1. Everything about the Nav systemprince karim aga khan said:What dont you like about the maserati quattroporte, it has many admirable qualities, i only wish to find out the negatives.
Maserati asked me.
I like your avator, is that your car, may i ask how old it is, and what do you dislike about the nav system.MrTheKid said:I love the exclusivity... b4 i purchased the QP sort GT ( i test drove a variety of new cars Bentley Flying Spur, M5, M6, Audi A8 and an MB S65)
the QP had the most personality and most straight forward "turn key and go"
what i DON'T LIKE
-dumb ass nav
-one cup holder
-i had a sqeaky instrument cluster which i guess happens on a few. the dealer fixed (no charge)
-don't like the CD changer under the steering wheel, tends to skip when flying over stupid speed bumps
-no spare tire
I Personally wish the QP sport GT had a bigger more aggressive brake upgrade.
it would also be cool if the sport GT had a more aggresive fascia like AMG's and M cars
Do you not think the enamel key by being chipped gives it style, do people love the key.M! said:one cupholder is fine for me. (they will have 2 cupholders in the new center console for 07 auto). the navi is fairly useless.
there is a antisqueak kit / recall. as well you can get a spare tire, which i have.
i thought the suspension was too soft even in sport, and too hard in normal. the transmission could be quicker (as in the Sport GT). going into R could be quicker. the transmission should default into Manual instead of Auto everytime you start the car. the sport button should be linked to the exhaust system as in the GS or 90th spyder.
i didn't like the size of the trunk.
the finishes are great except for the blue enamel key (do a search and you can see how easily it chips). the leather didn't smell as fragrant as in the GS, ferrari's, aston martin, or jaguars. and it is very delicate.
the size of the steering wheel can be smaller.
there is quite a bit of learning curve to get use to the transmission, as well as the traction control's behaviour. you really need to know the car well to enjoy it.
The nav system is quite old technology requiring the use of many CDs. The design is poor at many levels. Many of us have simply bought a small portable unit to use instead.prince karim aga khan said:Could you possibly explain 1 & 2 in more detail, your comments are appreciated.
yeah, not only does it give it style, my model friends rave about how sexy those chips are.prince karim aga khan said:Do you not think the enamel key by being chipped gives it style, do people love the key.
thats what i thought until i drove the QP sport GT the day after i drove the M5 (took the M5 up tp 150 on CA highway)maximus136 said:I really wanted to like the QP so much.......I really wanted one but........ First of all is an uncomfortable car for tall people to drive, believe it or not it has less space in front than the coupe, I guess they had to save some space for the rear passengers, second issue is the gearbox but I guess you know that by now, third is the size of the trunk how can such a large car for people to travel long distances can have such a small trunk?, not really forgivable and last not very important but the holes on the side do not serve any porpouse at all which in a car of this price to have something like that added on just for looks......c'mon!!, I got an M5, monstrous trunk, big space up front and back, the gearbox is not made in heaven but is better than maser's.
fix it..... I'll buy it I really want one