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    It’s because we care RCW and don’t want to see our favourite brand collapse.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zep View Post
    Just resist tickling my tummy!
    Absolutely no worries on that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conaero View Post
    Itís because we care RCW and donít want to see our favourite brand collapse.
    Funny way of showing it by always taking the worst possible view of everything current Maserati..........


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rwc13 View Post
    Funny way of showing it by always taking the worst possible view of everything current Maserati..........


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    Quote Originally Posted by CatmanV2 View Post
    Absolutely no worries on that!

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    Some of the Ghibli recalls are due to odd things. I thought that the stuck pedal was related to the original mats. That they could lift and wedge the throttle. I may be talking rubbish though.

    The car may move after the driver is left is due to a few American's getting run over by their Jeeps after moving the gear shift and getting out before checking it was in Park. It was a software change that was applied as part of the normal servicing.
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    Still happening in the Levante. I've had a new one all week as a loan car and it is not in any way a Maserati. Sluggish unless you floor it all the time in sport mode, the stupid false exhaust noise in sport mode sounding like a lumpy flat top yank V8, the boot that takes nearly 10 seconds to open or close after you have pressed the button and as with the Jeep when you stop you have to put it in park to turn off the engine so you put it in park and take your foot off the brake and is jumps forward because again it takes about three or four seconds to register park. Plus you cannot move off unless the seat belt is fixed even if adjusting position on the driveway. The infotainment system is like a Rubics cube and so un user friendly and i did 135 miles and had to replace 6 gallons of fuel. No wonder there are nearly a hundred used ones for sale in the uk including dealer demos.
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    See I don't know if it's just about brand bashing. Some of us have owned Maseratis for many years, various models, and honestly we become part of the brand itself. We come on the forum to express frustrations or things we are going through some times if for no other reason to also see if others are going through this as well. Other times I am posting it so if someone else deals with this issue later on, there is a history on-line. I am quite certain every Brand has issues. But by building an on-line presence of the issues it's harder for them to deny it. This has happened in the U.S. with a few people. They want to sweep something under the rug and pretend there was never an issue.

    For whatever the reason, as I have personally experienced I feel the entire thread contributes to the course of action one might take. Many times I've posted or have gleaned from someone else posting that changed merely how I thought about the entire scenario. In this situation, one person's view point has bettered how the situation was handled, or was considered.

    I appreciate these postings if for no other reason than this. God knows I've met some really good guys over the years participating in conversations like this, even reached over seas and met a good guy named Chris that when he flies into Boston for work we go out to eat. Please take that into consideration. Like any relationship, the closer you get, the more you open your heart to it. So when things happen, what wouldn't bother you if you weren't intricately involved, now affects you in a more serious way. I don't think anyone that pays the amount of money we do for these cars want it to become a **** brand. Much rather, we want it to have a good Marque, a good name, and sometimes these threads viewed by people in this Brand do take notice.

    Just food for thought.
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    It think that over the years the enthusiast which most on here is for Zmaserati has put up with the short comings because of the love for the cars they have produced. A very limited market for the deserving buyer possibly......Not the fastest or best cars in the class but that never mattered because the others were not a Maserati. Problem is that Maserati has now entered a different market with the range were the target audience drive top range BMW's, Audis, Metc etc and these buyers don't put up with the little short comings and issues that maybe we would have with our 3200, GS etc.......Entering the more mass prestige market is a very different ball game .... Maserati has to get after sales, customer service right as they will loose the customers they have been trying to draw in from the established German Marques. I want to see a great Maserati fighting it out with the competition which in the Levante it feels they have nailed it from the reviews but they now need to get the rest right to keep moving forward surely.
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    This depends on what Maserati's target is. I've not heard anything that says that they've changed from the 1500 a year target in the UK. This is way less than the German brands but would keep them exclusive, which would allow them to continue to charge top money for the higher end cars in the range.

    The brand that is being pitched as the volume brand is Alfa Romeo. They are now positioned against BMW, Mercedes, etc. and hopefully will succeed in that market. I'm not sure its where we want Maserati to go. Taking aim at Porsche absolutely, but not a true volume manufacturer.

    I do get RWC's comment though. At times the tone of the forum is pessimistic to the point of being more negative about the current range than even the German biased car magazines.
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