I know I know...no Giulia no QV eww CUV.
Weíve been looking for a replacement vehicle for my wifeís aging 2007 VW Beetle Convertible. We decided we wanted a more practical vehicle for her car that could handle road trip duty. Went back and forth around wagons, sport backs, and CUVs. Finally pulled the trigger today on a 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti Sport AWD. Vulcano Black with Chocolate interior. It has pretty much every option except the Nero Edizone option which is a blacked out appearance package and the Ti Sport Performance package which includes adaptive dampers and LSD. Not a fan of the black wheels that come with the Nero Edizone package and the dealer didnít have one in the color combo we wanted with the LSD and adaptive dampers. While itís smaller than competitors in terms of size and space we really donít need anything bigger. If the Giulia was a wagon Iíd be all over it but I wanted hatch versatility with some fun. Already have a hot hatch so why not try something different I say. Yes yes I know, unknown reliability and dealer network. Admittedly taking a risk there but letís see how it goes. 36 month lease so Iíll be under warranty the whole time. Iíll be updating this thread on ownership experience to let you ladies and gentlemen know how it goes.
Edit: Made it 3 days before we were back at the dealership but all is well. Bad battery was replaced quickly by the dealer.
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I never thought Iíd say that I like driving a CUV but this vehicle has changed my mind. Much more comfortable than my Focus ST obviously but it still has a bit of fun to give. The seats are fantastic. Havenít really put my foot into it but itís got enough torque to move quite well. First up on the list of things to do is a solid detail and ceramic coating done by me. Then it will be tint on the front windows to match the back. Other than that I donít see anything else as this will primarily be my wifeís daily driver.
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