Okay, I'm thinking about buying a pre-owned Maserati Coupe (2002 or 2003), but I'm worried about some of the problems I've heard about with the old Biturbos. I'm assuming that the newer coupes and spyders are less problematic, but I've got a few questions (any input would be greatly appreciated): 1. I'm going to be using the car as my "every day" car (about 12,000 miles per year), not just for weekends, etc. Is this practical, or are these cars more designed for the weekends? 2. The closest factory authorized dealer to me is about an hour and a half away, and I'm a bit worried about the car having problems and me being stranded. Has anyone had serious issues that a local mechanic can't take care of? 3. I've heard that the 2002 cars are preferable to the 2003 cars, since they were built in Ferrari's factory. Is this accurate? 4. I'd like to get a manual transmission, since, after all, it's a Maserati. Any benefits to manual v. automatic with one of these cars? Thanks a lot!