Ghibli S V6 Petrol

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robbo 2006

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102 posts

110 months

Tuesday 5th February
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As an Alfa Giulia Veloce (280hp) owner how does the Maser stack up in terms of a daily driver? I have two boys 7&9 and need some space. I love the Giulia, great chassis and handling but do miss the noise of my GT 3.2 V6. Looking at £30k budget max.

Thanks!

bad company

9,661 posts

204 months

Wednesday 6th February
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robbo 2006 said:
As an Alfa Giulia Veloce (280hp) owner how does the Maser stack up in terms of a daily driver? I have two boys 7&9 and need some space. I love the Giulia, great chassis and handling but do miss the noise of my GT 3.2 V6. Looking at £30k budget max.

Thanks!
Can’t help you op but I also fancy a Ghibli so watching with interest. coffee

Master Bean

1,196 posts

58 months

Wednesday 6th February
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It would be a good daily. Fuel consumption will be worse than the Alfa and there is less space in the back than a Mondeo or similar. Headspace is also a bit tight but being 6ft 4 this probably won't be an issue if you're 9.

greysquirrel

208 posts

107 months

Wednesday 6th February
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The Ghibli was built as a daily driver. I was chatting to the guys at Dick Lovett and they have cars with 100k on them with no major issues. The brakes are expensive and need changing more frequently than a bmw/merc equivalent.
I like the Alfa and not sure it will give you much more (apart from the engine!) but if you have the itch, scratch it! You won’t regret it.

robbo 2006

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102 posts

110 months

Thursday 7th February
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Thanks guys. Yes I think the Veloce is a great car. The Ghibli is quite heavy with lots of power versus the Veloce which is light and quick enough. Just minus the noise. I might loook at exhaust options for the time being to give me a bit more feedback and look at Ghiblis next. Is there a planned revised Ghibli planned at some point? If so the current ones with end of run may be worth considering
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greysquirrel

208 posts

107 months

Thursday 7th February
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MJK 24

5,280 posts

174 months

Saturday 9th February
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I asked a similar question on an Alfa Romeo group where three people had gone from Ghibli to Giulia.

All said the Alfa was miles ahead dynamically but the Ghibli was otherwise a decent, hassle free prospect.

I believe the later Ghibli is much improved in terms of steering and handling than the early cars.

robbo 2006

Original Poster:

102 posts

110 months

Saturday 9th February
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Interesting feedback. Feels like the Alfa is a much better balanced note fun car to drive and service cost would I suspect be cheaper...

MJK 24

5,280 posts

174 months

Saturday 9th February
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I was comparing costs, £22k used diesel vs £22k used diesel.

I thought the total cost of ownership would be very similar, long term. The Alfa is cheaper to run for sure but ultimately will be worth nothing whereas the Maserati will always be worth something!

The Maserati brakes looked expensive though Eurospares now offer competitively priced alternatives.


67Dino

628 posts

43 months

Sunday 10th February
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Can’t comment on the Alfa, but I do a fair bit of miles in my Petrol Ghibli and have found it very practical as a daily driver. Tons of room in the back, huge boot (swallowed 3 massive suitcases for a holiday with the boys), comfortable to drive for hours (did 6 hours on one trip, with a break of course), and no real problems. Even fuel economy is ok given what it is (26mpg average).

Only complaint so far is turning circle, noticeable on small road T-junctions and car parks. It’s quite large on the outside (length and width) high doesn’t help, but that is to be expected given the size of the inside (Maserati designers are clever, but not that clever).