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Old 07-18-2017, 01:45 AM
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The poor mans Italian.

Couldn't pass it up. '17 Maserati GranTurismo. Special Edition. Only 400 made. Got it new for $129k. Windowed for $156k. Anyhow, it's for the Mrs. It was between this and the Lexus LC500. It was a tough call. The Lexus was so tech heavy and advanced, but we couldn't keep our eyes off the Mazy. It's just so damn sexy and sounds like a beast.


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I've already upgraded the intake which helped alot actually. Next is X pipe, then exhaust. Then some wheels and we'll be done.

Car is about as tech empty as you can imagine. Performance, it's a turd, IMO. Yea, it gets up high in the rev range, but it's def no Z06. For the Mrs. It's fast. Something smooth in delivery that she can handle. Ride is good. Thought it would be a bit more plush tho. There are more negatives than positives, but the crazy thing is. Once you get it n it, put it in Sport mode and have at it, it's smiles all the way. The exhaust tone is absolutely gorgeous and the shift points are pretty damn crisp. Not up to GTR standards, but close.

It's hard when you have a budget of around $150k tops. There are a ton of cars to look at. Looking back, we should of went with a Bentley, but it's whatever. We'll enjoy it for a year or so. Then move on to the next.

I tried to get her in the Zl1. I tried. But she's like.......it's a Camaro. I'm like.......thinking to myself. Yea, but..........it's a Zl1. It will go perfect next to my Z06. At the end of the day, she wanted an exotic. Whatever. It's all good. Anyhow, onward we go to the next.
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:04 AM
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Nice ride! Great deal too
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:07 AM
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Beautiful car, congrats!!!!
But it is not some shade of red. Come on, its Italian!!!
More character than the Lexus.
The bottom line is if Mama is not happy, you're not happy.
Enjoy

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Old 07-18-2017, 02:39 AM
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She looks good, but she doesn't look Italian.
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Old 07-18-2017, 03:00 AM
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I came close to buying one of these before I bought the Z06.
I often wonder if I made a mistake....
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Old 07-18-2017, 03:49 AM
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That thing is sexy!! One of the best exhaust notes on a v8, my buddy is a manager of sales at a Maserati dealer and keeps taunting me for a trade in my Z, while I don't think I can't at this point I see a Maserati GT in my future. Great choice for the lady, btw I would have tried the zl1 as well haha.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:03 AM
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Gorgeous design, plus the great sounding Ferrari engine. A classy car to cruise around in.
Enjoy it.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:37 AM
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Nice looking car.
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Old 07-18-2017, 09:08 AM
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Beautiful car! Love the color.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by djnice View Post
She looks good, but she doesn't look Italian.
She is actually. And Hawaiin.
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Old 07-18-2017, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by sunsalem View Post
I came close to buying one of these before I bought the Z06.
I often wonder if I made a mistake....
Yea, that would be a big negative. For her, it's perfect. For guys who like true performance cars, this thing misses. Now, you can dump a good $20k in it and hit the 650 hp mark, but it is a heavy SOB so. It would be a decent straight line performer. It is a GT after all. It foots the bill for what it is. No way is it worth the $156k sticker honestly. But, they let it go for well under, so we thought we got a decent deal on it. Resale is a bich on these things. We traded in her Lexus RCF for it so.

As someone mentioned, that Ferrari exhaust note is what does it. Keep it in the 7000 rev range. The build up to that point is money as well.
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Old 07-18-2017, 11:56 AM
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Good luck, mine was horrible! Hope u have better luck!
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:07 PM
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Congrats on the new ride....it really is a great grand touring car with a lot of style that you don't see at every stoplight. About 4 years ago I rented one for my wife when on vacation in Palm Springs for her birthday. I was surprised how she had no problem driving the car (she's always in SUV's) and took to it like a fish to water. The car is very cool yet very comfortable and "easy" to drive whether you're on a curvy mountain road or in stop and go traffic.

Beware of the funky 12 volt receptacles....maybe they've changed them by now.
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by txapezl1 View Post
It is a GT after all. It foots the bill for what it is.
Exactly...a true Grand Tourer.
And what's wrong with that?
Sure, it's no Speed Demon, but who cares when riding around in all that style and rarity?
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Old 07-18-2017, 12:39 PM
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Nice
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:19 PM
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Beautiful car, however, I hope you live close to the dealer and their service department. Also good to have AAA with the extended tow range option. I've found the towing offered by the dealer is useless as the trucks are always dispatched or booked weeks in advance.

Sad they are so poorly put together with such terrible reliability and QC as they are truly gorgeous cars.
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Old 07-18-2017, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by rikhek View Post
Beautiful car, however, I hope you live close to the dealer and their service department. Also good to have AAA with the extended tow range option. I've found the towing offered by the dealer is useless as the trucks are always dispatched or booked weeks in advance.

Sad they are so poorly put together with such terrible reliability and QC as they are truly gorgeous cars.
$400 oil change and muffler shook it's self off(awesome sound) electrical gremlins, outdated nav and radio, but it was awesome to drive it. Loved the sound.

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Old 07-18-2017, 02:01 PM
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Probably one of the best sounding OEM exhausts ever.
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Probably one of the best sounding OEM exhausts ever.


Just make sure you have a great roadside assistance contract (don't ever leave the wife stranded), and of course trade it in before the warranty runs out.
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Old 07-18-2017, 02:59 PM
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My buddy bought a 2016 Maserati Quattroporte 5 months ago and is selling it next week. There was 47 miles on it when he bought it new. He put 1700 miles on it and it has been in the shop 7 times for stupid ****. I'm taking it on a 500 mile trip this weekend and hope I don't have any problems with it. I'm not putting the car down at all because again I love it. It's black and has all kinds of options. It stickered for around $150,000 and he got a ton of money off because they wanted to get rid of it because the 2017 models were coming. He is in the oil business and has more money than god so he doesn't care about taking a big hit when he sells it. I have another buddy that has one and has around 30,000 miles on his and hasn't had any problems at all with his. It's like all the other cars out there sometimes you just get a bad one. I'm sure yours will be fine. Just run the hell out of it and if you have a problem with it that's what the warranty is for man..
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