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    1. Member freedomgli's Avatar
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      01-29-2020 12:08 PM #1
      It seems there is a critical mass of Alfa Romeo owners and enthusiasts on TCL. Here is a place to post pictures of your pride and joy, share ownership experiences, horror stories, advice, gossip, etc. Everyone knows you're not a "real" car enthusiast until you've owned an Alfa Romeo.

      I'll get the ball rolling. Here is my Giulia:












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    3. 01-29-2020 03:01 PM #2
      Some photos of mine:






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      01-29-2020 03:07 PM #3
      Older action shots of mine:





      It's white, and in pieces at the moment. The project took an 8 month hiatus due to house projects (move plus new garage setup), but I'm pleased to say that I should be able to start getting it back together Friday


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      01-29-2020 03:13 PM #4
      awesome thread
      Had my heart set on getting a Giulia for months. Was finally in the position to do so but no used ones in the only package i would consider (Ti Sport Q4) were around. So ultimately had to go a different route. (still a month after i went a different route there are none).

      But, i did drive a couple and had a few concerns about child seats in the back. Was wondering if any of you could share experience with child seats (convertible seats, rear and forward facing).

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    6. 01-29-2020 03:45 PM #5
      I've had mine for 2mo now. 2018 Q4 Ti Sport with LSD/active dampers, no pano roof.

      I'm in love. I enjoy it every single time I drive it. Only continued frustration is with Android Auto which scrambles my phone's GPS and also does something slightly different every time I get in the car. Sometimes it auto-connects on bluetooth, sometimes it auto-resumes playing something with plugged in, sometimes it does nothing when plugged in, sometimes it just won't lauch AA. A trip to the dealer for a software update may correct this.

      But the car itself is wonderful and there really aren't any car-things I don't like about it. 100% happy I went Alfa over the Stinger and Tesla I was cross shopping.

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      01-29-2020 03:57 PM #6
      reserved

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      01-29-2020 04:49 PM #7
      So excited to see this thread....

      3,400+ miles so far, no issues
      Mods: GFB DV+, EC V2 intake, MADNESS GoPedal, H&R sport springs, EC staggered wheel spacer kit, Carbon mirror caps, QV trunk lip, V2 front lip

      My Girl:









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      01-29-2020 04:51 PM #8
      10mm spacers and it would be perfect

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      01-29-2020 04:55 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      10mm spacers and it would be perfect
      I have the EC staggered spacer kit on now, +10mm, +17mm

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      01-29-2020 04:55 PM #10
      This design looks even better in person. I could never capture the curves and lines well enough in photos.




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      01-29-2020 05:00 PM #11
      Rad

      Here's my Stelvio. Had it for 1.5 years now. Awesome daily.



      Here's the Giulia I rented in Italy last year.


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      01-29-2020 05:36 PM #12
      hubba hubba. I will have one of these things sooner or later.

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      01-29-2020 10:44 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Cr4shT3st View Post
      I've had mine for 2mo now. 2018 Q4 Ti Sport with LSD/active dampers, no pano roof.

      I'm in love. I enjoy it every single time I drive it. Only continued frustration is with Android Auto which scrambles my phone's GPS and also does something slightly different every time I get in the car. Sometimes it auto-connects on bluetooth, sometimes it auto-resumes playing something with plugged in, sometimes it does nothing when plugged in, sometimes it just won't lauch AA. A trip to the dealer for a software update may correct this.

      But the car itself is wonderful and there really aren't any car-things I don't like about it. 100% happy I went Alfa over the Stinger and Tesla I was cross shopping.

      YES. This is exactly how id spec mine out. so jelly!

    15. 03-03-2020 01:46 AM #14
      What is the measured ground clearance on a guilia? Can’t seem to find publish specs.

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      03-03-2020 09:19 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Avicenna View Post
      This design looks even better in person. I could never capture the curves and lines well enough in photos.

      Tip 1: don't take pics in shadows.

      Beautiful car though.

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      03-03-2020 09:26 AM #16
      Hard to believe we've had this thing for nearly a year already. Very happy with it. Ownership thread is here https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthre...meo-dealership. Need to do a one year update but its been relatively uneventful since my last update in the thread regarding the first service appointment.

      2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti Sport Q4 - Vulcano Black Metallic / Chocolate Interior

      The day we picked it up:







      Tinted Front Windows and Miron Lucido V grill that replaced the stock chrome one:

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    18. 03-03-2020 09:26 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by mrspeedmaster View Post
      What is the measured ground clearance on a guilia? Can’t seem to find publish specs.
      Not sure but the Q4 sits higher than the Q2. Side-by-side my coworkers RWD car looks seriously lowered. I'd guess it's 15mm or more difference.
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      03-03-2020 10:04 AM #18
      Q4 definitely sits higher than RWD models.

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      03-03-2020 10:11 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Cr4shT3st View Post
      Not sure but the Q4 sits higher than the Q2. Side-by-side my coworkers RWD car looks seriously lowered. I'd guess it's 15mm or more difference.
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      Q4 definitely sits higher than RWD models.
      interesting and good to know

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      03-03-2020 10:11 AM #20
      You definitely need an Italian in your life.

      My 2019 Giulia Ti Sport Q4. Crappy pics; once the weather breaks I’ll detail and wax the car and break out the fancy camera.

      I’m 3 months into a 27 month lease and I’m already sad thinking about turning this car in. An absolute joy to drive. Coming from a FWD hot hatch to a RWD/AWD sports sedan with 50/50 weight distribution has been an eye-opener; I search out every curve and cry when a slow poke gums up on- and off-ramps.



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    22. 03-03-2020 10:21 AM #21
      per the forums:

      RWD: 5" in front, 6.5" in rear
      Q4: 6" in front, 7" in rear

      Which seems right to me. The Q2 looks a lot lower and 1" in the front checks out.

      I will say on the rough Milwaukee roads and on driveway ramps I've yet to scrape. I scraped almost everyday on the same ramp to my alley entrance in the Focus ST.

      I also find the suspension to be really well tuned for sporty on-road driving, even on crap roads. It feels a little softer than the Focus did. (I have the adjustable struts). I leave it in soft all the time.
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      03-03-2020 11:53 AM #22
      Anyone else absolutely despise the size of the Alfa keyfob ? I make my wife keep it in her purse when we're out together.

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      03-03-2020 12:02 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      Anyone else absolutely despise the size of the Alfa keyfob ? I make my wife keep it in her purse when we're out together.
      Start buying your pants in the men’s department.



      (The standard response to people on the Wrangler forum who whine about its plus-size fob)
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      My wife wanted a SUV with a manual transmission. I suggested a Wrangler, she said no way, too masculine

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      03-03-2020 12:06 PM #24
      Ugch, watching these threads kills me.

      It looks like you can get used 2019 Ti Sports in the low 30's which seems like a screaming deal to me. I'm sure glad my Tacoma is a lease as it'll be nice to get back into something like this.

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      03-03-2020 12:08 PM #25
      I'll be exploring bargain-basement Giulia lease deals in 2 weeks. Wish me luck....or not.

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