China's love affair with smashing Italian exotics continues as a dissatisfied Maserati Quattroporte owner has destroyed his car outside the Qingdao Auto Show.

China's love affair with smashing Italian exotics continues as a dissatisfied Maserati Quattroporte owner has destroyed his car outside the Qingdao Auto Show.

Details are limited but China Car Times says the owner wanted to protest poor service by the Furi Group which distributes Maseratis in the Qingdao area. The owner reportedly brought the car in for service in September 2011 and the dealership installed second hand parts instead of new components. While the owner was only charged 2400 RMB ($390 / €303), he felt like it was big enough of an issue to wreck the car for what amounts to be chump change.

The latest incident follows a similar stunt where a disgruntled Lamborghini Gallardo owner destroyed his car on World Consumer Rights Day to protest bad service from a local dealership in 2011.

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