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Looking at a potential purchase of 2004 Spyder CC. I was ready to purchase, then realized that the car does not have the Skyhook option.

I've read rants and raves of the Skyhook feature, but what would I really be missing?

i.e. is it worth looking for another Spyder CC with the Skyhook feature?

Maybe not having Skyhook is an advantage? See http://www.maseratilife.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1208&highlight=spyder+mods

BTW...related to the above article, I rented a Lotus Elise with sport package (stiffer ride) and did not mind the rougher ride. Rough ride is a very relative term.

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I would say it depends on how you are going to drive the car.

Mine is a daily driver. The Skyhook option gives me the choice of normal or "sport." In traffic, mine is on Automatic and in normal position... very easy smooth dive. When I can drive it; she goes into manual sport and then you understand why the world envies a Maserati driver.
 

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I would say it depends on how you are going to drive the car.

Mine is a daily driver. The Skyhook option gives me the choice of normal or "sport." In traffic, mine is on Automatic and in normal position... very easy smooth dive. When I can drive it; she goes into manual sport and then you understand why the world envies a Maserati driver.
I told the guy at the stealership that I planned to track her some weekends. He said that in that case the Skyhook isn't needed...blah blah blah bs bs...He also said that the sensors for the Skyhook could be added i.e. can be installed as a dealer option...something is rotten in Dealership.

How good is the non-Skyhook suspension when tracking the car?

I figured real world daily driving = Skyhook off. Track car once a month = Skyhook on. But this would not be an option with the car that I'm considering.
 

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Honestly, it sounds like it is going to bother you if you don't get it. One of those things you'll always say "I wish I had..."

I'd just look for the right car.
 

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You can't add the skyhook option later. It's a great feature and definitely worth having in my opinion. Besides there are many cars out there with skyhook and they don't cost any more than non-skyhook cars. Right now, it's a buyers market for used Maserati's.

Also, you can't lower the non-skyhook model with our sport spring package! Which is important to some people because they don't like the fact that you can stuff 4 fingers in between the tire and wheel well.
 
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