Which used Maserati 4200 coupe should I buy?
Maserati offers the Coupe with just one engine, but it's a cracker. The 4.2-litre V8 pumps out 390bhp, and with a healthy 330lb ft of pulling power, it's nice and tractable and doesn't need stacks of revs to get the best from it. With a 0-60mph time of 4.9sec and a 177mph top speed, performance is far from wanting.
There is a choice of gearboxes, though. The six-speed manual is okay but it isn't as slick as a Porsche 911's. And, while the paddle-shift gearbox is arguably more fun to use, it has its problems: early versions gave a very jerky change and, although things were improved in 2003, it's still not perfect under a hard, full-throttle charge, so we recommend opting for the manual.