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Hello Guys/Gals

well, first off, let me mention, i have not bought a Maserati yet, heck im only 23, but my dad is looking to buy one very soon... we are looking at the 02 Spyder. i had a few questions, wondering if u guys wouldn't mind chiming in and helping me out...

1. how much should we pay for a used Spyder, 3 K miles, loaded, skyhook, xenon, navi, the works... dealer is asking ~68K

2. Any problems we should look out for in the 02 model?

3. How much is a Tubi exhuast worth to put on the car?? performance values??? price???

4. overall winter driveablility? is it possible?

thats all for now, please do answer any of the questions above, i would much appreciate any info i can get...

i'll keep posted on what happens, we go to the dealer this sat. so i would like as much info as i can get before hand.

thank you guys, appreciate the help!
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Not sure about US pricing but the Spyder was significantly improved for the European 03 model year - you can tell the later versions as I believe they have a glass rear screen (and a V8 badge on the flanks )- the chassis was stiffened and an number of other major improvements were made.

Certainly over here it transformed the car for our pretty rough roads.
 

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any links on the Tubi Exhaust. i've been trying to find some pricing and links. or some sound clips if possible???

any other info on the Spyders...
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Below is from the F-chat board, This person goes thru cars every few months and is willing to take a hit and would be a great deal for you. Has pictures up and is a beautiful looking car. I would say get at least an 03 if buying a Spyder. The improved chassis is not something that can be upgraded and I was worried while waiting for my car from reading some reviews on the 2002 about ride comfort. They definitely got things right as I find the ride on my 04 to be great.
Tubi cost me $2850 installed at the dealer and like the Master Card commercial says, "Priceless" worth every penny. Winter driving in your area? No way. Even without snow on streets the sand and salt would damage the car.

http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31804


It's a tough decision, but my 2003 Maserati Spyder is now for sale. The car is Rossa Bologna (deep burgundy metallic) with tan interior. The car is equipped with the Cambiocorsa transmission, Skyhook suspension, Heated Seats, CD Changer, Windstop, Xenons, Custom dash, piping and carpets (in black). The color combo is absolutely stunning. The car has 1150 miles on it and has just had an oil service at WWOC as well as a TUBI exhaust installed. There are no dents, dings, scratches or wheel marks and the car has never had any accidents. The car is complete with all books, tools, records and original window sticker (original list was over $100,000). Price is $71,500 with TUBI or $69,500 without. You will not be disappointed with this car. You can email me at [email protected] for more details or call 917-232-4136.

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23 is way too young. You've got to wait til your 25 :) like I did.
I bought my '02 Spyder GT 4 months ago w/6k miles. I've driven it a lot...now almost 14k. Awesome car, no doubt.

1. I'd say with that low mileage that 62-63k might do it. The value is really not holding so you've got a lot of ammunition. Check Ebay for example prices.

2. As has been noted, Maserati made definite improvements after '02. Primarily chassis stiffness, glass rear window, etc. I weighed the '02 vs. '03 or newer option and decided that those improvements were NOT worth paying an extra 10-15k. My '02 w/skyhook rides great and it handles great. It does have more shake than I'd like, but I knew that going in and every time it bothers me, I think of the $15k still in my pocket. It does not concern me at all and I think that there is absolutely nothing wrong with an '02 after having spent a lot of time in it...8k in 4 months. The plastic rear window on the '02 is annoying at times but who cares? When I'm in it I'm reminded that I'm 25 with a 'rati and lucky as hell.

3. Tubi: It is a MUST HAVE. Figure just shy of 3k. Some will try to charge more but 2850 is bottom, 3k is fair. This car with a Tubi is simply the best sounding car. Exotic, ferocious sound. I also have the mid (X-shaped) pipe replaced with one made by Maserati of Ontario (Canada) so mine has a bit extra howl. If there are any HP gains associated with it, it isn't much. Buy it for the sound.

4. Winter: I don't think you'd want to do it but it is possible...but ONLY with snow tires. You could get by but I'm sure the torque would still make it a challenge with even the best of snow tires. I'd prefer to not get it all salted up myself.


Overall, everyone says to go for an '03 or newer b/c it has the improvements. They are correct that it is a better car. However, an '02 is absolutely great as it is. Mine has been in for service only once since I got it...sticky parking brake (fixed), faulty oil pressure gauge (fixed), Oil change, Tubi install. No problems otherwise.

You can't go wrong with any year unless you pay too much...so don't be afraid of an '02 under any circumstances.

Good luck.



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Hello Guys/Gals

well, first off, let me mention, i have not bought a Maserati yet, heck im only 23, but my dad is looking to buy one very soon... we are looking at the 02 Spyder. i had a few questions, wondering if u guys wouldn't mind chiming in and helping me out...

1. how much should we pay for a used Spyder, 3 K miles, loaded, skyhook, xenon, navi, the works... dealer is asking ~68K

2. Any problems we should look out for in the 02 model?

3. How much is a Tubi exhuast worth to put on the car?? performance values??? price???

4. overall winter driveablility? is it possible?

thats all for now, please do answer any of the questions above, i would much appreciate any info i can get...

i'll keep posted on what happens, we go to the dealer this sat. so i would like as much info as i can get before hand.

thank you guys, appreciate the help!
Aj
 
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