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    This Maserati's Chinese owner fought hammer and tongs with his dealership over service issues.

Hires assistants to help destruct the exotic after poor service

A disgruntled Maserati owner in China has hired a gang of sledgehammer-wielding men to help publicly destroy his Maserati Quattroporte, in protest over poor service from his dealer.

According to the Xinhua news agency, the dealer had repaired the $250,000 exotic saloon with a used replacement part and charged the owner for a new part, in addition to a number of other long-standing quality and maintenance issues. The destruction symbolically took place outside the venue for the Quingdao International Auto Show, and the Maserati was left with smashed windows and severely dented panelwork.

In addition to the public location for the event, the owner reportedly broadcast the destruction on Chinese social media source Weibo, with live updates of the event.

The event follows a similar incident in 2011, where a Lamborghini Gallardo was destroyed by its Chinese owner and a team of henchmen on World Consumer Rights day.

This reporter is on Twitter: @Mal_Flynn

 

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  • 1:35 HAHAHA! Chinese hammer fails! The guy in blue on the right hasn't had his breakfast

    Rider Posted on 17 May 2013 3:48pm
  • Something to be said about having more money than brains....in the end, his car was ruined and the dealership had his money. And the winner is?!?!?!? What's next, Mercedes, Aston Martin, McLaren.....

    Neil Posted on 17 May 2013 4:37am
  • It's a pity they aren't as fair when it comes to their own rubbish cars. This is how all Chinese built cars should end up.

    Brett of Australia Posted on 16 May 2013 6:28pm
  • I dont care what the dealership did. Defecating art like the Maserati Quattroporte GTS is a sin! The owner should be put in penatentiary for crimes against humanity.

    Johnno of SYdney Posted on 16 May 2013 11:21am
  • My grandma could swing a sledge hammer better than them.. I suppose the little chinese are probably picking something up as heavy as them though.. lol

    Troy of Australia Posted on 16 May 2013 11:01am
  • Then they realised they had the wrong car.

    Neal of Cairns Posted on 16 May 2013 9:54am
  • bicycle polo mallets, the guy in the pink shirt has a rubber hanle on his to decrease that nasty jarring

    w De Beer of Adelaide Posted on 15 May 2013 10:55pm
  • Pathetic ,cheap little Chinese hammers.

    RattleGunz of ah like wherever dude? Posted on 15 May 2013 7:03pm
  • Man they know how to use a sledge hammer....NOT!!

    Brett of Sunny Ballarat Posted on 15 May 2013 6:34pm
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