The Maserati Ghibli is the most affordable Maserati that you can buy new. The car offers very good performance from a twin-turbocharged V6. It is at home being driven quickly, but it does so with some sacrifices.
The ride is harsh when you are just wanting to drive around town and the steering offers much less feel than you would like. These two combined with a traction control system that seems confused at time lets down the otherwise good driving experience.
However, there is a bright side to the Ghibli.
If you can get past the fact that you’ll need a hip replacement, and won’t be able to feel what is happening on the road in your hands (oh but your back side will feel it), then the Maserati Ghibli has become good value on the used car market.
We’ve seen a number of 2015 models with under 50,000 miles on them ranging from $20,000 – $30,000. At that price point the Ghibli becomes a more tempting purchase. When you consider that it is still new enough that you can get an extended warranty for it and the original warranty may still have coverage left (depending on the year and mileage), then maintenance issues become less of a problem. The cost to keep a Ghibli on the road is also much less than other Italian performance cars.
Now the interior feels very much like you are driving a Chrysler. Many parts bin pieces are used and the materials aren’t as nice as what you would find on another car wearing a Maserati badge. However, when you are paying the same price as you would for a new Honda Accord, suddenly the quality of the interior is not so bad.
The question is would you purchase a Maserati Ghibli on the used market? Or would you go for another competing option, such as an older Maserati Quattroporte, older Porsche Panamera or an older BMW M5? These other options offer a better overall driving experience, but being older potentially will cost more to maintain.
Scroll down to the comments and let us know what you would purchase.
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