Not an oil change or brake pads replacement but a Ferrari owner paid an astonishing $10,000 just to replace the sticky buttons – Frustrated with this; he sold his Italian supercar

Owning an exotic car is a very expensive affair, which is something that’s often overlooked by diehard car enthusiasts while buying their dream supercar. The sticker price of a high-performance automobile in most cases is just the tip of the iceberg; it costs a fortune to maintain these automotive beauties. And it’s not just limited to regular service bills or replacing crucial components. Even the smallest of issues can easily cost thousands of dollars to fix. A person by name of Jerry Mos recently posted about his ordeal on Facebook, talking about how it cost him close to $10,000 just to fix some malfunctioning buttons inside his Ferrari.

Image – Jerry Moss / Carscoops

While Mos chose not to reveal the exact model in question, a picture of the cabin posted by him suggests that it’s a Ferrari F430. According to Mos, he couldn’t “anticipate what would go wrong next” and decided to sell his Ferrari. “I spent… 15k for replacing ceramic wheel bearings, 4k for fixing led markers that fall out, and on, and on,” he said. To prepare the car for sale, Mos thought it would be a good idea to fix some of the buttons inside the cabin that had become sticky and difficult to press. After consulting with the dealership, Mos learned that fixing the issue would require the replacement of those buttons, which turned out to be more expensive than anyone could anticipate.

Also read -  Supercar carnage in Philadelphia - A $280,000 Ferrari 488 loses control and crashes into two other Ferraris during a charity drive

Image – Jerry Moss / Carscoops

Mos posted a picture of the bill, revealing the details of the costly repair job amounting to a total of around $10,000. The bill shows a charge of $7,542 for the “refinishing of all interior pieces” along with $80.70 for “shipping of interior parts for refinishing” and $1,800 for all of the associated labor. In addition to fixing the sticky buttons, the Ferrari also required an engine carbon cleaning, installing a dead pedal, and a few other minor things. Mos also owns a 70th Anniversary Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with the 3LT package and claims that he’s so happy with the American mid-engine supercar that it influenced the sale of his Ferrari. “GM really did make a better Ferrari!” he wrote.

Tags from the story
Written By
Sayan Chakravarty, a Senior Writer at Luxurylaunches, brings over 10 years of automotive journalism expertise. He provides insightful coverage of the latest cars and motorcycles across American and European markets, while also highlighting luxury yachts, high-end watches, and gadgets. An authentic automobile aficionado, his commitment shines through in educating readers about the automotive world. When the keyboard rests, Sayan feeds his wanderlust, traversing the world on his motorcycle.