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At my first service after 12 months the garage told me that the front discs were heavily scored and the pads were 75% down costing 800 or so to replace both pairs. Is this normal?

About 25,000 km 15,000 miles

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At my first service after 12 months the garage told me that the front discs were heavily scored and the pads were 75% down costing 800 or so to replace both pairs. Is this normal?
normal when it comes to wear items is a difficult question to answer. things like brakes and clutches and tires are highly dependent on the driving being performed. with performance brakes such as the ghibli's, the pads can wear rather quickly. scoring on the rotors can also result quickly as the pads are rather aggressive compounds. the reason is the same for the amount of brake dust seen on the wheels. i can not make a generalized statement about pad life, but i can say rotors are usually in need of replacement when the pads are due.
pads are also something you can gauge for yourself as they are easily seen and can be measured with a simple brake pad depth gauge right as the car sits in the driveway/garage.
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Depends on the way you drive ... Pads and discs were dead after 30.000 km on my SQ4
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Depends on the way you drive ... Pads and discs were dead after 30.000 km on my SQ4
Hating this car more and more. That's the reason I lease is to get out of this stuff before these things start to go.

By leasing its essentially a major maintenance free car,
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Hating this car more and more. That's the reason I lease is to get out of this stuff before these things start to go.

By leasing its essentially a major maintenance free car,
does a lease cover brake pad and rotor replacement?
i don't know what there is to hate about features like these. big brembo brakes from and rear. awesome stopping power. high price tag. sticky low tread wear tires that will not let go of the road at the expense of short lifespan.
i would expect frequent and high priced maintenance on any exotic.
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That sounds a crazy amount of wear for such a short mileage.... I would be tempted to take it to another Maserati dealer to confirm findings ?
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does a lease cover brake pad and rotor replacement?
i don't know what there is to hate about features like these. big brembo brakes from and rear. awesome stopping power. high price tag. sticky low tread wear tires that will not let go of the road at the expense of short lifespan.
i would expect frequent and high priced maintenance on any exotic.
You shouldn't need new breaks and pads after just 15,000 miles. That's not normal. Pads maybe at 25,000 miles.
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At my first service after 12 months the garage told me that the front discs were heavily scored and the pads were 75% down costing 800 or so to replace both pairs. Is this normal?

About 25,000 km 15,000 miles
Seems strange. I drove my previous M3 like a lunatic for 16k miles from new and never needed pads or discs. I don't expect to have to change them on the Ghibli within 30k miles given that it's a slower car.
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The maintenance schedule doesn't even show to inspect them before the 2yr/25K service. I would be skeptical, and hard pressed to prove the part(s) defective. If they truly need to be replaced at 15K miles, then Maserati should be replacing them at no cost.

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You shouldn't need new breaks and pads after just 15,000 miles. That's not normal. Pads maybe at 25,000 miles.
there is no Should or Shouldn't, normal or abnormal when it comes to wear items such as clutches, brakes, and tires. these kinds of things are completely in the hands of the driver. much like fuel economy.
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