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JBsC5
12-22-2001, 01:27 PM
https://www.cars.com/carsapp/national/?szc=11530&srv=parser&act=display&tf=/features/autoshow2002/production/maserati/spyder.tmpl

I don't think so but I would like your opinions?

Not bad but just doesnt have the stylistic balance of the greatest designers on this earth!

Jaguar just exudes sensuality..

They just get it right..even the italian design of the new maserati pales..

IMHO...

What do you guys think?

Is it close but no cigar or not even in the ballpark?

or is it better?

egregious
12-26-2001, 07:21 PM
I actually just talked with a Ferrari/Maserati salesman who recently traveled to Italy to testdrive the new Maserati. He raved about it. Handling, speed, fit and finish all, according to him, on par with Ferrari's costing tens of thousands more! However, I must say that the styling leaves a bit to be desired. Definately won't mistake it for a 360 Modena!

That having been said, I notice an XKR on the street every couple of days. I might never see the new Maserati, except on a showroom floor. And, there's something to be said for exclusivity.