• (4.3) 3 reviews
  • MSRP: $188,283–$268,483
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 570-hp, 4.5-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
  • Seats: 2
2013 Ferrari 458 Spider

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider

What We Don't Like

  • Traditional manual transmission not offered
  • Fuel economy

Notable Features

  • 570-hp V-8 engine
  • Seven-speed transmission
  • RWD

2013 Ferrari 458 Spider Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The mid-engine two-seat Ferrari 458 is radical looking from any angle. From the front, the trailing headlight LEDs and strange slits in the bodywork are completely original. While they're unique, they still speak to the Ferrari faithful.

Far more provocative, however, is the rear and its bulging fenders. The 458 Italia's coupe profile is probably the one that's most distressing to Ferrari fans because the back half looks enormous compared to the hood. The front bumper has two unique aerodynamic winglets that direct air around the car for more down force.

The 458 Spider features a power-retractable hardtop that opens and closes in just 14 seconds, according to Ferrari. A glass wind deflector automatically raises and lowers between the head restraints for maximum comfort during open-air driving. An issue with most convertibles is available cargo space when the top is down, but in the 458 Spider there's additional space behind the seats for more luggage or even a golf bag.

The car's 4.5-liter V-8 engine is good for 570 horsepower and a zero-to-62-mph time of 3.4 seconds. Ferrari claims the 458 Italia has a top speed of 202 mph while the 458 Spider convertible manages 199 mph. A seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is controlled only by paddle shifters on the racing-inspired steering wheel, and dual electronic gauges frame a center tachometer. Because the engine sits behind the seats, the coupe's weight is balanced 42/58, front to rear, which should make for fun days at the track.

Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 3 reviews

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by LEXUSRY from NEWPORT BACH,CALIF. on March 12, 2014

LESS THAN 10,000 MILES, THE ENGINE HAVE TO BE REPLACE. TURN SIGNAL SWITCH AND ENGINE COMPARTMENT WAS A BAD DESIGN. STOP AND GO TRAFFIC RIDE WAS NOT SMOOTH. STEREO AND A/C LOOK NICE IF IT HAS A DIGITAL... Read Full Review

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/unlimited

Powertrain

36mo/unlimited

Roadside Assistance Coverage

36mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

84mo/unlimited

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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