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Not sure if it is a situation of the "grass is greener on the other side", but I highly prefer the rear end light assembly of the 3200 over the current 4200.

My 2 complaints of the 4200 before buying it was the rear end and the 2002 wheels. the 4200 rear-end reminds me too much of those 90s Honda Preludes.

To me the 3200 rear has an exotic look, while the 4200 is generic.

I solved the wheel issue with some aftermarket 19s....other than that I am very happy
 

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the 3200 used to be my first Maser and I really just love those boomerang
headlights....but as more i compare it to the newer models as less I like the
boomerang style....don't know why.....

maybe this will explain.....



maybe kindda unfair since the black one is a GS but still.....looks way
better....


have fun,
cheers
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Iwan

you know what, after seeing your A/B, I do like our 4200s....

I tried to picture the 3200 with a Mesh lower grill, and a larger "Maserati" logo, and the 4200 just looks more beefy/manly.

OK, i've been converted.
 

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I like the 4200 better as well. The boomerangs are nice but some how they are too 90's futuristic look, if that makes any sense.
I would love the see the new rear lights in a 'smoked out' variation.
 

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I actually owned a 3200GT a couple of years back but ever since i've gotten the 4200GT, i never looked back.

At first, i felt the same way abt the boomerang lights...thought they were much cooler but i agree that the 4200GT looks more masculine.

Unfortunately i dont quite like the 2005/6 models with the chrome grill at the front. Dont think they are sporty enough. Still prefer the mesh grill. What do u guys think?
 

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i still think the boomerrang lights look better; and it does look more high tech than the 4200 ones. ( similarly, i thought the QP's rear light clusters looks low tech compare to something like a XJ-R's LED rear lights).

on the topic, didn't some aftermarket company offer a 'retro-fit' boomerrang light set? Hella?? or musketeers?? or leonardo??
 

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Hi,

yes indeed, there are a couple of specialist e.g. Musketier



which transform new vs old rear. pricing about USD 10/k. but don't think
that transformation will do you any good from a resale prospective....

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Iwan
 

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@thebimbo, no doubt about that, you get indeed compensated....I also
found the quality of 'everything' just better than on the predecessor.

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iwan
 

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Yeap me too, always love those boomerang tails...stunningly unique!
 

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out walking my dog, noticed that the 2004 Volvo s60's rear is almost identical to the 4200s. the only difference is the rear quarterpanels bulge out a bit more......
 

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Volvo...instantly reminds me to a either a teachers car or a truck.

wish you guys a nice weekend! although we're subzero here in terms
of degree celsius i'll take mine out tomorrow for a ride!

cheerio
iwan
 

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The TVR Sagaris resembles the 3200 rear boomerang rear lights.....cool and exotic!
 

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I think the 3200 lights are horrid, but they certainly will be a unique feature in California, and that's a value in and of itself.
 

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The 3200 lights look extremely future-like. I think they're ugly personally. The back of a 4200 reminds of a Prelude but it still looks much better than the 3200. If the 4200 had a nicer rear I'd probably prefer it over a 360. The front and sideview are just amazing.
 
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