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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?
 

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No first hand experience, but my gut and wits tell me leasing an exotic is a very tough game to play. I think you would take a HUGE hit on depreciation. Just MHO though.
 

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FUSCUCLA1, I was driving just outside of Tampa, Florida, and to my disbelief was a gallardo, right next to me. It definately did not look like a 160k car IMO. I spoke to friend and he told me that it was one of the few test cars in the US. I would strongly suggest driving one and really looking at the car in real life before making a purchase. To me the 360 is better value and is a much nicer car inside and out, even if it doesnt have the 500 odd horsepower.
 

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Look at the specs on the Gallardo. (especially the weight) Me thinks that car is gonna be an ass-hauler. Personally, I like the way it looks.
 

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i put a deposit down for the Gallardo last week actually. Lambo of Dallas is having a grand opening September 1st (around there at least), and they will have 2 gallardos. my name is on the list, and i will receive my car next september they said.....
 

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That's great. And all this from a guy who stole John Travolta's shoes! You really are full of surprises. Congrats. Can't wait to get your first hand report.

I had a chance to get one of the first ones. Alas, the 4B has the cash priority for a while.
 

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That's great. And all this from a guy who stole John Travolta's shoes! You really are full of surprises. Congrats. Can't wait to get your first hand report.
it's funny you mention that, they said they could get "Prada" stitched into the headrests. i turned that down and got "FEVERISH" instead :thumb:
 
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