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Re: Audi GT Advise needed / Maserati BiTurbo

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.



I have not owned one myself, however, my brother-in-law has had two
Maseratis, a Ferrari (which he still has) and two Alfas.  The only one of
this group that has been fairly trouble free is the Alfa 164, which he also
still has.  In addition to being fond of Italian styling, IMHO, he is also a
great masochist. 

In addition, I spent a great deal of time crewing in Showroom Stock and never
saw a Biturbo finish an endurance race, which is the real test of
reliability. Consider yourself lucky that you had good ones, but I stand by
my original statement.