Alfa Romeo 4C is no more

Alfa Romeo 4C is no more

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S2r

206 posts

25 months

Saturday 9th November
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This thread needs pictures, so here are some !





Raygun

2,901 posts

67 months

Saturday 9th November
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S2r said:
This thread needs pictures, so here are some !



What a gorgeous car.

ocrx8

771 posts

143 months

Saturday 9th November
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s m said:
Spider was about 10k more new list price


If only the value after 3 years / 36k miles was in-line with their prediction. Now production has ended - I can’t see values dropping much from where they currently are.

A1VDY

917 posts

74 months

Saturday 9th November
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ocrx8 said:
s m said:
Spider was about 10k more new list price


If only the value after 3 years / 36k miles was in-line with their prediction. Now production has ended - I can’t see values dropping much from where they currently are.
They'll drop very little then steady out before rising in value.
Time to buy one and wrap in cotton wool..

ITP

1,089 posts

144 months

Saturday 9th November
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I think one of these would be a great second/fun car. A solid investment too I would imagine.
It most certainly has the special feel good factor, due to styling and rarity.

Not sure why people moan so much about the factory geo set up. If the fix is only £500 or so what’s the problem? How much does it cost to solve the massively overlong gearing on boxsters/caymans for example? Does that require a new diff?

Edited by ITP on Saturday 9th November 16:12

nickfrog

10,504 posts

164 months

Saturday 9th November
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TimoMak said:
Yep and the overpriced Renault Alpines will go the same way within a couple of years too.
I doubt it very much. They would be underpriced is demand didn't match supply but as demand outstrips supply they have clearly priced it right.

rockin

6,999 posts

192 months

Saturday 9th November
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nickfrog said:
TimoMak said:
Yep and the overpriced Renault Alpines will go the same way within a couple of years too.
I doubt it very much.
Quite a few cars have an initial flurry of excitement that swiftly fades once initial orders have been met.
Anyone remember the Renault Sport Spider? Lotus Europa? Nissan 350Z? Toyota GT86?

Brits have never previously embraced Alpine so it will be interesting to see whether the enthusiasm lasts.




blueg33

22,049 posts

171 months

Saturday 9th November
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cerb4.5lee said:
DeejRC said:
It is a world beater, quite easily to be honest Lee. Put it this way: I can’t replace mine, nothing else on sale will or can do what the 4C does or is for anything less than 100k.
That is very high praise indeed in fairness. thumbup
Plenty of Exiges would run rings around a 4c and they are less than 100k.

I had a 4c for a few days when I was looking to replace the Evora. Performance, handling, balance even quality of the Lotus was and is better and that was the relatively lardy Evora, Exige or Elise would be way better.

rallycross

10,393 posts

184 months

Saturday 9th November
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ocrx8 said:
Awkward? IMO it’s one of the most stunning looking cars of the past few years. Although I’ll agree about the popping noises laugh
By awkward what I meant was that from some angles it does not look right at all. I see a red one drive past my house a few times a month and the rear quarter view / rear view does not look right, but from other angles it looks superb.



blueg33

22,049 posts

171 months

Saturday 9th November
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rallycross said:
ocrx8 said:
Awkward? IMO it’s one of the most stunning looking cars of the past few years. Although I’ll agree about the popping noises laugh
By awkward what I meant was that from some angles it does not look right at all. I see a red one drive past my house a few times a month and the rear quarter view / rear view does not look right, but from other angles it looks superb.
Yup it’s stubby

Miserablegit

887 posts

56 months

Saturday 9th November
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rockin said:
Quite a few cars have an initial flurry of excitement that swiftly fades once initial orders have been met.
Anyone remember the Renault Sport Spider? Lotus Europa? Nissan 350Z? Toyota GT86?

Brits have never previously embraced Alpine so it will be interesting to see whether the enthusiasm lasts.
The Renault Sport Spider came out at the same time as the Elise so suffered as a result.
The Europa was not hardcore enough for lotus owners but was still too much of a compromise for new buyers. I nearly bought one.
The GT86 has that torque dip and needed a bit more performance to match the way it looked
One might say all of the above were slightly flawed and the 4c could fit in to that grouping as well.

The 350z was a mass-market car that sold well as far I was aware.
The UK market isn’t vital to Alpine and so they haven’t flooded the market with vehicles. Demand remains high and the cars were generally bought by enthusiasts who will keep them/ not be too desperate to sell.
Alfa put some incredible lease deals out for the 4c- when they come to the market (anytime now) there will be an impact on pricing as the demand was less than supply - the tell-tale is, perhaps, the people deciding not to buy the 4c at the end of the lease.




Edited by Miserablegit on Saturday 9th November 19:08

PeterGadsby

1,107 posts

110 months

Saturday 9th November
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Here's mine....


Miserablegit

887 posts

56 months

Saturday 9th November
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PeterGadsby said:
Here's mine....

Lovely - do you have the headlamps from the spider?


PeterGadsby

1,107 posts

110 months

Saturday 9th November
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Miserablegit said:
Lovely - do you have the headlamps from the spider?
Mine are the old light cluster (which I happen to prefer) which are carbon (see new pic :-) )



TonyG2003

166 posts

39 months

Saturday 9th November
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I did really consider a spyder one of these last summer but went for a Lotus Elise250cup instead. Mainly I wanted a manual, something that was good for B roads (the Alfa is a bit wide), not turbo charged and I thought the Elise handled better. The Elise’s are more compromised as a daily but mine is definitely a weekend car. Still the 4c look great. Saw one at a car park just last week.

Earthdweller

3,226 posts

73 months

Saturday 9th November
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kambites said:
I thought they were more like £50k when they came out? I vaguely remember it undercutting the contemporary Exige.
They were very quickly available through the Fiat Affinity programme with 15-20% discount

Edited by Earthdweller on Saturday 9th November 20:16

jamesbilluk

1,810 posts

130 months

Saturday 9th November
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I really miss my spider, and held its own with a mate on a road trip last year. I never really got on with the engine/gearbox combination, this had the Sports exhaust system, it was more noisy than tuneful. There was a brilliant selection of turbo and wastegate noises though!


SidewaysSi

5,978 posts

181 months

Saturday 9th November
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Raygun said:
SidewaysSi said:
The 4C was crap .
What price did you sell yours for?
How's the Fiat Panda?

justice.

3,521 posts

111 months

Saturday 9th November
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Brilliant mini exotic that always put a smile on my face during a drive. I always thought of it as the modern Dino Ferrari may have built if they were able to sell cars at this price point. 20,000 miles in 16 months as a daily driver between three cars and didn’t miss a beat. An afterthought For a sports car, but the MPG was fantastic. Very difficult to replace over in California not having the same breadth of car choices we do in Blighty. The spider and 350 days of sunshine are a great match with the roof taking seconds to take off but was only packed or put on for longer motorway trips to Vegas etc.

Easy fix for the admittedly aggressive tramlining issue which was initially a pain zipping around the L.A day to day. Plenty of power for the city as standard but an inexpensive simple plugin ECU upgrade takes it to a new level. Very rare sight which was always nice in city full of very nice machinery. Shopping for a new one as there’s nothing currently available that can replace it for me and a very lightly used car is a bargain.

Raygun

2,901 posts

67 months

Saturday 9th November
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SidewaysSi said:
Raygun said:
SidewaysSi said:
The 4C was crap .
What price did you sell yours for?
How's the Fiat Panda?
It's fine.
I just wondered what price you sold your Alfa 4C for as obviously you've owned one with your knowledge of them.