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2006 Maserati GranSport - Consumer Reviews

2006 Maserati GranSport

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What a Car!
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By Gerard Collette
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2006 Maserati GranSport LE 2dr Coupe (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Probably the finest car, and ear to ear smile you will get for under 40k! Ferrari engine sexy Italian interior and not your everyday sports car. After many Porsches in my life I went Italian and it's more than a fine automobile but a passion mobile!


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Addictive car!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By CD-F1
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2006 Maserati GranSport LE 2dr Coupe (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I have owned this car since new for 2 years. Mine is the MC Victory edition. It is one of my favorite cars to drive if not the best. I have and had Ferrari F430, MB Amgs CLK 55, SL 55, Porsche Boxster S. You never get bored of this beauty. The sound is definitely addictive and the handling is great. I must add though that I installed aftermarket anti-roll bars as for track driving the suspension even in sport mode is more GT than Sport car biased (a little soft). I truly enjoy driving this bella machina daily to work and taking it to Lime Rock and put it through its paces! Can't get enough of it. Maserati should consider bringing a newer version of this car. (Not the Gran Turismo)


Best Features

Sound, acceleration, handling.


Worst Features

Stiffer suspension though it will be harsh on crummy US roads.


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Awesome value
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Andy
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2006 Maserati GranSport LE 2dr Coupe (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I have been driving this car every day to work since the end of summer. It has proven to be a totally reliable, strong performing GT which is much more fun and exciting to drive than anything German. It feels like a bargain Ferrari - which is exactly what it is. If you need four seats and a supercar you can use everyday, this is it. I own and have owned several BMWs, Ferraris and Maseratis, and the Gransport is one of the best balanced cars I've ever had. It combines strong performance, great looks and solid build quality.


Best Features

Performance, super-fast gearbox, awesome noise with sports exhaust, fun fun fun to drive. Awesome handling.


Worst Features

11 mpg in heavy traffic could be improved. Could do with an extra 50HP, the chassis could easily take it.


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Owned multiple Maseratis
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Lively
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2006 Maserati GranSport 2dr Coupe (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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We have owned, and driven heavily, a few Maseratis from the 2002 spyders to the 2006 GranSport MCV. All the cars are stunningly beautiful, ferocious driving machines, and comfortable GT cruisers. The problems with transmission that were evident on the 3200 (pre GranSport) have been fully resolved to the point where Ferraris now use Maserati's Cambiocorsa F1 transmission. The ride is smooth unless you utilize Sport mode, which also acts as a volume and power control for the exhaust system. Responce is superb, shifting is fast, acceleration is amazing for a 4.2 liter v8. Compare the GS to the v8s of other makers, and you will wonder why non-Italian builders bother trying!


Best Features

Sport mode and Skyhook. One button changes the car from GT cruiser to track racer. The great visibility.


Worst Features

Launch mode, for revved up starts. Like the Ferraris.


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True Sports GT
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Italian Rosso
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2006 Maserati GranSport LE 2dr Coupe (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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The vehicle while not a Ferrari, is a very liveable sports car. In 'Normal' mode it drives refined, much smoother than expected. In 'sport' mode it gets going in a hurry, with shifting up like a madman (I am not sure if the new automatic transmission is as fast) and the roar of a jet. It has no trouble handling BMW 6 Series Ms or most Mercedes Benz AMGs through the mountains. While its 400 horsepower seems light compared to the V10s or massive V8s of MB those cars are also have several hundred pounds heavier than the Maser. While not a Ferrari, it is infinitely liveable, and has the hp/weight ratio comparable to the best in its class.


Best Features

Leather, leather everwhere. Exhaust tenor. Paddle shifting in 'Sport' mode.


Worst Features

Larger tire and wheel package.


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