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Need advice re: whether to buy a 2006 GrandSport

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I'm looking for a second car and was settled on a Porsche 911 until I found that the Maserati GranSport is not the outrageously expensive car that I had assumed it to be. I love the way the 2006 GS looks and I would prefer to have a car that I'm not going to see in every third driveway in my neighborhood, but I have read a couple of posts that make me a little nervous. Specifically, comments about the GS transmission.

Why do people advise against using reverse to the extent possible and against using the "auto" button? And what is it like driving the GS in the city (stop and go)? I read that "stop and go is not your friend". Unfortunately for me, almost all of my driving is in the city.

I appreciate any advice.
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Since owning my '06 GranSport Spyder since December:

1st drive: Stopped by a 'Tour de France' bicyclist who wanted to check the car out and then screams "Bellissimo!"

2nd drive: Stopped at a light and notice teens in the car behind me whipping out their cell phones to take pics of my rear-end

3rd drive: Cruising through Georgetown on a Saturday night...waiting at a light on M Street and 3 G'town students kneel in front of my car in traffic pleading to exchange car keys for the night

4th drive: Cutting through a neighborhood in Baltimore I come across kids skateboarding in the middle of the street...they all stop in their tracks and one yells to the others "OMG - Did you see that? What was that!?"

5th drive: Sitting at a light, I notice the pickup beside me puts it in reverse to back up and check the GS out

Every Drive: Cars drive constantly in your blind spot to check you out, drivers eyeballing the entire length of the car as they pass, and cars wait for you to take them over so they can get a better look....

You want exclusivity? Get the Maser. This NEVER happens to me in the Bimmer! :)
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