The land of the affordable Maserati Quattroporte is getting bigger by the minute, and from the looks of this example for sale in Missouri, you might just be able to snag one from under $30,000 in good nick. The question still remains, though, will buying a high performance Italian super saloon be a pleasure, or break you?
2005 Maserati Quattroporte 4dr sedan loaded with 4.2L V8 DOHC 32V engine, F1 shiftable automatic transmission, leather seats, power front seats, driver seat memory, massaging front seats, cooled front seats, heated (4) seats, front and rear Parktronic assist, wood steering wheel, wood interior trim, leather steering wheel trim, paddle shifters, cruise control, steering wheel audio controls, AM/FM/CD Audio, Bose sound system, navigation system, multi-zone climate control, power rear sunshade, power windows, power door locks, power exterior mirrors, power glass moonroof, 19" alloy wheels and four brand new tires. The car has 43,000 highway miles.
The big question with this car is whether the clutch has been replaced recently. If it has been, this Quattroporte could be a potential bargain. If it hasn't, then figure you've got a repair that might take you a shade over $30,000 in terms of vehicle cost. With these Italian super sedans now trading hands under the $30,000 mark, it is so tempting not to pull the trigger and enjoy a taste of the good life.