Probably the highest mileage Granturismo

Klive

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Nothing wrong with high mileage if it’s been kept well. Oooo, or wow, 99k in 4 years, blooming eck. The owner certainly likes driving.
 
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What do you guys think about the price?I mean would you rather spend another 10k and get one with 30k miles on the clock?I would do so
I think it has to be under 30k to be considered by someone
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201805276918209?sort=price-asc&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=New&advertising-location=at_cars&make=MASERATI&postcode=ha39pz&model=GRANTURISMO&radius=1500&year-from=2013&page=1
‘Genuine reason for reluctant sale’. Love that line.
On a private sale he is smoking something if he thinks someone will pay 35k
 

todea20

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I do actually think there is something wrong with high miles cars.At over 100k miles things starts to wear it's not just about service anymore.On a Maserati we all know how much does it cost to replace the parts.At 35k asking price if you need to spend couples grand then you're not that far from a low mileage example! On the other hand sometime a low mileage car that has been sat for months could also turn into an expensive experience!
At 25k i would buy the bullet and keep the car forever:)
 
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I do actually think there is something wrong with high miles cars.At over 100k miles things starts to wear it's not just about service anymore.On a Maserati we all know how much does it cost to replace the parts.At 35k asking price if you need to spend couples grand then you're not that far from a low mileage example! On the other hand sometime a low mileage car that has been sat for months could also turn into an expensive experience!
At 25k i would buy the bullet and keep the car forever:)

And not drive it because of mileage fear!

Use it!
 

todea20

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Don't get me wrong! Well done to the guy that has put that mileage on the car! You buy it to enjoy it..but i can't afford to run a Granturismo as a daily.I was doing that on a CL500 and the cost we're quite high
 
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The car was MOT'd in January at 99,833 so it may be that the owner was trying to offload it before it reached the magic 100,000. Mileage doesn't scare me for ordinary daily drivers, a coupe of which I've run to well over 200k, but a modern Maserati with 100k on the clock wouldn't tempt me at any price.

PH
 
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It's all relative I guess. 100k of motorway miles is probably quite easy on them, though obviously it will have more wear than a 30k car.

I suspect the key is to check the history very carefully, pick it up for a very good price, and be the first owner after the person that put the miles on and had it properly maintained. From there on it, it's likely that it won't be cared for as much. Keep it for a year or two and shift it on for another bargain price to the next person who wants a car that is potentially newer than they can afford otherwise...

My 4200 has 70k+ on it now, but I knew I didn't want a proper garage queen i'd be scared to drive, and don't mine getting my hands dirty / don't need to rely on it etc.

All that said, I'd be all over Phil's car over before this if I were shopping for one.
 
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The car was MOT'd in January at 99,833 so it may be that the owner was trying to offload it before it reached the magic 100,000. Mileage doesn't scare me for ordinary daily drivers, a coupe of which I've run to well over 200k, but a modern Maserati with 100k on the clock wouldn't tempt me at any price.

PH
I always find that quite funny, like it hits 100,001 then falls apart :D
 
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I always find that quite funny, like it hits 100,001 then falls apart :D
Like it or not psychology plays a big part in selling, whether it's cornflakes or cars which is precisely why stuff is sold at £9.99 rather than £10. Then you have to consider the break points on search engines so, as regards mileage, 99k is more attractive than 100k which is why I suspect the car is for sale. It may be screwy, but imho it will be a brave soul who pays £35k for a GT with that mileage, even as a keeper.

PH
 
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At the end of the day it's a five year old car. Chassis wise it should be fine, rubber seals should still be fresh , as shoould the seats and trim. Running gear will be ok too, bearings, brake pads and discs being the points to look out for. The engine having done 20k per year will be sweet as long as the oil has been changed regularly , not on time but number of miles. There's a lot of stigma will mileage possibly relating to the typical 100k life of a mere-mortals' car. These engines are very strong and well built.
I've always said that a young high miler will give less trouble than an old low mileage car. I'm sure that the owner will move on the price a bit and a good car can be had.
 

outrun

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Difficult one. It looks like a nice spec, facelift car but it's competing with cars of less then half the mileage that are only a couple of years older. You'd need to have a good look at the service history and see what's been changed and also give it a good run to feel if it's still tight or has softened with the mileage. If you could get it nearer 30k, it could well be a great car to buy.
 

conaero

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Are most of the cars out there for sale genuine milage?

Its very easy to clock a GranTurismo/QP but what they forget is the GCU holds the mileage in KM which cant be changed. I got Voicey to PDI mine before I bought it and thankfully it was genuine.

The only thing you can do is replace the GCU with a new zero KM one so watch out for this too if the mileage is a lot lower in the GCU that the odometer maybe foul play is a foot.

Worth having it checked on any purchase.
 

Ryandoc

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Have to admit looking at pics on phone anyway it looks very tidy.

Being the owner of a 320d on 245k Miles I’m no longer put off and as they say condition literally is everything.

Maybe 35k is a bit strong but if it’s obviouosy well maintained and looks like it has been definitely worth a look for someone
 
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Looks like a bargain to me, I’d buy it for sure if I was looking

Crazy to think people are still hung up about 100k miles, we get lots of cars on 200-300k in work

And there was a 4.2 Granturismo on eBay few weeks ago on 150k Miles
 
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As a face lift car that's what a 10/15k saving against a low miles example. Seems a good saving to me if you have to have a face lift car.