Many USA owners on SM

conaero

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Just an observation, we dont get that many visitors from over the pond but lately, there have been a lot of our American cousins contributing.

Is there any reason for this?....is all well with MaseratiLife forum in the US?
 

GeoffCapes

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Perhaps with Brexit they're not pigeon holing us Brits with that lot over the English Channel who the Americans don't get on with. :thumb1:
 
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Perhaps with Brexit they're not pigeon holing us Brits with that lot over the English Channel who the Americans don't get on with. :thumb1:
I think it's Frenchie who doesn't get on with Americans. The sceptics I know just laugh at them - they think they're all .... how best to put this ... French:

[video=youtube;7vk5K-4PGYQ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vk5K-4PGYQ[/video]
 
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It didn't take long for this thread to deteriorate!
Don't get me wrong - I very much enjoy France and I consider myself very fortunate to have a number of friends there.
But if my friends in the US are typical, and I suspect they are, I understand their point of view too.
 
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Just an observation, we dont get that many visitors from over the pond but lately, there have been a lot of our American cousins contributing.

Is there any reason for this?....is all well with MaseratiLife forum in the US?
All is as well as it ever was. However there may be a moderator suggesting that better answers might be found on SportsMaserati. Primarily when the questor is UK based, but others clearly read the posts......

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I just got back from nearly three weeks in San Francisco and hardly saw any Maserati cars whilst there - a QP and a couple of Ghibli's. Amazing that a search for GranSport in Auto Trader showed only 7 cars for sale in California. All above 45k miles.
Poor ads with no description of service history, clutch life/clutch change etc.

Prices were low (c$28k-$30k). No idea why......

Didn't check prices for GT or QP.

At a social get-together some guys were curious about my GS and knew very little about this model.
Contrast that to the Porsche - they all knew the model and excited to talk about it and knowledgeable (they knew what an X50 factory option was).
 

Contigo

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Never really bothered much with ML or MF as all you could ever need in the Maserati World is here under one roof.
 

Kenbeden

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Maseratis in US seem to be rare. The exception may be in California where they are among the Ferraris, Lotus, etc and money is not an issue. I am in South Carolina where I recently bought my 6 speed manual 2004 4200 GT from a Maserati dealer and I may have the only Spyder GT roadster in the state. British marques and BMW are just more prevalent around here; large clubs with events and rabid owners. We own something from all of these car groups, but I wish there was a local Maserati club.

Current stable: 2004 Maserati Spyder roadster (manual), 2006 BMW Z4M roadster (only comes in 6 speed manual, BMW Z4 3.0i roadster (auto with sport mode and premium package) and last, but not least, my wiffe’s 2006 Aston Martin DB9 Volante.
 

tasnam

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Currently in the State of Maine USA where I am from (one million residents) I only know of 2 registered my 2016 GT and a 2016 Ghibli who is someone I coincidentally went to school with (we met at a car show not knowing the other owned a Maserati)
 

outrun

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Nice stable. I had a z4m coupe for a long time as well as an M3 CSL and I much preferred the z4. You can do a lot to them to make them really handle and stop very well.
 

tcrote5516

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Currently in the State of Maine USA where I am from (one million residents) I only know of 2 registered my 2016 GT and a 2016 Ghibli who is someone I coincidentally went to school with (we met at a car show not knowing the other owned a Maserati)
I have the only Spyder in the State of NH to my knowledge. The three of us should meet up and blow peoples minds lol.