by jhuffdoc on Mar 17, 2012 Vehicle: 2006 Maserati Quattroporte 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
This is a manual transmission car which was not available in the list.
All 2006 QP's were.
I bought this with 1200 miles and have driven it daily.
I still love to look at it and drive it!
I was surprized at my first clutch and rear brakes having lasted only 12,000 miles, but chalk that up to showing friends the new car performance, it's been much better since.
It's rear brake biased and
those brakes and tires wear twice as fast as fronts, which was not expected.
There have been some irritations such as window regulators going out, a short in the wiring to the trunk lid, and valets breaking the reverse switch.
Regular maintenance is important and pays off in the long run.
by massimovolo on Dec 24, 2011 Vehicle: 2006 Maserati Quattroporte 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
i bought this car in 2010 it was used.
Im more disappointed in the quality of the equipment. in the same year i was driving from VA to NJ my car broke down halfway there- air condition pump went bad with only 17,000 miles on it. Also I felt a hesitation in cruise control when i was going downhill so I took it to the dealership. They said I had a bad clutch at 17,000 miles also. I am 100% Italian, born in Italy, I am ashamed to say this is an Italian made car. Its already cost me 3,900 for the compressor for the air condition and it's going to cost me another $5900 to replace the clutch. I can't believe that 140,000 car has this kind of equipment in it.
by cucuza on Jan 28, 2007 Vehicle: 2006 Maserati Quattroporte 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
The car is beautiful...probably the most beautiful sedan out there. However, the dealership we use is awful. They have no mechanics for the car. Once I had an appointment and they told me that their mechanics were at the races and could not take care of my car. It was the November 2006 at Homestead Speedway. All American cars...go figure. The mechanics were more important than someone who paid $130,000 for her car. The car has a tire error. If you u-turn tightly, the tire gets slashed by the body. The 2005 transmission take time to pickup. Hopefully they perfected it. The 6-CD changer rattles like crazy. The car is meant to be driven on long trips/highway, not the city. It is a gorgeous car though.
by Jay Huffaker on Jun 18, 2006 Vehicle: 2006 Maserati Quattroporte 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
This Italian creation is all that style means to the Italians. The car draws admiration from all ages and economic strata. This is my second Quattroporte, the first ('84) I drove daily for 8 years. The build quality has improved beyond belief. I drive this car hard and enjoy it the way I imagine it was intended. So far there have been zero problems. The performance is amazing. Once you get a sense of where the limits are you can really have a sports car experience in the morning and enjoy the luxury as you and friends arrive at your favorite 5 star restaurant. that evening. The controls are easy to use and well positioned. But, remember the trany is a standard when on hills.
by rf on Mar 28, 2006 Vehicle: 2006 Maserati Quattroporte 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
This car is a dream. Gorgeous, comfortable, sporty, smooth riding, great exterior colors with fabulous interior hides. It is better, much better than our Mercedes S class. It's more like an SL in a more comfortable CLS body. I'm now an ex-Mercedes-Benz customer (except for my SL).
by RAF on Mar 14, 2006 Vehicle: 2006 Maserati Quattroporte 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
Unquestionably this is a car that makes driving more fun than I imagined it could be. It requires more involvement than most and rewards accordingly. Thus far, its reliability has been decidedly un-Italian, but everything else is decidedly so.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.