Now that is pushing it too far - a 15k granturismo

Saigon

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I find this mileage thing a bit strange.
A Triumph Stag for sale with 70000 miles is sold as a low mileage car, oils and car reliability have come on leaps and bounds since the 70s but a modern Maserati with similar mileage is seen as coming to the end of it's life. A modern BMW or Porsche are not affected by this mileage madness that blights Maseratis values.
I also agree with this mileage thing being a bit strange in some peoples opinion. As well as my lower mileage cars, I am also driving a 25 year old BMW 850 CI, with 103 k on the clock, I have owned it for 10 years and have had minor problems. I bought it with a service history going back to day one, and when I sell it, it will still have full service history going back to day one. I know for a fact that this mileage is definitely not considered a problem to someone who knows the in and outs of an 850. The same should apply to a Maserati, if it’s been looked after, irrespective of the model we should not slag them off based on the mileage, but unfortunately I see this very often.
 

Contigo

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Seriously??

I was chatting to someone on here recently who'd bought a car from a dealer only to find out that the engine shots were stock pics and not of the car he'd bought, which I thought was pretty bloody cheap and dishonest. The flaking paint on the cam covers gave it away. But an entire car??
Absolutely deadly serious. I enquired about the front parking sensors working and he said it didn't have them fitted I referred to the picture on the ad having them and he said the photos were from when he collected the car (previous sale) but I said well did you remove them and was told no he must have been duped and it could be a different car. Bizarre mate... I don't get it.
 
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Absolutely deadly serious. I enquired about the front parking sensors working and he said it didn't have them fitted I referred to the picture on the ad having them and he said the photos were from when he collected the car (previous sale) but I said well did you remove them and was told no he must have been duped and it could be a different car. Bizarre mate... I don't get it.
Starting to sound quite dodgy now! If you do go to view the car be careful it's not a scammer mate :)
 
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Handling, I suppose. More of a sports car than a grand tourer. I still see the 4200/GS as quite a different beast from the GT.
GranTurismo wouldn’t come into the equation for me, GS all the way. Maybe a GT Stradale, but for the same price I could have a GranSport MCV, and again the GS would win.
GranTurismos are lovely things but too big for me. Wouldn’t say no to a free one, though...
 
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GranTurismo wouldn’t come into the equation for me, GS all the way. Maybe a GT Stradale, but for the same price I could have a GranSport MCV, and again the GS would win.
GranTurismos are lovely things but too big for me. Wouldn’t say no to a free one, though...
This. Unless I could fit a Strad in the garage. But not ruling a Strad out as my next daily once the XK Jaguar gets too tired and leggy but no sign of that yet.
 

Contigo

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GranTurismo wouldn’t come into the equation for me, GS all the way. Maybe a GT Stradale, but for the same price I could have a GranSport MCV, and again the GS would win.
GranTurismos are lovely things but too big for me. Wouldn’t say no to a free one, though...
Whilst the GS is lighter and therefore would outperform a GTS (not a Strad) then it would be a choice for the track or twisters but that’s missing the point. The GT is that a GT car and drives better and with more comfort plus it’s more of an event. The Sound too... the GS is getting long in the tooth now too...
 
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Whilst the GS is lighter and therefore would outperform a GTS (not a Strad) then it would be a choice for the track or twisters but that’s missing the point. The GT is that a GT car and drives better and with more comfort plus it’s more of an event. The Sound too... the GS is getting long in the tooth now too...
I like that the GS you can have comfort and a bit of fun with it on a twisty road. While I admit in sports mode the suspension’s harder than it really ought to be, it’s more my kind of thing than GranTurismo. I like em a bit ‘sweaty’, smaller and nimble, and revving it out. And I tend to think 1987-2007 is peak car for me personally...
 

Lavazza

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Different cars for different things. If you have several cars and already have something super fast and scalpel sharp, then a Granturismo makes sense and fills the GT gap perfectly, especially when you have adult passengers.
 
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I’ve begun to think some people do this sort of cr p thinking it’s the right thing.

Someone took a fair bit of effort to bypass a relay on my car when it just need a new one for £8. I had a 540i a couple of years ago that someone had blacked out the ABS light instead of changing the sensor. It’s 15 mins to change the sensor but about 5 hours to take the dash apart and separate the binnacle to get to the paint the light over.
Sounds like the heater matrix on a 3200
Parts are peanuts - labour £££££££