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I am not really currently in the spot to purchse a brand new Maserati QP. Anyways, in two...maybe three years time after I put my kids through university and get around to selling my rental properties I will be able to pursche one. Now, what is the depreciation like on the Quattroporte? Where do you see the prices on a used Quattroporte in two to three years? Thanks!
 

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I am not really currently in the spot to purchse a brand new Maserati QP. Anyways, in two...maybe three years time after I put my kids through university and get around to selling my rental properties I will be able to pursche one. Now, what is the depreciation like on the Quattroporte? Where do you see the prices on a used Quattroporte in two to three years? Thanks!
no one knows, but let's put it this way, it will be less than the average premium car's resale in 2-3 years, just because the car has many options (usually options does not add value) and possible cost of repair is a concern.

what Maserati needs is a strong official extended warranty program, and it will solidify its car's resale.
 

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I agree with M! that an extended warranty would improve resale price of used QPs, as perceived build quality issues must still be one of the biggest sales limiting factors for Maserati.

The trouble with the QP is that the target market is different from Coupe/Spyder/GS, i.e. QPs are aimed at the corporate market. In corporate-land you always want to have a new car, because depreciation is a good thing (depreciate or pay more corporate tax).

Incidentally, I was near to buying a Coupe, but ended up getting a 20 month old QP for only slightly more than the 7 month old Coupe. Retail with its options the QP was £83k and I bought it for £28k less with 10k miles on the clock. £28k in 20 months... ouch. I would expect (hope?) value to drop £8-10k per year for the next few years, but there is no way to tell as the QP was intro'ed in 2003 and the oldest used on the market are early 2004 models.

After driving the QP, I thought the drive was nearly as fun as the Coupe 10% of the time when you are pushing to the limits, but much more refined 90% of the time while cruising. You get much more car for your money with the QP than the Coupe.


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Dino_Martini said:
I am not really currently in the spot to purchse a brand new Maserati QP. Anyways, in two...maybe three years time after I put my kids through university and get around to selling my rental properties I will be able to pursche one. Now, what is the depreciation like on the Quattroporte? Where do you see the prices on a used Quattroporte in two to three years? Thanks!
I had wondered about that myself. Executive sedans always depreciate heavily, because, as someone else said, executives buy new ones. Sports cars hold their value better because people will buy older ones as second cars, and are less concerned about fuel usage, insurance and repairs if they only use them high days and holidays. I don't see the QP being a popular "Sunday car". On the other hand its still quite a new model, and there may be some aspirational buyers who can't afford new, so who knows.

I'm just enjoying mine and expecting heavy depreciation. If it doesn't depreciate too heavily then thats a bonus.
 

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So far, deprecitiation seems to be less than comparable models from other brands. Its still hard to say since we're really only up to year old models, but overall I would say its at a lesser rate than the competition, especially as the brand\model awareness is increasing. I think the fact that while many of these buyers do trade more often, they also want things *now*. Many don't want to wait to have a car built, and that has helped keep the values on preowned cars up.

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