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      02-16-2017 09:27 PM #1
      I'm really interested in the new Giulia. I have seen them on the streets of Turin, Italy last October. I have not sat in one or test drove it. My local dealer is suppose to being getting their first batch very soon. The car has won me over by its looks inside and out, enough to trade in my 2016 A3. I like the looks of the 19 inch wheels and that is what I have on my A3 right now. I'm getting older and the ride from the 17 or 18 inch wheels would probably be better. After looking at many photos of the Giulia, I like the look of the 17 inch wheels better then the 18 inch ones. I know on some cars, the smaller wheels can make any car look like a beige Camry. I don't feel this way with the Giulia and the 17's. What do you think?


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      02-16-2017 10:01 PM #2
      The 17's look better IMO.

      I also prefer the standard 18's on the M3/4 so I'm sure I am in the minority.

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      02-16-2017 10:02 PM #3
      I think the 17s are more Alfa-like, not sure if that makes sense to many of you.
      I feel like this has all happened before.

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      02-16-2017 10:05 PM #4
      17s please.

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      02-16-2017 10:11 PM #5
      Can't go wrong with a smaller, better riding wheel that also looks better. Get the 7-holes

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      02-16-2017 10:14 PM #6
      With the roads around here the smaller the wheel the better.
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      02-16-2017 10:23 PM #7
      I usually like bigger wheels, but the 17s have 2 things going for them:

      1. They are a very unique Alfa design - almost part of their modern design DNA. Alfa owns this circular spoke concept. I can almost hear the designer muttering 'Must think circle on wheel face, Guiseppe' to himself while he drew it.
      2. There is something totally badass about a small wheel with a fixed caliper brake behind it. Cadillac ATS is like this too. It's trying to balance out all the garbage of 20s with dinky rotors and sliding calipers.

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      02-16-2017 10:34 PM #8
      I think those 17s look terrible in terms of design and size. The 18s are perfection.
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      02-16-2017 10:40 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by TDIBUGMAN View Post
      The 17's look better IMO.

      I also prefer the standard 18's on the M3/4 so I'm sure I am in the minority.
      I think those wheels are hideous. Props to Alfa for actually styling theirs.

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      Can't go wrong with a smaller, better riding wheel that also looks better. Get the 7-holes
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    10. 02-16-2017 10:40 PM #10
      They both feature a barrel design but the smaller ones look much more dynamic.
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      02-16-2017 10:45 PM #11
      I think I just hate the glare of the first pic you posted. Light reflecting off wheelwell arches, spokes, and tire sidewall. Pretty sure the 17s otherwise would look great.

      I downsized from 19s to 18s the day I got my car, no regrets. Lighter, better ride, better handling.
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      02-16-2017 10:47 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      I think those 17s look terrible in terms of design and size. The 18s are perfection.
      Love the 18s but they aren't classic Alfa. The 17s pay homage to classic Alfa wheels.
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      02-16-2017 10:48 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by MAGICGTI View Post
      Love the 18s but they aren't classic Alfa. The 17s pay homage to classic Alfa wheels.
      So do the 18s. It's a classic 5-hole design with a twist, literally.
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      02-16-2017 11:11 PM #14
      Here are a few more of the 17's.








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      02-16-2017 11:16 PM #15
      The 17s are better looking wheels, but either one looks good size-wise. I'd like to see the 7-hole wheels in an 18 inch size...
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      02-17-2017 12:20 AM #16
      Why do all their wheels look like they are coated with brake dust?

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      02-17-2017 12:39 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Car Problems View Post
      Why do all their wheels look like they are coated with brake dust?
      So that if they're actually coated with brake dust, you can't tell. Porsche has some wheels like that now too.

      Not a big fan of the 18s here. The twist is too subtle. But then again I'd be that guy putting up with the QF wheels' ride because they look stunning to me. The 17s are nice, remind me of pepperpots.
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      02-17-2017 01:40 PM #18
      I like them both but if I had to chose, I would get the base model with exterior and interior sport packages as well as the panoramic sunroof and those 17 inch wheels. I absolutely love the interior and exterior design of this new Giulia. I know it is way to soon but what are the initial thoughts on reliability with these ? Run away ? This is the only car in this price range I would consider new even tho it is not available with a manual. Absolutely stunning.

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      02-17-2017 01:43 PM #19
      I think the 17s are fugly, but that's just me
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      02-17-2017 01:45 PM #20
      To be honest, neither. I also don't care for the 'satin finish' wheels, I think it makes them look perpetually dirty...

      I would pick the cheapest ones and then go aftermarket.
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      02-17-2017 01:48 PM #21
      Chalk me up as someone who likes the 17s over the 18s as well. The latter have too much visual heft and look cheaper. I do NOT like the grey satin finish on either.
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      02-17-2017 02:05 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by MonsterM View Post
      I like them both but if I had to chose, I would get the base model with exterior and interior sport packages as well as the panoramic sunroof and those 17 inch wheels.
      Too bad, you can't do that Those 7-hole wheels are not available with the sport package, as that automatically puts you into 18s

      These 7-hole 17" wheels are a $500 optional extra only on the base, non-Ti Giulia without the sport package.
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      02-17-2017 02:16 PM #23
      17s, but would prefer it in something other than Brake Dust Grey, like say, Silver?


    24. 02-17-2017 02:18 PM #24
      17s all the way stylistically.

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      02-17-2017 02:38 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryukein View Post
      Too bad, you can't do that Those 7-hole wheels are not available with the sport package, as that automatically puts you into 18s

      These 7-hole 17" wheels are a $500 optional extra only on the base, non-Ti Giulia without the sport package.
      I would bet you that a dealer would be willing to make a swap without too much fuss.
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