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What are tips for buying a used Maserati Quattroporte?

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Used-car shoppers considering the Maserati Quattroporte performance sedan should consider avoiding models fitted with the DuoSelect automated manual transmission due to the uneven shifting performance of that transmission. Buyers should also consider a base model Quattroporte rather than a Sport or GT model unless performance is a major concern.

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The DuoSelect automated manual transmission was primarily fitted to Quattroporte vehicles built from 2005 to 2007, after which it was replaced by a conventional automatic transmission. Though DuoSelect allows for manual shifting using paddle shifters, most owners found its unpredictable shifts in automatic mode and jerky shifting to be much less pleasant as compared to a standard automatic transmission.

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