Maserati 222 Review from Netherlands

1990 Maserati 222 2.0 V6 Bi-turbo

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.0 V6 Bi-turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance144000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Love makes you blind

Faults:

Alarm system broke and gave problems, so was disconnected.

Problems with ground contacts and several relays.

Aircon must be refilled; it blows warm air.

General Comments:

Well when you want to buy a Bi-turbo, never buy it with your last cash.

The 222 Bi-turbo is a serious quick car. When it came out, it was quicker than most of the BMWs and Porsches, including the M3, M5 and 911.

The car is a GT, therefore the road holding is less M3 and more Porsche 928.

The car is reliable, but maintenance is essential.

A visit to the garage will cost 500 Euro if there is really nothing wrong.

A service with checking valve clearance and changing the cambelt is around 1500 Euro.

It is a great car, but you have to love it, because it will cost you more than a Mercedes S Class to drive, because of the high running costs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd February, 2007

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review