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OK, seriously considering a GranSport. What do you guys feel is the low end price for a '06 GS with 5-10K miles ? I mean, I don't need asking numbers but actual selling prices. I have seen ranges from 50-70K. But wat are they actually had for.
Are certain colors harder to retail ?
Also, how much depreciation are you expecting over the next 2 years ?

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What do you guys feel is the low end price for a '06 GS with 5-10K miles ?
Expect to pay $50K-$55K for a nice '06 GS with no stories, a documented service history, and clean title. Of course, with all Italian cars, you get what you pay for. Buy the cheapest example you can find and you will end up with just that.

Are certain colors harder to retail ?
Yes, some colors are harder to sell than others just due to supply and demand. Azzurro Argentina (light blue), for example, is a color that just won't sell without a significant price break. Some of the more common colors, like silver or black, are in the middle of the range. For the most part, Maserati uses fairly reserved colors for their cars. For this reason, I didn't mind paying a premium when I was able to find a red one :)

Also, how much depreciation are you expecting over the next 2 years ?
Tons. These things seem to depreciate like there is no tomorrow. It really is too bad. Awesome cars, just not enough demand to keep prices up.



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Tons. These things seem to depreciate like there is no tomorrow. It really is too bad. Awesome cars, just not enough demand to keep prices up.
Thanks for your input.

So is 10-15% per year a real number for depreciation from now on ? I mean eventually even a GS has to bottom out somewhere right ? Can you really see a GS go from 50 to 30K in 2 years from now ?
 

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I disagree with TravisJ.

First, you won't find a good 2006 GS for US$ 50-55k;

Second, with the next Masearati in the lineup being the Granturismo at over $100k, I don't think the GS prices will drop that much during the next couple of years. IMO.
 

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Thanks for your input.

So is 10-15% per year a real number for depreciation from now on ? I mean eventually even a GS has to bottom out somewhere right ? Can you really see a GS go from 50 to 30K in 2 years from now ?
I think 10% a year sounds about right.

I'm not sure if there is a bottom for these things. There isn't really a "bottom" for Mercedes, BMW, or even Porsche. In the market, Maseratis seem to be more in line with those luxury/sport manufacturers when it comes to depreciation.

I'm not sure if I see a GS at $30K in two years. At the rate things are going now, anything is possble. I would guess $40K in two years in more realistic. As more GTs hit the road, values will continue to go down.

I've said it before, the value and depreciation on Maseratis really is a shame. These are great cars! For some reason, demand just isn't there.

I disagree with TravisJ.

First, you won't find a good 2006 GS for US$ 50-55k;
I stand corrected. $60K-$65K is the low end for a nice, clean, no stories GS.



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Second, with the next Masearati in the lineup being the Granturismo at over $100k, I don't think the GS prices will drop that much during the next couple of years. IMO.
well, I wish it where that easy to believe. The Granturismo will drag the GS down no doubt, but I keep hearing horror stories from used car dealers that Maseratis will continue to depreciate at a rate of 20% per year. That would be totally unacceptable to me, since I will finance mine. The GS will not be my daily driver but toy car so I can live with some depreciation, but 20% would be killer. If that is the case, I would be better of buying a Ferrari (incl. the $$ for maintenance) since he older models have almost bottomed out. :rolleyes:
I do like the GS though :confused:
 

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I wonder if Maserati would have depreciated to this extent if the manufacturer didn't offer
such an attractive lease option when they first rolled out. It seems as though quite a few 1st time buyers leased the vehicle, drove them like a leased daily driver, then turned them back after 2-3-4 years....
 

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You mean they drove like the car is supposed to be driven. I don't see anything wrong with it, quite the opposite, I don't understand someone buying a nice expensive car and keeping it in the garage so they have a better resale price.:rolleyes:
 

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I will be keeping mine in the garage simply because of my job, need a truck. If I could I would take it everywhere. But luckily Sat and Sun are beautiful in Florida, especially this time of year. I was completely taken by surprise when I found out how "affordable" they are! I still have not seen one around town in Tampa, and I do a lot of driving. I have seen a hand full of QP but no Coupes or GranSports. I don't personally own a Maser at the moment, but will in the near future and I can care less about the resale value. I feel as if this will be the first car I run till the wheels fall off. I think it will be discomforting you if you are constantly stressing the loss of value of your car, you simply wont enjoy it. Cheers and good luck on your hunt. I'm not sure of which I will end up with but it's going to be a fun journey!

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Thanks for your input.

So is 10-15% per year a real number for depreciation from now on ? I mean eventually even a GS has to bottom out somewhere right ? Can you really see a GS go from 50 to 30K in 2 years from now ?
Sadly....yes. From last year (when I bought my 03 coupe) to this year, the going price in the private market has dropped $10-15K. This is not an investment vehicle! I think there has to be a floor somewhere, but there is an 04 6-speed coupe on eBay right now with 23K miles and a buy-it-now price of $33,900! :confused:
 

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If that is the case, I would be better of buying a Ferrari (incl. the $$ for maintenance) since he older models have almost bottomed out. :rolleyes:
I do like the GS though :confused:
Comparing the GS to any Ferrari is like comparing apples and oranges. There really is no Ferrari in the GS price range that compares. The closest would be an early year F355 but even then there are more differences than similarities.

If you want a Ferrari, you will be disappointed in the GS. Similarly, if you want a modern grand tourer, you will not be happy with the F355.

The best thing to do is figure out what you really want and just buy it!

I think there has to be a floor somewhere
I respectfully disagree. As I have mentioned in the past, outside of Ferraris and Lambos, most other car manufacturers don't have "floors".



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Have you guys seen this Gransport "NO RESERVE" Auction on ebay ? Current bid $33K. I ran a Carfax on it, and it does look good (2nd Owner):

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars...id=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=65:7|39:1|240:1318

Warranty about to expire, but below 8K Miles.
I am wondering how much it will go for. I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't go over $42K. They might bid on it themselves (or somebody does it for them) right before the auction ends.

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5000-10000 miles mint car 60-65k

Bianco Fuji color is amazing and rare

I bought this one in February with 1000 miles on it for 71k has everything option wise sticker was 125k

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Awesome car

I recently purchased a 2005 GS with 7400 miles. I could have (afforded to) purchased an F360 (or 355) but couldn't bring myself to justify NOT buying the Maserati for the level of awesomeness that the $55k (I paid)provides(also, I predicted the current economic [email protected]).
Now, 3 months later (and 1000 trouble free miles) I absolutly made the right choice.
This car is great. I have only seen 2 others (GT and Q- no GS's :)) in Houston but I still see at least 1 ferrari a week (too many :D). I love the exclusivity AND the looks/stares/thumbs-up/up-front-valet-parking/smiling girls/etc.

Great car great choice buy it, don't worry about the $$, enjoy this gem of a car.

IMHO

Eddie:rolleyes:
 

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Have you guys seen this Gransport "NO RESERVE" Auction on ebay ? Current bid $33K. I ran a Carfax on it, and it does look good (2nd Owner):

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars...id=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=65:7|39:1|240:1318

Warranty about to expire, but below 8K Miles.
I am wondering how much it will go for. I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't go over $42K. They might bid on it themselves (or somebody does it for them) right before the auction ends.

Ulf
a little over 2 days to go and bid is at $40K. Like mentioned, I am certain that they will pull the auction or bid themselves if it doesn't hit $48-$50K on the last day.

Have not seen many GS or Coupes seen sold lately on ebay. Makes it a buyers market :cool:
 

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My Mercedes took 8 years to reach a value of $0 (trans failed and would have cost more to repair than the car was worth). I imagine the same thing will be true of my 2006 GS Maser around 2014, or maybe earlier.

Have to decide whether to sell it next year and get a "normal" car, or just ride it down to the ground.
 

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well, auction ended and somebody with user name "autobuyingnet" won it for $41,200. WTF ? :confused:
That's got to be a protecting bid. I have not seen a GS go for that price. Not even a 30K Miles example.
What are your thougts ?
 
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