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Lawrence5

1,200 posts

115 months

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Monday 19th December 2011 quote quote all
Production news.....

http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/alfa4c?utm_sour...

230bhp and 2013 launch.... weight up a bit at 900kg.

DJRC

21,347 posts

116 months

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Monday 19th December 2011 quote quote all
OperationAlfa said:
crostonian said:
If it's anything like the cock up Alfa made with the 8C and 8C Spider then Alfa GB will do their best to alienate any potential customers. As i've said before if you have left a sizeable deposit with a dealer make sure it's being used for the purpose it was meant to be and not just propping up the coffers of the dealer. A certain indiviual at Alfa GB with the initials of DD will no doubt be involved so you can guarantee it will be handled in a totally unprofessional manner.
Have we met? earshehe
Ouch! Poor Damien smile

DJRC

21,347 posts

116 months

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Wednesday 21st December 2011 quote quote all
To update:

I made enquiries on the European front and things are far too silent for my liking. Six months ago Alfa were pledging the 850Kgs, that was there rational for keeping the power at the 235ish level. Now its 900Kgs. And power is allegedly down to 230. All according to the TG article. But my European and British sources are quiet on this. Hmm.

Initially first European deliveries would be last 1/4 2012. That is not happening now from what I can gather.

I have nothing concrete to add over that I am afraid. I suspect the next solid update will be Geneva. Rest assured I will be grilling the Chef de Mission!

Lawrence5

1,200 posts

115 months

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Thursday 5th January 2012 quote quote all
Fame at last - lol

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/motors/403685...

<<One of the biggest beauties of the year will be Alfa's 4C, on sale in the winter for £45,000. >>

Lawrence5

1,200 posts

115 months

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DJRC

21,347 posts

116 months

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Wednesday 15th February 2012 quote quote all
Lawrence5 said:
  • weak smile* - I know , hence my earlier posts and their tone frown
That my EVA and 4C both confirmed as fooked. Sorry all.

AML

193 posts

110 months

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Thursday 16th February 2012 quote quote all
undred orse said:
I'm a bit confused by what is going on here.I have lodged an "expression of interest" with my local dealer who did not seem in any rush to take a deposit.

Having owned a number of Alfas in the past and with an Abarth 500ss that is due for a change next year I'm left wondering whether it is worth while waiting for the 4c or forgetting it as another Alfa dream/marketing exercise that at best will turn up late/completely different/lhd only/or not imported.

The lack of specifics after all the hype of its appearances at various shows is a bit of a joke and perhaps reveals a lack of committment to the car which does nothing to inspire confidence in waiting.

So to those with inside knowledge - what would you do - wait and hope or just get a Cayman r or similar and face less frustration.
Couldn't wait and have gone for a Cayman R. Nothing like 57k ..... deals to be had. Oh and not a bad car either!

RichB

28,151 posts

164 months

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Tuesday 21st February 2012 quote quote all
Lawrence5 said:
flyingjase said:
Has anyone seen the "rendered" pictures on the convertible going around? Yum yum:-

Or in silver ?

Anyone good with Photoshop done one in black or red?

flyingjase

Original Poster:

2,006 posts

111 months

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Tuesday 21st February 2012 quote quote all
DJRC said:
  • weak smile* - I know , hence my earlier posts and their tone frown
That my EVA and 4C both confirmed as fooked. Sorry all.
So originally delivery was Q4 2012, then Q1 2013, now 2014....

Maybe time to get my grand back from the dealer

2 year wait

Nobody knows how many are being imported into the UK

Nobody knows how they are being allocated

May as well have the grand in my account and buy one for a premium if / when they arrive in the UK

By 2014 I'll be lusting afer something else

OperationAlfa

1,146 posts

77 months

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Thursday 23rd February 2012 quote quote all
flyingjase said:
So originally delivery was Q4 2012, then Q1 2013, now 2014....

Maybe time to get my grand back from the dealer

2 year wait

Nobody knows how many are being imported into the UK

Nobody knows how they are being allocated

May as well have the grand in my account and buy one for a premium if / when they arrive in the UK

By 2014 I'll be lusting afer something else
There is no build slots or even production confirmed so your deposit means bugger all unfortunately.

flyingjase

Original Poster:

2,006 posts

111 months

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Thursday 23rd February 2012 quote quote all
OperationAlfa said:
There is no build slots or even production confirmed so your deposit means bugger all unfortunately.
I think that was my point!

crostonian

1,538 posts

52 months

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Friday 24th February 2012 quote quote all
Definitely advocate getting your deposit back unless you want to pay for your Alfa dealers Christmas party! As predicted, by the time the 4C comes out the game will have moved on and the impact of the car will be less - another wasted opportunity.

ULTIMA69

48 posts

92 months

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Saturday 25th February 2012 quote quote all
I have it on good authority (Silverstone Porsche Experience Instructors) that a LHD Alfa 4c drove out of Silverstone today on UK plates. Does a running UK prototype/preproduction car exist? Was anyone else around Silverstone today to confirm or picture this?

OperationAlfa

1,146 posts

77 months

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Monday 27th February 2012 quote quote all
ULTIMA69 said:
I have it on good authority (Silverstone Porsche Experience Instructors) that a LHD Alfa 4c drove out of Silverstone today on UK plates. Does a running UK prototype/preproduction car exist? Was anyone else around Silverstone today to confirm or picture this?
Interesting. Are you sure it wasn't an 8C? Never heard of the 4C on the road anywhere. The one at all the shows was just a rolling chassis with interior.

Lawrence5

1,200 posts

115 months

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Tuesday 28th February 2012 quote quote all
RichB said:
Lawrence5 said:
flyingjase said:
Has anyone seen the "rendered" pictures on the convertible going around? Yum yum:-

Or in silver ?

Anyone good with Photoshop done one in black or red?
Red - and only red please wink


Reading of the delays - worried about RHD ever turning up if the yanks go for it like they hope frown
http://www.alfa4c.co.uk/article/4c-delayed-until-2...

Raitzi

624 posts

92 months

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Saturday 3rd March 2012 quote quote all
I hope that they will find some talented people to tune the chassis to handle good. I think we all can say that 8C was a failure due the the handling.

Currently my no.1 option for next car is a cayman R, but 4C has all the potential to be much better with 300bhp and also of course cheaper.

RichB

28,151 posts

164 months

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Saturday 3rd March 2012 quote quote all
Raitzi said:
I hope that they will find some talented people to tune the chassis to handle good..
The chassis is (I believe) designed and built by Dallara so should be fine.

jamieboy

5,466 posts

109 months

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Saturday 3rd March 2012 quote quote all
Raitzi said:
I think we all can say that 8C was a failure due the the handling.
Well, I think we'd first need to agree on a very specific - and perhaps quite unusual - definition of the word "failure". smile

crostonian

1,538 posts

52 months

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Saturday 3rd March 2012 quote quote all
The 8C Coupe was not a failure, 500 built, 500(ish)sold. It was built to be lairy and TG tested it in the rain, where's the failure?

RichB

28,151 posts

164 months

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Saturday 3rd March 2012 quote quote all
One of, if not the most beautiful looking cars of recent times. Never driven one but on looks alone it is top of my favourite modern cars list. Certainly not a failure to my eyes.
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