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Hello community maseratilife, I’d like to introduce myself to the forum. I’m a mid thirties guy who loves cars, I’m sure very original in this crowd :) I’m genuinely lucky because my wife tolerates my insanity and love for cars. I have a bullet proof Sequoia for my family daily and a 2003 BMW 540i m-sport 6speed as a project and restoration. I’ve had a desire for a ”beautiful” car for some time now and the QP5 has been on my mind. I have a dealers license so I’ve utilized all my relevant resources to search for one in the last two months and presto found a dark green 2012 S model with 44k miles in Denver. I had it inspected, reviewed the carfax and sight unseen made the purchase. I know, the perfect way to buy an italian temperamental car :). It should be arriving Monday and I’m like a kid waiting for Christmas morning. Now I’m also thinking what did I get myself into? How will she drive? How much will it cost to maintain? Will my wife’s patience finally run out? LOL
I’ll post pictures once she arrives, and keep you guys updated once I’ve had the first oil change.
 

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Congrats and welcome... a 2012 QP S should really be a great car.

For what it's worth, we have service kits and replacement parts that are a great alternative to the dealer and we can get all OEM Maserati parts as well. The forum is a great resource!

Dark Green is a pretty rare color, we'd love to see pics when you get it!

Best Regards,
 

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Received the car this morning. The Italian love affair begins! I arrived at the arranged pick up location this morning at 6:45 am and she looked beautiful! There was a smell of burnt break pads, the parking break was showing a fault. I think it probably has to do with a weak battery. The car is not actually dark green it just dark - black :) I drove it straight to my trusted mechanic and am now waiting for the run down. I’ll post pictures soon.
 

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Hi, not still at mechanics :) The weather has been terrible no opportunity to take pictures. Car is in good shape fresh oil, brake pads are almost new, rotors are good. My mechanic did point out that he recommends doing the valve cover gaskets. There are no oil drops on the floor nor visible leaks, he assured me that there’s some “seepage” guess I’ll be getting this done. Any advice on anything else that needs to be done while doing the valve cover gaskets?
 
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