale - 2013 - 9k miles (for now!)