my 2002 coupe with 20,000 mi has had 3 clutch repairs ($2400 ea, one was under warranty), new engine belt ($900 + $500 labor) f1 fuel pump, ($1400 + $900 labor) and these are just some of the repairs.I now have 58,000 miles on my '03 coupe and just had sticker shock on it's 2nd repair (I am obviously well out of warranty):
~$2000 to replace steering rack (side seals leak and they don't fix them).
~$1800 for front pads, rotors (I am doing these myself with aftermarket pads to save money). I still need to buy rotors from dealer for $750 but at least a good aftermarket pad is 1/2 of dealer price.
I did do the clutch at 48000 miles for ~$2000 which was 1st repair earlier this year.
Anyways, my dealer, Auto Gallery in L.A., is a real nice bunch of guys but no loaner cars (very sore point for me), expensive mechanics (4 hours to do front brakes - only if a nap is included), and basically much too expensive now that I am out of warranty. My wife bought her Porsche SUV there but given my experience with their Maserati repair service, we will get the Porsche serviced elsewhere.
I may keep this car, but am considering getting a Carrera as a daily driver since even Porsche doesn't cost this for maintenance.
My advice is these cars do not make a good daily driver simply due to maintenance costs. That being said, it is fun.
my 2002 coupe with 20,000 mi has had 3 clutch repairs ($2400 ea, one was under warranty), new engine belt ($900 + $500 labor) f1 fuel pump, ($1400 + $900 labor) and these are just some of the repairs.
Theb dealer must laugh like crazy when someone buys one of these cars!