Used Maserati Gransport cars for sale

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Maserati Gransport

V8 2dr Auto

£33,950
2006(56)
£633.13 per month
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  • 26,900
  • Semi Automatic
  • Petrol
  • 4.2L
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Maserati Gransport

4.2 V8 2d AUTO 396 BHP 2-Door

 
£27,500
2004(54)
£509.20 per month
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  • 42,000
  • Semi Automatic
  • Petrol
  • 4.2L
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Used Maserati Gransport

Background

During Ferrari's tenure in charge of Maserati, it managed to thoroughly modernise the firm and temper a lot of its quirks and foibles that had made previous generations of its luxury grand tourers a little bit tough to handle on a daily basis.
 
The Maserati GranSport is a perfect example of this and although it only enjoyed a brief period in the sun between 2004 and 2007, it has become an excellent option on the used market for anyone who wants an Italian sports car that won't cost as much as the average house.
 
When the GranSport was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, it was obvious to attendees that it could be a hit. Based on the 4200GT platform, otherwise known as the Maserati Coupe, it was designed to be a sportier, more powerful alternative to this flagship range.
 
The Maserati GranSport is made all the more desirable because of its relative rarity, but you'll have to accept that this does help to keep used prices at a premium.
 
Bang for your buck
 
The GranSport is lower and a little more muscular in its design than the standard Coupe. It is also lighter and although it packs the same 4.2 litre V8 engine it manages to develop a bit more power thanks to the use of an advanced exhaust system.
 
Aesthetic differences come in the form of distinctive 19 inch alloys, carbon fibre trim elements and figure-hugging seats. There's also a GranSport Spyder for those who prefer the drop-top approach, which launched in 2006.
 
Everything is very well put together inside and out, which is good news for anyone who wants to hold onto this car for a number of years. Even the upholstery feels sturdy, so that extra cash you're paying above the asking price for the standard Maserati Coupe will not feel like it is going to waste.
 
What you'll pay
 
From new the Maserati GranSport for sale was sold for around £70,000, but early models can now be snapped up for close to £25,000.
 
Cars from towards the end of the range's life cycle will be on sale for closer to £40,000, although there's still a bit of a depreciation hit to take if you buy used at this point. Who knows, if you keep it in top condition it could become a valuable classic.
 
What to check
 
Reliability is not as big of a problem for modern Maseratis as it was for those built before 1998, but the GranSport range is not without its potential for faults.
 
Make sure that you check a used GranSport inside and out, taking care to look out for any physical damage to the bodywork and also being aware that wear and tear to the interior can be a price-reducing bargaining chip.
 
Also ensure that the electrics are all working correctly and that the tyres are not worn to the bone. The clutch can take a pummelling, so put this on your check list and if you want to buy with total confidence, it's not a bad idea to pay for a professional to give it the once over.
 
Parts
 
Brake pads for the Maserati GranSport will cost around £255 if you need to replace the front pair and £280 once the rear set have expended their usefulness. The alternator alone is £490 and the £3600 asking price for the exhaust may sound costly, but isn't actually too bad when put up against other European exotics.
 
How it drives
 
The approved used Maserati GranSport is quicker flat out than the standard 4200GT, since it can hit 180mph if you push it hard. The 0-60mph time is a competitive 4.8 seconds and the paddle shifted manual gear box is definitely a fun toy to have onboard, as well as being the only option available for this model.
 
Shifting occurs with lightning speed when you put the car into its sportiest mode, with things getting a bit more relaxed if this isn't activated. Meanwhile the engine and the exhaust system combine to make beautiful music together.
 
The real cost comes in fuel consumption, since you'll get about 13mpg on a good day. But then this isn't a car built for frugality and you'll happily hand over your cash for petrol when you know that it's going towards a truly special driving experience.

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