Please take this Maserati survey

davy83

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completed, but can't believe the questions that are not in there!!! like do you own a Maserati! or have you ever owned a Maserati, would you recommend it to other people? They are not even touching on some of the issues that really affect peoples buying decisions, like support after sales and also reputation, which are some of Maseratis weak spots. I do hate surveys that dont ask me the questions I want to answer :) . I will get of my soap box and get my coat now.
 

Hawk13

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completed, but can't believe the questions that are not in there!!! like do you own a Maserati! or have you ever owned a Maserati, would you recommend it to other people? They are not even touching on some of the issues that really affect peoples buying decisions, like support after sales and also reputation, which are some of Maseratis weak spots. I do hate surveys that dont ask me the questions I want to answer :) . I will get of my soap box and get my coat now.
I agree. But I actually stopped at the first question as I know nothing about the reliability Cadillacs (or indeed why you would group them with the other cars on the list)

The only Caddy I have driven is a 300c that I hired in the States and drove over 1000 miles in .... it was ok as a cruiser (but nothing special) but awful in the mountains
 

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The only Caddy I have driven is a 300c that I hired in the States and drove over 1000 miles in .... it was ok as a cruiser (but nothing special) but awful in the mountains
Would be all fine and dandy but the 300C is a Chrysler not a Cadillac. :rolleyes:

It also (infamously) donated its switchgear, infotainment and other bits to the Ghibli/QP6/Levante trio.
 

keith

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It also (infamously) donated its switchgear, infotainment and other bits to the Ghibli/QP6/Levante trio.
And all the better for it...By contrast until recently the GT used a sat nav system from a Citroen of several generations ago, and for a £100,000 car, it still requires you to put a key in the ignition. Although I think Ferrari are the same ...
 

davy83

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I presume Cadillac is regarded as competition to Maserati. In my mind they are worlds apart, although some of the new ones are interesting I suppose. I have driven a few Cadillacs as rentals and company vehicles (I have lived in the USA on and off over the years) and I didn't like them much, too heavy, suspension too soft, massive engines producing hardly any HP lovely interiors, and good stereos but never exciting, however often highly regarded by Americans. I also drove a GM 300C for 2 years and it looked like a gangster car, and it was ok but was nothing special, had a 5l mustang and a T-bird (same engine I think) and they didn't really go that fast, and neither very nice inside, looked ok, and sounded good, and would spin the wheels easy enough (mostly because they were so heavy).
 

Twinspark

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The only Cadillacs I feel can be compared to a Maserati would be the V series, like the CTS-V or CT6-V offer serious performance that is honestly hard to beat.

And all the better for it...By contrast until recently the GT used a sat nav system from a Citroen of several generations ago, and for a £100,000 car, it still requires you to put a key in the ignition. Although I think Ferrari are the same ...
I actually completely agree, the Chrysler system is one of the better ones in the market and it made sense to use it. Alfa made its own system and it wasn’t as good although they’ve rectified it recently. The Fiats and Giulietta also adopted a Chrysler infotainment later on.

The only problem was that journalists would not cut it some slack especially