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topaz330ci 06-03-2009 10:12 AM

When the Dollar goes up? what do you think of a Quattroporte?
 
I know the rise of the Canadian dollar is coming, and I am really considering heading over to the U.S and buying a Maserati Quattroporte! Prob a 2006-2007:

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A nice black or white one, tint the windows, put some amazing wheels on it, and thats really about it. I didn't fully inquire about price, but im guessing i could find a really nice one for about 40$ my first pick would be the GrandTurismo, but i'd have to wait at least 2 years untill its in my price range, also who knows where the currency will be at by then...

My other 2 options are a 04-05 m3, or a 05 LS430 Ultra Package.

Any opinions or input?

topaz330ci 06-03-2009 10:16 AM

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ericdalinda 06-03-2009 10:43 AM

quattraport will cost so much to maintain

saix 06-03-2009 10:46 AM

I would go with an M3 or even a 7 series for luxury. Maseratis are nice, but they don't look special esp from the rear it just looks like some ordinary car.

DAM 06-03-2009 10:46 AM

I LOVE the qp, but yeah, maintenance would be through the roof and often

topaz330ci 06-03-2009 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ericdalinda (Post 1310034)
quattraport will cost so much to maintain

Why do you think? I know it will require more maintenance, but do you think it will be really that bad? I know I live in Ottawa and i know Montreal has a few amazing tec places for them...

I bet there are forums to discuss everything also, i could work my way around things..... I have great connects and good mecanics also that could help with anything they can.... although Maserati is like a new world for me, im not too familiar with it.

ericdalinda 06-03-2009 10:49 AM

maseratis are ferrari made, your going to use it as a daily driver. i dont know through experience but put 2 and 2 together.

ferrari parts CHA-$$$$$!!
like was said above if you want baller status get a E class,Sclass,7 series

topaz330ci 06-03-2009 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saix (Post 1310036)
I would go with an M3 or even a 7 series for luxury. Maseratis are nice, but they don't look special esp from the rear it just looks like some ordinary car.

I would take a LS430 over a 7 series anyday! I dont think i would ever have to touch anything on a lexus, literally! A 7 series like any beamer, i would have all sorts of maintenance requirements! Personally i just dont want a bmw luxury car. On the other hand M3 is a great option!!

topaz330ci 06-03-2009 10:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ericdalinda (Post 1310040)
maseratis are ferrari made, your going to use it as a daily driver. i dont know through experience but put 2 and 2 together.

ferrari parts CHA-$$$$$!!
like was said above if you want baller status get a E class,Sclass,7 series

Ya i would use it as a daily driver, but not in winter! thats the thing though, i dont want a 7 series or sclass... This car is amazing, and its been on my mind for a while! for some reason, i dont think it will hurt me much on maintenance. I'd be doing my own oil changes, and whatever else i can.... but if any problems arise, then id have to look into it of course and look for the most efficient route...

europrince 06-03-2009 11:08 AM

Quattroporte, IMO, is for someone who has a lot of excess cash, a large paid off house and a steady six figure income. Otherwise, you can't afford maintaining it.

topaz330ci 06-03-2009 11:15 AM

got excess cash, i'd buy the car one shot, I dont have a house, and have a pretty good/fixed income!

i think ill be ok for maintaining it!

arek 06-03-2009 11:16 AM

Lexus IS-F ;)

europrince 06-03-2009 11:18 AM

^ naw man. I'd rather have an M3 or a 335i over that. Auto journalist tests don't find the Lexus anything special.

europrince 06-03-2009 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by topaz330ci (Post 1310054)
got excess cash, i'd buy the car one shot, I dont have a house, and have a pretty good/fixed income!

i think ill be ok for maintaining it!

buy a house then and stop playing the part. be wise with your money ;)

topaz330ci 06-03-2009 11:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arek (Post 1310055)
Lexus IS-F ;)

Arek, I like your idea a lot!!! it is a very reliable and well built car, but if i go for lexus, for some reason, i want the LS430. i wanna feel like an old man.... buttons everywhere, reverse camera, ac seats, EVERYTHING. touch and go with no problems at all....


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