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Driving a Maseratti Quattroporte

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by D11VE:J, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. D11VE:J

    D11VE:J Formula 3

    Nov 9, 2004
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    Nice car, 430 engine, comfort, quality, whoever said the Masers are not top notch, sorry, this one is.

    I took my 575M to Maranello for some work to be done and received the MSQuatro as a courtesy car, very nice of them, I will get sprout to post some piccys later, anybody driven a Maser lately? A bit too flash for business, but maybe the smaller sports model I could get away with, the 430 engine is just sublime, if you are reading this at Maranello, its sublime up to 50 mph as fast as I have gone so far.

    Anybody here drive the sports coupe can let me know if its a winner, due a new business car October.

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  3. mal

    mal Formula Junior

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    Dave,

    I went to a Maser driving day at Millbrook last week - drove the QP, Coupe and Gransport.

    As a driver the Gransport is a serious car - a bargain for the money really and unlike all its competitors you can get the kids in the back - which for me is a big plus. The QP was a fantastic car - very luxurious, but not as good a driver. They now seem very well built much better than the 3200 I owned before I bought the Dino

    I am seriously considering one for next March.

    I am waiting for the dealer to get me demonstrator to try on the road.
     
  4. Ferrari_tech

    Ferrari_tech Formula 3

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    David,

    The QP is a very underated car and has masses of power under the bonnet, also not as common as the BMW's / Mercs
     
  5. Dictys

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    Had a loan of an 05 4200 CC for 4 days earlier in the year.

    This had the optional 19" Gransport wheels fitted - great on the Gransport (which I've also driven), ruins the ride on the standard coupe and found the car tends to wander.

    Sat Nav is bad, you have to the Map CD in, but it is the same slot as the CD for the stereo. Otherwise the car was great, quick and sounds fab. 14 Mpg
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  6. Badapple

    Badapple Formula Junior

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  8. barabus

    barabus F1 Rookie

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    Dave your car has more work done on it than Wacko's nose :D:D
     
  9. Dale

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    David nice the qp's m8:D
     
  10. hedge

    hedge Formula 3

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    I saw a white QP by Leicester Square on Tuesday and it looked gorge.
     
  11. boba

    boba Karting

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    Drummond Bone who is in the Maseratic club has a QP in bright yellow . It is very loud in both looks and sound . Has any one else seen it?
     
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  13. D11VE:J

    D11VE:J Formula 3

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    Big B, they are just sorting out a bit of a service muck up, went to Modena and Maranello to the Galleria after a service and had a few faults and I got a bit upset, they are handling it now. Never seen Michael Jackson's nose in Maranello or Modena.

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  14. 360stimo

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  15. gumball3000

    gumball3000 Formula Junior

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    And there was me looking at company cars! Shame....I will have to have a rethink!


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  16. D11VE:J

    D11VE:J Formula 3

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    The Maserati QP in your pic, yellow, just sublime, fantastic. Thanks for posting that.

    D11VE:J
     
  17. murph7355

    murph7355 Formula 3

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    It looked awful in the flesh IMO. If you were to stick a few kilos of diced carrot and swede on it, and the odd pea, it'd look like a giant vom'd on it.
     
  18. mmm355

    mmm355 Formula Junior

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    Love the QP. I think it has real presence. I'd have one over a Merc or 5 series any day (except an M5 probably)
     
  19. stevep

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    you need your eyes tested, there must be still baby lotion in them off my piggy back ride the other day
     
  20. D11VE:J

    D11VE:J Formula 3

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    murph7355; I would agree if it was say a 575M in that colour, but this QP car looks the nuts, vommit or not it is sublime, makes a difference if you have a QP sitting in the drive way to know what they go like perhaps, the one I have is slate grey, yuck, bright yellow is far better, couldn't miss it on the road, head turner, thats why I luv it.

    D11VE:J
     
  21. Albert V8

    Albert V8 Formula Junior

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    Anyone who puts red brake calipers on a yellow car should be shot.

    Where are the taste police when you need them :D
     
  22. D11VE:J

    D11VE:J Formula 3

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    stevep; I could have bet money on you saying that, wasn't it you who had a go at me when I said red was the only colour for a Ferrari, or was that someone else, anyway, sorry m8, we must agree to disagree. Now, where did I put my glasses.:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p

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  23. stevep

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    Probably at stevef's questioning him about a pie theft
     
  24. stevep

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    red is the only colour as for you glasses.............I assume you have been drinking again and forgot where you left your brandy
     
  25. D11VE:J

    D11VE:J Formula 3

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    AlbertV8; that is called contrast, you say it looks cr4p, but that is the nicest part on a Ferrari, the yellow badges on the red car, this is a Maser, red calipers on a yellow car :p:p:p:p
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  26. D11VE:J

    D11VE:J Formula 3

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    stevep; dont drink, don't smoke, don't chase women, just drive nice cars. I would say I am the perfect gentleman. Didn't say I had good taste!
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  27. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    "dont drink, dont smoke, what do you do, dont drink, dont smoke, what do you do, subtle inuendo follows, must be something inside"

    Goody Two Shoes - Adam And The Ants
     
  28. stevep

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    oh and when did you buy a nice car mate. Congrats :D :D
     

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