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It seems most Maserati spyders and coupes for sale (pre owned are not that common at the offical Maserati dealerships)

It seems to me what I know from the car business and general common sense the prices will be higher (most of the time, asking price at least) at an offical Maserati dealership vs an independant luxo dealership or private sale.

Buying from the offical dealership I am hoping the car has been inspected by a tech and it seems it should be in top running order. (always the chance it is not etc)

and the independant dealership just bought the maserati from an auction or was traded in. (it could be inspected as well) I would say prices are lower. I would have the car inspected by an offical dealership before buying anyways.,



It just seems the offical dealerships prices are higher (maybe they will wheel and deal more then I think) I would feel better about buying an auto from an offical dealership vs an independant.

I will check with Maserati of Minn. when I start to serious shop.


just any words about buying from an independant dealer such as www.plazamotorsaz.com

(I am not sure if their is even a point to this post! lol)
 

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aside from your observation, official dealers must price their used cars of the same brand at a higher price, so that new car buyers don't walk in and immediately see their car depreciated $$,$$$ so quickly.
 

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As long as you get it properly checked out by a Marenello trained mechanic and it has full history from a main dealer / recognised independant there is no problem buying private or from an independant dealer.

Here in the UK the issue is the Ferrari main dealers that sell the cars usually offer below market value for trade in even on newish cars (1 or 2 years old) then put them on their forecourts at inflated prices. The one I bought from an independant I paid $58,000 dollars for (£29,000) 04 4200 cc with 18,000 miles on it. A virtually identical car with slightly better spec and 6500 miles on the clock (But same reg date) with a local main dealer was on the market for $74,000 (£37,000).

I bought my car from an independant but had it checked out by a Maranello trained mechanic (15 years) who now works for an independant specialising in Maseratis. Obviously the UK is only the size of a state in the us so its easier to look round I guess....
 

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I ONLY buy from authorized dealers, support them.
 

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I love to drink. If I didnt work out all the time I would be a drunk..

but I am not an alcoholic because they go to meetings.


One of the Maseratis I am looking at is at an offical dealership and I would call them first if I was ready to buy right now. but I am not and on top of that I owe $5000 in taxes :confused: :( I need a finance hug

The Mas/Fer dealership here in scottsdale I would go first if they had what I was looking for. It is owned by UAG and I acutally used to work for UAG. car sales! Best way to make a buck while in college. I loved it. I wonder if I could get an ole timer employee discount! :) I have no experiance when buying a rare auto like a Maserati. It is alot different then buying an Acura which is easy and fun as you can dealer shop etc


I dont want to pay the IRS
 
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