Used Maserati Coupe (2001 - 2006) Safety & Reliability

Review by Simon Harris on
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013
3.5
Although outward appearances suggest the Coupé is merely a mildly facelifted version of the older 3200GT, it is quite different beneath the skin. That car, produced between 1998 and 2001 and distinguished by its pretty boomerang rear lights, was powered by a twin turbo V8 and had its gearbox mounted at the front with the engine.

3.5 out of 5

Safety

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No Maserati has yet undergone safety testing by Euro NCAP so there is no solid data available to prove how well the Coupé would hold up in a collision. It does at least come with front and side airbags as standard although curtain bags were not available even as an option. There are no pedestrian safety devices either such as the bonnet airbags available in some newer cars.

But a barrage of electronic aids should hopefully ensure you would never need them anyway although the early cars came only with traction control and not a full stability system that can actually brake individual wheels to avoid a crash.

2.5 out of 5

Reliability

Maserati claims it is close to matching the quality of its German rivals in newer models but the Coupé hails from an earlier time when reliability seemed not to be as important to the company. The trim and paint quality is good but tales of trim parting company with car and permanently glowing engine warning lights aren't unheard of.

Car check problem points

Body

No problems reported.

Engine/Gearbox

No problems reported.

Other

No problems reported.