Maserati or Maybach
The world of the motorcar gives us the luxury of choice.
There is almost literally a car for every type of need, budget, aesthetic persuasion and driver style.
We’ve decided, for the purpose of this article, to focus on two brands that often sit next to each other on the drop down menu here at yoauto.
Today we are going to compare the Maserati with the Maybach, because, well why not.
I’ll admit that comparing these two brands is like comparing chalk and cheese, and, you’d be totally correct.
The founding of the brands
These two manufacturers couldn’t have had more contrasting reasons for being but, interestingly, have met a similar commercial fate.
Maserati was founded by brothers Alfieri, Bindo, Carlo, Ettore and Ernesto. With a background of producing race cars, the brothers went into business to create title winning machines. Which they did. With great success.
The company changed hands numerous times and withdrew from racing until finally ending up in the hands of the mighty FCA group. A large number of attempts have been made to revive the fortunes of this brand who, in fairness had its heyday in 50s, 60s and 70s. But with a range of beautiful and very handy cars hitting forecourts over the last 10 or so years, Maserati are back with a bit of a bang.
Maybach couldn’t have started any more differently. Started in 1909 by Wilhelm Maybach and began life manufacturing engines for Zeppelins. As the company matured, they started to create large and opulent luxury cruisers. In 1960, the firm was acquired by Mercedes - Benz and but with sales slowly dwindling, Maybach ceased to be a stand alone brand and in 2015, become a sub brand of Mercedes.
Great value luxury
New Maybachs and Maseratis will set you back a pretty penny. But, and much to the detriment of the original buyers, there are some fantastic deals to be had on the second hand market.
We had a flick through what is currently on yoauto to show you some of our favourites.
This Maserati Ghibli is available for just £23,900. With a 3.0l engine, automatic transmission and less than 33k miles on the clock. This is a huge amount of car for your money.
Unveiled in 2013, the Ghibli takes up the mantle that the Biturbos held in the 80s and 90s.
This luxury saloon is perfect for munching miles or having a little bit of fun on a B road.
Released in 2002, this super luxurious "limousine" boasts a 6.0l engine but the real selling point is the space in the back.
With what can only be described as two regal arm chairs in the back, dripping with leather. There surely isn't a better machine to be chauffeured about in.
Maseratis first SUV and launched in 2016, this 3.0l sleek looking mile muncher looks as good as it drives.
With characteristic Maserati performance but all wrapped up in a family friendly package.