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Hi. I'm new to your forum and was hoping to pick the collective brain and ask some questions about potential ownership.

I'm looking at a 2003 Coupe from a very well respected (non-Maserati) dealer. The vehicle appears flawless and has about 30K on the clock. What should my concerns be? Are the vehicles as reliable as I would think based upon things said in these forums?

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The cars are quite reliable if cared for properly. Follow the basic's, vehicle history through a CARFAX report, plus any previous owner provided service history, if available, and have someone perform a pre-purchase inspection.
If the Maserati is a CC, then the previuos owner provided history is quite important. (This will reveal alot).
 

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Hi. I'm new to your forum and was hoping to pick the collective brain and ask some questions about potential ownership.

I'm looking at a 2003 Coupe from a very well respected (non-Maserati) dealer. The vehicle appears flawless and has about 30K on the clock. What should my concerns be? Are the vehicles as reliable as I would think based upon things said in these forums?

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first off... Welcome to the site!!!

i actually have a 2003 coupe with CC and i LOVE IT!!! you are in for a great time if you decide to buy it.

like all used cars, be very careful of what you are buying

know that you only have two major things to worry about... you will have to replace the clutch if the owner didn't and it could run you 2500+. also know that the F1 pump could fail and if you do not replace the F1 pump relay often this could end up being a problem. drive belts sometimes crack if it was a winter state car. (OK that was probably more that two but you get the idea:D )

other than, you are all set. just change the oil as often as you can and that's that. the service can be done at a GOOD mechanic or a Italian specialist. so don't worry about CRAZY maintenance Ferrari like troubles.

the car has character and it really is a drivers car. balance if almost perfect, the Ferrari engine is a delight, brakes could be better .but you can buy after market pads (ceramic/kevlar) and that fixes that.

over all i can tell you that i had a 5 series, and a Z4 BMW a porsche, probably all the VW car ever maid including the tuareg. the Maserati is the best over all sports car for the price.

you can buy something faster, smaller , bigger, smother, cheaper , exotic...but their is only one Maserati.


hope to see you soon with new post and Welcome to the family.


-willie
 

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Thanks for the replies.

Willie, wonderful insight.

Unfortunately the vehicle I had my eye on got sold out from under me by another salesperson so I won't be joining the "family" after all. It was a target of opportunity that I was going to jump on but since it got away I've decided to shift my focus on another marque.

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