Join Date: Sep 2003
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,684
Their quality is excellent. The interiors of the 4200GT and the Quatroporte are on par with the best of British cars like the Aston and Bentley, even better than Ferrari, if I dare to say. Personally I think the 4200GT look more like a 2+2 saloon than a sports car I think that is what failed. If they are to take away sales from Porsche then the 4200GT's replacement has to be a sports car, not a GT or 2+2. But Ferrari is scared that if they do design a Maserati sports car, it will take sales away from Ferrari. So I think a through review and rethinking of strategy is needed by Luca and his team.
In the last 2.5 years since the Maserati 3200 and 4200 were introduced in KL, the dealer managed to sell maybe 4 cars. Ferrari meanwhile has sold maybe 25 to 30 cars during that time, and the Ferrari (Modena) cost double that of the Maserati. It's not that the price is not competitive but buyers just can't make out waht tat car is supposed to be. There are about 10 units of Maserati both the 3200 and the 4200 in the dealer's stock. Sad.