Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio... reliability

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio... reliability

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firethorne

Original Poster:

85 posts

105 months

Thursday 31st January 2019
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theplayingmantis said:
not wanting to be left out of this AO jerk circle, i agree just buy one!

12,000m in a year and a quarter, no issues so far touch wood, other than my own making (well some munter who cut me up in a 4x4's making) just font hit any kerbs with the front splitter.

as for the exhaust mod, as i perhaps incorrectly assume that contract hire means you wont be buying it either outright or the end of the pcp, wouldn't that stop you getting a that mod?
Well as it’s a plug a play mod I can take it off before giving it back. The dealer are relaxed when serving etc. And will
Do no harm to the next owner. Let’s be honest they would rather I leave it on.

theplayingmantis

3,881 posts

83 months

Thursday 31st January 2019
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firethorne said:
Well as it’s a plug a play mod I can take it off before giving it back. The dealer are relaxed when serving etc. And will
Do no harm to the next owner. Let’s be honest they would rather I leave it on.
Oh don’t get me wrong my I’m sure they would, but a lot of us over on AO are weary of getting it done in case of voiding warranty or at least of giving ARUK an excuse to should it come to that. As soon as my warranties expired I’m getting an exhaust mod, unless I decide to get another or Alfetta Quad if they eventually do one!

firethorne

Original Poster:

85 posts

105 months

Thursday 31st January 2019
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theplayingmantis said:
firethorne said:
Well as it’s a plug a play mod I can take it off before giving it back. The dealer are relaxed when serving etc. And will
Do no harm to the next owner. Let’s be honest they would rather I leave it on.
Oh don’t get me wrong my I’m sure they would, but a lot of us over on AO are weary of getting it done in case of voiding warranty or at least of giving ARUK an excuse to should it come to that. As soon as my warranties expired I’m getting an exhaust mod, unless I decide to get another or Alfetta Quad if they eventually do one!
fair point, I'm hoping AR sort out this stupid idea before I get mine, for me it should be full bore in Dynamic mode as well, or even better on a button. I am going to see if I can get my dealer to fit it, its worth an ask.

E31Shrew

5,925 posts

193 months

Thursday 31st January 2019
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Not in the same league as the QF but I've had a Giulia Speciale since new in June 17. Covered 46000 miles since then with no problems whatsoever.
Just make sure you have a decent local dealer as to me, that's the only problem.

Just remembered...the fuel filler lid warped in the cold weather last year but flattened when it became warmer!

IrishTusc

40 posts

109 months

Saturday 9th February 2019
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^^

That might explain why my fuel access panel is no longer flush with the body, I thought it had warped! Hopefully it will remedy itself, but my only snag for its upcoming servicd. Other than that, mines been flawless in the first year of ownership!

ecain63

10,588 posts

176 months

Saturday 9th February 2019
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Lots of owners had their fuel caps replaced last year but found this winter the bent panel returned....

I left mine alone and it settled down. This year I've had no warping. Seems it needs a season to sort itself out.

E31Shrew

5,925 posts

193 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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Hasnt warped yet this year but early days! Great review by JC on Youtube of the QF which I guess was from the Grand Tour

firethorne

Original Poster:

85 posts

105 months

Sunday 10th February 2019
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E31Shrew said:
Hasnt warped yet this year but early days! Great review by JC on Youtube of the QF which I guess was from the Grand Tour
That review was from GT last season and whilst I don’t agree with most things Jc says, it was one of the reasons it’s going to be my next car. 😁

footsoldier

2,259 posts

193 months

Saturday 16th February 2019
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Ares said:
18 months, 23,000 miles in mine.

One limp mode (my fault for letting the fuel get too low), car reset itself.

Also got a slight issue with the active aero that is being investigated. But all in all, it's been more reliable than my last 4 BMWs.
Think I’ve done the same with limp mode...
Haven’t had a chance to drive it much since filling up, but light still on. How long did it take to reset?
Other than that, 6 months, no issues. 2018 ex-demo with 5k on clock when I bought it.

footsoldier

2,259 posts

193 months

Saturday 16th February 2019
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Ares said:
18 months, 23,000 miles in mine.

One limp mode (my fault for letting the fuel get too low), car reset itself.

Also got a slight issue with the active aero that is being investigated. But all in all, it's been more reliable than my last 4 BMWs.
Think I’ve done the same with limp mode...
Haven’t had a chance to drive it much since filling up, but light still on. How long did it take to reset?
Other than that, 6 months, no issues. 2018 ex-demo with 5k on clock when I bought it.

Ares

11,000 posts

121 months

Saturday 16th February 2019
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footsoldier said:
Ares said:
18 months, 23,000 miles in mine.

One limp mode (my fault for letting the fuel get too low), car reset itself.

Also got a slight issue with the active aero that is being investigated. But all in all, it's been more reliable than my last 4 BMWs.
Think I’ve done the same with limp mode...
Haven’t had a chance to drive it much since filling up, but light still on. How long did it take to reset?
Other than that, 6 months, no issues. 2018 ex-demo with 5k on clock when I bought it.
4 or 5 times of starting the engine.

virtualm

98 posts

109 months

Tuesday 19th February 2019
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Limp mode needs at least 6-8 drives of the car to reset itself if the engine doesn't detect the problem again. Stop / starting stationary wont reset it. My suggestion is get it into a dealer it's covered under warranty.

I had two separate limp mode incidents in my QF and I tried the stop / start stationary and it didn't work. Eventually after 6-8 drives the first time it reset itself, then it came back a few weeks later when I floored it. So I took it to a dealer and they diagnosed corrosion on one of the turbo connectors, it was fixed under warranty. It's now been fine for 4 months. Other than that, 18k in nothing else to complain about. Just love driving it.

Nick-3nfg9

38 posts

86 months

Saturday 23rd February 2019
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Mine was a very early car, delivered mid January 2017. Now has 32000 trouble free miles on it. A few minor things have been replaced under warranty but they have all been preventative actions either suggested by the dealer or forums, the car has never let me down. I wouldn't bother with the exhaust mod, just use Race mode it's great. Get rid of the Corsas asap and put MPS4S on there and there is traction galore under all conditions (except snow and ice).

footsoldier

2,259 posts

193 months

Tuesday 26th February 2019
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Ares said:
4 or 5 times of starting the engine.
Thanks, and that's what happened...all fixed now.

jay1081

1 posts

66 months

Wednesday 27th February 2019
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The MY19 cars don't appear to suffer from the previous issues, Alfa did a fair few changes to stop the reported niggles plus the improvements like increasing the number of injectors etc

rassi

2,455 posts

252 months

Wednesday 27th February 2019
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jay1081 said:
The MY19 cars don't appear to suffer from the previous issues, Alfa did a fair few changes to stop the reported niggles plus the improvements like increasing the number of injectors etc
Could you be more specific about the changes? And “increasing the number of injectors”?

ecain63

10,588 posts

176 months

Wednesday 27th February 2019
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2019 cars haven't been around long enough to make that assumption. Not exactly a lot of them on the road either.

urquattroGus

1,863 posts

191 months

Wednesday 27th February 2019
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Increasing the number of (fuel) injectors sounds unlikely to me.

ShahGQV

28 posts

62 months

Saturday 2nd March 2019
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jay1081 said:
The MY19 cars don't appear to suffer from the previous issues, Alfa did a fair few changes to stop the reported niggles plus the improvements like increasing the number of injectors etc
I test drove a QV yesterday and noticed the brakes were less problematic than reported by reviewers of early cars. Also the suspension in Race was not that bad compared to my Mk3 Focus RS. So perhaps AR have tweaked the QV over time.

smarty156

372 posts

87 months

Saturday 2nd March 2019
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ShahGQV said:
I test drove a QV yesterday and noticed the brakes were less problematic than reported by reviewers of early cars. Also the suspension in Race was not that bad compared to my Mk3 Focus RS. So perhaps AR have tweaked the QV over time.
I have an early 2017 car and have no issues with the brakes. I just think reviewers had to find fault with something and as brake by wire is fairly new that was mentioned. Once one person did then everyone jumped on the band wagon.