By on November 13, 2015

1984 Maserati Biturbo

This 1984 Maserati Biturbo is the gas station sushi of the automotive world: It sounds like a bargain, but it’s quite possibly the worst idea ever.

I’ll admit, my automotive tastes are varied and odd. While I drive a sensible, reliable minivan, I lust after oddball wagons and pedestrian cars made from unobtainable parts. I often check West Coast Craigslists for old Peugeots — Portland is lousy with them for some reason — that I could fly out and drive home three thousand miles.

Then I stumble upon some truly odd stuff. What could be more “Crapwagon” than an exotic Italian sports sedan sold at an East Philly used car lot that shouts on Autotrader that “EVERYONE IS APPROVED! WALK IN, DRIVE OUT!”

The car still has a Bensi Box anti theft device for the Clarion head unit, fer chrissakes.

(Read More…)

By on April 3, 2012

Dan Neil says the Maserati Biturbo is one of the worst 50 cars of all time, but I still see Biturbos in the junkyard every year or so. This probably means that Biturbo owners cling to their dead, hopeless project cars for decades before reality— in the form of angry landlords and/or spouses and/or homeowners’ associations— summons the tow truck. (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • stuki: In that case… that was the end of that “revolution…..R 21; So far, in practice, adjusted...
  • stuki: While they can do it, Raptors aren’t for technical trails. They are great for allowing you to go 15mph...
  • stuki: As long as it’s mainly sprung weight (wheels/suspension components kept light), a bit of weight brace...
  • stuki: Outside of areas like garment manufacturing, US line workers no longer takes home more real money than even...
  • agent534: The 2.7 ecoboost is leagues more reliable than the 3.5l with its cam phazer issues. The 3.0 is from the...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Who We Are

  • Adam Tonge
  • Bozi Tatarevic
  • Corey Lewis
  • Jo Borras
  • Mark Baruth
  • Ronnie Schreiber