Good morning all, thanks for letting come here. My name is Angela and I am a huge car fan. I became a fan of the Maserati brand from one of my coworkers who has a gransport. It is really quite a nice car. Along comes the Ghibli and this has caught my attention. I do have a bunch of questions which I am sure that others have asked over and over so please be patient
What I like about the brand is that the Ghibli is not only a very nice car, but it can be a daily driver as well, and that's important to me. My current daily driver is a 2013 Charger SRT8, which is actually another really nice car. But I am looking to kick it up a notch and the Maserati interests me. The Ghibli fills in a space, that $70-80k range with a nice car. But I have a few concerns.
My first is being able to insure it and keep it on the road. I currently have Liberty Mutual and what I like is "bundling" for discounts. I get a corporate discount, a bundling (car and homeowners) discount, and despite my fast cars a safe driver discount as well. So I can keep my insurance premiums in control. I worry about having 1 vehicle insured from someone else (I also own 3 others cars as well).
My second concern is maintenance costs. Today most Maserati dealers are also Ferrari/Lambo dealers that cater to people not only paying $200+k for a car, but outrageous repair bills to go with it. I'm worried about the "$1500 oil change" and other non-sensical bills. Maybe I am acting stupidly, but to me an exotic car dealer selling a $75K car is (a) not going to care about me as a customer and (b) not care if I get shafted later on repair bills.
I understand that a performance car needs more pampering than normal. In the past I also owned a Lotus so I understand the upkeep. Between my SRT Charger, a matching Challenger and a Ducati motorcycle I am well aware of upkeep. But with a Maserati I am completely in the dark. I don't really want to read reviews or watch videos about how the car sounds, etc. What I am interested in is how much will it cost to keep the car in the driveway.
Does anyone on here have any idea of the total cost of ownership will be say over 4 years?