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Old 04-19-2011, 03:27 AM
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If I have a maserati repair shop, and you have a maserati I'll have enough Money to buy a big boat.


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four over-rated things....


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Maserati
Pirelli
Alpha Romeo
Vespa

all the Maserati's have been debunked on Top Gear.
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Old 04-19-2011, 12:59 PM
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Just to follow up on this thread, below is a picture of the '05 Maserati Coupe that I picked up last weekend. I bought the car in Virginia and drove it back to Massachusetts. The car runs great and is a lot of fun to drive. It is definitely a GT in a similar mould to the 928. Plenty of room inside (I'm 6'4") with back seats that an adult could actually fit in (for short rides). Certainly not as nimble as a 911, 944, 968, Boxster, etc, but it cruises great at speed.

The car is still dirty from the trip, and the metallic burgundy is difficult to photo, but here it is:



Cell phone picture of the car at the dealership:


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Very nice.

Not beautiful like an Aston, but very very nice!
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Very nice.

Not beautiful like an Aston, but very very nice!
I agree, but there isn't much on the road today with looks to match the recent generation of Astons.
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More pics!
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Interior pics (taken by someone at the dealer):



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So you went for the F1 tranny?
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So you went for the F1 tranny?
Yes, after looking for a manual for several months. There aren't many out there. In the end, I picked color and price over the manual transmission. I've already budgeted for the first clutch replacement. I will say that the F1 is fun to drive, but that decision may come back to bite me.
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but that decision may come back to bite me.
That which does not kill us....

Congrats on the new car. It's damn nice.
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You are going to love it. I have a 09 GT as a daily driver. As was mentioned previously the Gran Turismo is a huge car (quite a bit larger than the Maserati coupe) but they are both easier to live with as a daily car than a 911 if you have kids. It has more "quirks" than my prior 997 C2S did, stuffing in the driver seat is slowing leaking out, nav doesn't show street names, interior panel peeled, etc. But the mechanicals have been trouble free and maintenance costs are so far pretty much the same as with the 911. It is not nearly the sports car the 997 was but this makes a much more useable daily driver. Plus the Maseratis sound and look better which is sadly much more explotable than either car's performance in daily traffic.
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You are going to love it. I have a 09 GT as a daily driver. As was mentioned previously the Gran Turismo is a huge car (quite a bit larger than the Maserati coupe) but they are both easier to live with as a daily car than a 911 if you have kids. It has more "quirks" than my prior 997 C2S did, stuffing in the driver seat is slowing leaking out, nav doesn't show street names, interior panel peeled, etc. But the mechanicals have been trouble free and maintenance costs are so far pretty much the same as with the 911. It is not nearly the sports car the 997 was but this makes a much more useable daily driver. Plus the Maseratis sound and look better which is sadly much more explotable than either car's performance in daily traffic.
Thanks for the feedback. Congrats on the GT, I think it's one of the best looking cars on the road today, and definitely at the top of my list of cars to own at some point.
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Originally Posted by EspritS4s View Post
Just to follow up on this thread, below is a picture of the '05 Maserati Coupe that I picked up last weekend. I bought the car in Virginia and drove it back to Massachusetts. The car runs great and is a lot of fun to drive. It is definitely a GT in a similar mould to the 928. Plenty of room inside (I'm 6'4") with back seats that an adult could actually fit in (for short rides). Certainly not as nimble as a 911, 944, 968, Boxster, etc, but it cruises great at speed.

The car is still dirty from the trip, and the metallic burgundy is difficult to photo, but here it is:



Cell phone picture of the car at the dealership:

Originally Posted by EspritS4s View Post
Interior pics (taken by someone at the dealer):



Awesome!

Would you mind sharing approx. what these go for?

Perhaps add it to my 'After the 928' thread if you can withstand the kool-aid drinkers?
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Randy V View Post
Awesome!

Would you mind sharing approx. what these go for?

Perhaps add it to my 'After the 928' thread if you can withstand the kool-aid drinkers?
Randy,
Thanks. Retail prices range from low $20K's for '02 models up to about $50K for low mileage '06s. GranSports command a premium over same year coupes and spyders.

I did mention it in your thread and posted a picture in the Aston thread when someone brought up Maserati. Not much response, but I may be on some ignore lists (or at least s*&t lists) after the recent 928 for sale/pricing threads.

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