Jason might be able to validate if that’s true , or if it’s colossal B.S. as well as what the risks are if you don’t observe the mfg / dealer prescribed “ preventive maintenance “ intervals .Why the belts fail that quickly.....?????
In sorry but no way can I rationalize with this. Daily driving an Italian Car on a budget is a poor choice IMO. If you are shopping a Nissan vs a Maserati, your priorities are way mixed up. Not to say it cant be done, but this is just not the norm.As was noted in other posts, there are retired people on fixed incomes and only social security who have Maseratis , there are others who are not sitting on piles of money or with high incomes who bought them used for very reasonable prices, but even for prospective buyers consider this : I just looked at review of the new Nissan Maxima which is priced at $ 46,000 . Those in the market for a car have a choice of driving the new Nissan Maxima, OR , buying a ( few years old ) superb Maserati GTS, and in excellent condition. Yes, different buyer demographic mentality, different priorities in cars perhaps, but just making a point that you don’t need to be wealthy ; if you can afford $ 46 K for a Nissan you can afford the Maserati. Granted, IF the GT had a reputation for being unreliable and thus not all that “affordable“ I’d understand the hesitation of someone who fears the car will drain their wallet , whereas a Nissan may give them complete peace of mind for decades .. but with just a little research they’ll realize how nearly bulletproof these cars are mechanically and come to the conclusion they’re well worth the choice ..vs. ANYTHING else in a comparable price category . IMO.