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Mr Purple

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301 posts

75 months

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Does this model come with rear seats as an option? or is it strictly 2 seater only ?
Thanks in advance

Lambo FirstBlood

592 posts

59 months

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No option for rear sets. Missed opportunity on their part IMO.

Mr Purple

Original Poster:

301 posts

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Should be offered as cost option minimum - oh well struck off the list !

Lambo FirstBlood

592 posts

59 months

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Mr Purple said:
Should be offered as cost option minimum - oh well struck off the list !
I agree mate. Car sounds amazing. I went as far as to tell dealer I would buy if they could put rear seats in. What about a 'regular' S with all the body kit bits?

s99ane

973 posts

114 months

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Lambo FirstBlood said:
I agree mate. Car sounds amazing. I went as far as to tell dealer I would buy if they could put rear seats in. What about a 'regular' S with all the body kit bits?
That's what I'm considering!

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RevHappy

1,371 posts

42 months

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Lambo FirstBlood said:
I agree mate. Car sounds amazing. I went as far as to tell dealer I would buy if they could put rear seats in. What about a 'regular' S with all the body kit bits?
Made a similar offer, the steering, gear change in race and sound were great. But when you saw the rear arm rests you knew there was something missing to make it worth while.

Devonboy

90 posts

31 months

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Apparently the dimensions in the back,are different as this is a different chassis/body to the S and t won't take seats.

Go for the new sport and go mad with the MC options list!

DB

Beefmeister

11,713 posts

110 months

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Devonboy said:
Apparently the dimensions in the back,are different as this is a different chassis/body to the S and t won't take seats.
Umm, what?!

A Good Name

81 posts

22 months

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Whilst I understand why people are disappointed by the lack of a rear seat option, I can completely understand why Maserati have done it.

The way I see the MC Stradale is as occupying its own little niche of being a lightened more focused driving tool, whilst still retaining a greater degree of luxury and civility than its competitors. Were it to have rear seats (and inevitably lose the half-cage), it would significantly weaken its claim to be a more focused GranTurismo.

I personally think that Maserati have got the luxury/focus balance pretty much perfect, although I do think it should have closer to 500bhp to give it a better chance in the sales battle at the £110,000+ end of the market.

Devonboy

90 posts

31 months

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Beefmeister said:
Umm, what?!
That's one what I was told at HR Owen - the GT4 is apparently different - I struggled with it too - could be rubbish, but it was what I was told....

gunner

514 posts

110 months

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It would seem that there are some well specced lightly used cars available for a lot less than 110k...sub new 991 territory ie 85-90k in many cases...surely an intriguing value proposition at that level...

Adz The Rat

7,131 posts

89 months

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A Good Name said:
Whilst I understand why people are disappointed by the lack of a rear seat option, I can completely understand why Maserati have done it.

The way I see the MC Stradale is as occupying its own little niche of being a lightened more focused driving tool, whilst still retaining a greater degree of luxury and civility than its competitors. Were it to have rear seats (and inevitably lose the half-cage), it would significantly weaken its claim to be a more focused GranTurismo.

I personally think that Maserati have got the luxury/focus balance pretty much perfect, although I do think it should have closer to 500bhp to give it a better chance in the sales battle at the £110,000+ end of the market.
I fully agree, the Stradale is so much better for not having rear seats, just makes it that bit more special to me.


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P14SMM

155 posts

35 months

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Mr P did you not have a DBS?

Mr Purple

Original Poster:

301 posts

75 months

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Mr P still has a DBS wink
A white stradale attacked my rear when leaving the Sharnbrook meet earlier this year - it went very well ! and was just a speculative question about the rear seats . No plans to ditch the DBS , quality motor , love it wink

chris5150

436 posts

80 months

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Totally disagree on the back seats, ...I had an M3 CSL, that came with back seats, very small, very lightly padded but still had them.
Dont want proper back seats, but they could easily have done what BWM did, make small alcantara jobbies in keeping with the car and thus the rears would look made for very 'occasional' use, madness not to do it, I mean just look at the amount of people asking for them.
I have a 5 yr old boy, and to be honest I would say that my 3rd car is used 80% of the time by me on my own, so a stradale would be lovely but I do need an 'occasional' back seat
It grates to see the space and everything there, but no seats, seems pointless, and I really do not see any downside for doing it as an option at all

Mr Purple

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301 posts

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Can't understand why they don't offer the seats - the idea it's some kind of supercar 2 seater makes me laugh when we all know if you want that take the Ferrari , Aston learnt this with early DBS and soon added back buckets as an option on later cars, a great idea , allows me to use the car on days out with junior and extra storage if necessary . Maserati must be losing sales on this.

Dblue

2,070 posts

80 months

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Mr Purple said:
Can't understand why they don't offer the seats - the idea it's some kind of supercar 2 seater makes me laugh when we all know if you want that take the Ferrari , Aston learnt this with early DBS and soon added back buckets as an option on later cars, a great idea , allows me to use the car on days out with junior and extra storage if necessary . Maserati must be losing sales on this.
Quite agree Steve. It's a GT3 rival as Maser sees it but it's never going to be the hardcore track day weapon that that car is, its too big and too heavy. Offering a rear seat option would give it a USP.

Shame really as its a sexy car no doubt.

P14SMM

155 posts

35 months

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I've sold my DBS and switched over to a masser!
Loved the DBS but the masser is a much more useable car in bad weather.
It feels just as special and gets a great reaction, and sorry but wow the noise ! I thought the DBS was good but this is something else!

Mr Purple

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301 posts

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I also looked at maserati , I liked them and with almost proper back seats nearly sold it - then I went to Aston and the rest is history . The stradale ( with back seats) would have been worth a revisit , but sadly this isnt going to happen ....... Anyway where are my DBS keys wink

franki68

2,128 posts

101 months

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P14SMM said:
I've sold my DBS and switched over to a masser!
Loved the DBS but the masser is a much more useable car in bad weather.
It feels just as special and gets a great reaction, and sorry but wow the noise ! I thought the DBS was good but this is something else!
dbs is highly amusing in the wet,bit of a shock as the last 3 cars I had were a 997 turbo,r8 and gallardo ...

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