Once you have test driven, you are seduced into buying/leasing the car. It is pure joy driving this car. I sometimes drive the car with the sound system off just to hear the the marvelous exhaust sound.
If you are thinking about Mercedes, Audi or BMW, etc, price range of $70k-100K, and wants a fun to drive sports sedan, then you got to consider Ghibli. exhaust is loud(louder than Porsche 911), twin turbo V6(good gas mileage for sports car), it is fun to drive. !!! I highly recommend to test drive it. Most dealer will give you great leasing options. base model usually starts with $500/ month for 3 year lease. I owned Audi A4 and A6 before, this car is more beautiful, and fast! Head turner as well. Swooping Italian design, front grille with large Trident symbol gives it aggressive look. If you want the high tech gadget car and comfortable seat for 5 with leg room, then its not for you. This definitely is Italian sports car with 5 seats for $70k.!!! Only negative is, auto insurance and maintenance fees are higher than other car in same price range.
The car is fast, luxurious, stylish and is an eye catcher that Germans cannot compete with. The engine is Ferrari and sounds fantastic! This is a wonderful car and feels like you are actually driving with passion!
It's been a year since I leased it. I visited the dealership 7-8 times because of a rattle noise in the rear door that they couldn't find out the problem and after all that they ordered a new door panel from the manufacturer. Recently, I heard a cracking noise in the engine. I took it again to the dealership and guess what!!!! They have to replace the engine!!!!! The car has been there for 25 days now and still not completed. I don't recommend Maserati at all.