The Maserati Ghibli is an Italian made sports sedan that was designed to be a daily drivable car that was practical, but still contained all the joys of a sporty, 2 door car. As amazing as Maserati is, they had some design flaws and cheaped out on some materials and features that most modern day sport sedans contain. Though this car is not all that bad. It contains a strong V6 engine that was supposedly designed by Ferrari, and it contains 325 to 424hp (depending on which version you get) and a 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds.
The Maserati Ghibli base price is $69,490 but can go as high as $85,000 because of a more powerful engine that is available. Now for $85,000, you wouldn’t expect things that are so common in other vehicles to just not be there. Right? Well, for the Maserati Ghibli that is the case. In fact, this car lacks things that are helpful to the driver like lane assist, a 360 degree camera, and the crash prevention system. This car is $85,000 for what? A 2020 BMW 5 series, which is also a sporty sedan, comes with all the safety features listed above and 445hp instead of 424hp for $70,000.
The Maserati Ghibli has an elegant interior, but if you look closely, it’s not all original. As many of you might know, Maserati is owned by Fiat, which also owns Chrysler, so quizzically they put car pieces from brands that aren’t as great into their $85,000 sports sedan. The window switches, turn signals, and light switches all come straight out of a $20,000 Dodge Dart. But that’s not all! The cool design of the car with the sloping arch toward the back seats of the car restricts anyone above 6’0 to sit there because they will hit their head. Also, if you are considering buying one of these cars, make sure it has been checked many times by a professional to ensure the safety of your vehicle. The reasoning behind this is that Maserati has not properly engineered the engine, causing it in many instances to catch the car on fire. Maserati is not too proud of this and has had to recall thousands of cars to ensure the safety of their drivers.
Now as I mentioned earlier, this car is not all that bad, having some rather minor features that stand out in the infotainment system. Some of these features include Bluetooth access so that you can play all your favorite songs, and a voice activation system that does simple tasks for you with the sound of your voice.
The Maserati Ghibli definitely lacks in desirable features, but is still a great car if you want the attention that it brings. Maserati is a famous brand and will grab the attention of anyone passing by. It is also a great car that is inexpensive to repair. I personally don’t think that the Maserati Ghibli is a good car, especially if you drive a lot (because of overheating and fire problems it has), but it will always bring about the attention of a real supercar. And besides, if you don’t tell anyone, they will never know that your $85,000 sports car has parts from a $20,000 Dodge Dart!
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