Any long term Ghibli 3.0 petrol owners on here?

Any long term Ghibli 3.0 petrol owners on here?

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CDB1983

Original Poster:

569 posts

81 months

Friday 19th July
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Having just noticed the fact that these things can be picked up for around the 30k EUR mark it has had me thinking. I always wanted the original Quattroporte with the ZF gearbox but at the time I was doing huge mileage and played it safe with my Lexus LS.

Watching YouTube I was alerted to the existence of the new Ghibli and think it is an absolutely stunning machine. Obviously it's not going to be as reliable and we'll screwed together as a Lexus and expecting it to be is somewhat missing the point of a Maserati however I was wondering what the real world reliability of these things is like. Fit and finish etc.

The one I am interested in is the 3.0v6 410ps model with AWD and the nearest one for sale is around 300kms away (polish roads are appalling so around 5 hours each way)

Anything specific to look for/avoid etc? What are they like to live with. It will mainly be used as a roadtrip vehicle and a high days sort of car.

This is the one I had in mind however by the time I've sorted finance through the business it may have gone.

https://www.otomoto.pl/oferta/maserati-ghibli-sq4-...


Master Bean

1,344 posts

64 months

Tuesday 23rd July
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My dad wrote this review 3 years ago and still has the car. It hasn't broken down.

https://www.pistonheads.com/news/general/maserati-...

67Dino

1,064 posts

49 months

Tuesday 13th August
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Just seen this, so reply may be too late - sorry if so.

I’ve had my petrol Ghibli nearly a year and a half now, and done about 11k miles in it (bought it partly on recommendation from Master Bean as it happens). Absolutely love it.

It’s been completely reliable, with the only thing that needed looking at in the 12 month service being that the coarse fabric covers inside the wheel-arch had moved a little and needed reseating. Otherwise, it’s perfect - comfortable on a long drive, with a huge boot, properly quick in Sport mode, makes a lovely noise, and looks special inside and out.

I’d thoroughly recommend getting one (and thanks Master Bean & Dad for your advice!).

CDB1983

Original Poster:

569 posts

81 months

Wednesday 14th August
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Apologies, I didn't notice the previous reply! It made for very interesting reading.

It seems that they are pretty well held together then. Loved the previous gen quattroporte but they seemed a little bit brittle for daily use.

They seem somewhat of a bargain at current prices too and are absolutely beautiful. I was worried that after years of Lexus ownership I would get fed up of repairs etc but in the same vein I would love an interesting car again. Depreciation isn't an issue as it will be bought through our Polish company so should offer a decent tax break.

I shall convince the wife and take the trip to Wroclaw to have a look. She seemed to be warming to the idea after I mentioned we can have our yearly trip to Italy in a Maserati instead of an old Hymer smile