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Was just reading the June MotorTrend and they said they decided to revisit the Maserati Spyder. Only other review they had done was on a 2002. They reviewed a 2004 vintage model and stated that Maserati must have been listening as early complaints seemed to have been addressed. Overall they seemed happy with the car.
 

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I will have to check it out but I like to hear from the owners more than magazines. They are the daily drivers so they know all the nooks and cranies (sp?) of the car.


Speaking of that. After a few months how has your Maserati broken in? Have you had it Dynoed (I know someone did, just can't remember who).
 

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After 6 weeks and 1200 miles car just seems to get better and better. My little notebook in the glove compartment for recording the numerous problems I thought I would have is still blank. The only thing I have had any issue with is the CD changer, occasionally when I go to it, does not recognize that it has any CD'S loaded, just turn it off for a second and when it comes back on it works fine. I find the shifting on the GT to be great, Very crisp, and after driving the M3 SMG for two years find myself having a blast with it. The Tubi seems fully broken in and sounds even better now. I change cars about every two years and can easily say that this car quality wise is right up there with my past cars. But the exclusives of it puts it well above the Porsche and BMW previously owned. When I owned those cars I tried to get a color that I would not see all around town but with the Maserati did not matter as I have yet to see one at all. Have even stopped traffic a couple of times as people yell out "What kind of car is that"
 

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Andrew said:
Speaking of that. After a few months how has your Maserati broken in? Have you had it Dynoed (I know someone did, just can't remember who).
I was the one who posted the dyno results from our 2002 Spyder CC, Andrew. The post is: http://www.maseratiforum.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=76

The dealer is performing a number of updates on the car this week (clutch, new CC software, etc.), so I think I'll go back on the dyno for another baseline, then add the Tubi and dyno one last time to see the difference from baseline.

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Brad,

I also have a 2002. What updates are you having done? Is there a way to know what software version a car has?

Thanks for any info.

Tom
 

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Illinois Spyder said:
Brad,

I also have a 2002. What updates are you having done? Is there a way to know what software version a car has?

Tom
I don't know how to tell what revision of CC software is installed. The dealer's handling the update lookup and implementation. He thought the car would probably need:
- Fuel line connector recall
- Steering column recall
- CC software update
- Clutch replacement/update ('one-tang' to 'two-tang')??
- Radio reception update/fix (I don't want an external antenna)

I asked them to look at/fix a bunch of niggling little problems:
- Both valvetrain covers leak oil
- Transaxle weeps fluid (very minor leak)
- Cruise control decrement ('-') switch doesn't work
- Most vent trim rims are losing the 'chrome' plating
- Trip fuel mileage always shows under 1 MPG
- Ash tray cover won't stay closed
- Passenger door spring steel hinge is loose
- Emblem on passenger side (just behind door) is bent away from body

I also damaged the spare tire heat shield, so I asked them to quote replacing it.

We'll see if they can hcomplete all of those items during the 2 weeks they're keeping the car. I'm supposed to pick it up on Saturday morning.
 
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