Which used Maserati Quattroporte saloon should I buy?
It doesn't really matter, as - mechanically at least - there's no great choice. Launched on the 04 plate, all versions get the same 4.2-litre 400bhp V8, which is mated to a semi-automatic paddle-shift gearchange.
Three spec levels are available - Sport, Sport GT and Executive GT - and they all have virtually everything you can think of, bar a CD changer. There are scores of options on colours and finishes, too. So, when you're picking out a used buy, it will effectively boil down to availability and your personal preference of trim and colour schemes.
That said, for the record, the mid-range model gets a carbon-fibre dashboard, while the flagship has a comfort pack that adds a massage function for rear-seat passengers, plus wooden tables and curtains. It's clearly aimed at the chauffeur market and is our favourite. However, if you're behind the wheel rather than behind the driver, don't bother with it.
Seek out a second-hand Quattroporte through the franchised dealer network, or specialist prestige sellers.