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The perfect Quattroporte

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I don't know how many QP are on this board. What changes do you want for the next/updated QP? My list:

1. slightly more power (but that will be always in my lists) - looking out for the 470hp version :)
2. Better F1 gearbox especially in stop-and-go traffic and auto-mode also easier on the clutch
3. very long 6th gear or even better a long 7th gear for those long highway trips at steady speed (get gasoline consumption / motor wear down)
4. better brakes
5. Navigation improvement - best a touchscreen a la TomTom (very easy user's interface!) with a memory slot to upload your own points-of-interests (like fixed speed traps ;-) )
6. the comfort seats are too expensive for what they offer - improve masage/adaptive function or better offer also only heated/ventilated seats at a discount (heating/ventilating works fine)
7. more stowing space in cabin (where does one put their sunglasses, coins, remotes etc)
8. less motor sound insulation / louder exhaust: want to hear it more or better with exhuast valves so one can choose
9. upgrade air-conditioning
10. bluetooth! Don't need another phone just a good bluetooth connection for my phone

and some minor ones:
11. replace reverse handle by button a la Ferrari (I am afraid I'll pull it off one day...but where to leave my sunglasses without it?)
12. Launch control?
13. Race setting? Even more lenient than sport but MSP not completely off...
14. start button...

leave the rest as it far my favourite car. By the way some of the above was addressed by the Sport GT. Waiting for a full review by Mark....
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Gosh, you guys are good. I have 40K miles on my 05 QP and can't add anything and pretty much agree with all.

Would love for the seat massagers to actually be useful. Another cup holder would be good. I gave up on the Nav and bought a Garmin; works so much better it brings tears to my eyes - Thanks to the Garmin and a few months of therapy I am no longer plotting the slow and painful death of the Navteq system designer. Plus I can move the little portable unit from vehicle to vehicle and bring it into the house or hotel for trip planning.

On second thought I can add a couple things: higher quality sun visor's and mirrors w/better lighting. And in-dash CD changer. And something other than the GIPE (Good Idea Poor Execution) center console with heating and cooling - reduces avalable space, makes the thing clumsy to open and isn't very useful. With so little storage in the car who can keep the console empty so it can keep a drink cool? Would be nice if the rear console were deep enough to be useful.

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