Let me start by saying I am currently not fortunate enough to own a Maserati but hopefully that will change in the future. I am an active duty member of the U.S. Army and I have, to say the least, been lusting over Italian made sports cars since I was about seven years old. Growing up I remember helping my grandfather clean his 82' Ferrari 308 GTS and riding around town hearing that engine pur was absolutly wonderful. Due to my career choice I know that I can't afford a Ferrari however, maybe a 2004-2005 Maserati CC. I hope to learn alot from everyone as I prepare for this purchase and futher soldify the decision of owning a high performance machine. Have a good day.