Costs of Owning a Maserati: the Answers to the Perpetual Question
Since the question of Maserati upkeep cost is asked quite often in this forum, and since recent "requests" for this information have been grumbled about (i.e. use the search function), a request was made to start a thread detailing upkeep costs. Feel free to post as much or as little information as you are comfortable with revealing, but probably the basics should be year/model of car, bought new/used, current mileage, costs that you've paid thus far, and also whether it's serviced at dealer or independent. Since we're going for a basic "list" type of thread, probably better to avoid branching off-topic on particular subjects (duoselect vs automatica, e.g.).
2007 Quattroporte Sport GT, Automatica
Purchased early last year (2010) for about $65K
Mileage about 20K at that time, now 30K as of May 2011
Services thus far, all at the dealer, since it's under warranty (CPO):
1. Battery problem along with 2 burned-out tail-light bulbs - battery diagnosis and changing of bulbs was $200 (most of that for the battery diagnosis)
2. 25000 mile service - $1800
3. Needed a spare key - $500 for new key and programming
4. Stone guard installation along bottom edge of car - $700
5. Anti-squeaking tape installed along sunroof to prevent annoying squeak when cornering or over bumps - $65
6. Full set of snow tires for car, installed and TPMS installed (I live in a location where it seemed necessary for driving the car as my daily driver year-round) - $2000
Warranty repair (no cost) for CD changer replacement and correcting the trunk-lid catching problem that many of us have (it still has the same issue even after the repair), but I deal with it.
So my cost for 10,000 of driving is about $2000, along with another $2K for snow tires, $500 for a spare key and $700 for chip protection. As I see it, these latter items are good for a fair amount of time, so their value will be spread out over at least a few years.
Anyone else want to chime in?