RE: MY20 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio | Driven

RE: MY20 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio | Driven

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Ares

8,916 posts

69 months

Wednesday 20th November 2019
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SidewaysSi said:
Ares said:
Miserablegit said:
Ares said:
The issue isn't the cars, they are class defining for sports saloons...(although the interior tweaks are welcome and will broaden the appeal)

It is partly the dealers.
It is largely the dealer network.

But the biggest hurdle is the place that the big germans have in the two markets.

The Giulia is the fourth best selling cars in its class behind the three Germans. They better all the other non-Germans. But the place that BMW, Audi and Merc hold in that segment provides a huge barrier to entry....and with a dire dealer network, and utterly st dealers, Alfa won't gain that ground.
Sorry for not being clear
I think the QF is best in class. Dealers let them down.
I was looking to replace something else but Alfa dealer experience was shockingly poor after initial contact at Goodwood so I just kept what I had as the German option didn’t do it for me.
I don’t think a trim level is going to change that unless it is made from the hide of Alfa dealers.
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My Alfa is possibly the best car I've every owned. It's certainly the best 4-seater I've owned. It's the first car I'm not starting to get excited about replacing after 2yrs.....but I won't have another purely down to customer service, Dealers AND ARUK.
So you have had issues? Can't have all been plain sailing by the sounds of things?
The car has been amazing. More reliable and far better to own/drive/etc than any of my previous BMWs and Mercs...... But the dealers are beyond crap, very few and far between, and several of them raw corrupt. ARUK aren't much better.

Ares

8,916 posts

69 months

Wednesday 20th November 2019
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Wills2 said:
The 2.0l 4 pot, 280hp, £46,000 Giulia's biggest issue is the straight 6 3.0l 374hp £48,000 M340i, it needs to be a lot cheaper.

It is. It's £39k (on the AR website....?)

Ares

8,916 posts

69 months

Wednesday 20th November 2019
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SidewaysSi said:
Howard1650 said:
Having driven the Alfa Giulia and Volvo S60 T5 back to back , imho the Volvo wins. The Alfa is good , but take the badge away the Volvo is better, plus you can get the V60 wagon.
It's not better if you want RWD.
Or to feel like you are connected.

Black S2K

922 posts

198 months

Wednesday 20th November 2019
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Ares said:
Wills2 said:
The 2.0l 4 pot, 280hp, £46,000 Giulia's biggest issue is the straight 6 3.0l 374hp £48,000 M340i, it needs to be a lot cheaper.

It is. It's £39k (on the AR website....?)
TBF, I think it's the Veloce Ti (with all the bling/tat) which is £46K.

Giulia Veloce Ti. Sorry, I just like typing Giulia Veloce Ti.

And I'm one of those that's never actually owned an Alfa Romeo...

Ares

8,916 posts

69 months

Wednesday 20th November 2019
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Black S2K said:
Ares said:
Wills2 said:
The 2.0l 4 pot, 280hp, £46,000 Giulia's biggest issue is the straight 6 3.0l 374hp £48,000 M340i, it needs to be a lot cheaper.

It is. It's £39k (on the AR website....?)
TBF, I think it's the Veloce Ti (with all the bling/tat) which is £46K.

Giulia Veloce Ti. Sorry, I just like typing Giulia Veloce Ti.

And I'm one of those that's never actually owned an Alfa Romeo...
Fair enough, so that's like the 340i Shadow edition when they did it, that cam with extra tat, and a £premium.

theplayingmantis

2,084 posts

31 months

Thursday 21st November 2019
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Howard1650 said:
Having driven the Alfa Giulia and Volvo S60 T5 back to back , imho the Volvo wins. The Alfa is good , but take the badge away the Volvo is better, plus you can get the V60 wagon.
As much as I like the S60 I can only assume you mean in all round package. As a driving machine the Alfa is way better. Interior, other materialistic things yes the Volvo is nicer

Micky Louse

4 posts

19 months

Friday 22nd November 2019
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Love the negativity from the usual Alfa experts, the usual who have never owned or driven an Alfa. And why the need to have upgrades and face lifts every year just to satisfy the droolers.