2011 Maserati GranTurismo Coupe 2dr Coupe (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
I love this car except it is VERY SLOW and heavy and lacks the performance of similar cars like the Mercedes SL63 AMG and BMW M6. I mean come on Maserati, 0-60 in 5.1 seconds! Thats slow as can be considering my BMW M3 costs half as much and is much faster!
Also, Maserati drops like a rock in value. Best bet is to buy a 1-2 year old car and save 50%! The looks and interior are superior however to BMW and Mercedes in price point however! So if you want a great cruiser and not a performance coupe, Maserati is the ticket. Otherwise, I would look at an AMG Mercedes like the CL63 AMG or SL63 AMG or maybe a Porsche 911 Turbo for same amount of money. Perhaps even an Aston Martin V12 Vantage.
Interior, looks, exclusivity. You don't see tons of Maseratis on the road like other cars. Italian heritage, quality, Ferrari based engine on bargain price!
Improve performance to 500HP, drop excess weight by using lighter materials. Add touch screen navigation and ipod standard. Better stereo.