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    1. Geriatric Member absoluteczech's Avatar
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      03-03-2020 12:32 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by The_Real_Stack View Post
      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)
      But Italians wear tight clothes, so wth ?

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    3. 03-03-2020 02:51 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by SourKrout View Post
      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.
      This is the route I went last year and have zero regrets. I love my car and am happy that someone else took the $22k hit on it the first year.
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      03-03-2020 03:14 PM #28
      My Challenger lease is up in a few months. Since I work from home and don't drive enough to even justify another lease, I have been thinking about buying a car instead. In addition to buying out the Challenger, a used Giulia is another option that came to mind (along with many others). The ZF8 is a great automatic so I can almost get over it not having a manual. The biggest issue for me is reliability. We have local dealers but I am worried about the hassle and life after warranty - being a former owner of a BMW w/N54, who can blame me?

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      03-03-2020 03:33 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      My Challenger lease is up in a few months. Since I work from home and don't drive enough to even justify another lease, I have been thinking about buying a car instead. In addition to buying out the Challenger, a used Giulia is another option that came to mind (along with many others). The ZF8 is a great automatic so I can almost get over it not having a manual. The biggest issue for me is reliability. We have local dealers but I am worried about the hassle and life after warranty - being a former owner of a BMW w/N54, who can blame me?
      I recently switched jobs and am working from home now. I decided to go for it! I grabbed a 17 Giulia 4 Cheese with 6600 miles on it. Car still has 3 years of factory warranty left on it. I have a dealer about 10 min from me who has a pretty good reputation. Will see how it goes while it is under warranty for 3 more years and then decide what to do. I spent some time of the Giulia forums and for the most part these cars so far seem to be pretty rock solid minus the software updates on the early cars.

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      03-03-2020 03:33 PM #30
      I'd love to test drive one of the sport package Giulia models, rwd or awd. I might end up in something like that if I ever have to get a "grown up" car.

    7. 03-03-2020 03:54 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by troyguitar View Post
      I'd love to test drive one of the sport package Giulia models, rwd or awd. I might end up in something like that if I ever have to get a "grown up" car.
      I sold a Focus ST and BRZ to buy the Giulia. Of those two, I'll miss the Focus more. The BRZ was better than the Focus on back roads and on track, where it was brilliant. But I never fell in love with it and the motor won no personality contests. The Focus and Giulia share the crazy-fast steering, which is something I've really enjoyed.

      The Giulia is super sharp while still comfortable, faster than the BRZ and on par with the Focus, and the motor has more character than either. It's grunty and revvy despite the low redline. The ZF is great - it can be sporty in D-manual or carefree in fully auto with adaptive cruise on.

      I don't think I've given up too much in the fun-to-drive category moving from the BRZ to the Giulia and I've gained so much in all other categories.
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      03-04-2020 09:31 AM #32
      My current crop:

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      '69 GTV


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      03-04-2020 10:40 AM #33
      Nice! Beautiful collection

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      03-04-2020 01:15 PM #34
      I respect the newer models but i cannot get into them. Something about them really turns me off.

      Older models however!
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      03-04-2020 04:21 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by rloewy View Post
      My current crop:

      '67 GT Junior


      '69 GTV

      Ooohhh I love the Giulia Juniors. Such perfect little sporty cars.
      One Swedish sedan
      One ‘murrican coupe

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      03-04-2020 04:25 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Cr4shT3st View Post
      I sold a Focus ST and BRZ to buy the Giulia. Of those two, I'll miss the Focus more. The BRZ was better than the Focus on back roads and on track, where it was brilliant. But I never fell in love with it and the motor won no personality contests. The Focus and Giulia share the crazy-fast steering, which is something I've really enjoyed.

      The Giulia is super sharp while still comfortable, faster than the BRZ and on par with the Focus, and the motor has more character than either. It's grunty and revvy despite the low redline. The ZF is great - it can be sporty in D-manual or carefree in fully auto with adaptive cruise on.

      I don't think I've given up too much in the fun-to-drive category moving from the BRZ to the Giulia and I've gained so much in all other categories.
      The quick steering is my main attraction to the Giulia - and why I love my 86 so much more than a miata or corvette (or RX8).

      I'm just not ready to give up on Manuel. He's been my buddy forever and life wouldn't be the same without him. It's the same reason my dream toy is an Elise over a 4C.

      Still, the sport package Q4 model is pretty intriguing as a grown up Evo X.

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      03-04-2020 04:36 PM #38
      Local dealer has used Misano Blue 2018 Giulia Ti Sport Q4 with all the options I want and less than 12,000 miles for about $31k. I am tempted to test drive. I am thinking of ways to sell it to the wife:

      - Better fuel economy than Challenger
      - Insurance is about $250 less per year than Challenger
      - Automatic so wife could drive it
      - Four-doors are more convenient as we do have two kids
      - Adaptive cruise control is good for trips
      - AWD with all season tires will likely be superior in snow to Challenger with winter tires

      The Challenger has pluses as well but that's not what we are concentrating on lol



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      03-04-2020 04:42 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      Local dealer has used Misano Blue 2018 Giulia Ti Sport Q4 with all the options I want and less than 12,000 miles for about $31k. I am tempted to test drive. I am thinking of ways to sell it to the wife:

      - Better fuel economy than Challenger
      - Insurance is about $250 less per year than Challenger
      - Automatic so wife could drive it
      - Four-doors are more convenient as we do have two kids
      - Adaptive cruise control is good for trips
      - AWD with all season tires will likely be superior in snow to Challenger with winter tires

      The Challenger has pluses as well but that's not what we are concentrating on lol



      put on your big boy pants and do it.
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      03-04-2020 04:43 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by GreenandChrome View Post
      put on your big boy pants and do it.
      This forum is so full of peer pressure

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      03-04-2020 04:44 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      But Italians wear tight clothes, so wth ?
      they also wear fanny packs... er, lumbar bags.
      "Excluding the possibility that a female Scandinavian Olympian was running around outside our house last night, what else might be a possibility?"
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      03-04-2020 04:46 PM #42
      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.
      My only problem with it is the PANIC button is way to easy to press when its in your pocket. Had it happen a few times.

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      03-04-2020 04:49 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      - AWD with all season tires will likely be superior in snow to Challenger with winter tires
      Wrong.

      You're right about everything else though. Don't put the thing in a ditch on all seasons.

    20. 03-04-2020 04:51 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      Local dealer has used Misano Blue 2018 Giulia Ti Sport Q4 with all the options I want and less than 12,000 miles for about $31k. I am tempted to test drive. I am thinking of ways to sell it to the wife:

      - Better fuel economy than Challenger
      - Insurance is about $250 less per year than Challenger
      - Automatic so wife could drive it
      - Four-doors are more convenient as we do have two kids
      - Adaptive cruise control is good for trips
      - AWD with all season tires will likely be superior in snow to Challenger with winter tires
      Test drive it and you'll end up buying it. I am getting 28mpg average in the winter. I also paid about the same price for my Q4 Ti sport w/ similar miles. I have been fine on the stock P7 all seasons here in WI. I would say equal to me BRZ on Altimax Arctics, not quite at good as the Focus on Arctics.

      Also misano blue is the best color.
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      03-04-2020 05:41 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by steelgatorb8 View Post
      My only problem with it is the PANIC button is way to easy to press when its in your pocket. Had it happen a few times.
      Ive even activated remote start somehow by accident

      Quote Originally Posted by Cr4shT3st View Post
      Test drive it and you'll end up buying it. I am getting 28mpg average in the winter. I also paid about the same price for my Q4 Ti sport w/ similar miles. I have been fine on the stock P7 all seasons here in WI. I would say equal to me BRZ on Altimax Arctics, not quite at good as the Focus on Arctics.

      Also misano blue is the best color.
      Ouch. I get 20-21 in the Stelvio

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      03-04-2020 05:42 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      This forum is so full of peer pressure
      Buy it already and join the club!
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      03-04-2020 10:48 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      Ive even activated remote start somehow by accident



      Ouch. I get 20-21 in the Stelvio
      I’ve hit the panic button at least twice.

      Also averaging 23 MPG.

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      03-04-2020 10:53 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      Local dealer has used Misano Blue 2018 Giulia Ti Sport Q4 with all the options I want and less than 12,000 miles for about $31k. I am tempted to test drive. I am thinking of ways to sell it to the wife:

      - Better fuel economy than Challenger
      - Insurance is about $250 less per year than Challenger
      - Automatic so wife could drive it
      - Four-doors are more convenient as we do have two kids
      - Adaptive cruise control is good for trips
      - AWD with all season tires will likely be superior in snow to Challenger with winter tires

      The Challenger has pluses as well but that's not what we are concentrating on lol



      Challenger : machete :: Giulia : scalpel


      Do. It.

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      03-05-2020 12:20 AM #49
      I'd be a member right now if there was a manual option. Having said that, an Alfa is on my list, though it may be something old school like a GTV6.

      That's the only thing that keeps people from thinking I'm Bond. That and the chest hair.

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      03-05-2020 08:59 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by drivrswntd View Post
      Buy it already and join the club!
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      Challenger : machete :: Giulia : scalpel

      Do. It.
      Discussed with my wife. She is not opposed. Going to schedule a test drive.

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