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I am interested in buying my first QP Maserati, but don't know a lot about the car so I thought I would seek your input. I currently drive an Escalade and wanted to get into a nice sedan with some pop.

What can I expect in the way of reliability? Should I anticipate a lot of up keep and maintenance? I am not much of a car expert and would like a hassle free luxury ride that I can put 15K-20K miles per year. It would be my primary car.

The new price is a bit out of my range, but in searching in 07's with 10-15K mileage, I have seen prices range from $60K-$80K. Can you all give me a idea what is a good deal and what type of package I should be looking for an 07 QP. Anything I should take into consideration or check out first in buying a used QP? Most of the best deals I have seen have been on auctions.

Thanks for your input and advice. i appreciate your help.
 

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Welcome to the forum and good luck finding your new QP.

First of all the QP overall is a very reliable car. Although I do recommend that you have an Independant PPI performed on the car by a qualified technician once you've narrowed the search down.

I can't provide too much help in the way of pricing these days. There are some amazing deals out there. I can tell you that asking price is not selling price. Plenty of owners out there are motivated. So be patient and remember there's always another deal around the corner if you miss one.

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I have a 2007 QP in white. I have 10k on it and I have not had one problem.
Mine is a full automatic and not the duo-select transmission. My advice would be to get the automatic because I hear the duo-selects cars require a bit more care. I can only say that I have driven BMW's most of my life and this car is just a reliable if not more.

You should be able to find a good one for around 65k. Go for it great car!!!
 

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thanks for the input. I am interested in an anyones car buying experience. There are not many 07's in my area so I have been looking at ebay auctions, but I am hesitant to buy without seeing first hand.
 

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I am interested in buying my first QP Maserati, but don't know a lot about the car so I thought I would seek your input. I currently drive an Escalade and wanted to get into a nice sedan with some pop.

What can I expect in the way of reliability? Should I anticipate a lot of up keep and maintenance? I am not much of a car expert and would like a hassle free luxury ride that I can put 15K-20K miles per year. It would be my primary car.

The new price is a bit out of my range, but in searching in 07's with 10-15K mileage, I have seen prices range from $60K-$80K. Can you all give me a idea what is a good deal and what type of package I should be looking for an 07 QP. Anything I should take into consideration or check out first in buying a used QP? Most of the best deals I have seen have been on auctions.

Thanks for your input and advice. i appreciate your help.
Thank you for posting this question. I am brand new here and I wanted to ask the same thing!
Will a 2007 QP have the same durability as a 7-Series BMW, for example?
I realize it may not, but would love to hear from owners experienced with the QP. Thank you in advance for any reply. The durability is what I'd reall like to know about.
 

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2 months and loving it

Greetings guys:

Im two months into my purchase of an 06 QP SportGT, and LOVE IT. I changed from Mercedes to Maserati, and while the fit and finish isn't QUITE the same as the Germans, there is a lot more passion. I have 26k miles on it (7k of my own in the first 2 months), and it is incredibly dependable. I agree fully with the PPI, and I turned down the first two QPs I looked at because they didn't come back happy.

Things to note:

1. You will be replacing your rear tires every 7-9k miles.
2. You will be replacing your clutch every 25-40k miles.
3. You will spend 10 more minutes everywhere you go because people will ask you about your car.

My dealer told me one very important thing about the DS transmission. Don't drive it like an old lady. The worst thing you can do for the transmission is drive it in Auto mode. Manual/Sport is where the car is happy. Funny thing is, that is where I am happy in it too!

My brother has an 07 QP SportGT with about 22k miles on it, and he has had no major mechanical problems (someone pulled one of the OH SH*T handles off, but I am sure that had to do with driving style)

I am sure you will be happy as hell with the car.
 

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Greetings guys:

Im two months into my purchase of an 06 QP SportGT, and LOVE IT. I changed from Mercedes to Maserati, and while the fit and finish isn't QUITE the same as the Germans, there is a lot more passion. I have 26k miles on it (7k of my own in the first 2 months), and it is incredibly dependable. I agree fully with the PPI, and I turned down the first two QPs I looked at because they didn't come back happy.

Things to note:

1. You will be replacing your rear tires every 7-9k miles.
2. You will be replacing your clutch every 25-40k miles.
3. You will spend 10 more minutes everywhere you go because people will ask you about your car.

My dealer told me one very important thing about the DS transmission. Don't drive it like an old lady. The worst thing you can do for the transmission is drive it in Auto mode. Manual/Sport is where the car is happy. Funny thing is, that is where I am happy in it too!

My brother has an 07 QP SportGT with about 22k miles on it, and he has had no major mechanical problems (someone pulled one of the OH SH*T handles off, but I am sure that had to do with driving style)

I am sure you will be happy as hell with the car.
Would you please elaborate on #2 in your reply. I'd like the fully automatic version of the 2007 QP. Is there still a clutch? Thank you for the response!
 

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Would you please elaborate on #2 in your reply. I'd like the fully automatic version of the 2007 QP. Is there still a clutch? Thank you for the response!
The QP Automatica is a torque converter automatic transmission - built by ZF. The same folks that supply most of the automatic transmissions for BMW. HJQP has the "Duo-Select" transmission which is a robotized manual transmission thus it has a clutch.

The Automatica will have fewer maintenance requirements, thus the car is potentially a bit cheaper to maintain.
 

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Sorry, I didn't realize (or read well enough) you were looking for an automatic. Those transmissions are solid. The DS transmission is a heck of a lot of fun to drive, but it does wear on the clutch!
 

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I bought my used 2008 Gran Turismo from eBay. There is a first class high end car dealer in Marietta, GA who usually has used Maseratis for sale at great prices. Their name is Select Luxury and they have a web site. I live in SW Florida so I did not see my car before I bought it, but it was everything they said it was! Shipping was just $495 too.



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I guess what I'd really love to hear are opinions regarding how many miles a year it would be practical to expect to be able to drive a Quattroporte without it ruining the car, i.e. wearing everything out.
I realize this isn't a Camry we're talking about, but what is a realistic outlook/expectation as to the car's dependability?
Thank you again for all the replies.
 

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Actually, I think the QP is put together better than the German cars of today. Mercedes quality and fit and finish beneath the surface is a world away from what it used to be. The QP seems better than that.
Concerning the miles and reliability, to me, the challenge of racking up miles on a QP is where to get it serviced. My dealer is more than an hour away, a major hassle. High mileage is also going to badly impact the resale value of a QP, more so than on an MB. Most of these cars are driven moderately meaning there are lots of low mileage examples out there. Resale is already a challenge- I go the dealer car auctions and an '07 QP with 6k miles will barely bring $60k, half of its original sell price. Gulp!
Once you get past the negative stuff, the QP is blast to drive, totally unique experience. I have the DS tranny and it's a hoot to drive although i do keep the miles down.
 

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I believe Kbrookings has the highest mileage on a QP.

http://www.maseratilife.com/forums/showpost.php?p=52341&postcount=13

This is my opinion: Generally, the modern Maserati is a reliable car that should easily do 100K+ miles if one keeps up with the scheduled maintenance. Which is actually quite comparable to BMW, Mercedes, Audi, etc. (Aprox 12K miles between services). However, there are still some quirks - not the kind that necessarily strands a person on the side of the road but rather reminds one that they own an Italian car.
 

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Greetings guys:

Im two months into my purchase of an 06 QP SportGT, and LOVE IT. I changed from Mercedes to Maserati, and while the fit and finish isn't QUITE the same as the Germans, there is a lot more passion. I have 26k miles on it (7k of my own in the first 2 months), and it is incredibly dependable. I agree fully with the PPI, and I turned down the first two QPs I looked at because they didn't come back happy.

Things to note:

1. You will be replacing your rear tires every 7-9k miles.
2. You will be replacing your clutch every 25-40k miles.
3. You will spend 10 more minutes everywhere you go because people will ask you about your car.

My dealer told me one very important thing about the DS transmission. Don't drive it like an old lady. The worst thing you can do for the transmission is drive it in Auto mode. Manual/Sport is where the car is happy. Funny thing is, that is where I am happy in it too!

My brother has an 07 QP SportGT with about 22k miles on it, and he has had no major mechanical problems (someone pulled one of the OH SH*T handles off, but I am sure that had to do with driving style)

I am sure you will be happy as hell with the car.
I couldn't have said it better myself. As long as you drive it hard, it will last longer. Sounds weird right? But its true!:)
 

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I have a 2007 QP in white. I have 10k on it and I have not had one problem.
Mine is a full automatic and not the duo-select transmission. My advice would be to get the automatic because I hear the duo-selects cars require a bit more care. I can only say that I have driven BMW's most of my life and this car is just a reliable if not more.

You should be able to find a good one for around 65k. Go for it great car!!!
I have a duoselect car, I would say that if the car is just for weekend blasts and fun, then the DS is perfect. If you will be using the car daily and sitting in lots of stop/start traffic then the automatica is a much better option.
 
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