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    New Maserati GranCabrio

    For all those, who don't like the looks of a California, go to the Maserati homepage and have a look at the beautiful new Maserati GranCabrio. Smiley

     


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    Stunning car. I knew it was coming but I've already orderd a California as it will be the better drivers car. The GranCabrio wins the looks contest though IMHO.


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    Best looking Cabrio on the market. Love it!


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    Very good looking  Smiley


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    Beautiful indeed. Is it just me or is there something more exclusive about Maserati than the other Italian marques? Or is just that footballers don't buy them? Smiley


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    Well the maintenance bills certainly are eclusives Smiley

     

    Nice to see a car trying to fill the void of very nice convertible four seaters...


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    I'd rather have a big engined Mercedes SL with nice options.  A more dependable companion IMO and less costly to run.


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    Servicing costs on the new Maseratis are actually pretty good and like current Porsches it only needs maintenance every two years.


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    SL = 2 seats...


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    ISUK:

    Servicing costs on the new Maseratis are actually pretty good and like current Porsches it only needs maintenance every two years.

    Not int the US.


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    Gorgeous looking cabrio


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    SciFrog:
    ISUK:

    Servicing costs on the new Maseratis are actually pretty good and like current Porsches it only needs maintenance every two years.

    Not int the US.

     

    Wow...... at last something better we get in the UK Smiley Are you sure though? GranTurismo is definately on a 2 year interval programme here. If it's annual there it must be at the insistence of dealers to earn them $ss.


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    Most likely dealers are pushing it... But with the extreme temperatures we get here, I wouldn't want to keep away from a dealer for two years...


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    SciFrog:

    SL = 2 seats...

    2+2 cabrios are very cramped anyway to carry more than 2 persons.

    Also owners of such cars also own proper 4-5 seaters for occasions requiring proper transport.


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    Another pic...


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    The more I see it, the more I like it


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    reginos:
    SciFrog:

    SL = 2 seats...

    2+2 cabrios are very cramped anyway to carry more than 2 persons.

    Also owners of such cars also own proper 4-5 seaters for occasions requiring proper transport.

     

    Not true of the GranTurismo. It shares it's floorpan with the Quattroporte and has adequate room for four passengers to travel in comfort. The reason the GranCabrio has a soft top as opposed to a folding hardtop is to preserve the rear seat space as much as possible. Inevitably it will be slighlty narrower in the rear but should still accomodate 4 passengers with relative ease.


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    Rossi:

    Another pic...


    Look is OK...

    BUT, did you saw weight specs? Over 2000kg's...Smiley

    This GranCabrio is "Untermotorisiert" IMHO...


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     Beautiful car, anyone seen a price tag yet?


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    Real pics...

     

     

     

     

     

     


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    The weight issue is a curse of the coupe as well Kreso. It feels a very heavy car in corners and on braking where there is a distinct weight transference to the front end. You learn to adapt to it but the car looks so graceful you almost expect it to be more athletic than it actually is. The S version is a little better in terms of disguising the bulk but these cars are best regarded as large GT's as opposed to lithe sports coupes.


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    ISUK:

    The weight issue is a curse of the coupe as well Kreso. It feels a very heavy car in corners and on braking where there is a distinct weight transference to the front end. You learn to adapt to it but the car looks so graceful you almost expect it to be more athletic than it actually is. The S version is a little better in terms of disguising the bulk but these cars are best regarded as large GT's as opposed to lithe sports coupes.

     

    In summary you pay a lot  of money to be seen cruising in these cars and to show-off outside cafes without the corresponding dynamics.

    I think it's time BMW came up with a better looking version of their 6-series cabrio since there is market  for heavy convertible 2+2 poseur cars.


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    Beautiful!  It has no competitor either as far as I know.  What other proper 4 seater convertible is there in that price range?  There is the Bentley which is more expensive and less sporty, but otherwise I can't think of any other. 


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    BTW the car's name is Maserati GranCabrio so please correct the title of the thread.


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    No in the same class but CLK 63 AMG... M3 convertible...

    On the other spectrum, RR drophead Smiley

     


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    WAY:

    Beautiful!  It has no competitor either as far as I know.  What other proper 4 seater convertible is there in that price range?  There is the Bentley which is more expensive and less sporty, but otherwise I can't think of any other. 


    Hmm...

    There is smaller, faster and IMHO totally better 4 seat cabrion on the market. Audi S5 Cabrio with S tronic.

    Better structural integrity then GranCabrio, faster also...

    For many(BUT, not me) GranCabrio is better looking car.  Just, for the cost of GranCabrio you can buy S5 Cabrio and Cayman S....


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    This is a segment Jaguar and AM should target also...


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    SciFrog:

    This is a segment Jaguar and AM should target also...

    ...and BMW with the new 6 series cabrio

    and Porsche with a cabrio version of the new Panamera based coupe.


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    reginos:

    In summary you pay a lot  of money to be seen cruising in these cars and to show-off outside cafes without the corresponding dynamics.

    I think it's time BMW came up with a better looking version of their 6-series cabrio since there is market  for heavy convertible 2+2 poseur cars.

     

    You seem to have a problem if anyone wants a car for anything other than outright handling. The Maserati is one of the best looking cars on the road IMHO and aimed at people with good taste as opposed to poseurs I'd suggest.

    For many buyers the car isn't really regarded as that expensive compared to other alternatives - Bentley CGT, Aston DB9 etc. It's made in sufficiently low numbers to justify some exclusivity and you aren't going to pull up in a car park full of Maseratis unlike the 6 series where you are just in another BMW amongst the hoardes of 1 series, 3 series, 5s, 7s, X3, X5 etc etc.


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    Yeah I don't think anyone considering this car would really consider a S5 or M3 cab.  Those of half the price afterall and nowhere near as exclusive.  I didn't think of the 6 series, but I guess M6 is a direct competitor in price and power, but not exclusivity.  When my son grows up a bit more (so he can sit without booster seat), I would consider something like this for the nice weekend trips with the family.


     
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