I bought a 2003 GT Cambiocorsa in 2006 as a 3 year old car with 23,000 miles. I had the car for 15 months and a further 7,000 miles during which it needed two catalytic converters, a clutch, an F1 pump and finally a replacement engine (£18,000 - ouch!) . In 15 months I spent almost the entire purchase price of the car on repairs and servicing.
It did make a glorious sound on the rare occassions when it was working but overall a very very badly made car. I was very happy to get rid of this car and would urge anyone thinking of buying a used example to buy anything else.
I purchased a Cambiocorsa 2005 recently, after much deliberation. I can honestly say it is great. I have had four Porsche 911s (964, 996 twice, 997), three Mercedes CL500s and this beats them hands down for performance, interior and presence. If you want comfort, then this is not for you, but for out and out handing this is sublime. It does fit four adults easily, like the CL500, and it goes better than the 911 (even more than the new 997). The cabin is gorgeous: beautiful leather and the paddle shift takes some getting used too. But once you get used to it, you will not want anything else. You do not see so many on the road and this is nice. If you are in the market for a GT sports car, have to have more than two seats, and want something special at good secondhand price you will not do better.
Recently purchaed this car at just 10 months old. The came came direct from maserati and it would appear that I saved some £15000 on new.
Delighted with first impressions but fully understand that it will cost a lot to run. Front tyres are already down to 3mm after 6300 miles presently rears at 4mm. Some £850 to replace all four.
As I have retired the car is a hobby I could not invisage using it as an everyday car just simply too expensive for my humble pocket.
I aim to write a further review after say three months but first impressions really excellent and a thrill to drive but beware of the boty racers taking you on. Rub it in "drive slowly" and enjoy the pleasure of ownership!
I have owned my Maserati 4200 for about six months now. It is breathtaking to drive, the sound is amazing, and the Cambio Corsa paddle change is very fast and responsive. Behind the wheel it is hard to fault this car.
Reliability has not really been a problem, with the exception of a gearbox F1 pump failure which was quickly diagnosed and fixed. I am pleased that is was under waranty, though - I hate to think how much it could have cost if not.
The interior trim is beautiful, and space is practical, with room for four in comfort. The major drawback is the depreciation, but do as I did - buy one at two years old, because they really level off then and make a very sensible proposition.
It's simply the best drive I have ever had, including a series of Porsches before. It is very under-rated. It's faster than a Porsche, as sexy as a Ferrari, trimmed like a Jaguar and as cheap as a TVR.
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