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Maserati Quattroporte, Sedan
#1 of 174 2005 Maserati Quattroporte
Feb 02, 2004 (10:46 pm)
Anyone considering this car? I received a special invite to see it up close and personal at the Chicago Auto Show. Can't wait! Not sure why they picked me, as I'm not even close to being a buyer, but there the invite was.
I did get to see it from behind a railing in Detroit. I find this car to be very different and a much needed breath of fresh air in the S-Class/7/A8/LS/XJ segment. The interior combinations are nothing short of stunning. You can specify everything from steering wheel color to upper dashboard, to what type of wood you'd like. Many more combinations than with it's mass produced competitors.
Any prospective buyers on the board? Has anyone else had a private showing of the car yet?
#3 of 174 Quattroporte...
Feb 03, 2004 (3:01 pm)
I'm not nearly close to buying a vehicle of this cost, but I agree with you. I love the new Quattroporte and always had a fondness for the old ones as well. The upcoming model is certainly unique and has real presence. It won't be confused with anything else on the road. Has anyone actually seen a media test drive of this car yet?
Feb 03, 2004 (9:58 pm)
No full road tests yet. CAR magazine did have a article on it, I think in the Jan issue.
#5 of 174 here is a prelim road test!
Feb 11, 2004 (5:08 pm)
There are other links too. Look for them on the web. There are two fishy things Maserati is cloaking
1) They are not giving the rear legroom space figures. In the picture look at how cleverly they have pushed the front seats all the way to the front to show rear legroom.
2) Second, their transmission is not as smooth in the automatic mode which is a big drawback in Sedans which are daily driver cars.
#6 of 174 Edmunds first drive...
Feb 13, 2004 (12:27 pm)
In a word: WOW... I have a new unattainable dream car...
Feb 13, 2004 (5:53 pm)
Actually the legroom in the rear is supposed to be excellent. I've heard that a 6 footer can have plenty of space, even when the seat is all the way pushed back.
It's the headroom back there (because of that swooping roofline) that's supposed to make it a little cozy.
If I was in the market for an super-luxo-barge, I'd go for this one!
Feb 14, 2004 (3:54 pm)
The Quattroporte does indeed look great, but while the interior materials appear to be very nice the overall design already looks a tad dated.
I also think only offering the Sequential transmission is a mistake (for the U.S. anyway). Maserati should at least make a conventional 6spd auto a no cost alternative.
If the car comes in at $90k, that would be a nice deal. But I'm hearing rumors of it being in the $120k neighborhood, yikes.
Cool car, but I'll keep my E46 M3 and STI for now.
#9 of 174 rear leg room
Feb 28, 2004 (7:06 pm)
I was at New York presentation of Quattroporte and had a chance to sit in the car. No problems in the rear seat. It is comparable to BMW 745. Remember, Quattroporte has the feature that the rear seat can move forward about 4 inches so that the back is more reclined. I first put the front seat in a position I would be confortable to drive and then went to the back seat and moved the it all the way forward. I am 6 feet hight and had no problems whatsoever. A great car. The design from the close range is as stunning as it is seen on the photos. Let us wait for the prices. The representative at the presentation said that they expect somewhere in the 90's.
Mar 25, 2004 (4:15 am)
Anyone signed up for one of these yet?