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2009 Ferrari F430
Original MSRP: $186,925 - $281,618
MPG: 11 City / 16 Hwy
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2009 Ferrari F430 Interior

This interior review was written when the 2009 Ferrari F430 was new.

Critics find that the 2009 F430 provides finely constructed and highly customizable accommodations for two.

  • "Ferrari certainly knows how to do interiors that thrill enthusiasts. Our test car was fitted with carbon fiber galore -- the rest was made of high-quality hand-stitched leather." -- Road and Track

Seating

Despite tight quarters, reviewers find that the F430 offers comfortable seats contoured for high-speed twists and turns.

  • "Ferraris are known for snug cockpits, and the F430's two-passenger space is no exception." -- Cars.com
  • "The F430 comes with seats that may well have come out of one of its Formula One race cars, but the leather was soft in the extreme. The seats were a bit on the hard side, but they riveted your body in place." -- Edmunds
  • "The optional carbon-fiber bucket seats that save 44 pounds over the standard chairs hold you in nicely, and you realize how natural the driving position is, how good the steering wheel feels in your hands, and how this car is tailored to people who like driving." -- Automobile Magazine

Interior Features

Auto writers are impressed with the F430 cabin's level of craftsmanship. Also, many point to Ferrari's "Carrozzerie Scaglietti" personalization program as a major plus -- as it lets owners customize their rides. Some critics, however, note that the F430 lacks comfort features.

  • "Scuderias use carbon fiber anywhere possible to make the car weigh less, including the interior, where even the driver's seat is made of the lightweight material." -- Cars.com
  • "You want a stereo, go to Best Buy, because you're not getting one in the 430 Scuderia. (Unless, of course, you ask. Ferrari so hates to say no to its clienti.)" -- Automobile Magazine
  • "Just as in the 430 Scuderia, the interior is stripped of all comfort features. Carbon fiber and aluminum line the cabin. There is no carpet, just diamond-plate-style aluminum on the floor, accented by exposed welds." -- Car and Driver
  • "Potential owners can craft the interior to their liking with a long list of potential options, including the type of stitching." -- Edmunds

Cargo

The F430 offers 8.8 cubic feet of cargo room -- which is good, considering Ferraris aren't meant for picking up the groceries or hauling furniture.

  • The F430 Spider has "an amazing roof which folds onto the top of the trunk at the push of a button. This also means that there is room in the trunk for a set of golf clubs." -- The Auto Channel
Review Last Updated: 2/10/10

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