Originally Posted by J.Bailey
the threads. Problems, breakdowns, performance issues, exorbitant costs, bad investments, etc. I'm just grateful that you guys are honest about all of these issues. I mean a Maserati needs a clutch after 18,000 miles?! Good Lord. I'm kind of numb right now.
I would bet that most enthusiast forums have their share of threads containing issues, gripes, bitches, etc... it's not as if we just come on here to say "Yay, I love my car & I'm so glad I bought it!". Although you do see posts like that, forii such as this one tend to be more a place to seek help, advice, opinions, etc. Go to Ferrarichat.com & you'll see plenty of bitch-threads there, too. Or if you REALLY want to have some nightmares - look up some Brit-car forums, or anything having to do with the phrase: "Lucas electronics"
I'm a relative newb here, and as a Maserati owner, as well; so definitely don't go by my word alone; but don't weigh the gripes heavier than the positive aspects of the cars... think about it - someone goes to a restaurant they frequent on a regular basis & it's routine, nothing special, but the food's what they expected & the service was fine, how many people do they tell? Usually nobody. That same person goes back to said restaurant & on one occasion the food sucks & the service is horrible, how many people do they tell then? Usually a LOT! In other words, people tend to be more vocal about problems than they are about something that meets their expectations.
These are complicated cars, from both a mechanical & electronic aspect - especially the F1 models, so there's more that can potentially go wrong, that's true. They're not for everybody - that aspect is also true. There's also a chance that if you're dating Jessica Alba, she'd be a little bit more high-maintenance than the librarian down the street.
As for me, I'll take Jessica... or at least I'd be willing try her out for a year or so & see how it goes.