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Nearly new buying guide: Maserati Ghibli


Electrical Some owners have reported that the battery drains quickly.

BrakesThe brake pedal has been known to stick on some Ghiblis, so check its operation thoroughly.

InteriorGhibli build quality has come in for criticism so listen for creaks and buzzes and check everything works.

Infotainment systemSat nav glitches and problems turning up the volume are not unknown on 2016 pre-facelift cars. A Maserati dealer should be able to remedy these.  

 

Need to know

The Ghibli has been the subject of a number of safety recalls: possible short circuit in driver’s seat wiring, possible loss of vehicle control, risk of the throttle sticking, a fuel line leak and the possibility of the vehicle moving away after the driver has exited it. 

What might be regarded as essentials on a luxury car are only available as options on the Ghibli. They include a rear parking camera, a blind spot detector and a wi-fi hotspot. Look out for them on used cars. 

Options packs are popular with new buyers. Ones to look out for on used Ghiblis include the Premium Pack (powered steering column and front seats with memory) and Driver Assistance Pack Plus (with a surround view camera). 



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