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Just bought my first Levante. Anything I should be aware of as a first time Maserati owner?

Just bought my first Levante. Anything I should be aware of as a first time Maserati owner?

captainstevehiller

Haha try your best not to read any comment sections of any YouTube videos, Reddit posts, etc. People love to hate Maseratis Sorry I couldn't offer more, I'm only two months into owning my Ghibli and no issues so far


Bamfor07

I owned one and loved it. It’s a great car all around so just enjoy it.


riemannintegrable

i daily my parent's levante, other than the gear shifter being weird (please double check you're in the right gear), i love it and stay offline about the car, everyone love to shit on maserati


deweese3

Yeah I can see that


Mluthe103

Yeah save up for the maintenance. It’s a money sucker. Otherwise they are super fun cars.


sendcreampies

Unless it has the big brakes, Levante brakes are generally fairly cheap (compared to other Maser’s) and seem to last a long time. IMO, the Levante’s are the best built cars of the bunch and generally seem to have less problems. And when there are issues, they’re also generally easier to work on.


crBrs_

That's so wrong.. The Maserati range Ghibli, Quattroporte and Levante has normal maintenance pricetags compared to other cars in this segment. I can compare the prices on a daily basis to Audi and Mercedes. If you have one of these with a similar engine, you pay the same. Also the replacement part pricetags are comparable.


Mluthe103

They don’t have $500 oil changes…


crBrs_

Neither does Maserati. Just count the separated oil changes and inspections together and you're there. At least here in Germany.


Mluthe103

Last time I called our local Maserati dealer for an oil change, it was $500 on my old Ghibli. So yes, they do.


crBrs_

Change your dealer. That's the price of an complete inspection with air filter and stuff...


Bamfor07

I’m sorry but that is completely and totally untrue. Service charges and parts can be 5x as much as that on a comparable BMW.


crBrs_

On the cars with the 4,2L and 4,7L yes. If that's happening on a 3.0L, you've been ripped off ;)


Bamfor07

I’m sorry but you’re mistaken. I’ve owned two. That’s not helpful to people on this sub to state clearly false information.


crBrs_

I don't know about bmw. I just googled some prices for the F10 just now and it seems the pricerange of those are 300-750€ smallest to biggest. So you are +-50€ in the Maserati pricerange... Agreed?


Bamfor07

I’m not sure what you are measuring.


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kinggianniferrari

9/10 times the people hating on Ghiblis, Levante, Gran Turismos etc. They’re too fucking poor to buy one anyway. Ignore the noise. Factory warranties are always a plus, but overall a stylish daily driver that isn’t a BMW or Mercedes like everyone drives in California


Cautious-Cap-6816

In the end it’s an Italian exotic car. There has never been one of the history of the world that has been really usable as an every day driver. Over the years various owners have to try to reinvent the Maserati As a manufacture of racing cars and sports cars and it has not worked. The worst Attempt was in the 1980s when Allesandro De Tommaso tried to reinvent Maserati and do an Italian BMW like car and it was a disaster. Those 1981 through 1994 Bi Turbos Cars were some of the most unreliable and poorly made cars ever hence few survive today. The best Maserati ever made was and remains the original Ghibli . 1967 through 74.[1967-74 Ghibili](https://img.hmn.com/fit-in/900x506/filters:upscale()/stories/2020/07/13153558/HMN0820-ISX-01.jpg)


HOOEY_

Funny, I daily drive my Maserati. Never had even a single issue.


HOOEY_

A little late to this party, but I have had zero issues in three years. My services have been around $450 USD once per year. I hear this has been changed, but on my 2018 Levante GranLusso the reverse gear is a short bump back, rather than a normal distance. This is tricky at first but becomes second nature if you daily drive it. Join Maserati Life forum and post any detailed questions there and you'll be in friendly territory with very helpful owners, not haters.


Prior-Chip-6909

There's a WIDE range of costs for an oil change...the dealership ( Scottsdale, AZ.) charged me $508 for my first service. look for a shop that will do it- usually the bottom cover is the most time consuming part of the service. If you are mechanically inclined, & have a lift, you might want to take a crack at it yourself. The second time I used a local car shop that would do the servicing, after I bough the oil, oil filter, & crusher washers & he charged me only $55- but I will say I was almost impossible to find anyone in my area ( I live in Parker/Lake Havasu City area) that would even touch my 14' SQ4. I took it to 5 different shops & as soon as the saw the trident, they were backing away & making excuses about liability...liability? I just want the oil changed!...lol.