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I am the proud owner of a new white 2005 Coupe (8 miles when purchased), and I purchased it with the agreement that the dealer would install a Tubi exhaust. When I arrived to pick up the car, I was told that the service department said that to install a Tubi that early (8 miles), without some run-in of the software might cause an engine fault warning. It was their recommendation to put 3-400 miles on the car and then install the Tubi. At that time of installation (300 or so miles), the software would adjust to the new flow characteristics of the Tubi. Although, I don't have the technical expertise to evaluate this, I don't doubt the veracity of the recommendation, and besides, I don't mind putting a few miles on the car with the stock exhaust...... My question is this - is 3-400 miles enough? Would a 1,000 or 1,200 miles be better before changing the exhaust giving the software more 'learning time' for my driving habits?

This is the first non-BMW M car that I have owned in 22 years (first was a 1984 M635CSi), and I know that electronics has gotten very sophisticated in recent years. I traded an E46 M3 Coupe for the new Cambiocorsa and while I like the Maserati, it takes some time to get comfortable with the car and fully appreciate it. I'm also curious about oil change frequency (I usually changed my BMWs every 2-3,000 miles - yeah, I know, call me anal) and the recommended oil weight, if different from the Owner's Manual.

Leo Newland
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Congrats on the New Maz...

Have you ever seen another white coupe either in person on online? I have only found two online, through the Dupont Registry and one was in Texas. I wonder if that is yours? Can you post a picture? What color is the interior.

Mine is black with white piping and stitching, with the drilled pedals.

I own an 04 White Coupe and live in NJ. I bought it last summer, it had 1,000 miles and a TUBI installed. Everytime time I drive it, I smile... Amazing car!! Sounds great!

I can not speak about the exhaust matter, however I would probably go along with the Maserati Techs recommendation.

As for oil changes, I drive my car all the time in nice weather. So I just had my oil changed at the 6,000 service. The Tech told me depending on how hard I beat on it, that I can go atleast 4,000-6,000 miles or one year between changes.

According to the service manual they recommend once a year if its not driven much. FYI, I check my oil and add to it if necessary. I found the right weight at a VW dealer since no stores stocked it.

I have since talked to a few non maserati techs, that work on Ferrari, Lambo ETC... And they have told me, I could even go until the next service which would be 12,000 more miles to get another oil change.

To be safe, because I plan on keeping this beauty forever, I will change my oil every 6,000 miles. At 350.00 an oil change, I think twice a year is sufficient.

Enjoy your ride! CM
 

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Pics of White CC

There were actually 2 white CC's in Houston, one with the Vintage package and one without. I bought the one with the Vintage and received first class service from the sales staff at Maserati of Houston.

I am attaching a couple of the pictures that Maserati of Houston had on their web site, since I have not had a chance to take any pics for myself. As you can see, the car has a 'Bordeaux' interior with black piping.

In addition to the Tubi I hope to have installed next week, I am also adding the drilled or racing pedals at the same time.

You are right when you say there are not many white CCs around (especially the non-metallic white). I personally very fond of white and looked long and hard before finding this car. It is my daily driver to and from work, and I get a little more comfortable with it each day.
 

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"I personally very fond of white and looked long and hard before finding this car. It is my daily driver to and from work, and I get a little more comfortable with it each day."

Leo-

I think I have to agree. A white sports car, particularly with a non-black interior is understated elegance. Very classy. I am looking at the "Quartz" Coupe as I think it is as rare and classy as white.
 

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This car is totaly at the opposite of my (european) taste, in my opinion it is an emblem of the american taste... bling, bling... and not far away of the japanese taste too !
 

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Ah, but my European colleagues also eat the parts of the animal that process waste... ;)

Taste is a relative thing!
 
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