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Hey Everyone,
I'm looking to purchase a GT, thanks mainly to this forum. I was a bit iffy because I've heard the usual about reliability. But after reading through this forum it doesn't seem too bad, actually quite positive. Anyway just wondering if you had any tips for what to look for when purchasing? This is my first "nice" non daily driver car so much different than anything I've bought before. I am going to get a PPI from an independent or local Maserati dealer so good to go there.

When you look though the car fax anything to watch for? I have my eye on a 13 GT MC Sport. Clean car fax no accidents, 3 owners, ~30k miles, but one open recall. Its been to a dealer about 1-2 times per year for "service", nothing specific identified besides the word "service".

Anyone have any advice or experiences?
 

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Hi,

Was in a similar spot last summer. I would recommend to drive it, have it throughly checked out, and be patient. I've been looking around for over a year, almost bought a 13 GT last summer but passed on it. Recently bought a 14 GT and so glad I waited. Good luck!
 

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My rec is to just take your time and find the right car at the right price. Fortunately in this day and age the internet opens you up to seeing so many cars. I bought my '14 with 18,000 miles a few months ago. Paid $43,000 and the car is perfect. I took about 4 months to find mine. You'll find the right one, just don't settle because you gotta have it. I almost did with a color I wasn't crazy about and I am so glad I waited. Good luck!
 

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Hey Everyone,
I'm looking to purchase a GT, thanks mainly to this forum. I was a bit iffy because I've heard the usual about reliability. But after reading through this forum it doesn't seem too bad, actually quite positive. Anyway just wondering if you had any tips for what to look for when purchasing? This is my first "nice" non daily driver car so much different than anything I've bought before. I am going to get a PPI from an independent or local Maserati dealer so good to go there.

When you look though the car fax anything to watch for? I have my eye on a 13 GT MC Sport. Clean car fax no accidents, 3 owners, ~30k miles, but one open recall. Its been to a dealer about 1-2 times per year for "service", nothing specific identified besides the word "service".

Anyone have any advice or experiences?
Not many service departments will do this but i reached out to the one that serviced the car for the 3 years before i purchased it. I got their info from the Carfax, can't hurt to try, right? The service manager e-mailed me copies of all maintenance performed.
Note: Carfax is not as accurate as some might think, so keep that in mind.
I personally like to take a pretty decent amount of time looking at the bottom side of a car, not much time is usually spent doing this. I lay on the ground with a flashlight and take my time inspecting the undercarriage. Obviously none of this guarantees anything, but it's still a good practice. I relate it to the condition of one's feet, If they look taken care of they usually are. (sounds funny but it's true/and maybe a military thing ;)). I purchased my 2014 GT because i felt confident that it was pretty well sorted, having done my due diligence.
Any mechanical item/car can malfunction or break at any time. For myself, i removed the fear of this by purchasing based on sound knowledge of product and not emotions. It has been a solid daily driver for almost 2 years now.
Just my .02 worth...
Good luck Moneypit (y)
 

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It's definitely worth having a good look through any Maserati you plan to purchase, once you feel comfortable, spend the money to have a non-biased professional have a look as well. Once you feel comfortable about the price and options, make the offer. Maserati's are fantastic cars when well taken care of. Unfortunately we see the other side as well when they aren't taken care of and maintained properly, this is where you hear the negative stories. So just take the time and sort through the fodder to find a good one and you'll likely have a great run with an amazing car over the next few years.

Best of Luck on the Hunt!
 
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