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no idea.

I always thought lambos and ferraris are untouchable in my own mind, so I don't know if I could even own/live with one

my elise is still blowing my mind
 

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I agree with Exiged by Che. The 2004 Auto transmissions were horrible. As long as you have the manual it won't be as bad. The only thing I would worry about is the engine itself. Remember they switched to the Audi 5.2 V10 in 2008 so anything before then was their own 5.0 motor. Not that it's a bad thing but as far as maintenance you will not have the generic motors audi used in many cars so maintenance will be much more expensive. If you are shopping for one you can easily find a 2008 or 2009 with higher miles for low 120's. I would go with that vs the 2004 car.
 

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Yes ... huge Gallardo fan here. :drool:

That price isn't bad for that car. I say haggle them down below $100k and then do it!!! (But then I don't know squat about Lambo's .. other than I love them.)
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Again, 10 year old car. 90% of all Gallardos are driven by posers, 90% of all Evoras are driven by drivers. That and the cost of maintenance are the major differences.
 

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I personally love Gallardos. It's a 10 year old car that looks cutting edge and brand new today.

That being said, without knowing Gallardos, the fact that it is 10 years old and has 5400 miles tells me it has NOT been driven. AT ALL. Is that a bad thing for these cars?

Also, $105K seems awfully high for an '04 Gallardo. Thought they were in the $85ish range. But then again, low miles.

Check with Moto44 on the forum. Long time multiple Lotus owner who became the head of service at FVMC. Tons of experience dealing with Lambos and their service realities. Also, check with TJ (TWaszak here on the forum). He's now at Gator, but was the Lotus guru at FVMC. His counterpart Billy is know is to Lambo what TJ is to Lotus. Very well respected dude in Lambo circles and can tell you everything you need about maintenance, reliability, etc.
 

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Will prices drop on the Gallardo now that the release of the Hurican is emanate?

I like the Gallardo, but felt pretty ruff and stiff for around town driving. Does not compare to the Evora in handling
Great sound and acceleration
Would never kick one out of my garage
 

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The older G's 04 and 05 have increased a little in value lately. They used to be in the 80's now around 95-100. The biggest thing is the egear. The early ones sucked. If the older egear clutch is replaced with the new F series then it's not a worry (doubt it has been in a low mileage car). a clutch job is $7k-$9k at the dealer. it can be done on your own for $3k-4k although it's a big job. If its a manual it's even less of a worry. Form what I have gathered these cars do better the more they are driven and with more miles most of the issues would have presentd themselves. The cars were updated in 06 over the originals and then the biggest jump was in 09 with the LP series. It seems out of all the exotics these are the cheapest to maintain.

Do your due diligence. Get a PPI and a Clutch snap to see how much clutch life is remaining.

Should also mention they didn't start the front lift system until 05. Makes a difference entering and exiting places.
 

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I'm a wheels snob. Those wheels aren't awful, but they're not great. They probably weren't cheap, but they look cheap to me.

I would definitely want a better price as they need to be replaced.

Great looking car!
 

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I'm a wheels snob. Those wheels aren't awful, but they're not great. They probably weren't cheap, but they look cheap to me.

I would definitely want a better price as they need to be replaced.

Great looking car!
no those wheels are AWFUL... no question... If your gonna drop 100k+ on a car atleast buy a decent set of wheels.

I have talked to Palo who runs the composite engineering for Udub/lamborghini here in Seattle. He drives a LP560 and said he would stay far away from the 04-05 cars. He said they were early on in Lamborghini trying to produce cars on a larger scale and had some growing pains. If your looking at spending that much money dont buy an old Gallardo purchase a LP550 or LP570 as all the others will lose a lot of value after the Huracan is running around (2 year supply is already sold out so you can bet there will be a lot of them).
 

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Better price out repairs...... bet they are ferrari esque !!!! If it runs great, but they never had a reliability history I'd get near IMHO from what my mechanic friend has told me. Many one off parts that cost $$$$$$$$ Makes my Jags look downright reliable (which they both have been BTW)
 
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