What do you think of the 3200 GT?


NissanZ@af
03-05-2001, 10:59 PM
What does everyone think about the 3200 GT? I think it's a pretty cool car. I don't really like the tail-lights though.

Chris
03-31-2001, 09:11 AM
I agree. It looks really cool, except for the taillights. But, hea, what else could they do. I think the engine will be especially neat, with its 3.2L twin turbo, 380hp V8. I would like to see it compared to the Jag XKR.

BBD
04-29-2001, 04:46 PM
the tail gate was Fiat's Idea,,,, Maserati's are GODS ON THE ROAD,,, NO car manufacturer Builds car with Quality anymore.. Maserati's are almost perfect cars Real leather real Quality they are so wonderful to own drive and just to park it near a coffee shop and just stare at it for hours ,,, u have to love them:sun:

Chris
04-29-2001, 05:43 PM
Wow, BBD, you sound like you own one. Do You? If you do, tell us about it, and lucky you. But I can't agree about the quality. It should improve since Ferrari bought them (yes, Ferrari is owned by Fiat.) BUT, currently, quality (I mean parts breaking, etc, not how nice it is) is sub-par. To bad, otherwise they'd be near-perfect. But hey, what can you expect from a small-volume company.

BBD
04-29-2001, 11:38 PM
hey Chris... well I dont own a Maserati but my younger brother has the 3200GT ,,, am just a big Maserati fan,, about breaking down ,, ohh they had a bad reputation in the old days, but these 2 new cars really look prommising ,, the Evo and the GT, I truely like the Evo better because its a Sedan. the 3200 is very nice just not my style going for a Sport car... if you want to compare it to the Jaguars, I should say the 3200GT is in a class of its own big time, in power, luxuary, handling, and so forth. its more compared to the Porche, Ventury, Ferrari 355. (Jaguars dont play this class always 2nd to these)

BBD
04-29-2001, 11:43 PM
Chris here are some sites you can look into with XKR and the 3200GT in specs.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~admoor/jaguar.htm
http://www.maserati.it

Chris
04-30-2001, 09:38 AM
I agree about Maserati being in a class all their own. Most people would want a Maserati, wouldn't even look at a Jag. Yeah, I already mentioned the quality should go up, which is good news. Thanks for the sites!;)

Jimster
01-10-2002, 03:19 AM
I think the car is HOT especially the new roadster

josh0855
11-20-2002, 08:35 AM
The car is a italian "sleaper" walking to it you dont quite know what to expect, but when you finaly arive it just relaxes you. Personaly makes me question some selection of a 911 over it (spare turbo mabye:rolleyes: )

crayzayjay
01-26-2003, 01:56 PM
The simple fact people choose 911's over these is because the 911's are vastly superior in the way they drive. But then the 3200GT isnt an all-out racer and is more comparable to the Jag XKR or Aston Martin DB7. I personally love this car, i prefer it to the 4200GT, in other words i perfer the teardrop rear lights, i think they're novel, refreshing, and absolutely fantastic! as for the ones that replaced them, it's been done, and seen before.

lung7707
02-07-2003, 09:46 AM
I am in the process of swapping my 1990 Ferrari Testarossa for a 2001 3200GT. A couple of reason...good price on my Testa good buy price on the Mase. I have always like the 3200 since it first came out. Its more stable than the Testa at extremely high speeds...150MPH++, its got traction control, its got abs, its got nice lines but honestly I prefer my Testa's looks. But at the end of the day I think its a more practical car. As for speed the Mase is faster off the line but the Testa has a great torquiness about it.
Any thoughts on the swap?

crayzayjay
02-08-2003, 08:31 AM
To be honest, as much as i love the Maz, its kind of a step down from Ferrari. If you still prefer the looks of your Testa, the 3200GT isnt such an unbelievable drive to make that the deciding factor, at least i dont think it is. It is, however, more practical, as you note... I cant help thinking a used Ferrari 456 would be a better proposition, if its within your budget, what are your thoughts?

lung7707
02-08-2003, 08:50 AM
I am not sure what u mean by a step down...if you mean "branding" and "mystique" I have to agree with you. But if you talk about technology and drivability...its up there with the rest. I test drove it today and I was surprized at how quick this car is: off the line, straight line, around corners, top-end, etc. I didn't have to fight the car around corners, but then again that was where the fun was in the Testa.

I did consider a used 456 but the pricing was too far off. I checked with my friend who owned both 456 and later the 3200GT and now the 4200, he liked the 3200 best of the three. He regrets the 4200 upgrade. He finds the paddle shifts still too jerky.

Anyway, I liked it....I bot it. Delivery next week. Will let you know if I have regrets in a couple of weeks time. Hope not.

crayzayjay
02-08-2003, 09:07 AM
Branding and mystique is exactly what im talking about..

and youre also right, the 3200GT isnt a sports car like a 911 for example, its a fully-fledged GT, so the thrill of driving will be reduced...i agree with your friend, id rather have a 3200 over a 4200 anyday of the week, the looks are much better to start off with..

id personally have to go for a 456 out of the three, its also a GT but theres a lot of power there, and it looks beautiful too...

still, congratulations on a very fine car... you'll have to post some pics when you get it :D

AlexHancock
02-14-2003, 02:21 AM
I bought a 3200 GTM in June 2002 - fantastic car!

I would have loved a 456 or 550 but with Maserati's warranty and fixed price servicing for 3 years this is a relatively cheap car to run. I went for a manual as the auto seemed less involving - but the manual is harder to drive (poor gearbox and on/off power delivery).

I was a bit worried about reliability but it's been almost perfect with just little adjustments required and has never let me down.

Took it on my usual trip from London to Italy in the Summer and it was happy to tear along at 225+ Kph without any problems. The suspension's a bit soft (sport mode doesn't make much difference on a 3200 but is much better on a 4200) on high speed corners.

It gets lots of attention but very little jealousy unlike Porsche or Ferrari.

Cheers

Alex

bravedancer
02-14-2003, 02:02 PM
Hi guys - test drove a Maserati a few weeks ago in Dallas - thought I'd share the experience- Best regards to all ...


While I've never gone so far as to experience a vehicle-induced "snapping" of knicker-elastic, I promise I saw the girl in the Lexus behind me on Plano Parkway wolf-whistle, as I punched the pedal on the Black Maserati Cambiocorsa Spyder ...and disappeared...

Every now and then comes the opportunity to slip into the fantasy existence of the ludicrously wealth and taking Maserati's newest Spyder for a spin was one.

But before I get started let's time warp and step back for a second. In 1965, a designer took umbrage when Henry Ford II began to drive around Detroit in a Maserati. Ford, known for his wild streak promised to remove the Italian seductress from his parking garage the moment the designer came up with a car of equal allure.

Of course, the American media made quite a noise about the man who had betrayed his own marquee and highlighted the brilliant PR coup for Maserati...

About 30 years later as financial woes threatened to halt production at the Modena plant; Ferrari acquired one of the oldest racing names in Italian racing history - Maserati.
Since, Ferrari has labored on the marriage; infusing elegance with technology and producing what may well be a monument to an established pedigree.

This is a car with a sense of occasion, and based on Italian legend, craftsmen work laboriously on automobiles with their hands and minds. They sweat and slave as they piece a spark plug here, a bolt there, push panels together and stretch soft chamois leather across dashboards and when finished, the car comes to retain a part of, what for lack of a tangible term can be described as, soul.

Such spirit usually distinguishes thoroughbreds from the rest of the field. And Ferrari technology adds more than just 390 studs mated with F-1 Electro-hydraulic transmission. That's the same transmission Ferrari dreamed up a couple years ago as the entire European circuit watched and snickered. Today, Aston Martin comes with the F-1 pedals.

Driving hard on the highway and over the corners with the top down over the toll-gates, you can hear the breeze blow 'whoop, whoop, whoop,' and there's a distinct feeling that this machine is weighing the pros and cons of whether it should kill you or not ... I ignore the feeling and punch the accelerator and the world goes into rewind. I've barely cut into it and I can a situation where I'm waxing eloquently in a Dallas county court to a dark-robed, green-eyed magistrate.

Advanced Skyhook telemetric suspension creates control like Nadia Comaneci on parallel bars, and here's how. A set of sensors monitor wheel and car body motion, sending data to a central unit. Through data-analysis, a control unit sets road and car running conditions and instantaneously adjusts dampers 10 times faster than anything else on the road. The result is Skyhook perfectly controls damping rate and car response in "real-time" and this car reads your every move as it purrs "What else do you want me to be?"

For a sticker that rounds off at about a 100 K, it's a relief to see a Spyder that's not aimed at the Highland Park housewife. Sleek, swift and sophisticated, this is going to be a head-turner even if you paint it chalk-grey.

I think I'm done test-driving, so excuse me as I step out of the lifestyle of the fantastically wealthy and chalk plans to kidnap the closest oil-millionaire ... so I can buy myself one.

crayzayjay
02-15-2003, 11:53 AM
Nice commentary, dancer :D

Alex, what colour is yours (in & out)

AlexHancock
02-17-2003, 02:46 AM
Metallic Black with Beige Interior - looks smart!

http://www.DaBoomSoftware.com/images/CIMG0007.JPG

crayzayjay
02-18-2003, 12:06 PM
good choice :)

BMW-Hamann
03-18-2003, 06:23 AM
Originally posted by AlexHancock
Metallic Black with Beige Interior - looks smart!

http://www.DaBoomSoftware.com/images/CIMG0007.JPG

Hi alex .. how is your car? ... :D
I test drove the 3200 matic a week ago ... low and med power is good .. but high rpm not so good ... the handling quite good .. :D
I am still considering to buy 4200 cambiocorsa or 996 C4S or 500 SL ... I start to fall in love with Maserati ... especially from behind .. the interior with two color combination is so beautiful ... look much more expensive the the 500 SL interior ... but still worry with the Maserati reability in the future ... If u don't mind .. please advise me with your car condition ... :D

BBD
03-18-2003, 10:03 PM
I think its a real real Shame that Maserati have dropped their engines and replaced them with N/A V8's.

The Old Engines where much nicer in my opinion they had 2 options really a V6 TT or a 3.2 LIter V8 Twin Turbo.

Despite what I think Maserati is selling more cars now that it is owned by Ferrari good for them I say and they are saying they are gona sell even more cars in the US Market thats why the N/A Engine was desiged for the US Market :)

Cheers guys

BMW-Hamann
03-18-2003, 10:28 PM
Originally posted by BBD
I think its a real real Shame that Maserati have dropped their engines and replaced them with N/A V8's Old Engines where much nicer in my opinion had 2 options really a V6 TT or a 3.2 LIter V8 Twin Turbo.

Despite what I think Maserati is selling more cars now that it is owned by Ferrari good for them I say and they are saying they are gona sell even more cars in the US Market thats why the N/A Engine was desiged for the US Market :) Cheers guys

the V8 of 4200 GT is an old engine? any support info about it? .. :)

BBD
03-18-2003, 11:51 PM
heheh sorry I think I typed the stuff wrong ,, I ment to say the V8 4.0 is new and the old engines where the 3.2 V8 TT

BMW-Hamann
03-19-2003, 07:31 AM
Oohh .. OK ... I C ... :D

So you prefer the old engine 3.2 TT ... any reason? ... :)

BBD
03-19-2003, 09:37 PM
I dont want to turn this into a Debat N/A Vs Forced Introduction. Yet the general Idea Maserati is one of the only few car manufacturers that have been producing V8 Twin Turbos Since the great Shamal. Maserati Cars where made without speed limiters ungovernd cars for open roads... I have met with a Maserati Dealer in Geneva Swiss before the 3200 was produced and he said the car did have the potential to be a Maranello killer but Ferrari didnt buy Maserati to make it a better car its something like if you can not own a Ferrari buy a Maserati. which in my opinion is wrong.

The 3.2 Liter Twin Turbo does preform better especially at high altitude Boost Turbo and LAG you garra love that :) sounds better too .. and yaa did I mention am a Turbo Addict would be hard to go back to a N/A car :) ever since I got a Skyline GTR34

BMW-Hamann
03-19-2003, 10:04 PM
Originally posted by BBD
I dont want to turn this into a Debat N/A Vs Forced Introduction. Yet the general Idea Maserati is one of the only few car manufacturers that have been producing V8 Twin Turbos Since the great Shamal. Maserati Cars where made without speed limiters ungovernd cars for open roads... I have met with a Maserati Dealer in Geneva Swiss before the 3200 was produced and he said the car did have the potential to be a Maranello killer but Ferrari didnt buy Maserati to make it a better car its something like if you can not own a Ferrari buy a Maserati. which in my opinion is wrong.

The 3.2 Liter Twin Turbo does preform better especially at high altitude Boost Turbo and LAG you garra love that :) sounds better too .. and yaa did I mention am a Turbo Addict would be hard to go back to a N/A car :) ever since I got a Skyline GTR34

interesting info from u BBD .. :)

Heeyy .. I like Skyline GTR34 too ... the car looks mean and has powerful tuneable engine too .. can I see your 34 pic here? ... :)

Stefanel1
06-19-2003, 05:32 PM
Wonderfull car Alex !

I just love the 3200GT, and its rear boomerang lights. Alas, it has changed in 2002 :(

AlexHancock
06-20-2003, 03:19 AM
Sorry I haven't replied sooner - I tend to hang around other car websites.

I'm still very happy with my 3200, easily the best car I've owned but wish the dealers would stop discounting them.

My 3200 has been perfectly reliable and I'm due to take another drive to South West France, across to North East Italy and back to London (via the 'ring) in August. That'll be 2 people, all their luggage at 230+ Kmh (in Germany) and I'm confident that the car will happily take up to work the day following our return.

Anybody waiting should just go for it and everybody else should take one for a test drive for a little fun!

Cheers

Alex

crayzayjay
06-20-2003, 04:11 AM
Originally posted by Stefanel1
I just love the 3200GT, and its rear boomerang lights. Alas, it has changed in 2002 :(

Blame the Americans for that…. It seems they have a “taste deficiency”, as I like to call it

Stefanel1
06-20-2003, 10:38 AM
"taste deficiency" :D :D ;)

>Alex : be carefull in France, now the fines for people driving over 200kmh are quite high :( .... unless you know a Minister :D

AlexHancock
06-23-2003, 03:37 AM
Thanks Stefanel. I tend to take it relatively easy (< 150 Kmh) in France, Austria, and Belgium but enjoy myself in Spain, Italy and Germany. Planning to take a trip to the 'ring on my way back but will be careful as two guys from Ferrarichat died there last week.

DavidEckhoff
10-27-2003, 06:05 AM
looks great

auto_guy87
04-25-2012, 01:45 PM
The tail lights really are strange looking. They look like the eyebrows of a frowny face or something. But I will say that I like the Maserati sedans better. Not just because I'm a family guy, but personally I think they look more classy.

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