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Hey guys, quick question. I've been a big Lexus fan and was gearing towards an SC 430, but I was looking' at a few Maserati's on Ebay and fell in love instantly. Now, I live near Pittsburgh, PA and could not find a dealer. I know I could purchase one and have it shipped, but how are the maintenance schedules? Do they do more than just change the oil? Should I just stick with a local dealer instead?

Thanks for your input,

Jim
 

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The closest dealers are Cleveland and Philly. The problem with modern cars is that all the electronics require a massive investment in diagnostic equipment to service them properly - something a local shop isn't likely to own.

Rq'd maintnence is at 6000, and every 12,500 miles thereafter. If you don't mind a trailer job to Cleveland go for it. the car is fabulous
 

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Its a great car and classes above the Lexus. It took me about 20 cold calls to dealers across the country until I found the right one.
Good luck.
 

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thesaintjim said:
Would you recommend a dealer to me? Perhaps the one you bought from?
I really wouldn't recommend Ferrari of Beverly Hills to you. Thats where I bought my car and you'll find others disatissfied with them on this board. They just happened to have the car I wanted in stock. Ferrari of Scottsdale here is fairly reputable and Gary their main sales person is extemely nice and knowledgeable as is their main mechanic Jim.
Good luck, you won't regret it.
 

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I wouldn't recommend doing business with Ferrari Maserati of Silicon Valley. I've had good experiences with FM of Denver and FM of San Francisco.

If the dealer in Cleveland doesn't have the car you want, I'd reccomend seeing if they can work a swap with another dealer that does. It seems to me that FM of Silicon Valley has little interest in providing service because I didn't purchase the car from them originally - despite the accepted wisdom that delaers make the bulk of thier money off parts and service rather than sales.

Of course they could just be that stupid. :D
 

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FM Silicon Valley

I bought the car from them, and I was not impressed by the service, neither at delivery (barely acceptable) nor at the 6K service.

It is possible that they have too much Ferrari business. The service advisor was quoting an $11,000 service to a Ferrari customer, while I was waiting to drop in for the 6K.

Or maybe Steeldream is right...
 

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Speaking from a dealers perspective, large, large, dealers make most of their money on service and parts. With the volume of service on FM, the equipment , and paying qualified technicians, it is not the huge money maker.
I think Maserati of Minneapolis is fairly close!

Call us if you have an questions, we would be more than happy to answer them.

Thanks,

Taryn
 

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You could be right MMX, every time I've been there the bays have been full of Ferraris. Still, the last time I went in I had the check engine light on and they wanted to schedule me for an appointment three weeks out just to read the fault. Yeah it would have taken 15 minutes and been done under warranty so they don't make any money on it, however they also wouldn't have me telling this board about their lousy attitude or steering friends and acquaintances away from their shop.
 

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treuter said:
Speaking from a dealers perspective, large, large, dealers make most of their money on service and parts. With the volume of service on FM, the equipment , and paying qualified technicians, it is not the huge money maker.
I think Maserati of Minneapolis is fairly close!

Call us if you have an questions, we would be more than happy to answer them.

Thanks,

Taryn

I think I might give you a call.. Maserati of Cleveland has a small stock of new and used Maserati's. Also, they did tell me that an extended warranty option should be out within a couple of weeks. Is this true?
 

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treuter said:
Speaking from a dealers perspective, large, large, dealers make most of their money on service and parts. With the volume of service on FM, the equipment , and paying qualified technicians, it is not the huge money maker.
I think Maserati of Minneapolis is fairly close!

Call us if you have an questions, we would be more than happy to answer them.

Thanks,

Taryn
Nice speaking with you today, Taryn (Think it was you). I am a little scared on the carfax report that Maserati coupe has. Please keep me updated on any new coupe's you get in.

- James
 

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I had a great experience with Ferrari Maserati of Washington-- Ask for Auggie. Also Algar in Philly should not be too far and they have a good rep. Also, Ferrari Maser of Boston is good-- I bought a TR from them

Best.

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I deal with Ferrari/Maserati dealerships quite a bit. If you want the most honest dealership that will sell you ONLY the best car and give you the absolute best service do not look further then Ferrari/Maserati of Central Florida.

Ask for John Slimen and tell him I sent you.
 
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