Used Ferrari California 2009 - 2015 review

Category: Sports car

Section: What is it like?

2009 - 2015 review
Ferrari California (09 - 15)
  • Ferrari California (09 - 15)
  • Ferrari California (09 - 15)
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What's the used Ferrari California sports like?

Despite being heavier than most Ferraris - thanks to its convertible roof - the California is great to drive. The steering is accurate and the body control excellent, while the ride is comfortable enough to make this a great cruiser, too.

These days, Ferraris adapt themselves to their owners rather than the other way round, so you get two-way electric steering adjustment and a multi-adjustable seat.

Visibility is good, apart for an unswept area of windscreen by the driver's screen pillar, while the control and switchgear layout is largely faultless.

You can have your California as a two-seater with space for golf bags or suitcases in the cabin, or as a two-plus-two complete with child-seat mounting points. You can even change your mind and switch between the two after you've bought it.

Being realistic, though, it's a two-plus-one at best. There's a 340-litre boot with through-loading into the cabin and it shrinks by only 100 litres with the folding metal roof down.