On paper this car should be a clear winner in the luxury performance sedan class. It has gorgeous styling and a Ferrari-derived engine. It comes with a plush interior featuring leather upholstery, electronic gimmicks and great performance. So, what could go wrong, you might ask?
The Ghibli has two problems: reliability and interior space. Both are at alarmingly low levels. The front passengers have enough room, but rear passengers will have a problem with head and leg room. Maserati calls this car a four-door sedan, but they should call it a four-door coupe. The ride is harsh, but that is the price you pay for sports handling.
Maserati was always notorious for its reliability issues and they have continued the tradition with the Ghibli. Users reported multiple electronic problems, as well as some issues with the final assembly. Back in the 60’s and the 70’s, people could explain those issues as Italian charm, but in the 21st century, buyers are looking for quality.