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For somebody considering a secondhand Coupe, would the forum members be able to offer hard facts about what has changed between 2003, 2004 and 2005 Coupe revisions? Dealers I have spoken to have been vague;
"The Cambiocorsa software is much improved"
"The V8 badge has appeared"
"Skyhook and suspension is improved"

Considering that the Coupe will be replaced in 2006, is the current model (2002-2005) likely to suffer a big drop in price? (I know, I know, if anybody can tell the future they don't have to work for a living, but just in case there is somebody that can tell the future in this forum).

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You won't find many '03's as they were a very short production year. Most of the changes occurred in '04 but allow me to make a few counterpoints to what the dealer said. The CC. software got SLOWER from '02 mostly to appease an American market who couldn't deal with the jerky shifts. As a result, shifts were smoother but took longer thus the car was slightly slower. If you plan on only cruising, the SKYHOOK is o.k. but if you plan on tracking the car or would like a more sporty feel, get a non-skyhook and throw on some lowered aftermarket springs and you'll have a G.S. competitor. I don't see the prices dropping too much once the new coupe comes out because you're probably looking at a $30k difference between an '07 and and '05 anyway and most of the depreciation occurs in the first year.
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Coupe changes

Thanks for the thoughts. Based on what you are saying, the best buy should be a low milage 2003, as the car is mechanically as good as a 2004/5, but obviously shorter guarantee? Have there been any mechanical / chassis changes (ignoring the CC software) since 2002?

Is there no way to switch off Skyhook, which is standard in all post 2004 Coupe CCs, according to one dealer. The same dealer also said that the GPS/GSM unit is standard in all Coupes, so even if it wasn't delivered with it, they can switch it on for a few hundred.

Dealer asking prices on Maserati.com website for UK dealers, it would seem that prices drop as follows (£1=$1.78):
£56-60k new
£48-55k 2005
£40-47k 2004
£34-42k 2003
£30-35k 2002
 
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