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Old 03-02-2011, 00:37
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I'm hoping to find a gently-used Spyder for under $120k (Please no booing
BOO! Just kidding But that won't be easy... I think You will find those prices only in the US. #024 at Fort Lauderdale is an older (2005) silver/blue car but with only 328 miles on the clock... So not a widebody and possibly without a softtop.

Or #085 in NJ, a 2006 with only 750 miles and a widebody so with (removable) softtop. No bright exterior though. The price could come close to 120k
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:00
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Two solid color schemes there on #207 and #148! Unfortunately, the pricing on #207 is out of my range. I'm hoping to find a gently-used Spyder for under $120k (Please no booing ). The "gently" used portion seems to be the problem with #148. Rhyno's post from 2 years ago said the car had over "15,000 hard miles" on it. Kind of scary especially since it's out of warranty.

Thanks for the input! I'll find the one sooner or later with patience
Gently used Spykers can have more problems than the ones with "hard miles". My Spyker was a factory demonstrator, and, once sorted, it has been incredibly good. These cars are designed to be driven, and not be a garage queen.

I have driven this car, and it is very powerfull (they tend to do that to factory demonstrators). One of the good things of the #148 is that it has the 2008 AC, and probably many more 2008 specs!

One draw back is that using such light leather on a factory demonstrator is a mistake......
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Old 03-02-2011, 13:40
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F Spider, You bring up a recurring theme from the forum--getting "sorted". Could someone detail what this typically involves with an '06? Do I need another small fortune besides the purchase price to have my Spyker in running order? Also, is the pre '08 A/C really that weak? I live in Texas, and the A/C become a necessity by June!

Any thoughts on the possible additional tuning to Factory demonstrators? I wonder if any Spyker can just have its ECU reflashed to the higher performance specs...
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Old 03-02-2011, 20:29
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F Spider, You bring up a recurring theme from the forum--getting "sorted". Could someone detail what this typically involves with an '06? Do I need another small fortune besides the purchase price to have my Spyker in running order?
You need to negotiate at least a three month warrantee, like you should do with every pre-owned exotic. This gives you the time to work out everything at no cost to you. If you cannot get it, pass on the car, since it can become very expensive.
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Old 03-02-2011, 20:33
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Also, is the pre '08 A/C really that weak? I live in Texas, and the A/C become a necessity by June!
I have no top on the car, so I'm the wrong person to ask. But yes, the 08 system is twice as powerfull than before. Even without a top, I can feel the difference.
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Old 03-02-2011, 20:39
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Any thoughts on the possible additional tuning to Factory demonstrators? I wonder if any Spyker can just have its ECU reflashed to the higher performance specs...
The #107 and the #148 are very much loved by the factory people.

Spyker is very hesitant to re-flash the ECU, since their database on the reflashed cars is limited. BTW, the difference between the demonstrators and the standard car is not the reflash.
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Old 08-02-2011, 18:39
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If you are interested in #148...give me a call at 440-716-2000. I am the General Manager for Spyker of Cleveland.

Thanks,

Ryan Mager
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Old 09-02-2011, 00:10
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F Spider, You bring up a recurring theme from the forum--getting "sorted". Could someone detail what this typically involves with an '06? Do I need another small fortune besides the purchase price to have my Spyker in running order? Also, is the pre '08 A/C really that weak? I live in Texas, and the A/C become a necessity by June!

Any thoughts on the possible additional tuning to Factory demonstrators? I wonder if any Spyker can just have its ECU reflashed to the higher performance specs...
I bought an 06 new and I can tell you for a fact, I've had very few problems with the car. Some minor tweaks and quirks, but I've almost had no need to pull out my wallet. Love my car
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Old 13-02-2011, 18:32
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I can help you with #148 and tell you about the details of reconditioning it has had done(after Ryno's post) since being retired as one of the Factory Demo's. As far as a Warranty, there is an option that is available I can offer you. Yes the car is at Spyker of Cleveland but it is just on display there. It is still Owned by the Factory and available for any Spyker Dealer. So contact me and I would be more than happy to further assist you with #148 or a few other option's I know of. Cell 708-932-5596
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Old 13-02-2011, 19:57
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"15,000 Hard miles" sold me on the Spyker brand. I found out that you can drive these cars hard and fast and no major components are going to break or give you hassles. When I drove that car Vinny told me that it has had no issues and the only things they had done where to change fluids and a set of tires! I would not have an issue with buying a higher mileage Spyker. Best of luck with finding your Spyker!
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