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Old 12-06-2014, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
Ferrari engine, superb styling, rear wheel drive and top of all it's a Maserati. What's not to like?

On my way to the office I usually cross ways with one of the new Ghiblis, and from the outside, I have to say it look utterly desirable.

If it drives at least half as good as it looks, I'm sold.
They don't drive half as well as they look. That old 4.7L V8 NA engine was a big part of the Maser experience. Now they sound shit and have turbos. The engine was a differentiating factor from other high end competitors that could make one overlook the old QPs various failings (price, transmission, relatively poor interior, whatevs). Now that's gone, and I believe the crap tranny remains, and the interiors are even worse!

I have warmed to the looks of the new QP, and the Ghibli, but the QP is uglier now. If you look at the Ghibli sensibly, and pretend it had a Mercedes badge instead of a trident, it'd be crap.

Maserati, I want to like you, but you make it so hard.

EDIT: Oh yeah, Aston DB10 and so forth.
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