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      02-18-2011, 12:06 AM   #45
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MSRP on the M3 Coupe is $58,000. MSRP on the Maserati is $118,000.

That makes the Maserati more than twice the price of the M3.

If you are going to compare a loaded M3 to a base Maserati and claim they are close in price you can make a similar argument for a loaded 335i compared to a base M3 or for that matter a loaded Accord compared to a base 328i.

If you check of all of the options on a Maserati GTS the car will hit $140,000 which is about $60,000 more than a loaded M3.

The closest you are going to get them price wise is to compare a fully loaded M3 ($80,000) to a base Maserati ($118,000) and there is still close to a $40,000 difference.

We can argue all day long about which is the better car but they are not close to each other in price in the USA and are probably rarely cross shopped.

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I would agree with you if the OP was in America. However, his location indicates he is from Singapore, where the base price of an E93 335 is over $250k http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...-for-rich.html

Given his local situation, cross-shopping between an M3 and a Maserati may be far more probable.
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      02-18-2011, 01:22 AM   #46
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I would agree with you if the OP was in America. However, his location indicates he is from Singapore, where the base price of an E93 335 is over $250k http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...-for-rich.html

Given his local situation, cross-shopping between an M3 and a Maserati may be far more probable.
You beat me to the punch. Too many here are completely US-centric. Well, and now there appears to be many Canadian-centric as well. The latter must be bored to tears waiting for the snow to melt. When is that, July?
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      02-18-2011, 10:50 AM   #47
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If you have the means, buy the Maser.
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maser or 3 series.
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ok here we go again, comparing Maserati to an M3 which is 2 different cars... talking about how M3 handles better than the other... OMG kids grow up just because you have an M3 its not the best car... the Maserati cost almost twice as much...

I would take the Maserati over the M3 anytime....

if you got the money go get it...
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I can't help but feel like if the Maserati was made in numbers as large as an M3, it would cost more like an M3.

There's not enough performance in the MGT to charge that kind of money, and the 'niceness' is not better enough to charge that kind of money.
You're paying for exclusivity. The privilege of having a more rare car.

Ask yourself how much that's worth to you.
If nominal uniqueness matters a lot, then the MGT has the M3 beat.
Otherwise, I think the M3 and MGT are not far apart.



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price of maserGT is no where near porky GT3 or turbo ,seriously u cannot compare them. If same , turbo will be the way to go ( no brainer) .
THe reason im askin is therz a 2nd hand MaserGT with 5k mileage, going around 15,000usd more than a brand new m3.....so....u noe...
Since the MGT you're talking about is used, and in the ballpark price of an M3, we're no longer talking about 'overpaying a bunch' for whatever reason.

I'd test drive and decide on that alone.

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I've driven some MaserGTs.. coupe, cabrio..
old pic with my old bike..


If money is not a concern and you can only have one car, I would get the Maser.
The feel of exotic luxury sport in the Maser is not something M3 can replicate. The sound of the V8 (especially in the S model is just intoxicating). It's like a F430 in a business suit.

However, M3 is faster both straight and, of course, turns.. a better overall car.
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old pic with my old bike..

Bro what bike is that? That looks so sweet
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Just saw a maserati gran turismo and decided to park next to it. When I came out of the store so did it's owner. He came out of a tan salon and was wearing a Hawaii shirt with flip flops and looked completely homosexual or metrosexual. I got in my X5M and waited for him to get out first. He saw some bystanders looking at his car and sped up in possibly first gear creating an immense sound. At the stop light I completely blew him away with both my X5M's speed and sound. But yea, maserati drivers are posers.
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Just saw a maserati gran turismo and decided to park next to it. When I came out of the store so did it's owner. He came out of a tan salon and was wearing a Hawaii shirt with flip flops and looked completely homosexual or metrosexual. I got in my X5M and waited for him to get out first. He saw some bystanders looking at his car and sped up in possibly first gear creating an immense sound. At the stop light I completely blew him away with both my X5M's speed and sound. But yea, maserati drivers are posers.
Wow, talk about the fallacy of small sample. What does it say about you that you feel you have to race away as if you both agreed to do so? And as if that proves anything. He probably thinks Budweiser tastes like piss also, which is an unfathomable thought to those in St. Louis I imagine.
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      02-19-2011, 06:41 PM   #55
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I am frequently in a Maserati GT, and the M3 is so much the better daily driver, it's not even close. Ride, comfort, handling, reliability, maintenance all go to the M3. The Maser is fast, but so is the M3. Lastly, it's not a matter of cost, rather keeping your sanity. Also, in Houston, the Maserati service people are pricks, on a good day.
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Just saw a maserati gran turismo and decided to park next to it. When I came out of the store so did it's owner. He came out of a tan salon and was wearing a Hawaii shirt with flip flops and looked completely homosexual or metrosexual. I got in my X5M and waited for him to get out first. He saw some bystanders looking at his car and sped up in possibly first gear creating an immense sound. At the stop light I completely blew him away with both my X5M's speed and sound. But yea, maserati drivers are posers.
Huh? You waited so you could humiliate someone?
Who's the poser, again?
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old pic with my old bike..

Bro what bike is that? That looks so sweet
Thx! It's a 2006 Ducati Sport Classic 1000. It was in the movie "Tron" ridden by the main character. As sweet as it looks, it almost took my life a couple times because of the famous reliability of Italian machines, which perfectly fits the comparison between an M3 and a Maser. Lol!
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So now we comparing a m3 to a maserati lol?

Whats next..

m3 vs lambo
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      02-21-2011, 01:37 AM   #59
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Some people don't care only about performance...
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lmao at so many of these posts.

If someone handed me keys to either an M3 or a Maser GT, I'd take the Maser without batting an eye. I'd be 100% happy with you being fractions of a second faster in a straightline or being slightly more capable around a track--I'm in a goddamn Granturismo.

Calling people out as 'posers' for driving a GT is ignorant. How the hell do you know what the driver's like? What if it's his second or third car? What if he takes the thing out to track days or goes carving up backroads on the weekends? You don't know, so you shouldn't make assumptions. They make you sound like an idiot.
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      02-21-2011, 04:07 AM   #61
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But if I had the means to buy a Granturismo, I'd be all over an R8 4.2FSI or a 997.2 GT3. Screw the M3, I'd be on to bigger and better things.
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Just saw a maserati gran turismo and decided to park next to it. When I came out of the store so did it's owner. He came out of a tan salon and was wearing a Hawaii shirt with flip flops and looked completely homosexual or metrosexual. I got in my X5M and waited for him to get out first. He saw some bystanders looking at his car and sped up in possibly first gear creating an immense sound. At the stop light I completely blew him away with both my X5M's speed and sound. But yea, maserati drivers are posers.
Huh? You waited so you could humiliate someone?
Who's the poser, again?
No, we left at the same time and he revved his engine really loudly at the people on the sidewalk so I revved mine next to him as we left the lot.
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No, we left at the same time and he revved his engine really loudly at the people on the sidewalk so I revved mine next to him as we left the lot.
You sound like a tool. Plus, you're in a beefed up SUV and he's in a far more unique luxury coupe. He probably didn't give a shit.
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Wtf kind of mentality is with people these days where if someone's car isn't as capable as theirs, it makes the other person a poser.
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