RQ, the tyres are sort of shiny....on a wet day you can almost see your face in them !!
No, I am not the only driver, I bought the car with just 2000 on the clock about four months ago. That said, my 4200 C/C used to eat the tyres, never more than 4000 per set....maybe it is the way I drive.
The dealer seemed to think it was all rather amusing, she did say that earliest that they have had so far was 13000 and that just over 3000 was a bit of a record.
As I am not paying for the clutch I wont be worrying too much.
Very little stop go driving, mostly blasting along quiet country roads around where I live.
As to whether the clutch is covered by warranty I dont really care, having paid good money for a good car four months ago I think the dealer feared something akin to a nulclear explosion if they suggested anything other than that magic word, warranty.
When I took delivery of my 2004 QP two weeks ago I asked the dealer about the clutch wear. Apparently the service center had replaced the whole gearbox under warranty a few months earlier because the first owner had complained that the clutch was squeeky. I am happy as I have a new gearbox and a practically new clutch. Has there been any mechanical upgrades to CC boxes since 2002 or is it all software?
Replacing a clutch at 3,000 miles new isn't going to inspire any confidence in potential buyer's reading this. I agree with Dolle, even thought you are not paying I would want a second opinion just to know that dealer isn't off their rocks.
There is a wide variance in the clutch life reported by different owners of cambiocorsa vehicles. I have owned a 2202 CC for 2 years:-
- original clutch (single-tang type) replaced at 22K miles (I only did the last 3K)
- replacement (dual-tang) lasted approx 9K miles (but was replaced due to "squeak" on engaging first - a common problem with some clutches fitted, there was no slippage though)
- current clutch has just 3K on it
The hardware (single->dual chnaged in the 02 only) and of course there have been at least 3 s/w updates I can recall in the last 2 years. The clutch has basically operated better (esp 1st 2nd changes) with every update.
squeaking you say...???
My car has a not so loud squeaking sound that comes from the left rear and I always thought it was dryness on the suspension... the squeak is more like the one from an old motel bed... is that the squeaking sound you are talking about ??? is that clutch wear???
I only have 4,300 Km. and I feel the car drives perfectly normal, I've been to the track only on two ocassions but my everyday driving could be qualified as being a bit on the maniac side... could that squaking be clutch wear???
Forgot to mention... mine is an 04 CC and I'm the only one that has driven it since I bought it with 100 Km.
Our 2002 had the single-tang clutch replaced (by Maserati) at 11,000 miles. We're now at about 14,000 and haven't had any problems other than a sing-song noise as the clutch engages. I have not yet mentioned that noise to the dealer, but will this spring.
Other than that, we've enjoyed a pretty trouble-free 4200 CC.
Seems awfully strange they are replacing clutch and tires at that low mileage. Our rear tires (Pirelli) were gone at 11,000 but the fronts were like brand new.
my 02 cc spyder had a clutch slip problem at 4m. turns out to be a design flaw with fulcrum. they fixed but charged me for clutch because my employees had a field day, and burnt disc before i stopped them, 3500. tires did not last much longer at rear, my foot.
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