The Maserati Coupe Is a Sub-$20,000 Exotic Car Bargain

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Doug DeMuro

Πριν 9 μήνες

The Maserati Coupe is getting old -- but it's a total bargain. Today I am reviewing the Maserati Coupe, and I'm going to show you why it's a bargain for $20,000 -- or less. Then I'm going to drive the Maserati Coupe and show you what it's like on the road.
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Zadok Motor Freight
Zadok Motor Freight Πριν 3 ημέρες
The stock muffler is pretty restrictive, so if you just replace the center section, it'll sound way better.
Emanuele Galletti
Emanuele Galletti Πριν 3 ημέρες
You can’t say the automatic is a terrible trasmission when even schumacher once said that it was even better than the ferrari one! A trasmission whose tecnology was of the Formula 1.
User unknowns RB
User unknowns RB Πριν 3 ημέρες
No lie always thought this was a good looking car
T0P NO7CH Πριν 11 ημέρες
Goddamn that dealer is shady looking, and you would think they would put some effort into cleaning and detailing their cars if its going to be featured in a youtube video with a million subscribers and one that featured their dealership 💀
Costantino Schiavone
Costantino Schiavone Πριν 11 ημέρες
I love how this car looks, elegant, subtle, beautyful, way more good looking than the gran turismo that seems like it's screaming "HEEY LOOK AT ME I'M A MASERATI!", this is way more classy and sober, with the right amount of vintage styling. In my opinion this car's design aged like a fine wine, unlike the gran turismo that aged like milk.
Paul King
Paul King Πριν 12 ημέρες
Good stuff Doug, funny as. So much detail , lush.
Isaac Dominguez
Isaac Dominguez Πριν 24 ημέρες
Sad...Johnny sack paid 99 and some change for that car.
Isaac Dominguez
Isaac Dominguez Πριν 24 ημέρες
You would think that car would be more but you u know it never did have the makings of a varsity athlete ..
Screwlwork Πριν 27 ημέρες
Is this the car the guy would do heroin in on the 'Sopranos'?
ShadowAkatora Πριν 28 ημέρες
Ah, just what I want in my expensive Italian sports cars.. Velcro.
Swiggity Swoater
Swiggity Swoater Πριν μήνα
Those dots on the key are gonna be really confusing for Braille readers
Robert Crevelon
Robert Crevelon Πριν μήνα
Please review a Maserati GranSport. They claim it is a better car with the skyhook suspension but most importantly the paddles got a software fix. Can it be true? I trust you, I live in Florence Italy and I am going to buy either a 2002 coupe’ GT manual gearbox or a 2006 Gran Sport paddle shifter. Could use your advice. Grazie Doug!
Christopher O'Neill
Christopher O'Neill Πριν μήνα
I have driven several of these cars (manual and Cambiacorsa versions) for extended periods, and Doug's review is very unfair on the Cambiacorsa gearbox version. It is true the Cambiacorsa (especially before the Gransport years) is not as smooth changing as a modern double clutch type, but with just a little practice on throttle control (like any real sports car) you can learn to drive it very smoothly. Don't just take my word for it, none other than Michael Schumacher thinks so too (see - especially his comment at 0.50 minutes in that video). The Cambiocorsa also has a 'Auto' mode which is quite smooth (although will tend to wear the clutch a little faster). Also Cambiocorsa reliability is not as bad as Doug makes out, although definitely not perfect. The engine is simply fantastic (and sounds as good as a modern Maserati, especially with some simple exhaust system modifications). The stuff that really counts (power, torque, handling and exhaust sound) are outstanding. I agree the styling of the convertible is superior (and more timeless) and they still turn a lot of heads. These cars are amazing 'bang for the buck'.
Z.Kozak Πριν μήνα
I believe this was actually a good move by Ferrari and Fiat. Yes, the cambiocorsa was trash, but so were the SMG's and all other single-clutch automatics of the era. I would say, power, looks, and presence-wise meant squarly to go after Aston Martin, and maybe the XKR. The mercedes CL was special, but not nearly as much of a drivers car, M6 came years later. 911...well that's a sports car. Which brings us back to Astons of the era. The interiors of the Aston had the ridiculous ford part-bin hvac, which was then replaced by the 600 button jag setup. The DB7 V12 was about the same in terms of acceleration (but had a top speed 9 mph higher), XKR similar acceleration but lower top speed. Would think the Maser outhandles both of them. There's a reason for a lack of space in the rear, there's a transaxle there for weight distribution. Toned-down 360 modena engine (no flat-plane crank unfortunately), but supposedly the engines are bullet-proof. This really is a bargain i'd take one in blue over tan.
john U.S.
john U.S. Πριν μήνα
The engine and parts would cost K$ 20 000
john U.S.
john U.S. Πριν μήνα
Only in america 20 k for a fast car another 30 k to maintain and tax a year. So it is actually 50K. If 50 K it is 100K car. So there is no one gets to have 20 30 k extra to keep a car on the side or drive as a first car.
James Rocco
James Rocco Πριν 2 μήνες
Interesting. I’d consider it, mainly, just because it’s a Maserati. But I can get a clean, excellent condition Porsche 996 Carrera for the same money. A better car, that will retain its value, and that can be tuned to SMOKE this thing any day! Ha! Ha! Ha! I think I’ll stick to buying Porsches...
Damilola Akanni
Damilola Akanni Πριν 2 μήνες
1:00 "manual transmission BMW SUVs" Shows a manual transmission 6 series convertible😁😅.
Michael Austin
Michael Austin Πριν 2 μήνες
Why this guy is not only Annoying he's just an idiot
Rosalie Kraljevich
Rosalie Kraljevich Πριν 2 μήνες
What a load of shit, go back to you bunny car!
jtb Πριν 2 μήνες
I think the "growth" is for your wrist possibly so you dont rest your hand on top of the shifter. Myth is that you can wear some part out by constantly having pressure on the top end of it. And the easy access parking brake boot is mast likely for easier access to adjust the e brake cable. All obviously my opinion.
FalseBroadcast Πριν 2 μήνες
5:27 I liked this part
Ben Informato
Ben Informato Πριν 3 μήνες
Drive first class at coach prices. A sports coupe for the frugal gentleman.
David Khugatti
David Khugatti Πριν 3 μήνες
Interesting how much Insurance costs on those?
Eamon Os
Eamon Os Πριν 3 μήνες
Is it the 3200 GT?
Justin Bennitt
Justin Bennitt Πριν 3 μήνες
The two little trays between the back seats are where the seat belt buckles should sit.
Bogdan Panek
Bogdan Panek Πριν 3 μήνες
I wouldn't mind getting one. Black on black w/brushed aluminum wheels, lowered and the exhaust done. The "ferrari derived" engine was actually built by Ferrari.
Liam Bassitt
Liam Bassitt Πριν 3 μήνες
This car is so ugly
Bob Joe
Bob Joe Πριν 3 μήνες
Doug should have bought it - it's a Maserati he actually likes, and it's a rare model.
Uncleogee Πριν 3 μήνες
Even if you ignore the wear and tear, this car looks like shit
Valentin Naumov
Valentin Naumov Πριν 4 μήνες
This guy is good for reviewing VW Golf 3 - the key is black and has a key on the button for opening the doors. So if you are stupid, you are watching at the buttons to find which is the button for opening the doors- and if there is no button with key on it , you don't know what to do. It is so difficult situation.
MC1796 Πριν 4 μήνες
John Sacramoni always wanted to own a fine Italian sports car.
Balázs Πριν 4 μήνες
This car is so underwhelming. It’s a Maserati but not in the way that evokes pride in its owner. It became a bargain because it was designed as if it was on a tight budget which shows very much so. The design alone... For a person who lacks knowledge of cars could believe it was a Skoda or a sporty Volvo. I am not ranting by the way, but even when putting aside the maintenance issues, it is still a horrible car, though, better than the 3200 gt looks wise
Osvaldo Paese
Osvaldo Paese Πριν μήνα
It may be underwhelming for 2020 but not in 2003. And i actually think it looks pretty, would like to see it in red.
David Khugatti
David Khugatti Πριν 4 μήνες
I love sound olders better maserati grandsport have best sound
David Khugatti
David Khugatti Πριν 4 μήνες
Wow love this Car
lakelanierbound Πριν 4 μήνες
Doug's in Haiti👍
Veyronp87 Πριν 4 μήνες
come on Doug, you're better than reviewing at dealerships like that lol.
zeto hd
zeto hd Πριν 4 μήνες
It’s still better that all your shitty American cars. And that says something. A mid-engines Corvette? A hell cat? Anything else? Gimmeabreak.
TacoPotatoMustang Πριν 5 μήνες
I always thought the coupe had some appeal. Didn’t realize there was a six speed manual until this video. Very cool.
Leo Felty
Leo Felty Πριν 5 μήνες
thinkin i found where my army signing bonus is going lmao
Jett Rink
Jett Rink Πριν 5 μήνες
What a scream... absolutely the funniest review I ever saw.
mmojorissen mmojorissen
mmojorissen mmojorissen Πριν 5 μήνες
Ur funny dude!!
Andrew Karlsson
Andrew Karlsson Πριν 5 μήνες
Wasn’t this Johnny Sack’s car in The Sopranos?
Pinich! Πριν 5 μήνες
goes for 10k$ in EU
Gordon Guillot
Gordon Guillot Πριν 5 μήνες
Here we go again with Doug not doing his homework . First, none of them came with an "automatic" they were all 6 sp manuals, this particular model is minus the hydraulic F1 shifting. The F1 gearbox is the desirable option, same F1 gearbox the F430 was offered. And when Doug reviews the 430 he never mentions it has an 'automatic' option. I have a 2006 Gran Sport and driving in manual mode is how it was meant to be driven and I can promise you the shifts have been tightened up, not a F430 levels, but tighter. And there's a module you can add to make it even tighter, the F1 shifting is the reason to get this car and was ahead of its time. Today all supercars use this type of shifting. Again, none are 'automatic' transmissions, Doug should be embarrassed how many times he keeps saying it, because it shows his ignorance and limited ability to grasp the mechanics of vehicles.
Ben Marr
Ben Marr Πριν 5 μήνες
Pedals close together, it is a drivers car.....
JaqUkto Πριν 5 μήνες
I own Maserati 4200GT Cambiocorsa. It is fast, reliable, convenient when you got used to transmission, and it is beautiful.
AkiKimurr Πριν 6 μήνες
He just doesn't like the car and shows it everywhere he can even when it makes absolutely no sense. And yeah, this engine differs from 430's unit quite significantly and it is not derived: this is the first vehicle where this engine appeared, so this is more of a Maserati powerplant, rather than Ferrari, read about cars a bit before reviewing them, Doug, please.
Ryan Matthew
Ryan Matthew Πριν 6 μήνες
Looks beat to shit. Its 16 years old and will still fall apart regardless of the transmission type. I would never spend $20,000 on that piece of junk. For someone who knows so much about cars...what makes that old money pit a good value?
LuckyDT Πριν 6 μήνες
It’s ugly. It’s unreliable. It’s poor in terms of quality. But it’s a Maserati! ...yeah... that’ll impress those who don’t know too much about cars.
Teds of Bevs
Teds of Bevs Πριν 6 μήνες
My red bone-stock used PT Cruiser had more Italian luxury than this.
Cackah C
Cackah C Πριν 6 μήνες
Johnny Sac
scott dachishen
scott dachishen Πριν 6 μήνες
the wart is probably there to add comfort when resting your shift hand while on the knob
Garrent Hill
Garrent Hill Πριν 6 μήνες
Literally who rests their hand at like a 90 degree angle on the shifter.
Chthonian121 Πριν 6 μήνες
Damn COVID hits hard.... Doug went from reviewing from CNC to a random ass outside ghetto dealership
Sebastian Westfall
Sebastian Westfall Πριν 6 μήνες
Just looks like a Volvo
Joost de Bruin
Joost de Bruin Πριν 6 μήνες
Maseratis always look beautiful when they come out, but age horrible.
Rover Waters
Rover Waters Πριν 6 μήνες
Ferrari ownership garbage product
Lee Hossain
Lee Hossain Πριν 6 μήνες
Man Doug talks so much. Uses 1000 words when 100 will do. I thought that was an English disease.
Klaidas Gasiunas
Klaidas Gasiunas Πριν 6 μήνες
Johnny Sack paid 99 and change for this, can't believe the New York boss was so short-sighted about this car
Scott Gordon
Scott Gordon Πριν 6 μήνες
The headliner looks awful. If it was flush with the roof, then yes, it would be nice and impressive. That sagging leather was awful.
Dave Neil McAdams
Dave Neil McAdams Πριν 6 μήνες
That 'box' in the trunk? Subwoofer. Stereo did not look after market.
Dave Neil McAdams
Dave Neil McAdams Πριν 6 μήνες
Chrysler - 'Yeah, we can see ourselves getting together with Maserati.' July 2 2020.
Sergey Golovin
Sergey Golovin Πριν 6 μήνες
Why is condition is soo baad?)
farbod alidaei
farbod alidaei Πριν 6 μήνες
no way this car has 30T miles on it!! All interior buttons and switches have been worn out
Roblox_craft guy
Roblox_craft guy Πριν 6 μήνες
I prefer to buy a ghibli without the unreliability of this.
Roblox_craft guy
Roblox_craft guy Πριν 6 μήνες
Meeehhh I’ll pass
Chris De La Cruz
Chris De La Cruz Πριν 6 μήνες
Anyone else remember that this was the car Christopher bought off Johnny Sac in the Sopranos
Stereotype Πριν 6 μήνες
Digital temperature, but analog odometer. Italians.
Mike J.
Mike J. Πριν 6 μήνες
A lot of cars back in the day only had mirrors and vanity lights on the passenger's side. The theory was that only the passenger should be preening and distracting themselves by peering in a mirror...the driver should be looking at the road. Of course, back in the day they did not have "infotainment" screens to distract both front seat passengers. Ah, progress.
Gerard Galletta
Gerard Galletta Πριν 6 μήνες
39,000 miles and the car is that worn? What a piece of junk.
T T Πριν 7 μήνες
blue keys for all - because neptun is sea god and gear lever hard leather - because reverse are on that side p.s. doug tnx me later :)))))
Sir Booty_Cakes
Sir Booty_Cakes Πριν 7 μήνες
Rear seats look like toilets
Carmeetkris Πριν 7 μήνες
There’s been a few in Houston for around 8-12k
SV Hellas
SV Hellas Πριν 7 μήνες
Dr. Doug DeMuro presents Fun with Cars
Abdulmalek Hassan
Abdulmalek Hassan Πριν 7 μήνες
Why doesn’t the speedometer start at 0 mph??
Pipa Obala
Pipa Obala Πριν 7 μήνες
The owner kept this car in a very poor condition. 1. Scratch marks all over the dam interior. 2. Dirty, scratched and damaged buttons. 4. Leather not maintained (seats look like an elephant with sandpaper back sat in them) 5. Aftermarket infotainment.
Andrew Lamkin
Andrew Lamkin Πριν 7 μήνες
Just a couple critiques. First, this is a somewhat rough looking example. The interior looks pretty beat. Yeah, mine has sticky buttons too but this looks like a beat up interior after getting covered in an entire bottle of Vaseline! Second, under the center arm rest there is usually a CD player that also had an SD slot and a slot for the nav disks. Looks like some sort of cheap vinyl wedge was stuffed under it when it was removed. Third, I know you don't like the Cambiocorsa transmission but its actually pretty sweet once you get the hang of it. While mine hasn't been trouble free its been pretty reliable. The Formula Dynamics Drive By Wire and aftermarket ECM make a HUGE difference when driven In sport mode. If you want nice crisp fast shifts, shift at 4-5K+ rpms with some skinny pedal! And lastly, the cambiocorsa technically has the exact same transmission as is in the car you tested. The clutch is even the same part number if I remember correctly. While it has an auto mode, its not actually and automatic transmission. The difference is that the clutch is engaged and the transmission is shifted via an electro/hydraulic system and that is what can make things complicated. Its essentially the same F1 system found in the 360 and f430 Ferraris. If you're ever in the DC suburbs and want to drive one with some suspension, exhaust and engine mods come take mine for a spin. It might change your mind. I still can't believe how cheap these sell for!
Paul GT40
Paul GT40 Πριν 7 μήνες
Hi doug, have to disagree with you. I just bought a coupe a couple hours ago with an auto transmission and i am i LOVE. These cars are an absolute bargain
Michael Davis
Michael Davis Πριν 7 μήνες
Cambiocorsa is not a "sequential automatic transmission," it's just a single-clutch automated manual transmission.
Ax K
Ax K Πριν 7 μήνες
I love Maseratis! many people have said already and I've heard it before... They're not very reliable. Could someone enlighten me as to the kind of stuff that tends to go wrong with them? Do they tend to have issues like 1/month, 1/year, or somewhere in between? Just kinda curious
William Anderson
William Anderson Πριν 7 μήνες
1:39 it looks like one of those kid cars
Chris Hood
Chris Hood Πριν 7 μήνες
The previous owner needs to trim their fingernails - they've torn the surface of every button and switch a new asshole
Will Sanders
Will Sanders Πριν 7 μήνες
The headliner looks like a $20 cargo mat from Amazon
Eric Cartman
Eric Cartman Πριν 7 μήνες
Johnny sacks from the sopranos wants his maseratti back
Chris Tes
Chris Tes Πριν 7 μήνες
aka Johnny Sack's car in The Sopranos
Metal Dad
Metal Dad Πριν 7 μήνες
Nice impala
Maximiliano Luera
Maximiliano Luera Πριν 7 μήνες
“a fantastic inventory of weird and unusual vehicles” yes like that ford focus and the clapped out dodge ram
Stefan Puffer
Stefan Puffer Πριν 7 μήνες
Do they offer weekly payment plans?
Theodore Frazier
Theodore Frazier Πριν 7 μήνες
I agree with the styling score for once, except the Spyder version lost some of the je ne sais quoi the coupe has. It looks horrible with the top up and with the top down it looks stubby, though the roll hoops are a nice touch.
Willi Resag
Willi Resag Πριν 7 μήνες
The space under the center storage area is used by the navigation computer
Andrew Marshall
Andrew Marshall Πριν 8 μήνες
Quite a lot of inaccuracies in this review. The gear lever boot has the different leather piece on one side so as to provide the 3/4 plane alignment for the shifter (it pushes the lever gently into pace) You may ask why Maserati didn't just use a spring, but that would be to not understand the Italian approach to functional design! I have a manual Spyder and this feature works well. The Sport button does 2 things : firstly it stiffens the suspension (assuming that the Skyhook system is fitted to US cars) and secondly it brings in a more aggressive throttle map. On Cambiocorsa cars it also speeded up the gear change timings. If you noticed no difference when you pushed it, you either have a fault, or you're just insensitive! The space under the centre consul cubby is used for the car phone kit and the sat nav CD mechanism, (so, people DO know why the cubby is small!!!) You look like a big guy, so it's hardly surprising that you don't fit properly in the rear seats. (it also helps if you don't try getting into the car in the most awkward, ham fisted way possible) A smaller adult or large child will get in easily and be comfy for sure. The boot (trunk to you) space is actually pretty good - easily accommodating 2 weeks touring luggage. Yes, it's not the size of a Mercedes wagon, or a Chevvy Suburban, but then again, it's a hand built Maserati sports coupe with a Ferrari engine and Italian designer good looks! This is a 176+mph car, capable of hitting 60mph in a smidge under 5 seconds. That's plenty fast even today, and was even more impressive 16 years ago.
gianmaria lanci
gianmaria lanci Πριν 8 μήνες
Went to buy Crack and found a corky car to review!
Level Three
Level Three Πριν 8 μήνες
Had one of these for two years. Bought it for $16k, sold it for $16k. Bright red, 6speed, tan interior. Never had any major issues out of 30k miles. Super raged that beast, hated the attention though. I always told people their minivans/SUVs are worth more. Heater core replacement was a PITA, but only cost $89 if you get the Fiat part, entire dash has to get removed, but at least you don't have to evacuate the A/C.
Jimmy James
Jimmy James Πριν 8 μήνες
But a normal price for a bumper $300. This car $3,000. And the left outer mirror...$1,700. No thanks
Hunne2303 Πριν 8 μήνες
the "blob" on the gearlever: so that you can rest your upside down hand there while about quirky drivers...
Lisandro Perez
Lisandro Perez Πριν 8 μήνες
The CD player is underneath the middle glovebox
Jason Olbourne
Jason Olbourne Πριν 8 μήνες
Good job Doug. It takes a car which most of us would not dare look at and allows a shot at something amazing for not much money. If we could own it for a year and move it on, what a great hobby.
BH London
BH London Πριν 8 μήνες
I wish he’d change the script up a bit. Every video is very samey
Ed venuto
Ed venuto Πριν 8 μήνες
Italian sport car
J Leo
J Leo Πριν 8 μήνες
Don't touch this car with a 20 foot pole. I worked at a Maserati dealer and this generation is a PILE. Plan on spending A LOT of money
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