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Hi all,
I'm thinking of upgrading my '03 4200cc for a 575. Overall I love the Maserati. I have found it to be a lot of fun, relatively cheap to run and quite reliable. Chicks dig it too - an important factor. However, I may have even more fun in a 575.

Has anyone else here considered the same thing? Your thoughts?

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GB
 

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GBaus said:
...4200cc for a 575...
the two are essentially different cars. V12 v. V8. Ferrari's are more flashy and recognizable than Maserati's. Ferrari's are always a good choice. Just go for it.

Remember...Ferrari sells cars to fund their race car teams while the rest of the car manufacturers fund their race teams to sell more cars. Unfortunately, Maserati is heading toward the latter.
 

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I actually bought my 04 CC when I was shopping for a 550/575.

I really wanted a daily driver, and the useful 2+2 was very attractive. Plus I could get an F1 Transmission (a 575F1 was not available and had a list so I was really thinking of a 550). The real clincher for me was maintanance. Having owned a few Ferrari's I was aware of their Major/Minor service schedule and costs. I was told the Maser would be similar to my Jaguar in maint fees. But since I wanted a daily driver the downtime associated with the maserati when in for service is much less than on a Ferrari.

As far as cars go, they are like night and day. The 575 is a great car, one of my alltime fav's, just be prepared for a major service costing $8000-- I just can't stomach that.

Also, was at Ferrari of Washington this AM and they have a nice black/black F1 575 with yelow calipers for under $200k.

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maserati to ferrari

have 02 spyder and 550. they are very different to drive, ferrari is more precise and stiff, mitchell
 

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They are two very different cars personally I'd go for the 575. But with the money you spend on the 575 you can get a 97-99 550 and a 4200.
 

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Thanks for the all the thoughts.

Hmmm, 550 and a 4200, there's an idea. I would probably think they would be too similar to have both. I currently have and SLK55, MV Agusta and the 4200. All diffferent beasts to drive/ride. I must say I love having the variety.

The idea though was to trade the SLK55 and the 4200 for a 575 or 430.

I could get the 575 now, but would have to wait a while fore the 430. Down here in Australia, there is an 18 month wait for a new one. I'm lucky if my attention lasts 18 minutes!

Here's another thought, has anyone here moved up from a 4200 to a Gransport?

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GBaus said:
Here's another thought, has anyone here moved up from a 4200 to a Gransport?

-GB
Microfuelcellular moved from a 4200 to a GS.


I agree a 550 and 4200 is not the best combination of cars for everyone. If you want something with a variety maybe an early model 360 and a 4200 coupe?

Or perhaps an F355 if you can't fit both in the budget. I just can't justify the 575 prices when I can own two cars for the price of one.
 
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