The best Maserati I'll ever own!
ABS electrical relay burned out (replaced).
Throttle body sensor broke (replaced).
Despite the insults from the self styled experts about its pedigree, this is a fun car to drive, and people like its looks. It handles well in tight turns, and has decent acceleration for a 4 cylinder (no performance enhancements -- yet).
Got mine while stationed in Europe. Drove it throughout Germany (at autobahn speeds), toured the French wine country in Alsace-Lorraine, visited Liechtenstein, and even climbed the Susten, Grimsel, and Furka Passes in Switzerland.
Handling was great in all types of weather and road conditions. The seating is comfortable for long drives, and the sound system is very good.
This car isn't perfect, however, as there are design/build flaws:
* The hard top roof leaks in the rain at the top of the windshield pillars.
* The opera windows are permanently fogged, and...
* Some of the exterior trim was not well fitted.
Still, even though I was in Stuttgart, which is home to a good portion of the German auto industry, the reactions when people saw it in the street were uniformly positive, if a bit puzzled, since no one had ever heard of it before.
All in all, a real sleeper of a classic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th June, 2012