How bad are Diesel Massers?

Mattp

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You can get nicely specced ghiblis on autotrader for as low as 18k with 20-21 inch wheels etc and reasonable mileage. Ludicrous. Not far off Ford Focus costs. Some of them look lovely.
Their availability at this price point is really hit and miss, the other month, when I wasn't even contemplating one there was a glut! But I'm in no hurry to part with the QPV quite yet...

The main dealer offer was such a shock, and if she can pull it off (not in that way!) Quite a compelling option, slightly more viable warranty and really immaculate stock for not a huge premium over the private stuff...
 

Andyk

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You can get them retrofitted. I did. It depends on certain other options (iirc something to do with electric seats?). It cost me around 1100 parts and labour

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How much......That's not cheap is it.....Would need to find one that has one already I think.
 

Andyk

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That is nice! You think £3k wiggle room is relatively realistic on a £25k car?

The pretty lady at Lancasters reckoned the service cost for a diesel QP/Ghibli was only £500 So it is bang in line with anything German...

She also emailed last night saying that they may have a Ghibli for around £22k
22k from a Maserati dealer sounds good....Servicing at £500 better than what I seen quoted. Could justify paying 700/900 for a standard service on a diesel....
 

keith

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22k from a Maserati dealer sounds good....Servicing at £500 better than what I seen quoted. Could justify paying 700/900 for a standard service on a diesel....
Seems a little low to me. Your figures are closer to the mark from a main dealer.
Although pays to shop around.
My fourth year service is due at the end of July. HR Owen were £950 and Dick Lovett were £1250 !!!
I'll stick with Joe Macari in Wandsworth, as they have excellent technician's.
 

outrun

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Interesting thread. I think you need to be doing north of 18k miles a year to make a Ghibli diesel better value than a petrol. The petrol does 35mpg average and is worth at least 5k more like for like so you should save in depreciation what you spend on fuel. Of course petrol is 10p cheaper a little too and given the diesel backlash, that's likely to remain.

So, if it was me, I'd buy a petrol one. It drives better, sounds more Maserari and will be worth more in the end.

If I had to buy diesel, I'd buy a QP6 like the one Matt posted. There's one for sale in Glasgow that's grey with black leather, paddles and carbon at £26k and 20k on the clock.

The diesel is not bad, don't get me wrong, but if you really run the numbers, the petrol is better.
 

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Residuals on older Maseratis were very good, this later crash on current models says it all.
 

CatmanV2

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Not sure C. I know ypu see some last model QP's without them so would imagine the latest twin turbo ones it was an option. Shocking that....
There was a thread on ML about retrofitting to the QPV.....

No idea about the new ones, but you can kind of see the logic of making them optional.

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Andyk

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Seems a little low to me. Your figures are closer to the mark from a main dealer.
Although pays to shop around.
My fourth year service is due at the end of July. HR Owen were £950 and Dick Lovett were £1250 !!!
I'll stick with Joe Macari in Wandsworth, as they have excellent technician's.
Silly money that for the type of car it is. My friend has Vantage and that doesn't cost him more than £600 a service and that's a V8 Sports car. Think I would find a friendly local garage as don't se why a standard service on one of these would cost over £500....a must be more about labour rate. Service prices always amazes me with what it entails. A comp,etc rip off. Like you say pays to shop around...Mercedes wanted £450 for my last service but a specialist for the same work using Mercedes parts charged £285...Most if that was labour rate and the fact you can have a nice cup of coffee in expensive coffee cups while waiting.