Maserati Ghibli Reviews

2014 Maserati Ghibli Q4 S 3.0 V6 twin-turbo from North America

Model year2014
Year of manufacture2013
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 twin-turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired17 miles
Most recent distance607 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz E-Class

Summary:

Great MB Buster

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I had a MB E350 2014 with so much technical eco crap, that I gave up and traded it in for this Maserati, and I love it.

With only 600 miles, I feel the twin turbos and the great sound it makes when it takes me from 0-60 in less than 4.7 seconds, and it was very reasonably priced at $81,700 USD.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2013

1997 Maserati Ghibli GT 2.6ltr Bi-turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.6ltr Bi-turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 kilometres
Most recent distance29000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo GTV6

Summary:

An exciting and exhilarating machine

Faults:

The car has been flawless apart from two electrical niggles. One TDI sensor shorted which was an inconvenience as it means you end of driving with only one bank of cylinders, but it was easily fixed.

General Comments:

This is an amazing piece of Italian engineering and was over $200,000 when new. The old owner reported that it is the only white Ghibli in Australia. The car has a plush leather interior with walnut trimmed dashboard. There is an amazing sound system including a Pioneer amplified, Alpine 6 stack CD shuffle in the boot and (speaker system. It has performance like you wouldn't believe and not a safety feature in the world - no ABS, no traction control, nothing. Just raw power that puts the boot in your backside when you put your foot down. An exciting and exhilarating machine.

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

Review Date: 13th September, 2007

1997 Maserati Ghibli GT 2.8 twin turbo from UK and Ireland

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.8 twin turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance63500 miles
Previous carNissan Skyline

Summary:

Fabulous!

Faults:

Window winder mechanism failed (stuck down).

General Comments:

Fabulous torque with superb handling.

Cabin exemplifies real Italian exotica.

Purposeful powerful stance, a real head turner without being over the top.

I have had many performance cars including a mighty Skyline GTR and the Ghibli is in a different class altogether. It combines class, passion and soul like no other car I have driven. Although not as powerful as the Skyline, it has more torque which makes it equally as fast yet more pleasurable in town. When looking for some serious fun head for a country road but be warned it can be a little bit of a handful in the wet - even in a straight line! But this can only be expected from a front engined rear drive GT with nearly 300hp and no traction control. As for reliability, I had one incident where the window got stuck down, annoying but not really a massive problem. I had a new mechanism (very reasonably priced) sent from Italy and had it changed out with little drama. I think a lot of comments about Maseratis being unreliable are based around these niggly problems. The main parts such as engines etc are wonderful and extremely reliable. This car manages to stir emotions which have no right existing between man and machine. But I can finally see why motoring journalists always affiliate sultry Italian temptress references with the brand Maserati.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2006

1998 Maserati Ghibli Cup 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired77000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carMaserati 3200 GT

Summary:

Don't tell anyone

Faults:

Nothing really. The car needed its engine out chains job, so I took the opportunity to do the clutch, ball joints and all the other issues that crop up with an eight year old car.

General Comments:

Bloody fantastic!

You have to be some kind of perverted fool to want a Ghibli Cup; they are simply as individual as your finger print. Think of an obscure but fine and underrated wine, and you are on the right path. None of Maserati's more recent creations reach the plateau of purity this car achieves. Admittedly they are more accomplished - faster, prettier, better finished, but they lack the purpose and intent of the Ghibli Cup. Urgency and precision have been traded mercilessly against the sins of weight and excess. No longer is one able to foster the reward imbued by the extra effort required to extract the urgency from this car. This car has soul like no other I have tried - period.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2006

1995 Maserati Ghibli 2.0 V6-24Valve Biturbo 2.0 V6-24Valve Biturbo from Thailand

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0 V6-24Valve Biturbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired12 kilometres
Most recent distance35430 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 155

Summary:

The greatest super coupe of all time

Faults:

Not much to be added here. However, I have changed Timing belt, water pump and clutch at around 30,000 Km. Others problems are too little to be counted.

The only downside of the car is it runs a very high maintenance cost. And only one dealer and service center in my country.

General Comments:

This Sahara Wind is as fast and as strong as its name. 2 Litre 306 Bhp, 270 Km/h is somewhat easily achievable. It also has a top-class acceleration 0-100 Km/h in 5.6 Sec. Its handling is wonderful too. It corners as if it is chained. But beware the wet condition where you may slip your rear wheels easily, that you need some skill at that point. Anyway, it is great fun to drive. A pleasure to drive, to look at, to admire and to own.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2005

11th Jan 2008, 01:00

Do you still have the car, I am an English guy in Thailand considering a Ghibli secondhand, have found a 1999, 2.0 with 41,000kms. All standard, blue chip car, silver with Blue, no mods, good order. Am tempted.

What can you tell me more?

My name is Vince - Mobile 08-7000-8998.

Would love to hear from you!

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 10 reviews