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that's a good looking pic.

i think the first round is like 2-10 cars per dealership? that would be all up to dec 2007.'

“The automatic attracts a different audience — 50 percent is coming from people who are not Maserati owners,” James Selwa, CEO of Maserati North America in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, told Automotive News.

okay, where are these people? c'mon don't hide. ;) tell us what you've ordered.
 

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okay, where are these people? c'mon don't hide. ;) tell us what you've ordered.
I would be surprised if anyone here had ordered one. We were all attracted by the performance (in addition to styling) and some by the needless complexity of the CC. :)
 

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Gran Turismo Available For December Delivery As We Speak.
Is Anyone In Position To Order This Fantastic Car?
 

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Gran Turismo Available For December Delivery As We Speak. (29/05/07)
Is Anyone In Position To Order This Fantastic Car
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Gran Turismo Available For December Delivery As We Speak.
Is Anyone In Position To Order This Fantastic Car?
Need to know if bluetooth and satellite radio are available as standard equipment,factory options or not at all. I am in a position to order pending the answer to these questions.
 

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Need to know if bluetooth and satellite radio are available as standard equipment,factory options or not at all. I am in a position to order pending the answer to these questions.
An easy question for any luxury car manufacturer except Maserati...
 

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Wow, Glenn, I guess you don't like the CC!!! Well, I think CC is amazing, esp for track days. I'd be willing to bet some serious money that in a few years manual tranny's will be truly outdated. The performance of automatic tranny's, of which I am not a fan, is getting close to manual tranny's, and the next generation of sequential robotized standard tranny's, specifically the DSG available in VW and Audi's and even the Veyron, is even better than CC and F430 F1, by a lot. Progress marches on, and the manual tranny will be a casualty, no question.
Want to put together a reasonable wager on when?
MikeA

I would be surprised if anyone here had ordered one. We were all attracted by the performance (in addition to styling) and some by the needless complexity of the CC. :)
 

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Wow, Glenn, I guess you don't like the CC!!! Well, I think CC is amazing, esp for track days. I'd be willing to bet some serious money that in a few years manual tranny's will be truly outdated. The performance of automatic tranny's, of which I am not a fan, is getting close to manual tranny's, and the next generation of sequential robotized standard tranny's, specifically the DSG available in VW and Audi's and even the Veyron, is even better than CC and F430 F1, by a lot. Progress marches on, and the manual tranny will be a casualty, no question.
Want to put together a reasonable wager on when?
MikeA
Shifting lis like sex, faster is not always more pleasurable.
 

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... I'd be willing to bet some serious money that in a few years manual tranny's will be truly outdated. ..
I think one can argue that the manual tranny has been obsolete for the US car market for a long time. Manual tranny cars are few and far between for cars that are the opposite in Europe. I grew up in Holland in a car culture where auto trannies are considered OK for disabled people, amputees, very old people, or for truly very clumsy people that cannot pass their driving test after 20 or so attempts. This is totally ingrained in the car culture. My mother in law came to visit the other week and she unexpectedly turned out to be a jaguar fan, so she took up the chance to ride along in my XJR. "An automatic???" she questioned in surprise as I put the shifter in "D". And this is a 67 year old lady (who drives a manual tranny Ford Ka BTW). I don't see that change in the next 40 or so years. Some high performance cars may be sold in auto or flappy paddle mode, but the bulk of cars in Europe will continue to be sold as a manual. After all, the manual transmission is the best, most economical and most durable solution to the problem of transferring the power generated by the engine to the wheels. And people in Europe like that sort of thing ;-)
 

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very true.
there's still nothing like a perfectly excuted heel and toe downshift into a corner, by yourself, not a computer.
 

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Waiting lists for the cars are dealer to dealer, but I've heard many waiting lists are already 30-40 people.

Our allocation is going to be approximately 3-4 cars per month, with the biggest dealers getting in the neighborhood of 10 per. With the first cars not due to arrive for several months yet, I think the combined waiting lists could easily top 1 year.
 

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Wow, Glenn, I guess you don't like the CC!!! Well, I think CC is amazing, esp for track days. I'd be willing to bet some serious money that in a few years manual tranny's will be truly outdated.
Oh no, I love the CC!! I'm just saying, what attracted me to it was how unusual it is compared to other cars. It is a talking point, as well as a great driver experience.
 
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