The Maserati Coupe Is a Sub-$20,000 Exotic Car Bargain

The Maserati Coupe is getting old -- but it's a total bargain. Today I am reviewing the Maserati Coupe, and I'm going to show you why it's a bargain for $20,000 -- or less. Then I'm going to drive the Maserati Coupe and show you what it's like on the road.
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  1. Zadok Motor Freight

    Zadok Motor Freightיום לפני

    The stock muffler is pretty restrictive, so if you just replace the center section, it'll sound way better.

  2. Emanuele Galletti

    Emanuele Gallettiיום לפני

    You can’t say the automatic is a terrible trasmission when even schumacher once said that it was even better than the ferrari one! A trasmission whose tecnology was of the Formula 1.

  3. User unknowns RB

    User unknowns RBיום לפני

    No lie always thought this was a good looking car

  4. T0P NO7CH

    T0P NO7CH9 ימים לפני

    Goddamn that dealer is shady looking, and you would think they would put some effort into cleaning and detailing their cars if its going to be featured in a youtube video with a million subscribers and one that featured their dealership 💀

  5. Costantino Schiavone

    Costantino Schiavone9 ימים לפני

    I love how this car looks, elegant, subtle, beautyful, way more good looking than the gran turismo that seems like it's screaming "HEEY LOOK AT ME I'M A MASERATI!", this is way more classy and sober, with the right amount of vintage styling. In my opinion this car's design aged like a fine wine, unlike the gran turismo that aged like milk.

  6. Paul King

    Paul King11 ימים לפני

    Good stuff Doug, funny as. So much detail , lush.

  7. Isaac Dominguez

    Isaac Dominguez22 ימים לפני

    Sad...Johnny sack paid 99 and some change for that car.

  8. Isaac Dominguez

    Isaac Dominguez22 ימים לפני

    You would think that car would be more but you u know it never did have the makings of a varsity athlete ..

  9. Screwlwork

    Screwlwork25 ימים לפני

    Is this the car the guy would do heroin in on the 'Sopranos'?

  10. ShadowAkatora

    ShadowAkatora27 ימים לפני

    Ah, just what I want in my expensive Italian sports cars.. Velcro.

  11. Swiggity Swoater

    Swiggity Swoaterחודש לפני

    Those dots on the key are gonna be really confusing for Braille readers

  12. Robert Crevelon

    Robert Crevelonחודש לפני

    Please review a Maserati GranSport. They claim it is a better car with the skyhook suspension but most importantly the paddles got a software fix. Can it be true? I trust you, I live in Florence Italy and I am going to buy either a 2002 coupe’ GT manual gearbox or a 2006 Gran Sport paddle shifter. Could use your advice. Grazie Doug!

  13. Christopher O'Neill

    Christopher O'Neillחודש לפני

    I have driven several of these cars (manual and Cambiacorsa versions) for extended periods, and Doug's review is very unfair on the Cambiacorsa gearbox version. It is true the Cambiacorsa (especially before the Gransport years) is not as smooth changing as a modern double clutch type, but with just a little practice on throttle control (like any real sports car) you can learn to drive it very smoothly. Don't just take my word for it, none other than Michael Schumacher thinks so too (see - especially his comment at 0.50 minutes in that video). The Cambiocorsa also has a 'Auto' mode which is quite smooth (although will tend to wear the clutch a little faster). Also Cambiocorsa reliability is not as bad as Doug makes out, although definitely not perfect. The engine is simply fantastic (and sounds as good as a modern Maserati, especially with some simple exhaust system modifications). The stuff that really counts (power, torque, handling and exhaust sound) are outstanding. I agree the styling of the convertible is superior (and more timeless) and they still turn a lot of heads. These cars are amazing 'bang for the buck'.

  14. Z.Kozak

    Z.Kozakחודש לפני

    I believe this was actually a good move by Ferrari and Fiat. Yes, the cambiocorsa was trash, but so were the SMG's and all other single-clutch automatics of the era. I would say, power, looks, and presence-wise meant squarly to go after Aston Martin, and maybe the XKR. The mercedes CL was special, but not nearly as much of a drivers car, M6 came years later. 911...well that's a sports car. Which brings us back to Astons of the era. The interiors of the Aston had the ridiculous ford part-bin hvac, which was then replaced by the 600 button jag setup. The DB7 V12 was about the same in terms of acceleration (but had a top speed 9 mph higher), XKR similar acceleration but lower top speed. Would think the Maser outhandles both of them. There's a reason for a lack of space in the rear, there's a transaxle there for weight distribution. Toned-down 360 modena engine (no flat-plane crank unfortunately), but supposedly the engines are bullet-proof. This really is a bargain i'd take one in blue over tan.

  15. john U.S.

    john U.S.חודש לפני

    The engine and parts would cost K$ 20 000

  16. john U.S.

    john U.S.חודש לפני

    Only in america 20 k for a fast car another 30 k to maintain and tax a year. So it is actually 50K. If 50 K it is 100K car. So there is no one gets to have 20 30 k extra to keep a car on the side or drive as a first car.

  17. James Rocco

    James Rocco2 חודשים לפני

    Interesting. I’d consider it, mainly, just because it’s a Maserati. But I can get a clean, excellent condition Porsche 996 Carrera for the same money. A better car, that will retain its value, and that can be tuned to SMOKE this thing any day! Ha! Ha! Ha! I think I’ll stick to buying Porsches...

  18. Damilola Akanni

    Damilola Akanni2 חודשים לפני

    1:00 "manual transmission BMW SUVs" Shows a manual transmission 6 series convertible😁😅.

  19. Michael Austin

    Michael Austin2 חודשים לפני

    Why this guy is not only Annoying he's just an idiot

  20. Rosalie Kraljevich

    Rosalie Kraljevich2 חודשים לפני

    What a load of shit, go back to you bunny car!

  21. jtb

    jtb2 חודשים לפני

    I think the "growth" is for your wrist possibly so you dont rest your hand on top of the shifter. Myth is that you can wear some part out by constantly having pressure on the top end of it. And the easy access parking brake boot is mast likely for easier access to adjust the e brake cable. All obviously my opinion.

  22. FalseBroadcast

    FalseBroadcast2 חודשים לפני

    5:27 I liked this part

  23. Ben Informato

    Ben Informato2 חודשים לפני

    Drive first class at coach prices. A sports coupe for the frugal gentleman.

  24. David Khugatti

    David Khugatti3 חודשים לפני

    Interesting how much Insurance costs on those?

  25. Eamon Os

    Eamon Os3 חודשים לפני

    Is it the 3200 GT?

  26. Justin Bennitt

    Justin Bennitt3 חודשים לפני

    The two little trays between the back seats are where the seat belt buckles should sit.

  27. Bogdan Panek

    Bogdan Panek3 חודשים לפני

    I wouldn't mind getting one. Black on black w/brushed aluminum wheels, lowered and the exhaust done. The "ferrari derived" engine was actually built by Ferrari.

  28. Liam Bassitt

    Liam Bassitt3 חודשים לפני

    This car is so ugly

  29. Bob Joe

    Bob Joe3 חודשים לפני

    Doug should have bought it - it's a Maserati he actually likes, and it's a rare model.

  30. Uncleogee

    Uncleogee3 חודשים לפני

    Even if you ignore the wear and tear, this car looks like shit

  31. Valentin Naumov

    Valentin Naumov3 חודשים לפני

    This guy is good for reviewing VW Golf 3 - the key is black and has a key on the button for opening the doors. So if you are stupid, you are watching at the buttons to find which is the button for opening the doors- and if there is no button with key on it , you don't know what to do. It is so difficult situation.

  32. MC1796

    MC17963 חודשים לפני

    John Sacramoni always wanted to own a fine Italian sports car.

  33. Balázs

    Balázs4 חודשים לפני

    This car is so underwhelming. It’s a Maserati but not in the way that evokes pride in its owner. It became a bargain because it was designed as if it was on a tight budget which shows very much so. The design alone... For a person who lacks knowledge of cars could believe it was a Skoda or a sporty Volvo. I am not ranting by the way, but even when putting aside the maintenance issues, it is still a horrible car, though, better than the 3200 gt looks wise

  34. Osvaldo Paese

    Osvaldo Paeseחודש לפני

    It may be underwhelming for 2020 but not in 2003. And i actually think it looks pretty, would like to see it in red.

  35. David Khugatti

    David Khugatti4 חודשים לפני

    I love sound olders better maserati grandsport have best sound

  36. David Khugatti

    David Khugatti4 חודשים לפני

    Wow love this Car

  37. lakelanierbound

    lakelanierbound4 חודשים לפני

    Doug's in Haiti👍

  38. Veyronp87

    Veyronp874 חודשים לפני

    come on Doug, you're better than reviewing at dealerships like that lol.

  39. zeto hd

    zeto hd4 חודשים לפני

    It’s still better that all your shitty American cars. And that says something. A mid-engines Corvette? A hell cat? Anything else? Gimmeabreak.

  40. TacoPotatoMustang

    TacoPotatoMustang5 חודשים לפני

    I always thought the coupe had some appeal. Didn’t realize there was a six speed manual until this video. Very cool.

  41. Leo Felty

    Leo Felty5 חודשים לפני

    thinkin i found where my army signing bonus is going lmao

  42. Jett Rink

    Jett Rink5 חודשים לפני

    What a scream... absolutely the funniest review I ever saw.

  43. mmojorissen mmojorissen

    mmojorissen mmojorissen5 חודשים לפני

    Ur funny dude!!

  44. Andrew Karlsson

    Andrew Karlsson5 חודשים לפני

    Wasn’t this Johnny Sack’s car in The Sopranos?

  45. Pinich!

    Pinich!5 חודשים לפני

    goes for 10k$ in EU

  46. Gordon Guillot

    Gordon Guillot5 חודשים לפני

    Here we go again with Doug not doing his homework . First, none of them came with an "automatic" they were all 6 sp manuals, this particular model is minus the hydraulic F1 shifting. The F1 gearbox is the desirable option, same F1 gearbox the F430 was offered. And when Doug reviews the 430 he never mentions it has an 'automatic' option. I have a 2006 Gran Sport and driving in manual mode is how it was meant to be driven and I can promise you the shifts have been tightened up, not a F430 levels, but tighter. And there's a module you can add to make it even tighter, the F1 shifting is the reason to get this car and was ahead of its time. Today all supercars use this type of shifting. Again, none are 'automatic' transmissions, Doug should be embarrassed how many times he keeps saying it, because it shows his ignorance and limited ability to grasp the mechanics of vehicles.

  47. Ben Marr

    Ben Marr5 חודשים לפני

    Pedals close together, it is a drivers car.....

  48. JaqUkto

    JaqUkto5 חודשים לפני

    I own Maserati 4200GT Cambiocorsa. It is fast, reliable, convenient when you got used to transmission, and it is beautiful.

  49. AkiKimurr

    AkiKimurr6 חודשים לפני

    He just doesn't like the car and shows it everywhere he can even when it makes absolutely no sense. And yeah, this engine differs from 430's unit quite significantly and it is not derived: this is the first vehicle where this engine appeared, so this is more of a Maserati powerplant, rather than Ferrari, read about cars a bit before reviewing them, Doug, please.

  50. Ryan Matthew

    Ryan Matthew6 חודשים לפני

    Looks beat to shit. Its 16 years old and will still fall apart regardless of the transmission type. I would never spend $20,000 on that piece of junk. For someone who knows so much about cars...what makes that old money pit a good value?

  51. LuckyDT

    LuckyDT6 חודשים לפני

    It’s ugly. It’s unreliable. It’s poor in terms of quality. But it’s a Maserati! ...yeah... that’ll impress those who don’t know too much about cars.

  52. Teds of Bevs

    Teds of Bevs6 חודשים לפני

    My red bone-stock used PT Cruiser had more Italian luxury than this.

  53. Cackah C

    Cackah C6 חודשים לפני

    Johnny Sac

  54. scott dachishen

    scott dachishen6 חודשים לפני

    the wart is probably there to add comfort when resting your shift hand while on the knob

  55. Garrent Hill

    Garrent Hill6 חודשים לפני

    Literally who rests their hand at like a 90 degree angle on the shifter.

  56. Chthonian121

    Chthonian1216 חודשים לפני

    Damn COVID hits hard.... Doug went from reviewing from CNC to a random ass outside ghetto dealership

  57. Sebastian Westfall

    Sebastian Westfall6 חודשים לפני

    Just looks like a Volvo

  58. Joost de Bruin

    Joost de Bruin6 חודשים לפני

    Maseratis always look beautiful when they come out, but age horrible.

  59. Rover Waters

    Rover Waters6 חודשים לפני

    Ferrari ownership garbage product

  60. Lee Hossain

    Lee Hossain6 חודשים לפני

    Man Doug talks so much. Uses 1000 words when 100 will do. I thought that was an English disease.

  61. Klaidas Gasiunas

    Klaidas Gasiunas6 חודשים לפני

    Johnny Sack paid 99 and change for this, can't believe the New York boss was so short-sighted about this car

  62. Scott Gordon

    Scott Gordon6 חודשים לפני

    The headliner looks awful. If it was flush with the roof, then yes, it would be nice and impressive. That sagging leather was awful.

  63. Dave Neil McAdams

    Dave Neil McAdams6 חודשים לפני

    That 'box' in the trunk? Subwoofer. Stereo did not look after market.

  64. Dave Neil McAdams

    Dave Neil McAdams6 חודשים לפני

    Chrysler - 'Yeah, we can see ourselves getting together with Maserati.' July 2 2020.

  65. Sergey Golovin

    Sergey Golovin6 חודשים לפני

    Why is condition is soo baad?)

  66. farbod alidaei

    farbod alidaei6 חודשים לפני

    no way this car has 30T miles on it!! All interior buttons and switches have been worn out

  67. Roblox_craft guy

    Roblox_craft guy6 חודשים לפני

    I prefer to buy a ghibli without the unreliability of this.

  68. Roblox_craft guy

    Roblox_craft guy6 חודשים לפני

    Meeehhh I’ll pass

  69. Chris De La Cruz

    Chris De La Cruz6 חודשים לפני

    Anyone else remember that this was the car Christopher bought off Johnny Sac in the Sopranos

  70. Stereotype

    Stereotype6 חודשים לפני

    Digital temperature, but analog odometer. Italians.

  71. Mike J.

    Mike J.6 חודשים לפני

    A lot of cars back in the day only had mirrors and vanity lights on the passenger's side. The theory was that only the passenger should be preening and distracting themselves by peering in a mirror...the driver should be looking at the road. Of course, back in the day they did not have "infotainment" screens to distract both front seat passengers. Ah, progress.

  72. Gerard Galletta

    Gerard Galletta6 חודשים לפני

    39,000 miles and the car is that worn? What a piece of junk.

  73. T T

    T T7 חודשים לפני

    blue keys for all - because neptun is sea god and gear lever hard leather - because reverse are on that side p.s. doug tnx me later :)))))

  74. Sir Booty_Cakes

    Sir Booty_Cakes7 חודשים לפני

    Rear seats look like toilets

  75. Carmeetkris

    Carmeetkris7 חודשים לפני

    There’s been a few in Houston for around 8-12k

  76. SV Hellas

    SV Hellas7 חודשים לפני

    Dr. Doug DeMuro presents Fun with Cars

  77. Abdulmalek Hassan

    Abdulmalek Hassan7 חודשים לפני

    Why doesn’t the speedometer start at 0 mph??

  78. Pipa Obala

    Pipa Obala7 חודשים לפני

    The owner kept this car in a very poor condition. 1. Scratch marks all over the dam interior. 2. Dirty, scratched and damaged buttons. 4. Leather not maintained (seats look like an elephant with sandpaper back sat in them) 5. Aftermarket infotainment.

  79. Andrew Lamkin

    Andrew Lamkin7 חודשים לפני

    Just a couple critiques. First, this is a somewhat rough looking example. The interior looks pretty beat. Yeah, mine has sticky buttons too but this looks like a beat up interior after getting covered in an entire bottle of Vaseline! Second, under the center arm rest there is usually a CD player that also had an SD slot and a slot for the nav disks. Looks like some sort of cheap vinyl wedge was stuffed under it when it was removed. Third, I know you don't like the Cambiocorsa transmission but its actually pretty sweet once you get the hang of it. While mine hasn't been trouble free its been pretty reliable. The Formula Dynamics Drive By Wire and aftermarket ECM make a HUGE difference when driven In sport mode. If you want nice crisp fast shifts, shift at 4-5K+ rpms with some skinny pedal! And lastly, the cambiocorsa technically has the exact same transmission as is in the car you tested. The clutch is even the same part number if I remember correctly. While it has an auto mode, its not actually and automatic transmission. The difference is that the clutch is engaged and the transmission is shifted via an electro/hydraulic system and that is what can make things complicated. Its essentially the same F1 system found in the 360 and f430 Ferraris. If you're ever in the DC suburbs and want to drive one with some suspension, exhaust and engine mods come take mine for a spin. It might change your mind. I still can't believe how cheap these sell for!

  80. Paul GT40

    Paul GT407 חודשים לפני

    Hi doug, have to disagree with you. I just bought a coupe a couple hours ago with an auto transmission and i am i LOVE. These cars are an absolute bargain

  81. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis7 חודשים לפני

    Cambiocorsa is not a "sequential automatic transmission," it's just a single-clutch automated manual transmission.

  82. Ax K

    Ax K7 חודשים לפני

    I love Maseratis! many people have said already and I've heard it before... They're not very reliable. Could someone enlighten me as to the kind of stuff that tends to go wrong with them? Do they tend to have issues like 1/month, 1/year, or somewhere in between? Just kinda curious

  83. William Anderson

    William Anderson7 חודשים לפני

    1:39 it looks like one of those kid cars

  84. Chris Hood

    Chris Hood7 חודשים לפני

    The previous owner needs to trim their fingernails - they've torn the surface of every button and switch a new asshole

  85. Will Sanders

    Will Sanders7 חודשים לפני

    The headliner looks like a $20 cargo mat from Amazon

  86. Eric Cartman

    Eric Cartman7 חודשים לפני

    Johnny sacks from the sopranos wants his maseratti back

  87. Chris Tes

    Chris Tes7 חודשים לפני

    aka Johnny Sack's car in The Sopranos

  88. Metal Dad

    Metal Dad7 חודשים לפני

    Nice impala

  89. Maximiliano Luera

    Maximiliano Luera7 חודשים לפני

    “a fantastic inventory of weird and unusual vehicles” yes like that ford focus and the clapped out dodge ram

  90. Stefan Puffer

    Stefan Puffer7 חודשים לפני

    Do they offer weekly payment plans?

  91. Theodore Frazier

    Theodore Frazier7 חודשים לפני

    I agree with the styling score for once, except the Spyder version lost some of the je ne sais quoi the coupe has. It looks horrible with the top up and with the top down it looks stubby, though the roll hoops are a nice touch.

  92. Willi Resag

    Willi Resag7 חודשים לפני

    The space under the center storage area is used by the navigation computer

  93. Andrew Marshall

    Andrew Marshall8 חודשים לפני

    Quite a lot of inaccuracies in this review. The gear lever boot has the different leather piece on one side so as to provide the 3/4 plane alignment for the shifter (it pushes the lever gently into pace) You may ask why Maserati didn't just use a spring, but that would be to not understand the Italian approach to functional design! I have a manual Spyder and this feature works well. The Sport button does 2 things : firstly it stiffens the suspension (assuming that the Skyhook system is fitted to US cars) and secondly it brings in a more aggressive throttle map. On Cambiocorsa cars it also speeded up the gear change timings. If you noticed no difference when you pushed it, you either have a fault, or you're just insensitive! The space under the centre consul cubby is used for the car phone kit and the sat nav CD mechanism, (so, people DO know why the cubby is small!!!) You look like a big guy, so it's hardly surprising that you don't fit properly in the rear seats. (it also helps if you don't try getting into the car in the most awkward, ham fisted way possible) A smaller adult or large child will get in easily and be comfy for sure. The boot (trunk to you) space is actually pretty good - easily accommodating 2 weeks touring luggage. Yes, it's not the size of a Mercedes wagon, or a Chevvy Suburban, but then again, it's a hand built Maserati sports coupe with a Ferrari engine and Italian designer good looks! This is a 176+mph car, capable of hitting 60mph in a smidge under 5 seconds. That's plenty fast even today, and was even more impressive 16 years ago.

  94. gianmaria lanci

    gianmaria lanci8 חודשים לפני

    Went to buy Crack and found a corky car to review!

  95. Level Three

    Level Three8 חודשים לפני

    Had one of these for two years. Bought it for $16k, sold it for $16k. Bright red, 6speed, tan interior. Never had any major issues out of 30k miles. Super raged that beast, hated the attention though. I always told people their minivans/SUVs are worth more. Heater core replacement was a PITA, but only cost $89 if you get the Fiat part, entire dash has to get removed, but at least you don't have to evacuate the A/C.

  96. Jimmy James

    Jimmy James8 חודשים לפני

    But a normal price for a bumper $300. This car $3,000. And the left outer mirror...$1,700. No thanks

  97. Hunne2303

    Hunne23038 חודשים לפני

    the "blob" on the gearlever: so that you can rest your upside down hand there while about quirky drivers...

  98. Lisandro Perez

    Lisandro Perez8 חודשים לפני

    The CD player is underneath the middle glovebox

  99. Jason Olbourne

    Jason Olbourne8 חודשים לפני

    Good job Doug. It takes a car which most of us would not dare look at and allows a shot at something amazing for not much money. If we could own it for a year and move it on, what a great hobby.

  100. BH London

    BH London8 חודשים לפני

    I wish he’d change the script up a bit. Every video is very samey

  101. Ed venuto

    Ed venuto8 חודשים לפני

    Italian sport car

  102. J Leo

    J Leo8 חודשים לפני

    Don't touch this car with a 20 foot pole. I worked at a Maserati dealer and this generation is a PILE. Plan on spending A LOT of money