Angry Chinese Maserati Owner Destroys His Car in Protest

Maserati Quattroporte smashed in China 1 photo
We have to see them as being perfect in every way, otherwise nobody would ever buy them, but the reality of owning of luxury car is that it will sometimes break down. Powerful engines are built to very small tolerances and can't stand badly processed fuel, complicated electronics have a habit of not coping with bad weather, and so on.
In a perfect world, your dealer should fix most of your luxury automobile's faults free of charge under warranty, but we don't live in a perfect world. This Chinese owner of a Maserati Quattroporte got to fed up with the dealer that he decided to publicly destroy it in front of a large crowd.

He parked it in front of the Qingdao International Auto Show which started earlier today and then proceeded to smash al the windows and most of the body panels with hammers. And because mister Wang (the man in a black shirt holding a smartphone) sent out word on every social media possible, there's no shortage of photos.

According to Car News China, this all started in 2011, when the owner contacted Maserati China to fix a problem with his car. They replaced a damaged part with a used one that had been refurbished and even charged him for the "repair".

As extreme as this gesture is, we kind of get where the angry man is coming from. The Quattroporte cost 2.6 million Chinese yuan, which is equivalent to $890,000. For that kind of money, you deserve to be treated like royalty. We've heard of engine swaps done under warranty for much lesser cars than this, so a bill for a dodgy repair won't do.

Story via Car News China
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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