The handling afforded by the GT S’s single-rate shock absorbers is great, but the flip side is a hard ride on poor road surfaces and on motorways. Other variants had adjustable shock absorbers that gave a comfier ride.
How much to spend
£10,000 – £13,999: Clean, early Executive GTs and Sport GTs, most with more than 100,000 miles. Beware Cat D cars and seek as much history as possible. Be prepared to spend on putting things right, too.
£14,000 – £16,999: Up to 2007, 2008 and 2009 cars with around 70,000 to 100,000 miles.
£17,000 – £19,999: Mileage is king at this point, so look at 2009 to 2014 cars with 50,000 to 70,000 miles and full service history.
£20,000 and above: More of the above, with popular GT S models starting at around £25,000.
One we found
Maserati Quattroporte, 2008, 75k miles, £12,495: A nice example with a below average mileage, nice condition and a full history. From a reputable dealer used to handling such exotica and offering a warranty of a length to suit. It has 12 months’ MOT, too. Also available for £233 per month after a 10% deposit.