First Impressions - Gallardo Spyder LP560

Goodfella

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Congratulations on a completely sensible purchase. The regrets I have of owning one are far outweighed by the joys

Things to look out for and look forward to:
  • Rear tyres wear down to the canvass on the inside and maintain a pristine tread on the outer edge
  • You discover the above when you lend your car to your mate and he reports that it's a bit lively in the wet
  • The gearbox might munch a bearing; it's cheaper to buy a new gearbox than mend it
  • It feels fast now, give it a couple of months and you'll be convinced that it's down on power
  • When you're driving a normal car you'll wonder why no one is looking at you when you stop at traffic lights
  • Looking out of the side window (When you have the roof up) to see if the lights have changed when you're in pole position becomes completely acceptable
  • You'll end up on first name terms with your local petrol station
  • And the local tyre fitter
  • You'll be grateful that you do have/remorseful that you do not have, the electronic nose lift
  • You'll scrape the nose often, and then curse yourself for not using the electronic lift
  • When it comes to selling it you'll wonder why no one wants to buy a bright yellow convertible Lambo
  • After being for sale for 6 months you'll take almost any offer for it
  • When it goes, you'll think about how much it cost you to own... the payments are the cheap bit
  • You'll miss it when it goes, regardless of what you swap to unless it's another Lambo
New gearbox! Not heard that one before, how much is a new gear box dare I ask..
 

elan

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Nice writeup and Lovely looking car but I may be tad biased. I found the car was much better when I swapped my tyres to PS4S.
 

Team GCR

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Lovely and interesting write up.

You have got me wondering again about swapping my 360 for one but I really love the spec of the 360.

I love being a Lambo owner (and I am the clubs Welsh regional events organiser) but my Jalpa v my 308 makes me worry I would regret swapping the 360 - first world problem obviously!
 

ChrisQP09

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The more I look at the £60-70k bracket, increasingly more drawn to a LP560!

For bang for buck these cars have to be some if the best buys in this bracket. My fear though is running costs, to the OP, would you say 09+ cars could be serviced by Audi and would they be anymore ridiculous to pamper than a GTS?
 

rossyl

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The more I look at the £60-70k bracket, increasingly more drawn to a LP560!

For bang for buck these cars have to be some if the best buys in this bracket. My fear though is running costs, to the OP, would you say 09+ cars could be serviced by Audi and would they be anymore ridiculous to pamper than a GTS?
Hey

It's a cracking car. Even when you're not driving it! To look at its pretty obscene...in a wonderful way!

I'd never get it serviced by Audi, I don't think you actually can.

However, I'm not using main dealers either.

It can be expensive and more expensive than a GTS. But, if you can find the matching part, made for a different VAG car then it obviously reduces maintenance. However, this isn't a parts bin car and many things are Lambo only.

Ive only been in it a year and so far so good. I went for an LP560 as I hoped it would be more reliable than its predecessor.

Fingers crossed
 

ChrisQP09

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Hey

It's a cracking car. Even when you're not driving it! To look at its pretty obscene...in a wonderful way!

I'd never get it serviced by Audi, I don't think you actually can.

However, I'm not using main dealers either.

It can be expensive and more expensive than a GTS. But, if you can find the matching part, made for a different VAG car then it obviously reduces maintenance. However, this isn't a parts bin car and many things are Lambo only.

Ive only been in it a year and so far so good. I went for an LP560 as I hoped it would be more reliable than its predecessor.

Fingers crossed
No lambo dealers in NI! You car is extremely nice. Are the shields a factory extra like Ferrari?
 

Oneball

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That’s stunning, love the colour but a Gallardo any Gallardo is always a £60k car to me. So unless you want £30k for the Strad there’s better ways to spend you cash. Are GCs at £30k yet?
 

ChrisQP09

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That’s stunning, love the colour but a Gallardo any Gallardo is always a £60k car to me. So unless you want £30k for the Strad there’s better ways to spend you cash. Are GCs at £30k yet?
Patiently awaiting for £100k F12 or Aventadors :)
 

Evo Cymru

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How's it going with this? Any updates? Increasingly being drawn to these as the next car purchase although may need to sell the Maserati to justify it.....