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Hi Everybody,

About two weeks ago I purchased a used 03 Maserati Coupe Cambiocorsa. I haven't driven it all that much (I live about 5 minutes from my work... well, 3 minutes in the Maserati). But so far, I absolutely love it. It has 39,000 miles on it, but has a brand new clutch and tires and just got serviced by the Maserati dealership. The last owner had the tubi exhaust installed as well some other pretty nice upgrades.

I'm learning more about how to drive it each time I get in the car. Are there any pieces of advice from current owners? I learned very quickly that it doesn't like going uphill in reverse...

I'm aware that I might have to spend some money to keep it running smoothly. I got a great deal on the car so I have a bit of a budget for any repairs. Fortunately, my roomate is an auto mechanic so the cost is strictly parts.

Does anybody know where the best place to buy a new key is? Also, any ideas on where to buy new parts in the future?

Thanks.
 

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Hey.

I'm a new Mas owner myself.

I'm a noob here, but the crowd here has been MORE than helpful.

My only suggestion so far is this:

Your first plan of action is to find a place to service your car. Oil Change, etc.

I guess if you have a Mas dealership nearby - that is great.

But I don't.

So I found a fantastic garage that cares for imports.

Seems he does most of the exotics here - and the only two Maserati's in the city I live in.

For me?

There was a lot of things to learn about this car.

Sticker shock on an oil change among them.

Have fun with your new car.

Gene
 

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Congrats on the Maser. I think you'll find that this is a great forum and everyone here is very helpful. Certainly let us know if you need any advise. In general, just find a service center as ghfoto has suggested and check the health of your new car. Keep it up well and enjoy!

We have several install shops that we've found to be very good listed on our website: http://www.formuladynamics.com under install centers.

Best Regards,
-- Jeff
 

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MO85,

Welcome.

I am afraid the dealer may be the only place to get a proper key. For other stuff, FD can supply you the normal consumables that need periodic replacement. For Maserati specific parts, you have:
http://www.ricambiamerica.com/ and http://eurospares.co.uk/

Also 'search' for some pretty good DIY posts and some cross-referencing parts threads.

BTW, please fill out your location as that helps everyone as to the POV as this is an international board. It helps keep discussions like this from happening:
U.K. poster: "Any known issues with an '07 GranSport?"
USA poster: "Maserati didn't make '07 GranSports, do you mean an '06?"
U.K. poster: "No, I am looking at an '07"
USA poster: "You can't be or else the car is mis-titled"
U.K. poster: "No the data plate definitely says 2007"
USA poster: "Are you sure the car doesn't have four doors and is called a QP."
U.K. poster: "WTF, I bloodly well know the difference between a coupe and saloon"
USA poster: "You're a troll"
U.K. poster: " you're a wanker"

And then it gets ugly. :)
 

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MO85,
U.K. poster: " you're a wanker"

And then it gets ugly. :)
Had to look up wanker. From Wikipedia:
Wanker literally means "one who wanks (masturbates)". It is normally intended as a general insult rather than as an accusation. It conveys contempt, not commentary on sexual habits. Wanker has similar meanings and overtones to American pejoratives like jerk, jerk-off, and prick. One particular connotation is of someone self-obsessed or a show-off (usually male).

The term wanker originated from British slang in the 1940s, based on the verb wank.

By the 1970s, the general meaning of wanker had shifted from its literal origin (as a masturbator) to that of a generic insult; for example, "a contemptible person". This shift in usage is comparable with that of dick, arse or jerk.

The word has developed a metaphorical usage, in which to wank or to be a wanker implies egotistical and self-indulgent behaviour. This is the dominant meaning in Australia.
 

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MO85,

Welcome.

I am afraid the dealer may be the only place to get a proper key. For other stuff, FD can supply you the normal consumables that need periodic replacement. For Maserati specific parts, you have:
http://www.ricambiamerica.com/ and http://eurospares.co.uk/

Also 'search' for some pretty good DIY posts and some cross-referencing parts threads.

BTW, please fill out your location as that helps everyone as to the POV as this is an international board. It helps keep discussions like this from happening:
U.K. poster: "Any known issues with an '07 GranSport?"
USA poster: "Maserati didn't make '07 GranSports, do you mean an '06?"
U.K. poster: "No, I am looking at an '07"
USA poster: "You can't be or else the car is mis-titled"
U.K. poster: "No the data plate definitely says 2007"
USA poster: "Are you sure the car doesn't have four doors and is called a QP."
U.K. poster: "WTF, I bloodly well know the difference between a coupe and saloon"
USA poster: "You're a troll"
U.K. poster: " you're a wanker"

And then it gets ugly. :)
lol oops..
 
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