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An Innocent Abroad Needs Help on 4.2 Cambiocorsa

Hi there everybody
First-time poster here. I'm sure that this question must have been asked many times in the past....
I am actively looking at replacing my Mercedes CL500 with a Maserati 4200 Coupe Cambiocorsa, probably c. 2004-5.
It looks like I can get a decent one for around £17-£20k. Why are these seemingly brilliant cars so cheap?!?!
Any guidance very gratefully received - sincere thanks!
Jim
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-11-2017, 03:15 PM
 
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Because no one wants to buy them. I have a 2002 GT Spyder which I consider was the buy of a lifetime. To elaborate, doctors and lawyers don't want them any more and second and third buyers are frightened away by Ferrari repair costs. So you need to be a rich person who appreciates value. For the early cars you're getting a Ferrari and $50,000+ in your pocket for repairs. (Not that you'll need to spend that much as, aside from the CC, they're quite reliable.)

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+1...High repair cost drive down the value of a used car pretty bad...Some people are under the impression as the car gets older and loses value that the repairs are cheaper...That is not how it works...It actually increases as older parts around the repair should be replaced as well due to age or mileage...hope that helps...Jason

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-13-2017, 12:43 AM
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Hi Innocent. If you're in the UK, I'd recommend joining the Sports Maserati forum. Loads of input there on any UK car, and we don't bite. Much.....

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