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Cost of ownership so far

I bought my used GT with the intention of enjoying it for a few years, and then reselling it for ~75% of what I paid for it. There's no way I can sell this baby, I really don't know how I could. The only thing that would give me as much happiness, be as much fun to drive, sound as good, and make peoples jaw drops would be a car that is probably $150-200k very gently used. In that case, I'd have more anxiety about keeping the car just due to the bigger loss.


Anyway, I took my car in for it's first big service today. It's a 2009 4.7L GT with now about 24,000 miles on it.


Bill of health is 100% good. Well, I take that back, the trunk pinched a cord that made a light go out, but outside of that, everything is 100%. It does have fairly low mileage but you have to realize the car just turned 10, and I'm impressed. I've had the check engine light turn on once due to the gas cap not being on tight enough, and the pinched wire and nothing else.

I paid $1,850 for oil change, fluid flushes, filter replacements, all at an official Ferrari/Maserati dealership.

Overall that means in the 3 years of ownership, I've paid ~$1,850 in service total plus normal cost for new tires.

I'm impressed with this car's ability to hold up over time!
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..... and then reselling it for ~75% of what I paid for it.....
Good luck with that!

Just keep it and drive it 'til the wheels fall off.

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Good luck with that!
Just keep it and drive it 'til the wheels fall off.
+ 1. These cars are not investments in market value, they are investments in pure driving enjoyment ( with the longevity of the latter as a great and arguably surprising bonus ! ) When I bought the car I certainly did not expect it to be nearly as trouble free as it has been, particularly when used as a daily driver, so I also plan to keep it until the wheels fall off.
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I paid $1,850 for oil change, fluid flushes, filter replacements, all at an official Ferrari/Maserati dealership.

It's not for everyone, but I'm glad I learned to DIY with this car.
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You've had the car for 3 years and have only serviced it once? Shouldn't it get the oil changed annually and full fluid flush every 2 years?
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It's not for everyone, but I'm glad I learned to DIY with this car.

I know, right???
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You've had the car for 3 years and have only serviced it once? Shouldn't it get the oil changed annually and full fluid flush every 2 years?
No, not according to the Ferrari dealership. They recommend every 12.5k miles, or every two years for the fluids including oil. I've only put maybe 3,000 miles on since purchase, but I waited just under 3 and got the oil changed. Everything is tip top on it.
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No, not according to the Ferrari dealership. They recommend every 12.5k miles, or every two years for the fluids including oil. I've only put maybe 3,000 miles on since purchase, but I waited just under 3 and got the oil changed. Everything is tip top on it.

I was also under the impression that I should change the oil at least once a year even though I only put about 2K miles a year on this car.


What do the experts think about this? I'd like to know since I was planning to take it in for oil change and service next week (it's been 13 months since the last).
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I was also under the impression that I should change the oil at least once a year even though I only put about 2K miles a year on this car.


What do the experts think about this? I'd like to know since I was planning to take it in for oil change and service next week (it's been 13 months since the last).
I'd call an official dealership near you for good advice. I'm pretty confident I heard it right, and I heard it a few times. I'm no expert but I imagine every year isn't necessary.
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Okay found this online, looks like recommended is every 2 years or 12,500 miles.


https://www.maseratiraleigh.com/service_GT.html


Edit: Just noticed that oil change is recommended once a year.
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My tech tells me to change the oil every year.

It's probably because it's a Ferrari-built engine. All my other Ferrari's (and my Gallardo) need oil changes every year regardless of how often they're driven.

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It really doesn't matter the manufacture...Really just kinda opinion based.. I would probably change it, cars that sit a lot can just can gather moisture in the crankcase...Ideally they burn off when you drive it. Also I like to inspect a car from underneath yearly...Check for leaks and rodent damage etc..It's not gonna really hurt anything if you choose not to do it...To each their own....Jason

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I have to admit, I'm blown away at the cost of that service. No offense to the OP, just wow. Seems outrageous.
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Yeah $1850 for changing fluids and filters seems like a big bill but that's typical dealership stuff. My shop charges about $250 for the oil change... the oil alone is $110 according to my recent invoice. On the other hand, I did pay almost $400 to change the cabin filter... where is this thing located in a QP? Two hours of labor? I was surprised it wasn't a plug-and-play item as in most cars... but then why was I surprised that a Maserati isn't like most cars?

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