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2004 Maserati Coupe

$13,133 — $27,625 USED
Coupe
4 Seats
14 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

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The Good

  • Performance
  • Handling
  • Heritage
  • Appearance

The Bad

  • Transmission operation
  • Unknown reliability record
  • Limited dealer network

What to Know

about the 2004 Maserati Coupe
  • 390-hp V-8
  • Cambiocorsa sequential manual transmission
  • Conventional gearbox available
  • Four-passenger seating
  • Skyhook suspension system

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
Maserati rejoined the U.S. market in 2002 with the Spyder convertible after a decade’s absence. As the 2003 model year began, the Italian automaker sent a second, closed-roof model to dealerships. The Coupé is considered a distinctively separate vehicle. Little change is evident on the 2004 model.

With an illustrious heritage that dates back to 1926, Maserati was one of the premier Italian sports-car makers of the 1950s, 1960s and beyond. When Ferrari took control of Maserati in 1997, one of the objectives was to resume exporting Maserati vehicles, according to Luca di Montezemolo, chairman of Ferrari S.p.A.

Styling of both the Coupé and Spyder is credited to the Italdesign-Giugiaro organization in Italy. In addition to offering lush designs and strong performance, the new Maseratis had to be easy to drive in everyday use, yet promise exclusivity. The Ferrari organization handles the marketing aspect of Maseratis in the United States.

Maserati anticipates that North America will absorb 40 percent of the company’s output. A modern version of the company’s Quattroporte — which means four doors — sedan will be ready for sale in summer 2004.


Exterior
Even though the styling of the new Coupé is similar to the Spyder’s, the convertible is definitely not merely a coupe with its metal roof snipped off. Measuring 178.1 inches long overall and 51.4 inches tall on a 104.7-inch wheelbase, the closed coupe is significant...
Vehicle Overview
Maserati rejoined the U.S. market in 2002 with the Spyder convertible after a decade’s absence. As the 2003 model year began, the Italian automaker sent a second, closed-roof model to dealerships. The Coupé is considered a distinctively separate vehicle. Little change is evident on the 2004 model.

With an illustrious heritage that dates back to 1926, Maserati was one of the premier Italian sports-car makers of the 1950s, 1960s and beyond. When Ferrari took control of Maserati in 1997, one of the objectives was to resume exporting Maserati vehicles, according to Luca di Montezemolo, chairman of Ferrari S.p.A.

Styling of both the Coupé and Spyder is credited to the Italdesign-Giugiaro organization in Italy. In addition to offering lush designs and strong performance, the new Maseratis had to be easy to drive in everyday use, yet promise exclusivity. The Ferrari organization handles the marketing aspect of Maseratis in the United States.

Maserati anticipates that North America will absorb 40 percent of the company’s output. A modern version of the company’s Quattroporte — which means four doors — sedan will be ready for sale in summer 2004.


Exterior
Even though the styling of the new Coupé is similar to the Spyder’s, the convertible is definitely not merely a coupe with its metal roof snipped off. Measuring 178.1 inches long overall and 51.4 inches tall on a 104.7-inch wheelbase, the closed coupe is significantly larger. In addition, the Coupé offers four-passenger seating, while the Spyder is a two-seater.

Styling touches on the curved coupe body include a historic oval-shaped Maserati shield on the hood, which sits above a trident on the wide mesh grille. The Coupé rides on 15-spoke 18-inch wheels.

The Coupé features a Skyhook automatic suspension control system that was developed with Mannesmann-Sachs. Sensors monitor movement in the wheels and body, and a computer changes damping according to driving and road-surface conditions.


Interior
For both of its models, Maserati promises “lavish equipment levels for life onboard.” In the handcrafted interior, many shades of leather upholstery are offered. An information center in the console holds a 5.8-inch color display for the music system, trip computer and climate controls. Options include a navigation system, xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, rear parking sensors and a five-CD changer in the trunk.

Under the Hood
Assembled by Ferrari, Maserati’s 4.2-liter V-8 engine develops 390 horsepower at 7,000 rpm. It teams with either a conventional six-speed-manual gearbox or a six-speed Cambiocorsa paddle-shift transmission similar to units used in Formula One racing.

The electronically actuated Cambiocorsa transmission has four modes — Normal, Sport, Automatic and Low Grip — and the driver can operate the car in fully automatic mode or by manipulating up and down paddles behind the steering wheel for gear changes. Maserati claims the Coup� can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds.



Safety
All-disc antilock Brembo brakes and side-impact airbags are standard.

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Recalls

The 2004 Maserati Coupe currently has 3 recalls


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Coupe received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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