Newby looking for a Maserati

crbnah

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Hi, Just registered here.
Looking for a fun car to embrace my midlife crisis early ,-) Just kidding. -Always fancied a nice Masarati and finally have the funds to play...
ANYBODY SELLING? Budget around £10k.
I am based in Somerset/Devon area but happy to travel for the right car.
Thanks in advance.,
Chris
 

dickygrace

www.richardgracecars.co.uk
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Welcome along Chris, good luck with the search. A QPV, a 3200 or early 4200 may just be within reach. Make sure whatever you buy, you have it inspected by a reputable independent.

Or maybe wait 6 months for a 2014 Ghibli Diesel.
 

Andyk

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A big warm welcome...If it was me I would go for the best looking 4 door you can buy...A QP...As above though get it inspected as a wrong car will,cost you many pennies to put right.
 

hashluck

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isn't it amazing what £10K can buy. Such a shame so many people are stuck in a Lease/PCP cycle seemingly forever.
 

Hawk13

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isn't it amazing what £10K can buy. Such a shame so many people are stuck in a Lease/PCP cycle seemingly forever.
I can understand lease / PCP.

Quite a few people can afford 250 a month. Very few have 10k saved.

And even if they do have 10k saved, you can be driving around in a much nicer car for 250 a month.

Completely different scenario to having a daily driver versus a toy (which is all any sane person would trust a 10k Maserati to be).
 

tan55555

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Hi, Just registered here.
Looking for a fun car to embrace my midlife crisis early ,-) Just kidding. -Always fancied a nice Masarati and finally have the funds to play...
ANYBODY SELLING? Budget around £10k.
I am based in Somerset/Devon area but happy to travel for the right car.
Thanks in advance.,
Chris
I love my 4200 but agree a QP would probably suit you better. Make sure you upload a photo when you get one!
 

Zep

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Hi, Just registered here.
Looking for a fun car to embrace my midlife crisis early ,-) Just kidding. -Always fancied a nice Masarati and finally have the funds to play...
ANYBODY SELLING? Budget around £10k.
I am based in Somerset/Devon area but happy to travel for the right car.
Thanks in advance.,
Chris
Welcome! The folks above have got it right. Midlife Crises, they are a badge of honour round here :D
 

CatmanV2

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Have to learn how to spell 'Maserati' though. And 'dementia' (another thread!)

My mate winds me up by pronouncing 'Maserati' as 'Maser-ratty'. He's a dick.
I recall from previous discussion that that is actually a reasonable accurate phonetic rendering....

C
 

Wanderer

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Yep. Pretty sure its a short 'a'
@Zep can probably put me right ;)

C
Here we go - simples!

[mɑzeˈɾati] “mah-ze-RAH-tee” // “mah-ze-DAH-tee”

The AH is open much like it’s pronounced in most languages. English speakers don’t typically do this, but don’t say “Maz” as in “Has”.

The S is voiced (like an English Z) since it falls between vowel sounds.

The Italian E here is closed (like Spanish) and is best pronounced by saying a short, punched /eI/ (as in ‘SAY’) sound through the shape of an /i/ (as in “Me”) sound. Somewhere between “Zay” and “Zeh”. It should NOT sound like mah-”zuh” or mah-”zer” like it does in English.

The R is flipped and resembles a ‘flap T’ (or D) in most non-UK English dialects — words like ‘Bottom’ or ‘City’ (and in varieties where liter = leader). A native English speaker might even benefit from this phonetic spelling: “mah-ze-DA-tee” , if said really quickly. Many languages of the world already use this pronunciation of R (Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Greek, etc.) so it may be identical to yours.

The T is a soft, unaspirated, Latin T that shouldn’t sound as breathy as the initial T in the English “Tee”. You should slide your tongue forward and use the blade, just past the tip to make contact and control the amount of air that comes out. You may even see the tip of your tongue sticking out in a mirror. Native English speakers may also consider the T in words like “Stop” or “Act” which come out a little softer. It’s not a double T so it should also not be ‘landed on’ for too long.

The final I is also light and quick.

mah-ze-RAH-tee // mah-ze-DAH-tee
 

Zep

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Here we go - simples!

[mɑzeˈɾati] “mah-ze-RAH-tee” // “mah-ze-DAH-tee”

The AH is open much like it’s pronounced in most languages. English speakers don’t typically do this, but don’t say “Maz” as in “Has”.

The S is voiced (like an English Z) since it falls between vowel sounds.

The Italian E here is closed (like Spanish) and is best pronounced by saying a short, punched /eI/ (as in ‘SAY’) sound through the shape of an /i/ (as in “Me”) sound. Somewhere between “Zay” and “Zeh”. It should NOT sound like mah-”zuh” or mah-”zer” like it does in English.

The R is flipped and resembles a ‘flap T’ (or D) in most non-UK English dialects — words like ‘Bottom’ or ‘City’ (and in varieties where liter = leader). A native English speaker might even benefit from this phonetic spelling: “mah-ze-DA-tee” , if said really quickly. Many languages of the world already use this pronunciation of R (Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Greek, etc.) so it may be identical to yours.

The T is a soft, unaspirated, Latin T that shouldn’t sound as breathy as the initial T in the English “Tee”. You should slide your tongue forward and use the blade, just past the tip to make contact and control the amount of air that comes out. You may even see the tip of your tongue sticking out in a mirror. Native English speakers may also consider the T in words like “Stop” or “Act” which come out a little softer. It’s not a double T so it should also not be ‘landed on’ for too long.

The final I is also light and quick.

mah-ze-RAH-tee // mah-ze-DAH-tee
If I agree with you will you stop typing this stuff?! :p
 

Sommi

Centenary Club
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Hi Chris
If you are looking for a QP, please see the as for mine here: https://www.sportsmaserati.com/index.php?threads/my-04-mas-for-sale-£12-5k-negotiable.28400/
I put it up for sale last March but the market does not favour such cars at the moment it seems.
I have kept on driving it regularly and still cherish it as much as the day I got it.
It will go for its annual service and MOT to AV Engineering as it does in March.
Please PM me if you find my QP appealing. As the market dictates, I am open to offers.
Sommi
 

safrane

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Not clear if you want a coupe or a larger four door.

The latter are lovely but I know little about them.

If the former then c £10k is at the bottom of the range and may come with a heap of trouble so be very careful... it is not unheard of spending close to 50% of this on repairs in one go.

Maybe keep an eye on the forum if anyone is selling theirs as it is likely to have been looked after far better than some random garage sale.

Spend 3-4 hundred on a inspection as we would hate for you to buy a bad one and tell all your mates the brand is c r a p.

Good luck.
 

midlifecrisis

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I just changed the spelling, it was doing my nut.

Welcome to the forum OP. If one thing you may learn here is that thread drift is not only tolerated but positively encouraged.
Have a read around, many of the problems are known and remedies are available.