I got a recall letter for my 2013 Q5 with regards to the emissions control. Add that to the volume control knob in the center console breaking off in my hand AND my iPhone charger shredding to the point my phone tells me the charger isn’t recognized, it might be time to upgrade.
I got a personal post card (okay, bulk mail) from Miller Motors in Greenwich to come in for a test drive the 2017 Maserati Levante, starting at $72K…hey, I may just take one out for a spin. Cruise up and down Route 1 or hop onto I-95. Or a little backroad action on Taconic?
I haven’t read the reviews but I’m guessing this car would be better suited for an owner in Nevada or Texas who can go top speeds on flat roads for long long stretches. Here, I doubt the car would ever be used at anywhere near its power potential.But I’d sure look good while idling on 684.
I went through the configuration page of the Maserati website, selected the Levante S and was disappointed from the get-go at the lackluster color choices. I mean, no offence to you Lexus or fellow Audi owners, but if I were driving a Maserati, I’d want color options other than your basic black, blue, gray and silver. Yes, they do have TWO blues, neither of which look pretty in the config page.
And wait, what?? They want me to add a Luxury Package? Isn’t this a luxury car?? What’s up with that? I’m not configuring a Passat folks.
The S base price is $83 and I added $10K in options, bringing my Drive It Home Today price $93,475.
At least with the Levante I can turn the volume knob. That’s worth a lot, isn’t it?