Maserati 222 Reviews

1990 Maserati 222 2.0 V6 Bi-turbo from Netherlands

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

1994 Maserati 222 SR 2.8 turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Love it

Faults:

Poor quality service by the dealer meant that many niggles were the result of little things from poor workmanship particularly electrical fittings not being reconnected properly.

Power steering seal 70K.

Sun roof leaks.

Radiator core replaced.

New rotors for front 120K.

New hoses for heater 115K.

Significant wear in diff requiring replacement.

General Comments:

Goes well in a straight line. No more expensive to run as 3 series BMW and just as reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2004

1992 Maserati 222 SR 2.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles
Previous carRolls Royce Silver Spirit

Summary:

The worst car I have ever owned

Faults:

Problem with fan. Thus resulting in the car over-heating and now has a head gasket problem.

Central locking faulty.

Dashboard faulty- sometimes nothing lights up.

Problem with coil.

Problem with crankshaft sensor.

Seats starting to wear badly.

Wood starting to crack.

General Comments:

I buy approximately six cars a year that fall in the classic or performance bracket, this is the first maserati I have owned and without doubt the worst car I have ever bought. My advice is spend a little more and buy an early Porsche if you want an every day car as reliability is excellent, or a cheaper model Ferari such as a Mondial if it is for occasional use. The only positive things I could say about the Maserati is the performance was quite good and the beautiful Cartier clock always worked.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 15th September, 2003

12th Nov 2003, 17:17

Your problems with this car sound very strange to me. Since there was originally never a Maserati with a Cartier Clock existing,- but you obviously had one built in, may be you had lots of other non proper working after market parts built into your car as well? Where and how did you purchase it?

1991 Maserati 222 SE 2.8 twin turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 2.8 twin turbo petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

Alternator failed twice, replaced with a later model unit.

Seat back lever failed.

Drivers seat wearing.

Drivers seat belt failed.

Water pump replaced.

Air conditioning currently not working.

Fan relay failed.

Speedo, oil pressure gauge and voltmeter simultaneously failed.

General Comments:

Very nice car to drive, although very expensive. As an occasional use toy the costs are acceptable, but a bit too high for everyday transport.

Petrol consumption improves at continental motorway speeds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 1998

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 4 reviews