Used Ferrari 550 Maranello 1996 - 2002 review

Category: Sports car

Section: Advice for buyers

Ferrari 550 Maranello (96 - 02)
  • Ferrari 550 Maranello (96 - 02)
  • Ferrari 550 Maranello (96 - 02)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Ferrari 550 coupe?

Our reliability surveys are as comprehensive as they can be, but cars this expensive are a bit thin on the ground, so building up an accurate picture of reliability is tough due to a lack of data.

However, what we can say is that the widely held belief that Ferrari ownership is one long reliability nightmare doesn't appear to be true any more. Ferrari build quality has improved immeasurably in recent years, and according to the limited data we've seen, this seems to have carried through to the mechanical parts.