I need some honest advice on Maserati ownership. What can I expect on maintenance and upkeep issues. I have previously owned a 69 Corvette Conv., Audi TT, Audi A6, VW Passat. We are moving to Germany and I am looking for a car I can enjoy the autobahn with and with side trips to Italy - the italian roads. Have to get the Quattroporte due to family size. How is it's handling around tight curves? Maintenance and upkeep costs? Availability of mechanics? After looking at John from DC's post on pre-purchase inspections it sounds like they have alot of issues to look for: i.e. F1 pump, leaky manifold gaskets, window retraction issues (which I had in my Audi and Passat). Another post mentioned electronic issues. It will be our only car there and I can't be having alot of down time with it in the shop. Also, how is it in the snow? (Sorry - it might have to be driven in the snow - will probably take public transportation in bad weather though). Thanks for your help!