by mike mansour on Nov 19, 2007 Vehicle: 2002 Maserati Spyder Cambiocorsa 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6AM)
I purchased my Spyder used in august of 2005 and it has been my daily driver ever since. The thrust of the V8 is incredible and the sound is very satisfying. The electric top neatly stows in within seconds. I previously owned a 2002 BMW M3 convertible, and their is no comparison. My M3 struggled in winter driving as I live in Minnesota, but the skyhook suspension on the Maserati makes winter driving suprisingly pleasant, I have driven this car through the 2 winters without a problem. The customer service could be better with Maserati, my car has had numerous problems with the windshield wiper motor, and needed to be replaced, but thats it, great car would highly recommend.
by Maserati Spyder on Nov 10, 2005 Vehicle: 2002 Maserati Spyder GT 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6M)
Dealer service was expensive but good, and many items were upgraded and checked. Engine is wonderful both in appearance and performance. Wide rev range and great Ferrari sound over 5K. A chain belt gives a Ferrari- designed engine performance without the superexpensive belt changes.Interior is beautiful, throttle progressive, brakes good, steering and clutch light, but first and second gear are baulky. Free dealer upgrade helped a bit, but still not as good as Porsche. Scuttle shake is the only other issue, especially when starting off for some reason, but overall this is a super secondhand value and a fun ride.
by . Noyes on Dec 10, 2002 Vehicle: 2002 Maserati Spyder Cambiocorsa 2dr Convertible (4.2L 8cyl 6AM)
I ordered both the SL 500 and
Spyder. They arrived at the same
time and I test drove them back to
back. The plastic interior, cheap
feeling switchgear and contrived
exterior design of the SL compared
poorly with the Maserati (and with the
previous SL). The real difference
was in the driving. The SL was
subdued and perfect-- the Maseati
was alive and fun!