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I am getting ready to purchase a 2004 coupe F1 with 6500 miles for $45k. Is that a good deal. Are the F1's really that bad? What should I look for when doing an inspection
 

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Sounds too good to be true. What options does the car have? Make sure to get a good PPI.

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Great deal

I am getting ready to purchase a 2004 coupe F1 with 6500 miles for $45k. Is that a good deal. Are the F1's really that bad? What should I look for when doing an inspection
It's a great deal if the vehicle history is clean, the clutch doesn't need replacing, and there are no other mechanical issues. There are plenty of threads on the F1 system on the forum, but I wouldn't be deterred by it and your local Maserati dealer can run vehicle diagnostics and give you a read-out on clutch wear. The car has a 4-year warranty, so you'll even have coverage for non-wear items. I just paid a little more for an '03 six-speed, so I'd jump on it. What color is the car?

Good luck with it -

Bill
 

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Fingers crossed

The carfax looks correct and the car is set for an inspection by the dealer next week. It was just in for its 6k service and i spoke to the dealer who serviced it and he said there were no other issues on the car. It is silver blue with grey/blue interior; navigation; 200watt stereo; and F1.

The dealer says they don't do pre-inspections, but will look at the car, check the clutch life and put it on the computer to check the diagnostic (whatever that means). Any thing else i should have the dealer look at other than to make sure it wasn't in an accident, which did not show up on carfax.
 

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I would have it checked to see if the car was repainted. Any bodyshop should be able to tell you if it has been, they also have a tool which measure the thickness( varying paint thickeness means it was repainted)
 

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that sounds about right. I saw a 2002 sypder with 4k miles sell for 36k. I saw a 2003 coupe sell for 42k.
 

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Bought yesterday and it is awsome

Had the car inspected at a rediculously expensive $720 to do a leak down and compression check as well as do a PPI. The compression came out perfect as did the clutch. Evidently after 6k miles the clutch as experienced 1% wear. Did some only drive the car down hill. I drove the car 500 the first day. I love this car. I have owned an AM DB7, 996, 993, Esprit amongst other ordinary cars. This thing is awsome. It is almost as fun to drive as my buddy's 360 for 1/3 the price. I am soooo sold.
 

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Congrats

Had the car inspected at a rediculously expensive $720 to do a leak down and compression check as well as do a PPI. The compression came out perfect as did the clutch. Evidently after 6k miles the clutch as experienced 1% wear. Did some only drive the car down hill. I drove the car 500 the first day. I love this car. I have owned an AM DB7, 996, 993, Esprit amongst other ordinary cars. This thing is awsome. It is almost as fun to drive as my buddy's 360 for 1/3 the price. I am soooo sold.
Congrats. You got a great deal on a great car. Enjoy it! Bill
 

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Love it

Thanks for all the well wishes. Now that I own it, time to modify it. My plan is to lower it and replace the springs and probably remove the center mufflers. Does anyone know where we can get spoilers and spliters to fit a 2004 Coupe?
 
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