Question about 2005 Maserati Quattroporte

1 Answer

Maintenance costs What are some of the average maintenance costs? SERIOUS QUESTION HERE! I'm looking to buy this car and maybe a mechanic or salesman can give me some advice? SPECIFIC QUESTIONS 1) What's an oil change run on this car? 2) Tires? I've heard they need replaced (at least the rear) about every 10k miles. 3) Brakes? Cost and life expectancy? 4) General reliability? Can I depend on this car as a daily driver? FYI - I live in Atlanta and there is a Maserati dealer not far from where I live so finding a qualified shop is not an issue. Thanks!

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 291 Answers

Oil change will cost about $200, tires? depends how and how much you drive and quality you buy. Guess you could spend $200 each. Brakes depend how much you drive but a quality brake job will cost about $1,000. As far as daily driver?well this car is not designed for that, and will probably suffer in stop and go traffic. So would need a tuneup about every 4-6 months at a cost of about $2,000. then you need a mechanic that is trained. Hope you can find one in your area.

Posted on May 15, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

What is the average labor cost to replace a master cylinder on 2005 town & country

It depends where you live. Mechanics charge between $45-$125 an hour plus parts. Do a search on line for the labor time needed to replace a master cylinder. Mechanics usually look this up and calculate their hourly rate this way. Private mechanics will be cheaper than dealers mechanics.

Feb 24, 2016 | 2005 Chrysler Town & Country

2 Answers

I'm replacing my brakes and rotors and it all looks pretty heavy duty. Not sure if this is something I can do or if a mechanic needs to


Jul 14, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Knocking while turning

You forget that vehicle & keep looking

Mar 22, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why does my car repair cost so much?

i don't know what you mean,simple? expensive or anything need not go to 4s,you can but a diagnostic tool for yourself.and the salesman will give you some technical advice. and maybe this web will help you ,

Mar 10, 2012 | BMW Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How much on average is the cost of a head gasket replacement? I am thinking of buying a stratus with this need.

At a shop, at least $500 for an inline 4 cyl, no less than $800 for a V6. Also, you may find that the head(s) is cracked, increasing the cost even more. I would not recommend that you pay or sign anything until you have had it looked at by a mechanic.

May 08, 2011 | 2001 Dodge Stratus

1 Answer

I'm getting ready tp buy a 1989 VW Cabriolet with almost 130K miles on it. I was told that I will need to put oil in it every month. Is this an indication of a serious problem...or is it normal for cars...

I will give you the same advice I gave my customers at my repair shop. Buying a car is an emotional experience for most of us. We fall in love with the looks or the performance of a certain car and turn a blind eye to it's faults. To protect yourself from the aggravation of a money pit you have to ask a lot of questions and if possible have the car checked out by a trusted mechanic. An owner with nothing to hide will or should let you do this. How much oil do you have to add each month? Checking oil at regular intervals is good maintenance but adding a few quarts of oil each month could be an indication of a serious oil leak. Ask the owner if he has records of maintenance especially ask about the timing belt. Was it changed at the proper time? Is there any blue smoke coming from the exhaust? Tapping noises from the engine? A car with 130K miles isn't necessarily a worn out car if the reccomended maintenance has been done. My car is pushing 170K miles and is doing just fine, but it is maintained. The best car to buy is a one owner low milage car with records. They are hard to find and usually cost more but they are worth it in the long run. Good luck!

Dec 29, 2010 | 1989 Volkswagen Cabriolet

1 Answer

I am thinking about buying a 2002 Nissan Sentra as a comuter car. It is in excellent condition but has 175,000 miles on it. The timing chain has never been replaced, and my mechanic says that there is no...

you can look in the owners manual for suggested maintenance, or call a dealer service department.
you should also look up the parts on ebay, generally for that level of maintenance there are several other things which should be replaced while the engine is torn down, so get a kit which will have new guides, tensioner, gears, timing chain/belt, serpentine belt, and maybe a water and/or oil pump which hide underneath the timing chain cover. you do not want to do the timing chain and pay almost the same labor again to do the water pump six months later. also a good time to replace any hoses which must be disconnected.

the dealer service department can also give you a time figure out of their books as to how long it takes a trained mechanic to do this job. that does not mean your corner repair shop guy can do it in the same time, but you will have some figure in mind. and this could be an interference engine which means if whoever sticks it back together does not get it timed right, you just bought a valve job too. so do not undertake this with a sorta mechanical buddy and a case of beer. been there done that

Dec 24, 2010 | 2002 Nissan Sentra

1 Answer

I have a 94 camry V6 XLE with 150K miles. It overheated and the mechanic says it's the water pump. But he also says the camshaft seals are leaking and this will make the timing belt break. My question...

94 w/150k? This your call. This vehicle is 15 yrs behind in technology, It's condition mechanically will get progressively worse at a faster rate.In the 70's the life expectancy of the average vehicle was 3-5 yrs, in the 80's,5--7, 90's 10-15 yrs , now 15-25 yrs.. The newer vehiles have better warranties, better fuel mileage,and safety fearures. But, the 94 is paid for, still gets reasonable fuel mileage. What about brakes,tires, transmission issues and overall condition? All need to be considered when looking at 500.00 trade in and 2-00 - $400.00 a month in payments.. This car can also take you another 50 - 70,000 miles. At 10,000 miles a year. That's another 5 - 7 years of service and no payments. Normal maintenance will keep it in dependable condition. I'm not a car salesman and I own a 96 buick and a 2003 silverado. To me, $850 a pop unexpectedly would displease me . I traded in and got 1,000 for a 87 pick up and paid 23,000 for the 03 @ 485.00 per month, Used with 26,000 miles on it.. I had my own business doing well and 485 was hard to swallow. It has 92,000 on it now and haven't had anything serious go wrong that the warranty didn't cover. No major repairs. I think Chev and hondas are the two best if all. Stay away from Fords and dodge. Look over this site and see which ones you see the most of with nuisance problems and a few matorhunt and pecks the dealers that sell them can't help fix. Anyway, Spending more for repairs is your call as is the replacement. Good Luck.

Jun 03, 2009 | 1994 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

Average cost of mechanic changing oil pump on 2005 Chevy Cavalier

You are probably looking at around at least 1500 if not more

Mar 05, 2009 | 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier

2 Answers

Looking for a used Ferrari 360

For starters, there's no such thing as a 2006 Ferrari Enzo. They weren't produced past 2004, and even then, they only made 400 in 2 years. Second, if you're finding a $50k Ferrari 360, turn around and walk away. You should be paying 3 times that amount for a well kept Ferrari with reasonably low mileage. Go to a dealer, and ask there if you're serious. A Ferrari dealer isn't just a used car salesman...they would double as an art dealer offering their customer as much of the best service as possible. You should look for a very well kept and intensive maintenance record, with any and all work being done by a certified Ferrari mechanic. You should also be able to see and contact any and all previous owners. There shouldn't be too many problems at all unless there was an incident or a rough driver, but for the most part, they're driven conservatively by people who see these cars as investments, and not collectors items. Collectors don't sell Ferrari's, they trade for other Ferrari's with other Ferrari guys. If you don't know what you're getting into, hold off until you do your research. A Ferrari isn't just another car, and deserves more than just another driver.

May 15, 2008 | 2002 Ferrari 360

Not finding what you are looking for?
2005 Maserati Quattroporte Logo

1,538 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maserati Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers


Level 3 Expert

77499 Answers

Cosku Arsiray
Cosku Arsiray

Level 2 Expert

210 Answers

Are you a Maserati Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides