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Discussion in 'Maserati' started by RossoCorsaItaly, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. RossoCorsaItaly

    RossoCorsaItaly F1 Rookie
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    - You change the song in your other cars and get suprised when it doesn't take 10 seconds for the CD player to respond.

    - You try to change gears via paddles in your other car and end up spraying water all over your windshield or turning your brights on.

    - You have to explain what a Maserati is to your friends and just give up and say "you know what a Ferrari is? Kind of like that."

    - You're suprised when you leave the dealership in your other car after service and you didn't get charged 4 figures for an oil change and inspection.

    - You get every Civic trying to race you at a stop light.

    - All the cops in town know you on a first name basis but they always let you go on a warning.

    - Every stranger has the need to tell you about their random relative who has a civic/corvette/viper that is faster than your car.

    - You have to argue with people that your CC car is not a form of automatic, but they always proceed by telling you "Trust me I know my BMW has tiptronic shifting too, but it's still an auto."


    I did this on the other forum but I know a few people aren't on it so figured I'd throw it up here also. Also feel free to add your own.
     
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  3. TheBigEasy

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    haha, yes all true, i'll add:

    - You pull into a BMW dealership in a new QP and a salesmen next to a 7-series asks "what's that??"

    - You get used the the clock mysteriously spinning out of control

    - You jump out of your skin every time the build-in phone rings and still struggle to figure out how to answer the call or how to adjust the ringer volume

    - You are still baffled at why even though you have the built-in phone working, you can't just pick up the phone in the console and dial a number

    - You gave up a long time ago trying to work the navigation system
     
  4. italiafan

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    -you spend a lot more time in the garage drinking in those beautiful lines
    - you ask the wife if she needs you to run to the store to pick her up some tampons
    -you pass everything on the road except the gas station
    -you get camera-phoned at stoplights by teenagers
    -boys in civics with giant wings bolted on the back want to race you
    -your coworkers think you get paid too much
    -people hate you, and are fascinated.....
     
  5. Dipsomaniac

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    - you accelerate in 3rd at low speed just to hear the engine burble
    - you have to explain to friends why you didn't buy a Ferrari
    - you no longer notice clunky jumpy gear changes
    - you never get sick of looking at its ass
    - the local kids take photos through your gate on the way home from shcool
    - you try to go 0-100km/h in under 5 secs just becoz you can
     
  6. AntM

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    - you have the best car on the commute to work
    - you smile everytime you turn the engine on
     
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  8. martyb

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    You try to start and go at 7 am and you realize the car is not awake yet.
    When you go to shift in an intersection and it pops into neutral

    Wouldn't trade the quirks for anything!!
     
  9. Bcube

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    You try to drop the top and push & push & push & push the rocker switch and nothing happens....

    You cuss in made-up Italian until you realize you forgot to set the E-brake.
     
  10. DeaneG

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    The radio goes nuts because.... well, for no reason in particular.
     
  11. AntM

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    - Someone says you look like the latest Bond girl (someone said that to me today - well chuffed!!)
     
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  13. italiafan

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    The radio doesn't work and the dealer points out that is because the car was never built with an antenna (truth).......musta forgot it that day.....
     
  14. mont

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    ...You never get bored to look at its lines.
    ...You feel you are on top of the world when you realize that it is yours.
    ...You feel you are part of Automotive history.

    Mont
     
  15. AntM

    AntM Formula Junior

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    Sounds about right :D
     
  16. kizdan

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    Love this thread!
     
  17. AntM

    AntM Formula Junior

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    Me too :D

    Only got a Maserati at the weekend, so just starting the 'love affair' with it.

    Antonia
     
  18. TheBigEasy

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    It's good to home for spring break, I took the Ferrari out this morning then drove my mom to the grocery store this afternoon in the Quattroporte and thought of this thread......

    THE FREEKIN DRIVERS DOOR HANDLE IS BROKEN!

    I have no idea how, but inside the drivers door some kind of cable has snapped that is attached to the interior door handle... so either you have to reach your hand out of the window to open the door, or someone has to walk over to let you out...... WTF!? My mom says it's been broken for a couple weeks and they haven't had a chance to take it into service and that I should take it in next week.... Gotta love Maserati.
     
  19. ErikV10

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    Do those only work for Maserati? ;)

    Too bad.. I don't own one so I can't do any of those stated. :(
     
  20. CAdreamin

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    - you resign to the fact that you can't default the navi voice to a permanent 'off'
    - every Honda and Toyota driver in the next lane suddenly finds their accelerator
    - you discover the hidden buttons on the steering wheel that aren't mentioned in the owner's manual
    - you realize that the $950 oil change ALWAYS takes three days
    - you have perfected the three-button start: pull the reverse lever, hit the navigation alert disclaimer, press the MANUAL button ['cause automatic is for beemers]
    - you own more poltrona frau leather than anyone else on the block
    - you smile everytime you see 30 or 40 Bentley Continentals on the road for every Q
     
  21. coverland

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    ...doesn't that happen no matter what car you drive? lol
    -Colin
     
  22. coverland

    coverland Formula 3

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    ...so true. It's hard for me not to pull a u-turn and follow one when they drive by. :)
     
  23. testarob

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    You find yourself humming Life's Been Good by Joe Walsh
     
  24. lung7707

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    ITS TIME TO SELL...AND YOU GET 40 cents TO THE DOLLAR FOR HER!!
     
  25. RonnieF430Spider

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    Your ego is boosted a notch when you pull up next to any German car

    and/or

    Your ego drops a notch when you pull up next to a Ferrari
     
  26. DJ4200GT

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    ...than once you try and race said german car your ego drops off the face of the earth (never to be seen again )b/c when you go to step on the gas pedal your car stalls because of an F1 tranny malfunction!
     
  27. OC Speed Junkie

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    You have AAA on speed dial.
     
  28. masermartin

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    You check your oil by seeing how much is left on the ground after having been parked 30 minutes.

    *Note: I own an 87 Biturbo Si. :)
     

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