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I'm going to purchase either an '06 Grandsport or Coupe. Both have been in service for less than a year (one's a demo and the other's the 5th Maserati from a guy who keeps them a year and trades), so I've got 3 years of warranty left. Both look great and the price is the same for both cars. The coupe has the vintage package and the Gransport is an LE version.

Here's the rub. Which vehicle would you take and why?

I can't drive either to compare, as they're far away from where I live (Lafayette, Louisiana), so I'm looking for some knowledgeable responses.

I'm leaning towards the Gransport, because it should yield a more aggressive drive. On the otherhand, the Coupe with the Vintage package sure looks sleek.

Any opinions?

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Rusty G.
 

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To be honest either is fine. I think the vintage pack looks nice and elegant, and the GS looks more aggressive.

I really don't believe there is much of a gap between the two in performance, except perhaps the GS suspension tuning.

I think the real issue is what fits your mood/lifestyle?

Also, what colors are we talking about here?
 

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I'm going to purchase either an '06 Grandsport or Coupe. Both have been in service for less than a year (one's a demo and the other's the 5th Maserati from a guy who keeps them a year and trades), so I've got 3 years of warranty left. Both look great and the price is the same for both cars. The coupe has the vintage package and the Gransport is an LE version.

Here's the rub. Which vehicle would you take and why?

I can't drive either to compare, as they're far away from where I live (Lafayette, Louisiana), so I'm looking for some knowledgeable responses.

I'm leaning towards the Gransport, because it should yield a more aggressive drive. On the otherhand, the Coupe with the Vintage package sure looks sleek.

Any opinions?

Thanks,
Rusty G.
Mine's a black 05 Coupe CC with the vintage package. Being an 05 it has the same larger grill and rear mesh as the GS (but not the ground effects).

My personal preference is the Coupe vintage for a couple of reasons. (1) I don't like the "surfboards" (2) I'd rather have the cheesy navigation system than nothing at all.

Either will be awesome! Keep us posted.
 

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Check photos of the interior too. Some of the GS techno cloth options look a bit poor compared to the all leather option.

Need to see good photos of both cars to decide, but if both are good, i would go GS for the handling/loud exhaust etc (at least in Europe, presume similar on US cars)
 

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C'mon, guys, the surfboards are great for wiping the mud off your boots.
 

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It depends on whether you want a more GT or a Sports car. If you want more luxury, like NAV/Info Center, and more plush inside, get the Coupe. If you want stiffer suspension and less weight and don't mind the side skirts get a GS.

No bad choice here. BTW, I think the GS will hold its value better.

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Love the boards and Britex(sp?)

I love the look of the side skirts and the britex breaks up the all leather look in the GS more then the coupe. At first I wanted the all leather interior, but after searching the internet and looking at all the options out there before getting my GS the two tone look started to grow on me. The coupe does not have this problem, lots of selections out there when it comes to interior combinations. But I must admit some of the GS interiors are a bit much for me (I have the gray and black combo) right out of bad SIFI movie.


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If you're looking at an LE GranSport it should have the full leather interior. This is also the car with the most standard options.

The GranSport seats are also more aggressively bolstered, so if you're a bigger guy they can be less comfortable than the Coupe seats. The 'surfboards' and seat bolsters can make getting in and out a little bit harder too, but not terrible.
 

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GrandSport vs. Coupe

I am fortunate to have owned both a GrandSport and a Coupe in 2006, when I traded my Coupe for the Grandsport. I would recommend the GS which is a better car overall, holds the road better as it is lower and has an exhaust system that makes the car a real headturner...(such exhaust which enables the driver to change the sound of the car is only available on the GS) Everywhere I go with it people stop me to tell how great the car sounds....and how godd it looks.
 

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Go for the GS

The GS should hold it's value better, there are far fewer of them and the small differences really add up.

If you're willing to go cambio then I'd suggest the GS without hesitation. If you're a Manual guy, the coupes you're only choice. The software differences in the cambio program on the GS and the Tubi exhaust note alone are worth it.

I personally can't stand the shifting program on the cambio coupe, it feels like I'm waiting forever, where the GS shifts and feels much quicker.
 

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if everything being equal (price, color, mileage), go for the GS.
many comments on the +'s are very true on the GS.

certainly the coupes have been out a couple more years, but let's put it this way, i have yet to see a GS owner trading in their GS for a coupe.
 
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