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Does anyone have current auction prices for '03s and '04s? I am looking at a pretty clean '04 Spyder with 13k miles that an independent dealer is asking $50k for. Based on my research over the last few months I think it should be in the mid to low 40s. I haven't made an offer yet and am trying to figure how low to go in at. I don't want to spend the bucks for a PPI until I have negotiated price.
 

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Are you looking in Austin? I would think that you should have no problem buying an 04 in the mid $40K range. I know of a blue spyder here in houston that I am guessing could be bought in the mid $40's.
Is this the car you are looking at?

http://www.expomc.com/invsys/details2.php?id=6751

If it is, I have the same color in the coupe, it is very nice looking on that car.
 

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Yep that is one the cars I am considering. I did notice the wheels were wrong - in fact the sales guy at expo pointed it out (I have been very impressed with their honesty by the way). Also it doesn't have the aluminum pedals, blue guages or premium sound. What was in the vintage pak for '04 spyders? Could it be a fake vintage?

Search answered my own question http://www.maseratilife.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3722&highlight=vintage+pack

Oh and a friend got some auction data for me

'03 Spyders

04/30/08 ATLANTA Regular $38,800 18,071 Above GRAY 8G
04/09/08 W PALM Regular $35,800 20,887 Avg BLUE 8G
03/11/08 FAAO Lease $36,200 17,606 Avg GRAY 8G

'04 Spyders
02/12/08 FAAO Regular $40,000 15,181 Above SILVER 8G
02/12/08 FAAO Lease $39,500 10,301 Avg BLUE 8G
02/21/08 W PALM Regular $42,000 23,189 Above BURGUNDY 8G
04/08/08 FAAO Regular $39,400 26,406 Avg BLACK 8G
 

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I don't get the obsession with Auction Prices.
To me, the auction cars represent the bottom of the barrel.
Cars with no known history, and a dubius past.

They are a chancy buy, at best.
 

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I have run carfax data on every spyder I have seen and 90% of them went through an auction. I figure that people trading in these cars generally aren't buying another Maserati, since Maserati doesn't make a convertible right now, and very few can afford the "upgrade" to a Ferrari. So FM dealers aren't getting the trades and Jag, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche dealers are. These dealers take the cars to auction where FM dealers and high line independents pick them up.

So in my opinion auction prices set the market.
 
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