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Maserati Quattroporte: Buying guide and review (2003-2012)

Maserati Quattroporte: Buying guide and review (2003-2012) Classic and Performance Car
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The fifth-gen QP went on sale in May 2004. It used a 394bhp version of the Ferrari-developed 4.2-litre V8 from the 4200 Coupe, mated to a rear-mounted automated manual gearbox, known as Cambiocorsa in the 4200 but renamed DuoSelect for the QP. Maserati’s Skyhook adaptive damping came fitted as standard.
 
The new QP was generally well received, its Pininfarina lines, superb chassis and soulful V8 earning special praise; not so much DuoSelect with its jerky, ponderous changes, particularly in auto mode, though its manners were gradually refined over the production run.
 
Which one to buy?
 
Two simple rules to follow if you want to live happily ever after with a Quattroporte. Rule 1, accept that it’s not going to be a cheap car to run and budget accordingly. And rule 2, find a car that’s been owned by someone who understood the importance of rule 1.
 
As Andy Heywood, MD of specialists McGrath Maserati, says: ‘Properly maintained, they’re a really nice car, the best of that generation of Maseratis – much nicer than the 4200 Coupe. You just have to find one where the owner has been meticulous about servicing. It’ll probably only cost you a thousand or so more than one that’s had a much harder life, and it’ll be worth every penny.’
 
Late 2005 saw the addition of the Executive GT version (more wood, more leather, more toys) and the harder-edged Sport GT (20-inch alloys, quicker shifts, sports exhaust, recalibrated Skyhook). In early 2007, Maserati finally bowed to the demand for a regular auto and a six-speed ZF unit became an option (taken up by over 70 per cent of buyers).
 
A year later came the Sport GTS, widely regarded as the pick of the range, with 20-inch wheels, uprated brakes, conventional damping and the auto ’box as standard. In the summer of 2008 engine capacity was expanded to 4.7 litres for the new S and updated Sport GTS, lifting power to 425 and 433bhp respectively. At the same time the range received a facelift that included a new front grille with vertical slats, and revised lights.
 
Any QP V is beautiful, charismatic and surprisingly driver-centric. But you need to approach ownership with eyes wide open. 
 
Performance and specs
 
Maserati Quattroporte S
Engine 4691cc 32valve DOHC V8 
Power 424bhp @ 7000rpm 
Torque 361lb ft @ 4750rpm
Top speed 174mph 
0-62mph 5.4 seconds 
Fuel consumption 18mpg 
Gearbox six-speed automatic/DuoSelect
Insurance group 50
 
Dimensions and weight
 
Wheelbase 3064mm
Length 5052mm
Width 1895mm
Height 1438mm
Curb weight 1930kg
 
Common problems
 
• The 4.2 and 4.7 are essentially the same engine, just the bore and stroke differing. They’re largely bulletproof provided they’re regularly serviced, which usually means annually. The big one comes every four years and costs around £2k for an early car (closer to £2.5k for post-2007 models). As values fall, some owners cut corners, so look for a fully stamped and receipted service history.
 
• The only issue is the camshaft variators, which can be noisy. You’ll hear it from a cold start before the oil’s pumped round. You may also hear random tapping noises as you accelerate from 2000 revs. Many owners have been able to get replacements and a later modification under warranty.

• The ZF auto is almost entirely trouble-free. With DuoSelect, shifts can feel a bit clunky, though it depends to an extent how the clutch is set up.

• The biting point can be set up so that it’s softer or harder, depending on preference. Also the ’box has fuzzy logic so will adapt to an owner’s driving style. If there are any gearchanging anomalies – say it’s jumping from second to fourth – it’s usually a sign the clutch is wearing out rather than a gearbox issue.

• Clutch life is usually between 20,000 and 30,000 miles. The more town driving you do, the shorter its life. Specialist McGrath Maserati recommends changing flywheel as well, making the whole job around £3000. So a recently replaced clutch is well worth having.

• A pre-purchase inspection with the proper Maserati diagnostics will read the remaining clutch life.

• Wear in the ball joints is nowhere near as bad as on the 4200 Coupe, but it does happen. A QP weighs two tons, so it’s going to wear the suspension.

• An inspection will show up potential expense here, as will creaks or knocks on a test drive. Also check Skyhook is working if fitted, as replacement dampers are expensive, though it’s generally reliable on the QP.

• The QP does eat brakes and tyres. Rear tyres might only last 6000 miles if you’re enjoying the car. Brakes are very expensive – over £500 for a set of front pads, while drilled discs are more than £1000 a pair – so again an inspection could easily pay for itself.

• The 20-inch wheels look good but are a little bit more delicate

• No serious corrosion yet, so you’re checking for signs of accident damage.

• Make sure all the electrical gizmos work, and that the LCD screen in the centre of the dash hasn’t started to lose pixels – it’s fearsomely expensive to replace. Again, an inspection with Maserati diagnostics should throw up any electronic maladies.
 
Model history
 
2003: Fifth-generation Quattroporte launched, available with 394bhp 4.2-litre V8 with DuoSelect transmission and adaptive Skyhook suspension as standard
2005: Luxury focused Executive GT introduced with standard options including rear air conditioning and massaging seats. Sport GT introduced with faster shifting transmission and firmer suspension settings. 
2007: New automatic transmission option offered alongside existing DuoSelect gearbox on all models. Sport GTS model introduced with further changes to suspension and braking to improve performance. Skyhook suspension replaced with Bilstein dampers on these models.
2008: Quattroporte Collezione Cento limited edition model introduced with bespoke trim options. 100 examples built. Facelift carried out to model range. External changes included lighting improvements and redesigned bumpers. Internally there was an updated entertainment system. All cars now came standard with the automatic transmission, the DuoSelect gearbox was discontinued. 
Base 4.2-litre Quattroporte received standard suspension on place of Skyhook system. Quattroporte S also introduced with 424bhp 4.7-litre V8
2009: Revised Quattroporte GTS released with 434bhp and non-adaptive sports suspension
2010: Special edition GTS Awards Edition introduced
2012: Final Quattroporte built with over 25,000 units made
 
Owners clubs, forums and websites
 
• www.maseraticlub.co.uk
• www.maseratiforum.co.uk
• maseratiownersclub.co.uk
• sportsmaserati.co.uk
• mcgrathmaserati.co.uk
• emblemsportscars.com
• giallo.co.uk
• nuvolalondon.com
 
Summary and prices
 
Quattroportes tend to accrue a lot more mileage than their GranTurismo stable mates, and it’s not uncommon to see 70,000 miles and more on the early cars. £12-13k is the bargain basement, usually populated by higher mileage cars with a less-than-watertight service history. ‘A nice DuoSelect car, with a fully stamped history and probably sub-50,000 miles, is somewhere between £15,000 and £18,000,’ says Andy Heywood. ‘And that’s such a lot of car for the money.’
 
The sought-after and quite rare Sport GTS is £30k-plus for an early, average-miles example, with low-mileage 4.7s starting at around £40k and later cars still commanding over £50k.

Words: Peter Tomalin/evo magazine
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Last updated: 25th Feb 2016
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  • Maserati Quattroporte

    £39,500 £39,500

    One Owner, Air Conditioning, Dual Climate Zones, Colour SatNav, Powered Folding Mirrors, Rain-Sensing Wipers, Automatic Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Electric Handbrake, Bluetooth, Full Leather, iPod Connectivity, Memory Seats, Xenon Headlamps, Central Locking, Immobiliser, Remote Central Locking, Front Centre Armrest, Height Adjustable Seat, Lumbar Adjustment, Adjustable Steering Column, Cruise Control, Parking Camera, Power Steering, Trip Computer, ABS, Isofix, Multiple Airbags, Auto Lighting, Front Fog Lamps, Metallic Paintwork, Push Button Start, CD Player, Radio, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, Rear Armrest, Rear Headrests, We provide an Inclusive Parts & Labour Guarantee, Extended Guarantees are Available, Alloy wheels OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK - A SELECTION OF UP TO 200 CARS AND VANS AVAILABLE. Click on dealer 'VISIT WEBSITE' link for many more large photographs of this car. We are a West Sussex Trading Standards Approved 'Buy with Confidence Dealership', West Sussex Trading Standards 'Approved Buy with Confidence.

    • Mileage: 8879 mi
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  • maserati quattroporte automatic

    €18,000(£15,818.40) €18,000(£15,818.40)

    dry storage from new only 1 prew owner,full full optionals.all papers manuals and tools http://www.alfavintage.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/m.mp4 http://www.alfavintage.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/g.mp4 [Show slideshow] 1 2 3 ►

    • Year: 2007
    • Mileage: 161 mi
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  • Maserati Quattroporte V8

    £21,995 £21,995

    About this Maserati Quattroporte V8 First registered June 2008 (08 Reg) this one owner Quattroporte Saloon is presented in immaculate Grigio Granito with Beige Leather, Nero Carpets and Walnut Brairwood Veneers. Options on this car include: 19 Inch 9 Spoke Alloys, CD Autochanger, Heated Front Seats, Navtrak System, Active Shift Paddles, Front and Rear Parking Sensors. This car has been looked after exclusively by HR Owen and Services have been recorded at 13,000 miles February 2010; 26,000 miles October 2011; 38,000 miles August 2013 and 50,000 miles August 2015. Additionally, this car has just had a full Cam Variator overhaul by HR Owen.

    • Mileage: 59000 mi
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  • Maserati Quattroporte

    £18,995 £18,995

    Maserati Quattroporte 4.2 Seq The Car Today Is Presented In Marvellous Condition, With The Provence Increasing Due To The Current Maserati Service Inventory, To Include Visits At 6085, 8156, 14781, 19638, 24685 & 29493 Miles And Once Sold, Will Have A Full Service And Inspection Carried Out By Our Highly Trained Workshops.. Acquamarina Pearl, Presented In Acquamarina Pearl With Maserati Crested Beige Leather Seating Delicately Detailed With Beige Twin Needle Stitch Work, Tappeto Biondo Carpets, Pearl Beige Roof Lining, A Two Tone Leather Dash That Wrap's Around This Luxurious Area And Then Beautifully Finished With Rosewood Interior Inlays. The Factory Build Card Include The Following Options Of 18" 11 Spoke Silver Finished Alloy Wheels Which All Sit On Branded Tyres, Full Colour Information Screen With Satellite Navigation System, Dual Zone Climate Control, Variable Heated Front Seating, Front And Rear Distance Park Control, Xenon Headlights With Power Wash Function, Electric Folding Mirrors, Cruise Control, Nero Black Leather Bound Multi Functional Steering Wheel With Paddle Shift, Maserati Sports Mode, Maserati Aluminium Embossed Sill Plates, M/S Shift, Electric Rear Blind, Trident Chromed Rear Badges, Electric Glass Sunroof, Electric Front Seating With Memory Setting, Bright Silver Front Grille, Bose Speaker Sound Package, Remote Central Locking With Alarm, Rain & Light Package And So Much More. The Car Also Boasts The Entire Booklet Pack Set, Has A Fully Cleared Hpi Certificate And A Full Key Set. For Further Details Please Contact Either Jonathan Or Mark On 01623 622267 - £18,995

    • Year: 2004
    • Mileage: 30316 mi
    • Engine size: 4.2
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  • Maserati Quattroporte

    £44,995 £44,995

    Maserati Quattroporte 4.7 Sport GT S The Total Pedigree And Vehicle Provenance Will Only Ever Strengthen On This Particular Two Private Keeper Car, That Offers The Correct Factory Options, Remarkable Low Mileage And A Total Maserati Main Dealer Service Inventory From New. Nero Black, Presented In Nero Black With Maserati Embossed Black Nero Full Leather Seats, Delicately Detailed With Red Contrast Twin Needle Stitch Work, Nero Black Leather Door Cards, A Pearl Beige Cloth Roof Lining And Finished With The Sport GT S Carbon Fibre Interior Inlays, That Wrap Around This Dramatic Cabin Space. This Excellent Offering Has The Correct Maserati Factory Options To Include 19" Light 7 Arm Alloy Wheels That All Sit On Branded Tyres, Full Colour Information Screen With Satellite Navigation System, Front And Rear Park Distance Control, Sun Protection Privacy Glass, Variable Heated Seating, Nero Black Multi Functional Steering Wheel With Paddle Shift, Dual Zone Climate Control, Xenon Headlights With Power Wash Function, Cruise Control, Bose Speaker Sound Package, Maserati Drilled Pedal Set, Electric Front Seats With Memory Settings, Maserati Embossed Sill Kick Plates, Electric Folding Mirrors, Maserati Sports Mode, Electric Rear Blind, Maserati Trip Computer, Blackened Oval Twin Exhaust System, Remote Central Locking With Alarm And So Much More. The Car Also Boasts The Entire Booklet Packs, A Fully Cleared Hpi Report And A Full Key Set. The Sport GT S Has Become Very Desirable To Today`s Collectors And With Reports Of Just 1847 Units Ever Offered, It Is Hardly Surprising That Vehicle Values Are On The Climb? For Further Details Please Contact Either Jonathan Or Mark On 01623 622627. We Can Also Offer Attractive Funding Options - £44,995

    • Year: 2010
    • Mileage: 20031 mi
    • Engine size: 4.7
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  • Maserati Quattroporte

    £59,995 £59,995

    Variant name:Saloon ,Derivative:GTS ,Variant: Saloon 3.8 V8 530bhp GTS 2015 '15' reg with 5,440 miles. Bianco with Nero Leather and Alcantara Seats, High Gloss Carbon Interior Trim, Inox Sports Foot Pedals, Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound System, Red Brake Calipers, 21" Titano Rims, Keyless Entry including Rear Doors, High Gloss Carbon Steering Wheel, Alcantara Headlining. Beautiful Condition, Full Maserati Service History. 1 Owner

    • Year: 2015
    • Mileage: 4500 mi
    • Engine size: 3.8
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  • Maserati Quattroporte

    £39,900 £39,900

    Variant name:Saloon S ,Derivative:S ,Variant: Stunning Low Mileage Example Upgrade 20" Mercurio Alloys Wheels, Electric Glass Sunroof, Keyless Rev Camera, Full Maserati History Multi award-winning prestige car dealership John Holland is excited to offer for sale this beautifully presented Maserati Quattroporte V6 S 4dr Auto. Finished in Stunning Bronzo Siena with complimenting Sabbia Leather Upholstery with High Gloss Tanganika Interior Inlays. This superb example comes with a fantastic specification to include 20" Mercurio Alloy Wheels with Gloss Black Branded Calipers, Electric Glass Sunroof, HDD 3D Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth with Audio Streaming, Reversing Camera, Multi Function Leather Steering Wheel, Paddle Shift, Cruise Control, Dual Climate, Electric Steering Colum, DAB Radio with ipod Connection, Heated Electric Front Seats with Drivers Memory, Keyless Entry and Start, Privacy Glass, Electric Folding Mirrors, Auto Lights, Xenon Lights, LED Daytime Running Lights. Supplied new and serviced by HR Owen Maserati London at 21/10/15 at 8234 miles. Supplied with 2 keys and all its original owners manuals and wallet. John Holland has been established for over 40 years supplying a premium level of service in the sale of sports, prestige and collectors cars. We have a team of experienced buyers who hand pick our cars from all parts of the uk so you can buy with confidence all vehicles are HPI Clear and prepared to the highest standard, full dealer facilities available call the sales team for further information.

    • Year: 2013
    • Mileage: 10897 mi
    • Engine size: 3
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  • Maserati Quattroporte 4.7 S

    £30,995 £30,995

    About this Maserati Quattroporte 4.7 S First registered September 2010 (60 Reg) this superb Maserati Quattroporte 4.7 S is presented in Grigio Alferi with Nero Hide, Carpets, Dashboard, Grigio Headlining, and Piano Black Veneers. Equipped with 20 Inch 7 Spoke Design Alloys and contrasting Red Calipers this car also features: Heated Front Seats, Front and Rear Parking Sensors and Satellite Navigation. The Service History shows three Maserati Main Dealer services at: 9,500 miles; 22,100 miles and 41,500 miles; last serviced in February 2015 with minimal mileage recorded since the last service. The 4.7 Litre Quatrroportes are phenomenal motors cars and represent great value for money

    • Mileage: 45500 mi
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  • Maserati Quattroporte

    £14,995 £14,995

    Colour SatNav, OCEANO BLU FINE LEATHER TRIM, Cruise Control, 19'' SPARKLE GRAPHITE ALLOY WHEELS, CD Player, Radio, Electric Windows, Electric Mirrors, Xenon Headlamps, Dual Climate Zones, ABS, Multiple Airbags, Colour Coded Body, Front Fog Lamps, Metallic Paintwork, Electric Seats, Keyless Entry, Remote Central Locking, Power Steering, Stability Control, Traction Control, Sports Seats, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Adjustable Steering Column, Auto-dip Rearview, Powered Folding Mirrors, 19'' Alloys, Full service history THIS VEHICLE HAS ONLY COVERED 44,000 MILES AND COMES WITH FULL SERVICE HISTORY JUST HAD MAJOR SERVICE INCLUDING GEARBOX AND CLUTCH SERVICE, AS WITH ALL OUR VEHICLES IT COMES FULLY HPI CLEAR AND MILEAGE WARRANTED, SPEC INCS COLOUR SAT NAV, FULL OCEANO BLUE NAPPA LEATHER, ELEC MEMORY SEATS, BOSE PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM, BI-XENON LIGHTING, HEATED FRONT SEATS, ELECTRIC COMFORT REAR SEATING, AUTO LIGHTING WITH RAIN SENSING WIPERS, 20'' MULTI SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS, POWER FOLD DOOR MIRRORS, REAR PARKING SENSORS, GLOSS RED BRAKE CALIPERS, AND LOTS MORE, A TRULY STUNNING LOW MILEAGE EXAMPLE IN OUTSTANDING CONDITION THROUGHOUT, THIS MASERATI ALSO HAS THE UPRATED ZF GEARBOX BEING THE GT SPORT MODEL

    • Mileage: 44000 mi
    • Engine size: 4244
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  • Maserati Quattroporte

    £46,490 £46,490

    Cruise Control, Parking Camera, Parking Sensors, Bluetooth, Electric Seats, Heated Seats, Harman Kardon, Full main dealer service history Maserati Quattroporte DV6 3.0 Automatic registered January 2016 finished in Nero Black with Full Ivory Leather with Charcoal Stitching interior with Wood Trim, Harman Kardon Audio, Magneride Dual Mode Suspension, Scuderia Ferrari Shields, Tyre Pressure Monitoring, Carbon Fibre Driver Zone and LEDs, AFS System, Daytona Style Electric Heated Front Seats with Driver Memory and Electric Lumbar Support, Keyless Entry and Go, Cruise Control, Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth, DAB Radio, 20 Inch Diamond Finish Alloys, Powerfold Door Mirrors, Reversing Camera, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Automatic Lights and Wipers, Split Folding Rear Seats, Full Maserati Service History on 12/01/17 at 7,134. Finance available on request - subject to status and terms. Ask about our Company Directors packages. Fully Valeted; UK Wide Delivery Available; Part Exchange Welcome.

    • Mileage: 7200 mi
    • Engine size: 2987
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  • Maserati Quattroporte 4.7 S

    £23,995 £23,995

    Nero Hide with Red Stitching Piano Black Veneers Electric Memory Seats with Adjustable Lumbar Support Multi Function Steering Wheel Radio CD with Ipod Connection BOSE Sound Navigation Bluetooth Telephone Sunroof Red Calipers Rear Electric Seats Rear Electric Blind Rear Parking Distance Control Electric Folding Wing Mirrors Nav Track 20″ Alloy Wheels Full Maserati Service History + 1 Specialist.

    • Year: 2008
    • Mileage: 78600 mi
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  • Maserati Maserati Quattroporte S 410 BHP

    £74,995 £74,995

    Grigio Metallic with Sabbia Natural Leather Interior, Nero Dashboard, Sabbia Carpets, Sabbia Alcantara Headlining, Pianowood Trim, 21” Forged Alloy Wheels with Red Brake Callipers, Climate Controlled Air Conditioning, Electronic Suspension, MSP, Cruise Control, Front and Rear Heated Seats with Driver Memory, Front and Rear Parking Distance Control, Bi-Xenon Headlamps, Electro-Chromatic Rear View Mirror, Keyless Rear Doors, Rear Sunblind, Shift Paddles, Four Zone Climate Control, Sport Pedals, Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth Telephone Preparation, Stereo System with Single CD Player and Security System with NavTrak ADR.

    • Year: 2016
    • Mileage: 100 mi
    • Engine size: 3
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  • Maserati Quattroporte 4.2

    £29,990 £29,990

    Benz Bavarian are delighted to offer this beautiful black Maserati Quattroporte. Hire Purchase finance options are available, for any enquiries call us on 01332 840272 or email us info@benzbavarian.com SPECIFICATION Satellite Navigation Climate Control Cruise Control Computer Rain Sensor Seats Electric (Driver/Passenger/Rear) Tracker Upholstery Leather 3×3 point rear seat belts Remote central locking Power steering Traction control Parking aid Air conditioning Electric windows Electric door mirrors Heated Seats Front Front Seat Comfort Pack with Massage Electro Chromatic External and Internal Mirrors Front/Rear Parking Sensors Sport Design 9-Spoke 19in Alloy Wheels

    • Year: 2010
    • Mileage: 36892 mi
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