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CC Spyder ... Chassis not very rigid?

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I'm currently driving a SL55 and am looking at getting into a Maserati Spyder... I'm focusing on 2004 CC models and have noticed that in '03 the Spyder's received a 20% increase in chassis stiffening so that the body doesn't flex as much.. However, my question is -- How rigid is the '04 Spyder body? Will the chassis flex when going over bumpy roads? Is there a lot of cowl shake? What about comparisons to a 911 (997 model), Mercedes SL, and BMW M3 convertibles? I HATE cowl shake as it makes a car feel cheap... So what are your opinions on those who have driven the spyder and any of its competitors?

Thanks ahead..
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I have owned a Boxster, a 911, BMW convertible, Miata, Thunderbird, Sebring. My Spyder is an 03. Have only had it a week, but it is more fun than everything else. It is not a stiff as the 911, but makes up for it in total package. Cowl shake is minimal and liveable.
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