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Cons: Maserati North America and it's cover it's eyes attitude
Advice: skip it....This car CAN be the best...unfortunatelly, it isn't close. and furthermore Maserati doesn't do well backing the car when it has problems.....I would love to own a quality Italian car..this isn't it
Pros: Beauty, comfort and performance in one package
Cons: Inexperienced drivers who trash this beauty.
Advice: Caveat EmptorI am getting a 2005 leftover at a great price. After driving for while I expect to write a new review, although I am expecting a '5' on all counts, since my Maserati Bora was so much more luxurious, quiet and comfortable than my Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer. Maserati was owned by Citroen at that time and everything was hydraulic. Presently I have a Bentley Continental 'R' coupe, two Phaetons, a W12 and a V8,(the new Bentley Continental, in my personal opinion is a Phaeton in a hand made suit),Audis namely, Audi A8, A6 4.2, and S-4 4.2, the BMW Z3 roadster 'M' version, a vintage Ferrari 400 and Rolls Camargue, and a '92 MBZ 4matic wagon for my dogs.
Pros: None at this point
Cons: The service, car problems
Advice: Don't consider getting this lemon.I got my Maserati Quattroporte 2005 in the mid 2005. Despite the looks and the luxurious image, this vehicle has been a real problem from the start. The problems are mainly of electrical nature. In the six months of owning this car, I had driven it for about 600 miles, and it has been in the service shop time after time. The service, joint with Ferrari service, has proven to be a living nightmare, and outright negligent. I tried to reach the dealer, but he is not to be reached on the phone. It is hard to believe that the vehicle in this price category, fails so miserably both in quality and service. If you are seduced by the first reviews and looks of this car, think five times before handing your money to support this technical incompetence, luck of service, and luck of any consideration for the customer.
Pros: Beautiful, nothing like it on the road!
Cons: Two for two with major problems; endemic?
Advice: Avoid this beauty untl someone works out the kinks.I am probably the only person in the USA to have owed two Quattroportes. This car looks great and, when it runs, is a solid well-handling vehicle. The first car had so many flaws the manufacturer took it back (sebsequently sold it to another unsuspecting buyer) and my second Q has just had the clutch, throw-out bearing and fly wheel replaced at 4,000 miles. I am sure there are other Q's out there who's owners haven't suspected they have a problem. Like a beautiful 'femme fatale', this car is to be avoided until Maserati owns up to their problem