If so, a bit surprised, have always found the group their very similar to here.
No not MF. I've decided not to name the site as others may want to join and they might have a different experiance so it wouldn't be fair for me to taint things.
I got the impression it was a few things.
1. Don't think it's the done thing to get their hands dirty.
2. By working on the car myself I'm watering down the brand. Comment was made that the next thing they'll see is people (Chavs) would be buying Maseratis and going to McDonalds in them.
2. OEM parts should be used at all times.
3. The fact that I did a bit of research on parts and saved a packet really hasn't gone down well. Maserati were looking £178+vat for front pads, £157+vat rears, and £137 for handbrake shoes. I got Ferodo's (which I've used on the rally cars and stock cars over the years and never had a problem with) for £28 front, £22 rear. I also matched shoes off a VW LT15 transporter which just needed the spring locating pin hole widened about 5mm for £20. This apparently was sacralige as I modified a part
how dare I do such a thing.
I then did a 'how to' on replacing the 2 lambda sensors. It took me 40 minutes (I can do it quicker now I know what I'm doing) and it cost me £108 for the 2 sensors. Couple of the guys on the forum said it could only be done by a main dealer and one guy was charged £179 for one sensor and £633 to fit it.
I thought I was helping people keep costs down, but that's not the done thing by the look of it.
Ah well, such is life.