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      03-05-2020 10:07 AM #51
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      03-05-2020 10:33 AM #53
      Do you find the lack of power steering annoying driving around town after a while?

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      03-05-2020 11:22 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      Do you find the lack of power steering annoying driving around town after a while?
      probably not; steering is done by the right foot.
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      03-05-2020 12:21 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      Do you find the lack of power steering annoying driving around town after a while?
      I would be really surprised if it was.

      My '93 Miata has manual steering and that is not an issue, while it is 250lbs lighter than the 4C - it has a weight distribution of 50/50 vs. 38/62 for the Alfa - which means that the Alfa actually has less weight on the steering end.

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      03-05-2020 12:54 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by GreenandChrome View Post
      probably not; steering is done by the right foot.

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      03-05-2020 07:23 PM #57


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      03-05-2020 08:00 PM #58
      I may have just placed a refundable deposit on this - I have until Saturday to pull the trigger. It is a one owner 2018 with less than 12,000 miles, the guy who leased it new got it from that same dealer. I saw the paperwork for the lease because he for some reason left in the owner's manual and he was paying like $650 per month for his 2 year lease.

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      03-06-2020 11:11 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      I may have just placed a refundable deposit on this - I have until Saturday to pull the trigger. It is a one owner 2018 with less than 12,000 miles, the guy who leased it new got it from that same dealer. I saw the paperwork for the lease because he for some reason left in the owner's manual and he was paying like $650 per month for his 2 year lease.
      If you have the VIN and do a chat with Alfa customer service you can get the original in service date to determine how much warranty is left on the car. I was pleasently surprised my 17 wasnt sold until Feb of 19 and had 3 years left on it still. You can then also check out Ziegler for extended warranties if you wanted but from what I see on the forums people are finding their cars to be pretty reliable after the early 17 glitches were all worked out.
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      03-06-2020 11:18 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by drivrswntd View Post
      If you have the VIN and do a chat with Alfa customer service you can get the original in service date to determine how much warranty is left on the car. I was pleasently surprised my 17 wasnt sold until Feb of 19 and had 3 years left on it still. You can then also check out Ziegler for extended warranties if you wanted but from what I see on the forums people are finding their cars to be pretty reliable after the early 17 glitches were all worked out.
      on the forums i read a lot of '18 stelvios had glitches with electronics and killing batteries, so i would think it applies to giulias as well. but overall mechanically i haven't heard of any major issues.

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      03-06-2020 11:25 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by drivrswntd View Post
      If you have the VIN and do a chat with Alfa customer service you can get the original in service date to determine how much warranty is left on the car. I was pleasently surprised my 17 wasnt sold until Feb of 19 and had 3 years left on it still. You can then also check out Ziegler for extended warranties if you wanted but from what I see on the forums people are finding their cars to be pretty reliable after the early 17 glitches were all worked out.
      Based on the lease papers that were left in glove box, the original in service date should be Feb 24, 2018 which matches what CarFax says. The dealer's folder indicates they received the car from lease turn in on Feb 24, 2020 - all the dates seem to line up. I'll likely skip the extended warranty...like you said, the early glitches appear to be worked out. Not like I am getting a QV which I would more likely consider an extended warranty.

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      03-06-2020 12:55 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      . I saw the paperwork for the lease because he for some reason left in the owner's manual and he was paying like $650 per month for his 2 year lease.
      Oh man I got a really good deal on mine if that's what the original owner was paying monthly.

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      03-06-2020 01:01 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      Oh man I got a really good deal on mine if that's what the original owner was paying monthly.
      No kidding, that would almost cover both of our leases (Ram and Challenger) lol

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      03-06-2020 01:06 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      Do you find the lack of power steering annoying driving around town after a while?
      absolutely do not notice the lack of P/S unless I am doing a tight 3-point turn. But even then, its not bad. My 61 year old mother does not find it too harsh, for perspective.

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      03-06-2020 01:09 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by greyvdub_v2.0 View Post
      absolutely do not notice the lack of P/S unless I am doing a tight 3-point turn. But even then, its not bad. My 61 year old mother does not find it too harsh, for perspective.
      nice, i saw they even sell some aftermarket kit to make it even easier

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      03-06-2020 01:14 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      nice, i saw they even sell some aftermarket kit to make it even easier
      oh cool - but again, don't think it is necessary, would rather invest that cash in some carbon bits + ECU tune, etc.

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      03-11-2020 04:31 PM #67
      Dealership delivered my new ride yesterday: Caved to peer pressure and bought an Alfa Romeo...



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      03-11-2020 04:56 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatinumGLS View Post
      Dealership delivered my new ride yesterday: Caved to peer pressure and bought an Alfa Romeo...

      Should've bought an Allroad.



      Very nice.
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      03-11-2020 04:58 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by GreenandChrome View Post
      Should've bought an Allroad.



      Very nice.
      DANG IT, you're right

      Thanks

    21. 03-12-2020 10:36 AM #70
      These guys spend nearly an hour talking about why you need an Alfa Romeo.

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      03-12-2020 01:04 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by Zinhead1 View Post
      These guys spend nearly an hour talking about why you need an Alfa Romeo.


      Thanks for posting this - REALLY fascinating discussion to me, as a model 3 owner, who has the same sort of conclusions that the one guy arrives at.

    23. 03-17-2020 10:33 AM #72
      Alfaholics just came out the a carbon fibre body kit for a vintage GTA.


      For those who are truly serious about racing their 1960s Alfa Romeo Giulia and more interested in lap times than accurate, concours-style restorations, then Alfaholics has the thing for you: a full body kit for your vintage Italian step-nose coupe made of carbon fibre.

      The U.K.-based specialist in Alfa restorations, which excels in turning 105/115 Series Coupes into more exciting GTA-like cars, has just unveiled this kit, which includes all exterior body panels, called the ‘300’. Why the name, you ask? Because of the weight savings of more than 154lb (70kg) over a stock Alfa GTA-R, which bumps the power-to-weight ratio of the little coupes up to 300hp/ton.

      If that’s not enough of a weight saving, you can also order the GTA-R Ultraleggera billet titanium suspension package for an even lighter car. With that comes the added bonus of revised suspension geometry.

      Only 20 of these body packages will be available, and there’s no price as of yet, but considering Alfaholics’ resto-mod builds can climb well north of $300,000, it’s a question only a few of us will have to ask. Now, the bigger question: cover it in Alfa red paint or leave it in its glorious charcoal carbon weave?
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      03-17-2020 06:26 PM #73
      I'm currently on the hunt for a used Giulia so I hope to join the Alfa family soon. Man, those took a huge depreciation hit, but that's what manufacturer subsidized leasing will do to resale value. Makes for great deals on the 2nd hand market

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      03-17-2020 07:22 PM #74
      Just got an email from one of the Alfa dealers I was shopping before I bought the GTI. No payments for 90 days on all new Alfas as of today.
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      03-18-2020 09:32 AM #75
      After taking the Ti Sport below for a test drive last Saturday an enjoying it, it sure would be tough to justify spending $50k on a new car. This would apply with any luxury brand but I was somewhat underwhelmed with the entire experience for what your money buys you.

      https://www.alfaromeousaofmechanicsb...4ff327f0e3.htm

      The car itself drove wonderfully with the sentiments shared by others being true here too. The power and HK stereo/leather quality didn't blow me away but it drove so well that in true TCL fashion it'd be an easy decision to buy one used. The best part was the salesman while a bit over the top (claiming it had a Ferrari derived 4cyl) had a COVID-19 related emergency meeting and left me with the car for an extra 30 minutes which was time well spent being able to mess around with the infotainment, etc.

      Our dealer charges $270 for an oil change which seems to be middle of the road based on other posts but still a tough pill to swallow.

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