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    Good evening all,

    Just a quick message to introduce myself. I'm not currently a maserati owner however fell in love with a lovely ghibli this afternoon when shopping for a new BMW. Thought I would join and ask the experts a little advice before I make the big jump to the exotic side.

    Looking forward to hopefully getting enough advice from you guys and learn from experience rather than Google.



    Regards

    Andy

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    Welcome Andy.

    Asume you mean a modern Ghibli rather one from the 60s or 90s.

    A few owners on here who will let you know their views.
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    03 4200 CC revised - Sebring Blue & Gray - Sold; Now regularly used as a TV car.

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    Hullo, Andy. Clearly a man of taste. Well done! Someone in a position to say something helpful will probably be along soon, but a few on here have or have had a new Ghibli, and I’ve never heard a bad word spoken - nor seen it written - about them. A refreshing alternative to Germania, in my humble.
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    Unfortunately not a glorious 60s ghibli. Shame but a little out of my price range.

    I'm looking at the new v6s as I need a daily drive but in inspired by the German masses . Cheers for the welcome too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUCATI PILOT View Post
    Good evening all,

    Just a quick message to introduce myself. I'm not currently a maserati owner however fell in love with a lovely ghibli this afternoon when shopping for a new BMW. Thought I would join and ask the experts a little advice before I make the big jump to the exotic side.

    Looking forward to hopefully getting enough advice from you guys and learn from experience rather than Google.



    Regards

    Andy
    Anything you want to know specifically then fire the questions. I have had two. First a 65 plate diesel, second (current) 18 plate petrol. The fact I bought the second should give you a view regarding what i think of them. But happy to answer any questions. My main point - DO NOT take in any of the crud you read in the journo's, the press are forever comparing the Ghibli to the BMW, Audi, Merc etc.... Trust me it is better in many ways than any of them, I have had loads of German cars over the years, They are fine motors, but the Ghibli leaves them standing in lots of ways...

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    Mick should be along shortly his is a daily and I believe he is smitten.
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    As Mark says I've had my Ghibli S for a couple of years now and it still puts a smile on my face every time I start the engine.

    Its a reliable cruiser, I've done over 40k miles in it, and great fun when you decide to press the sports buttons and open it up. It is a big car though so that's something to bear in mind. I have Skyhook suspension so couldn't really comment on the standard setup. The Skyhook works though with the normal mode being ok for normal driving on good roads, then switching to sport once you want to push on in the twisties.

    If you're interested in how it sounds here are a couple of videos I've taken: https://youtu.be/-1JzSfiopuw https://youtu.be/D71pGxeUKbU

    If you've any specific questions feel free to ask and I'll try to answer.
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    I was a bit unsure of the style of the Ghibli when it first arrived
    Now though I think it looks great especially when you compare its looks to any of the Teutonic breed that litter my streets. If I ever upgrade from my QP the Ghibli is definitely on the radar.
    Just go and buy it. You will not be disappointed

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUCATI PILOT View Post
    Unfortunately not a glorious 60s ghibli. Shame but a little out of my price range.

    I'm looking at the new v6s as I need a daily drive but in inspired by the German masses . Cheers for the welcome too.
    New or used? I’d be wary of buying a brand new one as depreciation in the first two years is eye-watering.
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    New or used? I’d be wary of buying a brand new one as depreciation in the first two years is eye-watering.
    You say that Dicky and I agree for normal ownership lengths but if you buy new and keep five years it would not be silly. Personally I would want skyhook as Mick has but finding a Ghibli with this option is not easy....plus my kids would moan if there were no heated seats. Strange as when I was a kid the vinyl seats in a Hillman Hunter weren't heated and I didn't complain.
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