Pros: "Stunning craftsmanship, amazing looks, great sound"
Cons: "Sick deprecition, no phone integration, bad paint"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I have to say Ive been living with this car for 16 months. I bought an ex-showroom model 2014 red convertible GT sport with white leather interior at 123000 in November 2015 with a mere 1050 miles on the clock. The car is an amazing drive, the exhaust is amazing and you will certainly get looks everywhere you go and this is almost where the fun stops.
I was shocked to discover how much these cars depreciate, it made me sick when I realized and even after buying an ex-showroom model thinking the major hit had already happened I am now the proud owner of an amazing car that is plummeting in value like a stone. In 12 months my car dropped 50,000 in value!! Now nobody buys a car as an investment but you certainly do not expect this kind of depreciation and now I am too stubborn to sell this car because the major pain has hopefully passed. Most of the blood has already spilled and the descent in value is slowing down finally so I am hoping I dont wince each time I sit behind the wheel. I wish I had stumped up the extra cash and bought a Ferrari or something that holds its value a little better.
A couple of other things for you prospective MAS owners to consider. 1: The GPS system sucks as well as the smart phone integration. You cant connect your iPhone and stream music to the car unless you plug the headphone jack into the port in the glovebox and fyi that USB port does NOT charge your phone so good luck reaching over to the glovebox and changing the song. I HIGHLY recommend if you buy this car because it is so sexy and you dont care about the depreciation then as soon as you drive it off the lot that you buy yourself a Naviks mirroring system and install it. What this does is connect to your head unit and mirror your phone to the cars display screen so you can drive using Waze (awesome app for avoiding the po po which you really need in this car). Of course you can use any other navigation from your phone and you will want to because the MAS GPS nav is rotten (you need to know the county before you can input the road as your destination). Plus you can stream all your music all day long.
2: The paint job is as thin as they come! I had small chips appear on the rim edge of my doors and normally a stone chip on the hood on most other cars will not be too visible but on the MAS you can see it right away. The base coat is white and the final coat is very thin with a lacquer finish and chips easily. (Apparently a well known problem with these cars according to the service guys).
If you can live with the bad things I pointed out then go for it, this car is truly amazing.. I just wish Maserati could do something about the resale value of these cars, fix the paint issues and install a much better system that integrates with your smartphone than the plop in my 2014. BTW if youre in the market for an SUV that Levante is just sick amazing luxury but Im not ready for that just yet :)"
Cons: "Not very modern with tech stuff but who cares!!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Fast, nimble, sexy, fun comfy and what a sound!!!!! I have had a Jaguar XKR,,Porsche 911, a Mercedes SL550 but nothing comes even close to the amazing driving experience not to mention the incredible looks my baby gets! Yes it's an amazing ride for sure!!"