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08-17-2012, 02:54 AM #21Junior Member
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looks great man!
08-17-2012, 04:00 AM #22
Congrats dude! Enjoy it in good health.Success is the best revenge.
08-17-2012, 05:30 AM #23
I'm curious to hear as to how you would compare it to the M3, if you don't mind shedding some insight.
08-17-2012, 08:24 AM #24
Thanks everyone!! I'm loving every minute of it.
As for performance, I prefer the M3 when hooning the car or doing some spirited driving. I think it's a more fun car to throw into corners and maneuver around. The Maserati has an extremely smooth ride and feels really heavy and boat-like. It's a cushy, comfortable ride. The M3 is stiffer and has tons of performance settings like shift speed and all the MDM settings. In a straight line, the Maserati feels faster, but I think they're about the same. You cant beat the italian exhaust.
The Maserati is probably the best cruiser I can imagine owning. I only drive it with the top down unless it starts raining, because, like I said, the exhaust is just unbeatable. Sometimes I blip the throttle and make it pop and backfire and have the sound bounce off the car or wall next to me and it's the coolest thing ever. Everyone stares at you, getting gas is an event, it's like being a D-list celebrity. Some people would hate the attention, but I think it's great.
The Maserati is EXTREMELY comfortable. You cant feel a bump in the road, the seats are comfortable, although not as adjustable as I'd like (more on that later). It feels big and heavy, but not really in a bad way, it just makes the car feel cushy and comfortable and a place you want to be. As soon as you open the door you're hit with a strong leather smell. It's an experience.
Now, the downside is the creature comforts arent as plenty as in the M3. The M3 has fully adjustable seats, and I mean every single part of the seat will adjust however you want it to. The computer is 100x more powerful and user friendly than in the Maserati. It's a no-brainer to use, and it's easy and straight forward. The maserati I had to dig through the manual for an hour to find how to use the navigation and the radio. Once you're used to it, it isnt as bad, but its still not as easy and seamless as the M3's computer. The M3 convertible has a bigger trunk than the Granturismo convertible. The M3 just has a lot more gadgets, luxuries, and things you use that you dont even really think of, like the keyless access. Probably my biggest complaint is the Maserati isnt keyless.
In the end, I like them both for their own reasons, but there's nothing better than pulling into somewhere with your Granturismo, top down, everyone sees and hears you. You park, put the top up, and walk probably 15 feet, turn around and look at that awesome car sitting there that you own and know you're coming back to so you can drive it again. It's just an awesome experience. The Maserati is all about the experience, the image, sound, prestige, whereas I think the M3 is a more practical daily driver.
I couldn't choose between them if I had to. They're actually very different cars.2012 Maserati Granturismo (Bianco Elderado) - August 3, 2012
2008 Bmw M3 (Melbourne Red) - July 2nd, 2012
2010 Camaro 2SS (600rwhp) SOLD - June 19, 2010 - August 3, 2012
08-17-2012, 12:51 PM #25
I LOTHE the seats in it. Wait untill you've put some more miles on it and you'll change your opinion haha.
The 3krpm ferrari gurrgle is really nice. Wish sport mode opened the exhaust valve the whole time tho...
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08-18-2012, 03:02 AM #26
Thanks a lot for the run down on the two. They're both stunning and they compliment each other nicely, enjoy them in good health!
08-22-2012, 09:19 PM #27Junior Member
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glad to see you are using the two bucket method while washing her LOL! i've got a 2011 and absolutely love it!12 VW GTI
11 Maserati GT
and a few muscle cars
08-22-2012, 09:31 PM #28Senior Member
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Congrats on the Maser GT. I can't bring myself to call it exotic but it is a nice ride. Especially with a nice set of wheels added.
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08-23-2012, 09:47 AM #30