What should I look for in a used Maserati Quattroporte saloon?
Historically, Maserati's reputation for quality and reliability hasn't been in the premier league, but it has got better in recent years. Investment from parent company Ferrari has undoubtedly helped, and the attention to detail on the cabin's fixtures and fittings is very impressive.
There are still some concern that things aren't as good as they could be, however. In 2005, all UK cars were recalled because of a possible manufacturing defect with the electrical wiring harness. This could cause the doors to open unintentionally, although not above speeds of 6mph. Check the outside door handles have been replaced, which was the manufacturer's cure for the fault. There should be a note in the service history on this if your car was affected.
Avoid high-milers, too, because the free servicing deal only applies if the car does fewer than 14,000 a year, and there's a risk regular mechanical checks will have been missed.