Number of Owners?

Number of Owners?

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BDM

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404 posts

138 months

Friday 12th June
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ab90 said:
I have a 2011 4.7 MC Shift.



Had it nearly 2 years now. I've done about 5k miles in it so far. Its still an event to drive every time, and still feels really special.
In terms of maintenance I've probably spent about a grand a year so far. It was due a service when I bought it, but I negotiated that into the price so didn't count that in the above figure. Later that year it needed front suspension bushes doing, which is quite common but cost me circa £1k at a specialist. Following year I opted for an oil and filter change and a sort of 'interim' service (Service schedule is 2 years or 12k miles.) I also had an X pipe fitted at the same time as that, again at the specialist and the bill was circa £1k. I've spent money on other things such as X pipe and wheel spacers but obviously that's personal choice.
That said, I haven't had a bill for anything on the car yet that I haven't completely forgot about the money as soon as I start it up !

Regarding number of owners... Mine had 6 previous owners but that didn't really bother me. You don't really stumble into ownership of one of these cars, you have to want one. All the owners of them I have come across really look after them (This may change now the value is coming down) But I personally look at it as you are generally buying the result of X amount of honeymoon periods rather than X amount of people who couldn't care less about it.

Edited by ab90 on Tuesday 5th May 10:39
Hey mate random question what X-pipe did you buy and did you contemplate just cutting the resonator out and getting two single pipes welded? Do you also have any more videos of the sound? I watched your vid but have to be honest didnt really notice too much of the difference :-| i have been told though i need to do it. Lol. Who did your geometry by the way after your spacers were fitted? Thanks mate

ab90

42 posts

17 months

Thursday 25th June
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BDM said:
Hey mate random question what X-pipe did you buy and did you contemplate just cutting the resonator out and getting two single pipes welded? Do you also have any more videos of the sound? I watched your vid but have to be honest didnt really notice too much of the difference :-| i have been told though i need to do it. Lol. Who did your geometry by the way after your spacers were fitted? Thanks mate
Hey, sorry I only just saw this don't check on here too often!

My X-pipe was made by Autoshield, a Maserati specialist based in Manchester. I bought mine second hand but I think they make them to order for a few hundred quid, so give them a call. 2 single pipes welded would sound more like a H-pipe rather than an X, which gives it more of a muscle/nascar sound. Got lots more videos of mine, if you PM me your email address I can send some over, but what you've been told is right, you really do need to do it !! With regards to the geometry mine was set up by Center Gravity in Atherstone (http://www.centregravity.co.uk/) it's quite a bit more expensive than a standard geometry set up, but they spend the whole day on it and tailor it to what you want rather than factory specs, the difference really was night and day, it handles 100 times better than it did before, i'd highly recommend them.