I wanted to throw a wrench into the discussion. Recently I have been thinking about getting a Murcielago too, but I read the recent Robb Report and they did a little thing on the new Gallardo. Its the entry level Lambo with a smaller price tag but the article made it sound like it would be a better car than the higher priced Murcielago.
FYI Gallardo is 5.0 V10 500HP and the Murcielago is a 6.2 V12 580HP
There are already 3 Murcs (black, yellow, red) in my neighborhood and one more is possibly on the way. So do I wait for the Gallardo? Only thing I dont like about it is that it has traditional doors and the back might take a bit of getting used to The dealer told me there will be 400 US cars in 2004, and their waiting list is full. At this point I have to go on a waiting list for the waiting list. Good news for those on the list is that they are supposed to get them at MSRP which is 160k (Murcs are going for 283k at the dealership).
Most people think I should go for a 360, but I think the 360 vs Murc is like Vette vs Viper. Besides do I want to buy a Ferrari that has less HP than my Viper??
Anyone have any experience leasing a true exotic? Is it better to purchase and sell within a year or two versus lease?