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  1. Bill132

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    I am new here so if this has been covered, point me!
    Since I can't afford the Ferrari I want is a Maserati Gran Tourismo Sport a good compromise?
    My spend is less than 75K, any Ferrari in that price range doesn't do it for me.
    Thoughts?
     
  2. DWR46

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    The Gran Turismo Sport is a GREAT car. Buy a 2013 or later to get the latest refinements. I have had my 2014 for almost six years now and it has been 100% bulletproof, no problems. You can also do almost all the service yourself, a rarity in modern cars. It is not a Ferrari, but for a modern GT car, it is wonderful, and only the Italians can make engines like that!
     
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  3. malcolmb

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    Agreed, I have a 2015 and love it. had two QPs before, all good with no problems. They are hard on brakes, but I dont use those much.
     
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  4. Bill132

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    I am going to look at a 2017 this week!
     
  5. DonJuan348

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    I’m interested in 2009 with 599 transmission, any issues with those?
     
  6. italiancars

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    75k will get you a great GranTurismo, look for an MC over a Sport.
     
  7. Bill132

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    So for those with way more knowledge of the Gran Tourismo than I, are there any differences between the different model years from 2013 thru 2018? I can't find a 2019, I question whether any are actually in existence.It seems the cars are pretty much carbon copies of each other. AM I missing somethng?
     
  8. italiancars

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    2019 is convertible only. 2018 has the updated interior with the Garmin based Maserati version of the uConnect infotainment system. The MC is more aggressive than the Sport.
     
  9. Bill132

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    Thanks. I really don't want a convertible. What about the interior changed, does it mater? Anyone have experience with the new vs old navigation?
    I am currently looking at a 2017 and a 2016. These things are hard to find in NY!
     
  10. raider1968

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    2009 is the best handling Mas since the GT started. Have a 2009 since new and the super fast trans makes it handle like it is a different car - is really great - if you want sand me a Image Unavailable, Please Login private note
     
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  11. redcaruser

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    I had a 2014 Granturismo Sport and now I drive a 2018 model. The differences in the interior are huge, you really have to try both. I would never go back. In this sense, yes, it does matter.
     
  12. Countachqv

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    I am surprised we did not have a more active maser GT thread on here. the biggest advantage for me would be a true 4 seaters.
    It looks small but it is comfortable and allows not to have to buy an ugly Panamera or a diva like the Rapide.
    Only issue I see with GT is depreciation and that is what kept me out for 10 years. got a Porsche instead and love it. My feeling is thta I see 2013-14 at 40K now with fairly low miles and that may be a good entry price.
    I may still look for one but I am also still considering an ugly panamera because the turbo or GTS version are great cars, they are less expensive to maintain and great values a comparable price.
     
  13. DWR46

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    Countachqv: I am not trying to start an argument, but how can the Gran Turismo Sport be more expensive to maintain than a Porsche Panamera? I have had the Maserati for six years and the only things I have spent money on are oil, air filters and belts. Oh, and one battery.
     
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  14. Countachqv

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    May be you are right as I have not owned a GT. However Italian cars are usually more and the GT is a Ferrari engine base after all and I would expect more issues on a Maser than on a Porsche in general. My Cayman S cost 800 for service at dealership.
    At the end it depends on the car and on the owner. For a 4 seaters I expect a turn the key and go type of thing. I have read the GT can be temperamental but that is more on pre-2013. gain a great buying price can make up for a lot of services.
     
  15. redcaruser

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    Since 2014 I drive a Granturismo as my daily. I bought each one new (first one in 2014, second in 2018). With the first one I drove approx. 145'000 km in total. Maintenance costs on the level of an average German business limousine. With both cars I had/have no extra costs at all (the first one had a broken injector once, it was replaced on warranty). Unfortunately, people like you, who have never owned such a car before, keep writing stupid things. And that's only because you think you know something you've heard somewhere.
     
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