Lamborghini Talk banner

Future Gallardo owner

2466 Views 5 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  blambo boy
Hi,

I am new registree. This seems like a great site.

My reason for registration is to benefit from some Lambo thoroughbred 'bull info' minus the bull so to speak.

I like useable (put on some mileage) performance cars hence my concern about getting involved with F-cars and their cost of running and depreciation if you do much more than 5k miles per annum.

Hence while I had a Countach poster on the wall I have inevitably considered a Porker Turbo a great practical choice. However they are great sports cars not great exotics and the new reliable world of 'Audi' based support and early reports on the new Lambo's has led me to consider the ultimate exotic in my view.

It is the Gallardo which catches my eye I think its lines are beatiful and more consistent than the new f430 and more assuring and less twitchy is my suspicion.

I have a number of Questions I would appreciate any comments from the bulls mouth especially G owners.

Can you genuinely use it weekends and a couple time during the week ie almost daily user?

what are the regular user headaches of an exotic like this ie. heard someone mention reverse parking etc.?

what are the running costs of a Gallardo like relative to say a porsche Turbo?

In the UK I saw an ad for gallardo's if ordered new could be secured 15% below list, not sure if this was EU sourced, if any one knows the most affordable way in to order a car? For Uk based person.

Thats loads and I appreciate any comment on any one of the Q's as this is a big one for me. I would love to do a Sant Agata collect sometime in the future with some guys from the board.

Thanks again for any views.
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
33 Posts
blambo boy said:
Hi,
In the UK I saw an ad for gallardo's if ordered new could be secured 15% below list, not sure if this was EU sourced, if any one knows the most affordable way in to order a car? For Uk based person.
QUOTE]

15% below list may be for a LHD car or for a EU-sourced car. Either of these will mean a lower resale value when you try to sell it in the UK, so much of the initial saving will be eaten up when you resell it.
There also seems to be a slight bias in the way that Lambo UK treat customers who sourced cars from them rather than from the EU, when it comes to servicing, or warranty problems. Ask James Ketchell about this!
To be honest if I was buying a Gallardo now, I'd buy a used one with about 800-1000 miles on it. Their condition is absolutely as new and you'll get a good healthy discount off list as there are now quite a few available in the UK.
William
 
1 - 1 of 1 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top