Has the QP live up to your expectation in terms of driving, practicality and running cost?
I also wonder if a Gransport / Granturismo would offer better interior accomodation (front and rear and luggage) than a Brera? If so would it a realistic one-car solution for a small family?
Bought the Maser as it's becoming difficult to transport wife and child in the Brera.
In practical terms, the QP has delivered. There's plenty of front/rear space for passengers which provides very good levels of comfort. The boot is fairly small though given the length of the car. Nevermind. Didn't buy it for the boot!
Mind you, compared to the Granturismo, the QP has acres of front/rear space. The older Gransport is even tighter on space than the Granturismo for a small family. Must admit though, prefer the lines of the Granturismo to the QP.
Being a V8, running costs were never going to be a strength, but I entered the purchase with open eyes. And coming from the 3.2 Brera which drinks like a drunk in a brewery, not an issue at all.
Driving as you would expect is brilliant. Really moves, but it's the way it does it which really impresses. It's very agile for such a large sedan on the occasions it has been tested through the twisty bits.
In terms of the sound, just test drive one and make up your own mind.
As the saying goes at Ferrari/Maserati GHQ "You buy our cars for the engine, everything else is free".
Long story short. Great one-car solution for a small family. But not cheap to run.