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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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5 reader reviews for Maserati Quattroporte Saloon.
  • 4.2 V8 4dr

    Shaun Featherstone , Cambs . Date: 11/06/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      14.9

    My car

    Ive been lucky enough to own a number of nice cars which includes 5 Maserati's of which this is my first Quattroporte.

    As you would expect the performance of the car is great, plenty of get up and go and exhaust tone to die for (mine has the liani upgrade to the rear boxes which makes it sound a little gruntier on tick over).

    One criticism to the drive would be the gearbox. My previous car was the Gransport and the gearbox in that was far more responsive so this is definitely something I don't particularly like in this model.

    Inside the interior is splendid. Electric seats in front and rear, nice bose sound system and the usual mod-cons including an 80's style mobile in the arm-rest.. I'm pretty sure they could have used bluetooth at this stage.

    Running costs aren't cheap but you cant expect them to be on this type of car, (at least not when these ones were built). MPG is at best for me 15 which doesn't seem to alter much if around town or on a run.. you might get it up to 18-19 if you are lucky.

    Tyres are around £180 for the fronts (I know as just had a blowout with one) and slightly more at the rear.

    There have been a few little problems which come and go and I always seem to have with Maserati's. Parking sensors decide when they want to work and when they flag up as faulty. Engine management warning light (take to dealer) again comes on and then will go again... this has been traced back to ambient air temperature sensor. - Oh and they could have designed

  • 4.2 V8 Sport GT Auto 4dr

    Barrie Sercombe , Devon . Date: 21/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought a new QP back in November 2007 and have had nothing but problems with it. With only 2500 miles it has had a new steering rack, prop shaft, window sensor and paint flaking off the inside of the boot. Also the rear tyres need replacing already! I paid £88,000 for this car with optional extras. I traded in my Ferrari 360 for this car and it was the worst thing I have ever done. I would not buy a Maserati ever again.

  • 4.2 V8 Sport GT 4dr

    Barrie John Lovelock , Dorset . Date: 20/09/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    When the Quattraporte first hit the road, everyone including me was stunned by the looks, the performance and the prestige of the marque.

    It wasn't long before the gearbox came in for some critisism by those comparing it with a Mercedes S-Class, which seemed a little unfair, as the Quattroporte is not a sedate suit-mover, it is a passionate love affair with a fiery but fabulous woman. It is a sports saloon with the emphasis on sport.

    The new revised gearbox in my Sport GT is smooth and fast, especially in sport mode, changing gear far faster than I could manually, and, without the torque converter, the power comes on instantly.

    The finish is superb and the inside is a leather fetishist's dream - mine is in beige leather and suede finished with a black dash. I have been told the Quattroporte is the most photographed saloon car in the world and this I can believe.

    Not only am I very pleased I had the courage to buy one, but every day I get the same thrill of owning such a beautiful piece of engineering art.

  • 4.2 V8 Sport GT 4dr

    Roberto Saleen Date: 03/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. The Maserati Quattroporte is a fabulous car. It looks like any other saloon car on the road, then you floor it and it makes every one look. The fuel economy is fabulous as well. The cabin is full of fabulous gadgets. The 4.2 V8 Sport GT is the best car to buy in the world of wives and kids. It's perfect!

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