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Clutch - 2003 Maserati with Cambiocorsa

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I am looking at a 2003 Coupe with the Cambiocorsa transmission. I was wondering how long one can expect a clutch to last. It seems to me that since shifts are software controlled there should not be too much variance between drivers since the driver is not in controll of the clutch and shift. I can usually get 60,000+ miles out of a clutch.

Also, I would greatly appreciate any comments regarding the overall quality of the new Maserati. After experiences with Italian cars in the 1970's I'm still a bit nervous about fit/finish/quality.

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Overall quality and reliability has been great for me. I use mine as a daily driver, and have put 28K miles on it, plus four track days. At my last service (26.5K miles) I was told it had 45% +/- 10% left on the clutch.
I always drive in sport mode for quicker shifts, and shift aggressively both up and down.
One caveat. If you drive in a lot of commute or city traffic, you will probably use up the clutch a lot faster with all the stop and go driving. Even worse, if you ever try to reverse us an incline you will smoke the clutch. I mean lot's of smoke. I did this once, since I had no option, and have made sure I never did it again.
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But average seems to be about 20k miles, some people more, some people less.

I do 80/20 city/highway with a lot of stop and go and I was told that mine was 40% worn at 4,500 miles.
At 6,000 miles dealer said 18% clutch wear....

Take the dealers ratings with a grain of salt. Its time to replace your CC clutch when it starts to slip. Its a $2,500 job so try not to replace it prematurely.

From what the service guy at FM of NJ has told me anywhere between 20,000 on the low end and 35,000 on the high end.... I am definately shooting for the high end... CM
Got 44,000 on mine. You don't want to replace too early but you REALLY don't want to wait too long. Apparently when they go, they go and you're left stranded.
Doesn't this all seem a bit counterintuitive? I thought that since the shifts were all computer controlled that the clutch would last a lot longer than if a person were working the controls. The story about smoking the clutch if one needs to back up on a hill is a bit scary.

I know that driving styles vary (a lot) but does anyone have an idea of how long the clutch lasts on the six-speed car?
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