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What's the difference between maserati coupe 2003? and maserati coupe 2004?
 

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I have a Spyder, but here is what I think is different.
2004 has a cupholder, a lowered hump over the driver side instruments and speedometer, and a hill hold mode so you don't roll backward when you take your foot off the brake before the clutch has engaged (not sure how this works, or if it is available on both the CC and standard transmissions).
I went with the 2003 since at the time I purchased it, there was one on the floor in exactly the configuration I wanted, and a 2004 required a 5 month wait. I did have the dealership retrofit the 2004 center console with the cupholder, which was apparently a much bigger pain for them to do than they thought.
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In the standard manuals, the shift linkeage was changed to make it smoother (albeit unsuccessfully). Shifting in the CC became smoother and slightly slower. Some radio upgrades software wise and some suspension upgrades where also done. According to the dealer here the 04 saw quite alot of performance upgrades when compared to the 02/03.
 

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cool, i just sold my crashed maserati and i'm buying 2004
 

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STARDOC said:
some suspension upgrades where also done. According to the dealer here the 04 saw quite alot of performance upgrades when compared to the 02/03.
What suspension upgrades? And what performance upgrades? The spec on the motor is the same and the C/D numbers were about the same (actually a tick slower) for the '04 vs. the '02. I'm curious as to what changed, since I do think the suspension has room for improvement.
 

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One thing I don't hear about the 2002 is that it's the only model with launch control. You can't get that on the new 430 in the US.
It's a much rawer car if you like that and it has the most direct CC in the maseratis. Shifts are harsher put it in sport/no TC/and launch; pow CC is right there. I did not and will not upgraded my CC software, this is how I like it to shift. But in auto its a nightmare, and can be tricky around town.

Forgot one other thing also kicks up rpm's during down shift.

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calcoupe said:
One thing I don't hear about the 2002 is that it's the only model with launch control. You can't get that on the new 430 in the US....
i have no idea about the LC in the 2002 coupes but it is certainly not the only model with LC.

CS gets them :twisted:
 

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I am not sure the US GS gets LC, form what I have read LC is no longer offered on US cars. Not sure why clutch wear or safety. But SF Maserati informed me that the 2002 was the only Maserati that came with LC. The CC porgram has been softened by slipping the clutch to eaze the shifts.

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calcoupe said:
I am not sure the US GS gets LC, form what I have read LC is no longer offered on US cars. Not sure why clutch wear or safety. But SF Maserati informed me that the 2002 was the only Maserati that came with LC. The CC porgram has been softened by slipping the clutch to eaze the shifts.

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I said CS not GS.
 

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CS?
 

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maserati of minneapolis said:
The bigger differences are between 2004 and 2005, with the new front and rear fascias, and larger front grille, with different styles.

- Mark
The bumper changes are really noticable when you have both cars side by side. The 05 is closer to the GranSport, though the chin is not as deep and of course no side skirts.

Another difference is the trident on the C pillars on the 05.
 
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