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#111 of 174 Re: 2005 Maserati Quattroporte [merc1]
Jul 11, 2006 (3:05 pm)
Hello: I'm researching whether to purchase or possibly lease a maserati. Before I get myself completely attached I need to know: does owning a masarati mean that you are going to spend a fortune in maintenance and upkeep? Ie. does it cost hundreds of dollars for a simple 3000 mile oil change? I would expect it to be a bit more than the local Jiffy Lube's prices, but would appreciate any info. or guidance. Thanks!
#112 of 174 Re: 2005 Maserati Quattroporte [bdeblanc]
Jul 11, 2006 (10:00 pm)
Dear bdeblanc the oil and lube are the least of your worries. I just had my 4th transmission fix in two Qs. Maserati has taken the low road by announcing they will not cover the replacement of a clutch in this car and the dealers do not disclose that this is a wear item. No, it's not an automatic transmission.
If you can spare 2400 every 5-10k miles, you can afford the oil.
Have you seen the Aston Martin Vantage?
You are quite welcome,,,,,
#113 of 174 Re: 2005 Maserati Quattroporte [murrayr]
Jul 12, 2006 (3:51 pm)
I'm glad this message board is going on strong.
I have a few questions and concerns.
I own a 2005 Q and have only 4500 miles on it. Well, it's at the dealer now and they're telling me I need new tires on the rear. For godsake I only drive it on average 8 miles a day and with day to day speeds not exceeding 40 mph. What is going on here? Is there a better tire choice than whats on it stock? What have your dealers/service people told you about the tires? I've seen people complain about having to replace it at 8-12k miles. I would love to have that much mileage before needing replacement. I don't drive it hard and I don't do burnouts.
Thank you all in advance,
#114 of 174 Re: 2005 Maserati Quattroporte [bdeblanc]
Jul 12, 2006 (4:00 pm)
I can't speak for all dealers but the following is an example:
6,000 mile service $659
18,000 miles service $1,086
31,000 miles ervice $1,794
1st year - $856
2nd year - $1,105
3rd year - $1,202
Example, you drive 6,000 miles in 1st year your cost would be $659 + $856.
Hope this helps.
#115 of 174 Re: 2005 Maserati Quattroporte [laforzagop]
Jul 14, 2006 (12:33 pm)
I had around 11K miles when I replaced the rear tires. The front ones were still good at that time. I heard that this is a typical milage for any high-performance tires.
#116 of 174 Re: 2005 Maserati Quattroporte [vk00]
Jul 14, 2006 (2:08 pm)
What type of tires come on the Q stock? Pirelli Rossos? I don't know because mine is in the shop. Also what other tires are good that will last longer for the 19" wheels? Thank you
#117 of 174 Problems with driving straight ahead
Aug 04, 2006 (1:10 am)
Even on very plain roads my QP is driving a little bit to the right. Everyone have the same problem and what will be the solution?
#118 of 174 Re: 2005 Maserati Quattroporte [laforzagop]
Aug 14, 2006 (12:27 pm)
Yes, they are Pirelli Rossos. Sorry for the delay: I missed your question.
Oct 24, 2006 (5:05 pm)
Anyone purchased a QP within the last few weeks? Just test drove a Nero base sedan today - what a ride. Was considering the AM V8 coupe...no more. Curious to see what others have paid. The subvented lease program that Maserati is offering thru the end of the month was an attraction. MSRP $ 116,215 - they came down to $ 110,500. Should I be looking for more? Lease for 36 months/10K/yr (including tax) was around $ 2,100, with no money down and no security deposit. Spoke with a client who used to be a dealer in the 1980's Biturbo-era - said that there is around $ 25K markup in the car. My local dealer had 5 '06's and 2 '07's. DuoSelect is unbelievable - I figure it would take me about a month to drive it smoothly. I was surprised at the amount of low-end torque on the car. Any help on the price issue would be appreciated! I really want this car!!
#120 of 174 Re: Help [jb7227]
Oct 24, 2006 (6:58 pm)
Not $25k, maximum difference between msrp and invoice is about $12-13 depending on MSRP. Sounds like your dealer has a few which means they aren't moving quickly and they are probably looking to sell the 2006's they have before more of the 2007's begin to arrive. Where are you located that they have so many?