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What is your next car purchase?

Hey guys

Just curious. What are members next car purchase, and it doesn't necessarily have to be a Maserati? Also what time frame are you considering your next car?

Also what brought you to this decision?

For me, I'd like to trade in the Cayenne soon, since I don't really need two SUV family haulers. And once my wife's GT3 RS loan is paid off, in a little over 2 years, I'd like to get back into a Ferrari or something similar. Hopefully a 458 if it's dropped below $200k or a 430 or Scuderia. Although I love the MC it's not a sports car but a grand tourer. Would love to have another sports car in my garage. I haven't ruled out the Alfa Romeo 4C yet either

What is your next car purchase?

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Selling my QP and buying the Tesla Model S

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Sweet. Keep us posted on the Model S. A friend of mine from training just got one and he loves it

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Volt, what swung it for you? It is a lovely looking car.

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Volt, what swung it for you? It is a lovely looking car.
Bought the QP as a family car for going out to social events, dinners and visiting friends/relatives etc. It works fine for anything local but not so much for longer (>1 hour) journeys. iPhones wont connect, can't listen to music that we want without a lot of hassle, can't watch DVDs, trunk is too small for all our stuff and kids are just wary of spilling anything so they get cranky. Overall it isn't a 'fun' journey for the family. I just think the Tesla makes more sense. I am just waiting for the charging stations to be built out so that I can go down to VA and TN without running out of juice. And I am looking to add a 1960's Maserati...a 3500 or Sebring. That will be perfect for local use...short drives for dinner, movies and so on.

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Assuming the boss/wife approves this should be in my garage before 10 a.m. monday morning!

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Whatever you do, get the Performance 85, nothing less. Get dual batteries for the Super Chargers. Don't go cheap on the battery or the performance package. I recommend the parking sensors and the upgraded sound system. You will love this car. It is like nothing else.


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Bought the QP as a family car for going out to social events, dinners and visiting friends/relatives etc. It works fine for anything local but not so much for longer (>1 hour) journeys. iPhones wont connect, can't listen to music that we want without a lot of hassle, can't watch DVDs, trunk is too small for all our stuff and kids are just wary of spilling anything so they get cranky. Overall it isn't a 'fun' journey for the family. I just think the Tesla makes more sense. I am just waiting for the charging stations to be built out so that I can go down to VA and TN without running out of juice. And I am looking to add a 1960's Maserati...a 3500 or Sebring. That will be perfect for local use...short drives for dinner, movies and so on.
For your family, look into the Tesla Model X unless a smaller sports car is what you are after. The head room in the back seat is not for adults but you will have tons of cargo space. The model X will be available in a about 6 months.


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Dan that's awesome. I want a ton of pics and driving impressions! Very jealous

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Voltrader, you will have a full blown sensory relapse when that happens. I can't help but think for the first month when you pull away from the house, you'll feel like you've forgotten something - yeah, the sound of an Italian V8.

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I am focused on adding a Austin Healey 3000 MK III to my collection

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Very nice!

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Bought the QP as a family car for going out to social events, dinners and visiting friends/relatives etc. It works fine for anything local but not so much for longer (>1 hour) journeys. iPhones wont connect, can't listen to music that we want without a lot of hassle, can't watch DVDs, trunk is too small for all our stuff and kids are just wary of spilling anything so they get cranky. Overall it isn't a 'fun' journey for the family. I just think the Tesla makes more sense. I am just waiting for the charging stations to be built out so that I can go down to VA and TN without running out of juice.
Interesting the new QP 6 or Ghibli didn't match this requirement - did the styling of the Tesla come into play as well?

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And I am looking to add a 1960's Maserati...a 3500 or Sebring. That will be perfect for local use...short drives for dinner, movies and so on.
What a stylish way to stay with the marque - best of luck with the search and please keep us informed!

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Assuming the boss/wife approves this should be in my garage before 10 a.m. monday morning!

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You're kill'n me! Great taste,,,
I met an ex air force guy at cars and coffee Dallas who picked up a 2013, coupe, and he and his wife put some serious miles on it.. he loves it and uses it as a travel car... Dallas to Vegas to Chicago multiple times.. He absolutely loves his.

For me, I've been looking, tire kicking, a Ferrari California down at Boardwalk here in Plano..... Thoughts on the car? I originally went down the SLS path, but may be shifting gears...still a couple months out though at best. 2014's seem to be a good value v pre-owned. No garage space left so I'd have to part with something and I'm emotionally attached to my stuff.

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