I just took delivery of one of these strip-down version 6 speed GT, I will be mainly driving in the city too (50%) and up and down the streets of SF. I have been driving stick shift for 15+ years, beofre automatic, so getting back into the 6-speed GT is not a problem for me. For me, driving in the SF is not fun anyway, we have terrible streets here, however, it's a small city, within 15 min, you could get to most places in the city quickly so it really doesn't matter too much. Everyone I talk to in Maserati said 6-speed is better for the clutch and you don't have the F1 pump to worry about too.Fighting Starfish said:Is the clutch as sensitive on a 6 speed as it is on the F1 version ? Wondering what is better to get for driving around the city. I would drive mine 80% in the city. Also, is the 6 speed less sensitive to maintenance ?
yep, was thinking about the F1 pump problem too. I guess a GT would eliminate this issue as well.dchao said:Everyone I talk to in Maserati said 6-speed is better for the clutch and you don't have the F1 pump to worry about too.
Yes, that's right. I won't find a GT very easily, but you can walk in any dealership and pickup a CC at anytime. Don't forget, a brand new GT is already some $15,000 less than an equivalent CC, because the CC is always loaded with tones of unnecessary options too.Dolle Dolf said:The GT is rarer. Expect to pay at least the same.
I agree with Mike, in the City, specially like San Fran, 6-speed is the best choice.MikeA said:It just doesn't do well in stop and go - too lurchy if you aren't just taking off and keeping going. Also, backing up an incline really is hard on the clutch in the F1.