New to Maserati, now have a 2009 QP

MarkMas

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Mid-life crisis car. I gave my wife a choice of Motorbike, Mustache, Mistress or Maserati - I think she chose wisely.

I bought a 2009 facelift QP 4.2 without paddles, a couple of months ago, after searching for a couple of months. Black with cream interior. 35,000 miles - now more like 37,500. £25,000

Bought from Kevin Martin Cars in Scunthorpe - arrived at dealer with a return train ticket, but drove away with a QP.

There were a few small problems, but they are getting sorted out. Wish I had spent an hour testing every switch and wiggling every bit of trim, really. It was listed with heated seats, but actually didn't have them, so the dealer paid for aftermarket ones, without quibbling, which was good.

Took it to Dick Lovett in Swindon for a PPI (POST-Purchase Inspection - what was I thinking?!?) but they gave it a pretty clean review. Phew!

One thing a day goes wrong, and fuel consumption the same as a Hurricane.

Forums have already been invaluable:
- Fixed the boot lid re-grab problem with a sticky pad on the spring.
- Fixed the 'boot wont open because the computer thinks it is already open' problem by making DL re-set the computer, rather than replacing the latch & motor which they suggested.
- Sat Nav improved when I switched the mapping from Belgium to the UK.
- Now understand wiper randomness, strange copper door hinges etc.
- And I always travel with a starving urchin with thin enough hands to open bonnet catch
etc

Now working on getting fixes for parking sensors, siren battery and trim niggles at Migliore next week.

We shall see what comes next......
 

Wack61

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Sounds like a good one , random electrical problems can be down to a low battery
 

sparkplug155

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Hi there. looks like you came to my part of the country.
No experience of Kevin Martin but it's only 10 miles from me and noticed they had the QP for sale.
Normally they seem to stick to Porsche, BMW, Mercedes & Range Rover.
Just to say I had a Giulietta QV that had random wipers, a window that kept opening a few inches and various sensor warnings. All that was cured by a new battery under warranty.
 

Andyk

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Welcome Mark...love the QP....One of Maseratis best. Post some pictures of yours if you get a chance.
 

MarkMas

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Humm, will have to think about the lights carefully, might try it with some stick on film first.
 

drewf

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Humm, will have to think about the lights carefully, might try it with some stick on film first.
Why do you want to tint the lights at all?

If it's for 'style', then as you say, eat some Quality Street, stick the wrappers on and see what you think. Personally I think it will look carp, but then it's not my car and you are free to do as you please!

If it's for 'better vision in fog', then it's a waste of time. Even the French who for years insisted on yellow lights to reduce glare have admitted defeat and realised that white lights are the way to go.
 

Contigo

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Most people try and move away from Yellow/Orange tints on these cars so best to leave well alone.

The only car I have put Yellow Fogs on is my 205 GTI/CTI and on that it really does work well.