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Re: Audi GT Advise needed / Maserati BiTurbo

> From quattro-owner@coimbra.ans.net Wed Mar  8 10:58:56 1995
> To: Brian Terry <bet@justlaw.com>
> Cc: nhs1681@is2.nyu.edu, quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject: Re: Audi GT Advise needed / Maserati BiTurbo
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> On Wed, 8 Mar 1995, Brian Terry wrote:
> > Naresh:
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > If you are worried about having strange problems, stay the hell away from
> > Maseratis.  They look great, but are unreliable.  As for the GT, I have an
> > '82 (used to have an '82 5000s) that has been pretty reliable.  Has it had
> > weird electrical problems?  Yes, but all have been fixed with some time, and
> > tools no more sophisticated than a mulitmeter, screwdriver, and electrical
> > tape.  A good service manual with wiring diagrams is key!
> > 
> I wouldnt make a blanket statement like that about the Maserati's, 
> especially if you never owned one. I have had two, and they were complete 
> dreams to own and drive. My first one I put on over 175000 miles on it 
> and had less troubles with that than my audi. Needless to say it will 
> outperform almost any audi or anything out there.
> Bob
Hear, Hear!

I would bet that as a rule Audi owners are more sensitive than most to this 
kind of criticism.  It is probably not necessarily appropriate to discuss 
common Maserati problems on the quattro mail list, but statements like that 
do need substantiation.  BTW - If someone is interested in getting more info 
from knowledgeable Maserati-isti I believe I saw some names in the EC I got 
the other day...

SCREEEEEETCH .... back to quattro stuff.  It looks like a few of us are 
getting together to buy new chips for our urs .... We'll get back to you
with the details later!

Steve Buchholz