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2018 Maserati Granturismo

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  1. Bluebottle

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    OMG!!!! That looks f*(^ing SWEET!!!
     
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    Very nice. Looking forward to pics post-arrival.
     
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    Love that. Looks gorgeous in black.
     
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    Yesterday was delivery time, once again a perfect hand over from my dealer.

    My joy is huge, the new Masi meets all my expectations! I am very happy and proud to have bought one of the last Granturismo.

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    I handed over the "old one" with more than 140 thousand kilometers. A faithful companion, a perfect, solid and reliable car with which I had absolutely no problems.

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    Beautifull! Looks very cool in this combination!
     
  9. Jo Sta7

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    I’m considering buying GT Sport for the girlfriend. I really think it’s an elegant, beautiful car. Seems like owner reliability has been great. How does the car behave in the rain/snow? Is the gearbox really that bad?
     
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    I was looking for a long time too and finally had the wife try a few cars. I was for the GT MC. I got disapointed by the test drive. the car was beautiful and sounded great but it ended there. The Gearbox is indeed quite slow as a true automatic. I actually found it annoying.The performances could get some help too.
    I had her drive a GT and another car like the Cayman with PDK transmission. She turned down the GT and agreed on the cayman. Lighter, smaller, quicker, cheaper to maintain and a wonderful shift.
    Now it all depends who will drive and what she is looking for. Typically, women dont like driving big cars. If she does not care about a lot of fun driving and rather just stick to long relaxed fast weekend drive the GT will do fine. But if the driver want a lot of fun for the same price and versatility, I'll look into Porsche or Audi R8.
    Of course for a 4 seaters, that is pretty much all ther is beisde the Panamera and more expensive Rapide.
     
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    I do not like the robotised manual gearbox in the MC. I know how this gearbox does work in the Ferrari Scuderia (F1-SuperFast2), the hyper slow version in the Maserati is annoying, for me a no go. The "normal" ZF six-speed automatic gearbox in the GT Sport is fine, absolut nothing to complain. This gearbox underlines much better the GT character of the car.

    During the winter months I use a second set of 20" MC-design wheels with Pirelli winter tires. With its well-balanced weight distribution the car is very easy to drive in snow, there is enough weight on the rear axle.
     
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    #87 Bluebottle, Oct 31, 2018
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    I'll second that. I, too, opted for the ZF auto and it works very well. Far more suitable to real world driving than the robotised manual. Great car, (albeit a little on the corpulent side), proper 4-seater and one of the best looking cars of its era. And you don't see them on every street corner like you do with Caymans.

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  13. WJGESQ

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    It's great looking, but worth maybe half that price. Love it--but it's punching way above its weight at that price.
     
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    The one I am looking at for her is about $80k. Also looking at a Lexus LC500, but she wants a G Wagon :/ and I’m doing my best to come up with interesting ideas to dissuade her.
     
  15. Bluebottle

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    That's women for you!:D
     
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