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User review on Maserati GranCabrio written by Veda on 11 September 2014

Year of Manufacture : 2010 | Driven no. of Kms. : NA

  • Overall
    Overall rating: 5.00
  • Exterior
    Overall rating: 5
  • Suspension
    Overall rating: 5
  • Comfort
    Overall rating: 5
  • Safety
    Overall rating: 5
  • Pros: Italian style, Excellent soundtrack, Luxurious interior
  • Cons: Poor ride at low speed
The rear seats are big enough to seat proper grown-ups in comfort too, although they will need to limit the amount of luggage that they bring because the boot is quite small. The reviewers also praise the attention to detail inside the Maserati, with perfect stitching and leather coating everything. The roof is triple-layered and furls in 28 seconds, and can be done on the move at speeds of up to 20mph. A big thumbs-up for the interior then! It’s a big, heavy, rear-wheel drive sports car with very few electronic aids, which will be a blessing or a curse, depending on your disposition.It’s not as tail-happy as the old model according to the experts, and displays real poise and unfussed by sweeping bends, adverse camber, or tight hairpins. It can swing into oversteer, but only when provoked by the driver, who will have had to switch the stability control off first. The Maserati has a 4.7-litre V8 engine that develops 440bhp and 361lb ft, so you’d expect it to be fast then, wouldn’t you? Well, you be right but it is only fast, never feral because the Maserati weighs quite a bit, which blunts performance and hurts fuel consumption; most owners will struggle to get more than 12mpg if they’re driving it hard. Never mind, because the Maser sounds incredible on the open road, a wailing and burbling that is amplified by the lack of a roof. If you thrash the pants off it you’ll hit 62mph in 5.4 seconds and go on to a top speed of 175mph – none of that artificially-limited 155mph nonsense for the Italians… The Maserati GranCabrio is an achingly beautiful sports car that sounds wonderful – but is outclassed in the company that it keeps. It gains a good buzzScore, but its rivals score even more highly. It’s not that fast, is very thirsty, and has a slightly crude chassis. The experts like it a lot, but there is a huge difference between liking a car and actually buying one…

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