I have decided to take the plunge on a used Ghibli (as I'm bored of owning German cars to be honest!). However, knowing how costly ownership can potentially be, I am trying to find the value sweetspot on various decisions. An obvious one is how many years old to be looking which seems to be somewhere in the 2-4 range. I can wait up to another year if a 18-19 would be worth it from a reliability perspective over a 16-17, say. Similarly on this point, whether having some manufacturer warranty would be better than using Warrantywise on an older model for example. Other decisions are what mileage range to be looking at, whether to pay the premium for a CPO, whether to consider a slightly older Quattroporte etc. I expect to buy the car outright (FSH would be a must and the most basic model is fine), hold for 3-5 years so long as it doesn't have lots of problems, average 5000 miles a year and then move it on by part exchange as opposed to selling privately. I'm sure this profile has implications for the best spec to be looking for.