Maserati Spyder Review from UK and Ireland

1985 Maserati Spyder 2.5 BiTurbo

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 2.5 BiTurbo Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carSAAB 900i


Nice interior, don't buy one if you need to go anywhere


Air con never worked.

Work needed to maintain the car - brake discs, exhaust, other such routine things came to about £4000 a year.

General Comments:

Very tail happy for such a slow car - breakaway is sudden, difficult to catch.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 30th January, 2001

8th Dec 2003, 06:41

I believe you when indicating that it's a pig to maintain and unreliable, that's what I keep reading about the Biturbo generation. But slow...? I've been in one once and no, it just isn't. 0-100 kph in 6,5 seconds is quick enough for me!

26th Apr 2006, 02:52

£4000 a year... You could almost have gotten a new one for that money. Must have been a total lemon. I've kept a 228 for 8 years, and averaged £1000 a year including replacing exhaust for stainless, new catalytic converters, totally refurbished original wheels, changing the timing belt, repainted hood etc.

Average review marks: 5.4 / 10, based on 1 review