Maserati Ghibli Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1994 Maserati Ghibli M.Y. 94 2.0 V6 Biturbo from Norway

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 V6 Biturbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance75000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo Spider

Summary:

One of the best sports cars ever made

Faults:

Alternator went dead at 65000 km.

Rear differential broken at 70000 km.

General Comments:

The Ghibli is fast like the wind it is named after.

It has proved itself to be reliable as a daily transport in the summer.

I think it is the most "complete" GT car of modern time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2004

1997 Maserati Ghibli Cup 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 kilometres
Most recent distance117000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Supra

Summary:

Rare car, worth owning for the name badge and for good fuel consumption for a performance car

Faults:

Exhaust needed replacing.

Bodywork tends to rust.

Minor electrical fault with windscreen wiper controls.

Design flaw in sectional wheels mean that all 4 tires gradually deflate. (Sorry about spelling mistake, but the U.S. spell-checker insists on "Tires" rather than the correct spelling).

Interior lights have a mind of their own!

General Comments:

The E.C.U. is great, protecting the engine from wear when cold.

Rear space is cramped, and the boot is only big enough for modest weekly food shopping.

Fast at high revs, and road holding is very good. However, must regularly check tire pressure.

Hard to get serviced and replacement parts are costly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th November, 2003

1997 Maserati Ghibli GT 2.8 V6 24v bi-turbo from Belgium

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 24v bi-turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carMaserati 222

Summary:

The ultimate Bi-turbo

Faults:

Nothing, just an oil leak from the oil cooler because it had taken a bump.

General Comments:

This our second Maserati and I must say the difference is remarkable.

The positive side is that with the new generation of our engine, it now has direct ignition for each bank and pop off valves and other improvements. The engine runs much smoother, and with the new 6 gearbox the acceleration is even better. The brutal acceleration is the same, but when you drive easy going the engine is a lot smoother and easier to handle.

The road holding is even better with the Ferrari trans axle (same as on the Quattro Porte V8), and also with the much larger wheels. The electronic suspension is the same as on our old one and does its job very well. Now the speed bumps are easier to take because the car is higher above the ground due to the large 17" wheels.

In comparison with our old Maserati the interior is like the house standard - very luxurious, but less refined than our old one, the airbag steering wheel needs a little time to get adjusted to. When you have both side by side you can tell it easy. The Ghibli's more sport orientated.

Very powerful engine and you have a real safe feeling when driving fast. Superb road holding and handling make it a real drivers' car. But you need to be aware what you are handling 284ps, 305 lb-ft at 3500rpm, 1365kg and a ranger transaxle. A very refined car with the temperament of an true Italian race car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd June, 2002

1995 Maserati Ghibli GT 2.0 turbo from Italy

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired46800 kilometres
Most recent distance63800 kilometres
Previous carMaserati 2.24v

Summary:

Performance bargain of the decade

Faults:

Fuel injection relays (50.000Km).

Fuel injection relays (60.000Km).

Alternator (58.000Km).

Erratic A/C control panel (not fatal).

General Comments:

Monster performance, monster torque. Easy to keep up with a Porsche 996 at a fraction of the price. Go for it!

It handles great, faster than a BMW M3, can cruise at 150mph all day. Just keep in mind that a Maserati requires respect, and lots of TLC. Treat it well, and it will perform faultlessly. Skimp on servicing, abuse it when cold, generally not care about it... and it will turn against you.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2001

1997 Maserati Ghibli Cup 2.0 Twin Turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 2.0 Twin Turbo
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10

Faults:

Electric window motor (6months).

Leather trim over Instruments.

All 4 alloy wheels replaced - new ones going the same way (corrosion under lacquer).

Air conditioning control panel.

Drivers seat mounting broken.

Boot lock faulty.

General Comments:

A wonderfully fast, understated, and elegant alternative to a BMW M3.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th June, 1999

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