Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Ferrari 612 coupe?
Our reliability surveys are as comprehensive as they can be, but Ferraris aren't usually included. Cars this expensive are few and far between, so reliability data is a bit thin on the ground. This means that building up an accurate picture of reliability is tricky.
What we can say, though, is that the standard of Ferrari's build quality has come on in leaps and bounds in the past few years. Whereas the old ones rattled and squeaked and occasionally liked a rest on the hard shoulder, the newer ones are assembled with the sort of fit and finish you'd expect of a German sports car.
The mechanical parts are exhaustively developed and beautifully engineered, and we see no reason why they should prove anything other than totally reliable, provided you stick rigidly to the 6000-mile service intervals.