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Old 06-03-2009, 04:14 PM   #46
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If this is true, my idea is completely squashed! i have to research this matter!

"My pleasure,
By the way...you cant bring Maseratis in from the states....unless you are willing to pay Ferrari to give you a letter of authorization ( $18,000 ).

TAL"

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Old 06-03-2009, 04:54 PM   #47
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lol what?^^

btw, the Jag XF is amazing. And the new XJ is coming out soon. By the looks of things so far, should be just as good looking and crisp as the XF.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:57 PM   #48
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Its not 18k, he's retarded. It's a lot less than that. I think 3k max.
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:06 PM   #49
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If this is true, my idea is completely squashed! i have to research this matter!

"My pleasure,
By the way...you cant bring Maseratis in from the states....unless you are willing to pay Ferrari to give you a letter of authorization ( $18,000 ).

TAL"

Dealer in post above...
Don't be discouraged. He just wants you to buy from him!

Maserati is Italian Luxury at its finest! I wouldn't hesitate to buy one at all! Remember, whatever high end luxury car you buy, there's always going to be maintenance and repairs involved! Might as well go for something you enjoy!

You can easily get the Letter, and import any Maserati to Canada from the US.

I just brought in two for my customers! They're already sold though.
When you're ready, I'll give you some tips/help you out!

Recall clearance letter is easy. You just have to have the US Maserati dealer on your side. It comes from Maserati North America, and can be forwarded to any of their dealers. The recall letter is ussually $1,590US and $10,000 to change the instrument cluster and setup DRL's. You can select the KM/H option digitally through the cluster, this is sufficient, and DRL mod is easy, you can do it yourself.

DRL is easy. remove the switch assembly and superglue it in the ON position. Lights will still shut off when ignition is off. Works perfectly if you don't mind a little dirty work yourself.

You just have to get the recall letter, and tell RIV the modifcations are completed by the dealer. The letter should be forwarded to RIV from Maserati North America, or one of their dealers to make sure you don't run into any snags. I never pay for my recall letters due to all the business I give certain dealers, whom I always purchase US cars from for my customers. It helps when a Canadian dealer is asking for the letter from a US dealer. Dealers are nice to dealers, its just nature.


Anyways, you shouldn't have any issues importing one! And if you're too worried to do it on your own, I can help you out!

btw, you'd love what I just brought in from Florida...

2008 Maserati GranTurismo




2007 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT DuoSelect



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Old 06-03-2009, 05:16 PM   #50
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I know the rise of the Canadian dollar is coming
so is jesus
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:02 PM   #51
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the only quattroporte i ever liked



Import one of those from europe, get a civic beater and save for a house.

be smart.
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:04 PM   #52
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:08 PM   #53
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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:

http://images.myride.com/images/vehi..._(768x576).jpg

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?
Call a dealer and find out what the cost of basic components and regular maintenance is going to be.

This will change most minds.
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:11 PM   #54
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get more dollars =)
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:41 PM   #55
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:42 PM   #56
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Call a dealer and find out what the cost of basic components and regular maintenance is going to be.

This will change most minds.
Exactly. Some people are more concerned with playing shooter than minding their wallets.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:00 PM   #57
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If you have a down to earth competent italian exotic car mechanic like Rocco( RMP Motors) (he owns ferrari's and maintains them) then maintenance, and parts cost won't be a major factor.

Ofcourse you have to pay to play with the big boys and their nice toys!

I don't think money is an issue if you're looking at buying a Maserati.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:29 PM   #58
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get an m5 instead.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:41 PM   #59
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Those QP's sound amazing.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:53 PM   #60
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Its a cool car. **** it you only live once.
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