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06 Coupe vs a Fransport

Hello, I am looking for some advise. I am in the market for a weekend car. I am looking at a 1 owner 06 GranSport with 42k miles from a Maserati Dealer in Texas (I'm in California) and an 06 Coupe locally with 20k miles from a private original owner. The dealer wants $2500 more but with double the miles. The GS has 70% clutch and the GT has 40%. 1 concern I have about the GT is the crappy stereo. It doesn't seem like it can be changed. Please advise all. They both seem to have been well cared for. I am pretty well informed because of forums like these but have never owned 1. The most exotic I've ever gone is a Jag, Mini and a Midget. SO not really. Thanks so much
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Hmmm, there is a lot to consider about what you actually want besides the stereo. There is a whole industry to upgrading your tunes in any vehicle if you choose.
If you only think about the variants of the Coupe and the GS, the notable differences in the vehicles start with both being a Grand Touring car, but the coupe has more creature comfort/amenities in the cabin. The GS is a simplified, no frills interior which might be more suited to very occasional driving or shorter trips.
Outside the cabin there are several additions to the GS that might not be on the coupe: installed x pipe and the active sport mufflers (not sure if this was a coupe spec also). This basically just equals a louder exhaust and minor performance. Lots of other details that I'm not covering since you can find lots of side-by-side comparisons online, but you have to ask yourself what you are wanting in a weekend car.
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The GS lacks the navigation and has more distinctive looks. Which one of the two gives you a more emotional response looking at them? You can trick out the GT to equal or better than a stock GS.

Buying from a Maserati dealer is nice though and gives you more opportunity have a 100% car. Texas is tough on the consumer for lemon law claims in my experience. Easy to swap out the stereo on the GS.

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We prefer the Gransport overall but if you find a 4200 that's setup the way you like and is a great deal, they are hard to pass up!

Good luck with the hunt!

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I have an 06 quattroporte for sale with 74k miles for 15,995 if anyone is interested. It can be found on cargurus here: https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used...ting=224800710

I am a prius owner and will stick with the 45 mpg.
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