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View Poll Results: Would you consider a Alfa Giulia QF over an M3?
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      07-02-2016, 08:25 AM   #1
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Arrow Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 0-200 km/h - Autobahn High Speed

The new Alfa Quadrifoglio is really great fun! And with its 510 HP it's also very quick:

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Would consider a very heavily subsidized lease, but residuals will be horrible and I'd never consider buying one. Cool car, horrible company.
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kgroschi Will you be releasing a full review of the Alfa?
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kgroschi Will you be releasing a full review of the Alfa?
Yes Tomorrow. It's not a FULL FULL Review since I only got to drive the cars for a short time, but it's 3/4 of a Full review haha
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Yes Tomorrow. It's not a FULL FULL Review since I only got to drive the cars for a short time, but it's 3/4 of a Full review haha
Looking forward to it!
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Yup, looking forward to your thoughts on it! I can't wait to drive one. Though, I'd hold off any lease or purchase for a couple years. I'm sure I'll see a few of them in my area though.
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Yup, looking forward to your thoughts on it! I can't wait to drive one. Though, I'd hold off any lease or purchase for a couple years. I'm sure I'll see a few of them in my area though.
Here you go my friends! And happy 4th!!!

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Thanks kgroschi

Great vid as always!
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Three main things I am concerned with regarding this car... Reliability, service and aftermarket support.

Historically, Alfas have a reputation of having abysmal reliability, and I just do not trust a new model from a manufaturer with that rep. There is not a huge dealer network, and I would not remotely consider one as a daily driver without a larger dealer network. Also, we have the luxury of a hundred vendors who sell aftermarket parts for our cars, especially so in the States. Throw that out the door, if you get into this car. Aftermarket lightweight racing wheels? Camber plates? Options for coliovers? Tuners? Fuggetaboutit...
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Three main things I am concerned with regarding this car... Reliability, service and aftermarket support.

Historically, Alfas have a reputation of having abysmal reliability, and I just do not trust a new model from a manufaturer with that rep. There is not a huge dealer network, and I would not remotely consider one as a daily driver without a larger dealer network. Also, we have the luxury of a hundred vendors who sell aftermarket parts for our cars, especially so in the States. Throw that out the door, if you get into this car. Aftermarket lightweight racing wheels? Camber plates? Options for coliovers? Tuners? Fuggetaboutit...
I definitely agree on that. Especially in the States! In Europe the Alfa network is much bigger, but I am not sure about aftermarket parts. For sure not as much as for the BMW community.
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I definitely agree on that. Especially in the States! In Europe the Alfa network is much bigger, but I am not sure about aftermarket parts. For sure not as much as for the BMW community.
Well you could look at things this way: Aftermarket parts, etc. are likely cheaper in Europe than they would be here because of the fall of the Euro's value and exclusion of VAT.

That, of course, does someone no good in terms of service and warranty/reliability. You're at the mercy of the dealer network in that case:

BMW: 339.
Alfa: 141 (two thirds of which are east of the Mississippi).
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