So you think their reputation for being unreliable and expensive to maintain is exaggerated? The stories would scare me off ever buying one, not that I have any interest in doing so.
To an extent,
But my shitter is a 3200 and all the work has already been done by previous owner.
Now these cars are old, been driven, what was going to go wrong has gone wrong and been repaired.
For example 3200 has a fault where the front end literally comes apart ( mine has been modified by Maserati Sydney when car was a few years old and it is bolted and welded back into place so it doesn't happen again), This cars wiring loom has been completely replaced by previous owner for peace of mind that those errors don't ever come from shitty wiring,
The car costs me less than the merc to maintain and that is including having to rebuild a faulty throttle body (sent to uk for contact less rebuild so it doesn't happen again).
If you buy a good old Maserati that has been looked after properly and repaired as it should then you shouldn't have any problems. Can't say much for newer ones, they are probably riddled with faults until te problems emerge and it is repaired properly (repaired to eliminate the problem instead of merely replacing parts that are also faulty)
This is my personal experience of older maserati ownership, not Internet stories. Would I use it as a daily driver if I was worried that I'd get stranded??? I'd have traded it in already if it was a money pit. 4 years on and still going strong.
Infact I am waiting in the 3200 now in the city after having taken my fiancé to a job interview (2 hour peak hour drive).