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

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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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  • The stock muffler is pretty restrictive, so if you just replace the center section, it'll sound way better.

    Zadok Motor FreightZadok Motor Freight8 napja
  • 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.

    Emanuele GallettiEmanuele Galletti8 napja
  • No lie always thought this was a good looking car

    User unknowns RBUser unknowns RB8 napja
  • 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 💀

    T0P NO7CHT0P NO7CH16 napja
  • 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.

    Costantino SchiavoneCostantino Schiavone16 napja
  • Good stuff Doug, funny as. So much detail , lush.

    Paul KingPaul King18 napja
  • Sad...Johnny sack paid 99 and some change for that car.

    Isaac DominguezIsaac Dominguez29 napja
  • You would think that car would be more but you u know it never did have the makings of a varsity athlete ..

    Isaac DominguezIsaac Dominguez29 napja
  • Is this the car the guy would do heroin in on the 'Sopranos'?

  • Ah, just what I want in my expensive Italian sports cars.. Velcro.

  • Those dots on the key are gonna be really confusing for Braille readers

    Swiggity SwoaterSwiggity SwoaterHónapja
  • 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!

    Robert CrevelonRobert CrevelonHónapja
  • 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'.

    Christopher O'NeillChristopher O'NeillHónapja
  • 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.

    Z.KozakZ.Kozak2 hónapja
  • The engine and parts would cost K$ 20 000

    john U.S.john U.S.2 hónapja
  • 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.

    john U.S.john U.S.2 hónapja
  • 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...

    James RoccoJames Rocco2 hónapja
  • 1:00 "manual transmission BMW SUVs" Shows a manual transmission 6 series convertible😁😅.

    Damilola AkanniDamilola Akanni2 hónapja
  • Why this guy is not only Annoying he's just an idiot

    Michael AustinMichael Austin2 hónapja
  • What a load of shit, go back to you bunny car!

    Rosalie KraljevichRosalie Kraljevich2 hónapja
  • 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.

    jtbjtb2 hónapja
  • 5:27 I liked this part

    FalseBroadcastFalseBroadcast2 hónapja
  • Drive first class at coach prices. A sports coupe for the frugal gentleman.

    Ben InformatoBen Informato3 hónapja
  • Interesting how much Insurance costs on those?

    David KhugattiDavid Khugatti3 hónapja
  • Is it the 3200 GT?

    Eamon OsEamon Os3 hónapja
  • The two little trays between the back seats are where the seat belt buckles should sit.

    Justin BennittJustin Bennitt3 hónapja
  • 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.

    Bogdan PanekBogdan Panek3 hónapja
  • This car is so ugly

    Liam BassittLiam Bassitt3 hónapja
  • Doug should have bought it - it's a Maserati he actually likes, and it's a rare model.

    Bob JoeBob Joe3 hónapja
  • Even if you ignore the wear and tear, this car looks like shit

    UncleogeeUncleogee4 hónapja
  • 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.

    Valentin NaumovValentin Naumov4 hónapja
  • John Sacramoni always wanted to own a fine Italian sports car.

    MC1796MC17964 hónapja
  • 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

    BalázsBalázs4 hónapja
    • It may be underwhelming for 2020 but not in 2003. And i actually think it looks pretty, would like to see it in red.

      Osvaldo PaeseOsvaldo PaeseHónapja
  • I love sound olders better maserati grandsport have best sound

    David KhugattiDavid Khugatti4 hónapja
  • Wow love this Car

    David KhugattiDavid Khugatti4 hónapja
  • Doug's in Haiti👍

    lakelanierboundlakelanierbound4 hónapja
  • come on Doug, you're better than reviewing at dealerships like that lol.

    Veyronp87Veyronp874 hónapja
  • It’s still better that all your shitty American cars. And that says something. A mid-engines Corvette? A hell cat? Anything else? Gimmeabreak.

    zeto hdzeto hd5 hónapja
  • I always thought the coupe had some appeal. Didn’t realize there was a six speed manual until this video. Very cool.

    TacoPotatoMustangTacoPotatoMustang5 hónapja
  • thinkin i found where my army signing bonus is going lmao

    Leo FeltyLeo Felty5 hónapja
  • What a scream... absolutely the funniest review I ever saw.

    Jett RinkJett Rink5 hónapja
  • Ur funny dude!!

    mmojorissen mmojorissenmmojorissen mmojorissen5 hónapja
  • Wasn’t this Johnny Sack’s car in The Sopranos?

    Andrew KarlssonAndrew Karlsson5 hónapja
  • goes for 10k$ in EU

    Pinich!Pinich!5 hónapja
  • 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.

    Gordon GuillotGordon Guillot5 hónapja
  • Pedals close together, it is a drivers car.....

    Ben MarrBen Marr5 hónapja
  • I own Maserati 4200GT Cambiocorsa. It is fast, reliable, convenient when you got used to transmission, and it is beautiful.

    JaqUktoJaqUkto6 hónapja
  • 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.

    AkiKimurrAkiKimurr6 hónapja
  • 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?

    Ryan MatthewRyan Matthew6 hónapja
  • 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.

    LuckyDTLuckyDT6 hónapja
  • My red bone-stock used PT Cruiser had more Italian luxury than this.

    Teds of BevsTeds of Bevs6 hónapja
  • Johnny Sac

    Cackah CCackah C6 hónapja
  • the wart is probably there to add comfort when resting your shift hand while on the knob

    scott dachishenscott dachishen6 hónapja
    • Literally who rests their hand at like a 90 degree angle on the shifter.

      Garrent HillGarrent Hill6 hónapja
  • Damn COVID hits hard.... Doug went from reviewing from CNC to a random ass outside ghetto dealership

    Chthonian121Chthonian1216 hónapja
  • Just looks like a Volvo

    Sebastian WestfallSebastian Westfall6 hónapja
  • Maseratis always look beautiful when they come out, but age horrible.

    Joost de BruinJoost de Bruin6 hónapja
  • Ferrari ownership garbage product

    Rover WatersRover Waters6 hónapja
  • Man Doug talks so much. Uses 1000 words when 100 will do. I thought that was an English disease.

    Lee HossainLee Hossain6 hónapja
  • Johnny Sack paid 99 and change for this, can't believe the New York boss was so short-sighted about this car

    Klaidas GasiunasKlaidas Gasiunas6 hónapja
  • The headliner looks awful. If it was flush with the roof, then yes, it would be nice and impressive. That sagging leather was awful.

    Scott GordonScott Gordon6 hónapja
  • That 'box' in the trunk? Subwoofer. Stereo did not look after market.

    Dave Neil McAdamsDave Neil McAdams6 hónapja
  • Chrysler - 'Yeah, we can see ourselves getting together with Maserati.' July 2 2020.

    Dave Neil McAdamsDave Neil McAdams6 hónapja
  • Why is condition is soo baad?)

    Sergey GolovinSergey Golovin6 hónapja
  • no way this car has 30T miles on it!! All interior buttons and switches have been worn out

    farbod alidaeifarbod alidaei6 hónapja
  • I prefer to buy a ghibli without the unreliability of this.

    Roblox_craft guyRoblox_craft guy6 hónapja
  • Meeehhh I’ll pass

    Roblox_craft guyRoblox_craft guy6 hónapja
  • Anyone else remember that this was the car Christopher bought off Johnny Sac in the Sopranos

    Chris De La CruzChris De La Cruz6 hónapja
  • Digital temperature, but analog odometer. Italians.

    StereotypeStereotype7 hónapja
  • 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.

    Mike J.Mike J.7 hónapja
  • 39,000 miles and the car is that worn? What a piece of junk.

    Gerard GallettaGerard Galletta7 hónapja
  • 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 :)))))

    T TT T7 hónapja
  • Rear seats look like toilets

    Sir Booty_CakesSir Booty_Cakes7 hónapja
  • There’s been a few in Houston for around 8-12k

    CarmeetkrisCarmeetkris7 hónapja
  • Dr. Doug DeMuro presents Fun with Cars

    SV HellasSV Hellas7 hónapja
  • Why doesn’t the speedometer start at 0 mph??

    Abdulmalek HassanAbdulmalek Hassan7 hónapja
  • 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.

    Pipa ObalaPipa Obala7 hónapja
  • 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!

    Andrew LamkinAndrew Lamkin7 hónapja
  • 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

    Paul GT40Paul GT407 hónapja
  • Cambiocorsa is not a "sequential automatic transmission," it's just a single-clutch automated manual transmission.

    Michael DavisMichael Davis7 hónapja
  • 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

    Ax KAx K7 hónapja
  • 1:39 it looks like one of those kid cars

    William AndersonWilliam Anderson7 hónapja
  • The previous owner needs to trim their fingernails - they've torn the surface of every button and switch a new asshole

    Chris HoodChris Hood7 hónapja
  • The headliner looks like a $20 cargo mat from Amazon

    Will SandersWill Sanders7 hónapja
  • Johnny sacks from the sopranos wants his maseratti back

    Eric CartmanEric Cartman7 hónapja
  • aka Johnny Sack's car in The Sopranos

    Chris TesChris Tes8 hónapja
  • Nice impala

    Metal DadMetal Dad8 hónapja
  • “a fantastic inventory of weird and unusual vehicles” yes like that ford focus and the clapped out dodge ram

    Maximiliano LueraMaximiliano Luera8 hónapja
  • Do they offer weekly payment plans?

    Stefan PufferStefan Puffer8 hónapja
  • 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.

    Theodore FrazierTheodore Frazier8 hónapja
  • The space under the center storage area is used by the navigation computer

    Willi ResagWilli Resag8 hónapja
  • 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.

    Andrew MarshallAndrew Marshall8 hónapja
  • Went to buy Crack and found a corky car to review!

    gianmaria lancigianmaria lanci8 hónapja
  • 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.

    Level ThreeLevel Three8 hónapja
  • But a normal price for a bumper $300. This car $3,000. And the left outer mirror...$1,700. No thanks

    Jimmy JamesJimmy James8 hónapja
  • the "blob" on the gearlever: so that you can rest your upside down hand there while about quirky drivers...

    Hunne2303Hunne23038 hónapja
  • The CD player is underneath the middle glovebox

    Lisandro PerezLisandro Perez8 hónapja
  • 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.

    Jason OlbourneJason Olbourne8 hónapja
  • I wish he’d change the script up a bit. Every video is very samey

    BH LondonBH London8 hónapja
  • Italian sport car

    Ed venutoEd venuto8 hónapja
  • 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

    J LeoJ Leo8 hónapja