Quadrifoglio woes; it's too much.

Quadrifoglio woes; it's too much.

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Pilotguy

338 posts

226 months

Monday 19th April
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I started a thread about it in the Car Buying forum. That did cross my mind, however the only other Veloce models the dealer had, if I were to swap, were in colours I'm not keen on and with black interiors and with more (trouble free?!) miles under their belt. This particular one is Monte Carlo Blue with tan leather and just 7000 miles on the clock.

I've been updated as to the progress; apparently Alfa UK have had a few cars show the same symptoms so there is a precedent. They've instructed the garage to replace numerous fuel sensors, pumps and other bits. Should be ready this week.
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Sounds like a good step forwards. Love the sound of the interior/exterior colours.

DrBrule

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2,311 posts

98 months

Monday 19th April
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Alfahorn said:
Fair enough.

Monte Carlo Blue is nice. Personally I favour this over the Missano Blue everyone seems to rave about.
I agree, it's much nicer and I held out for a QF in that colour and likewise the Veloce. It's not available to order any more, at least not on the QF.

With the tan interior it's lovely. I'm going to get the black teledials stripped and redone in silver though, I've never liked dark alloys.

In the meantime I've been pottering about in a RR so when I get the car back it'll feel fast and I'd have forgotten just how good the QF was (I hope.... I still miss it).



Edited by DrBrule on Monday 19th April 15:05

Alfahorn

7,471 posts

175 months

Monday 19th April
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DrBrule said:
I agree, it's much nicer and I held out for a QF in that colour and likewise the Veloce. It's not available to order any more, at least not on the QF.

With the tan interior it's lovely. I'm going to get the black teledials stripped and redone in silver though, I've never liked dark alloys.

In the meantime I've been pottering about in a RR so when I get the car back it'll feel fast and I'd have forgotten just how good the QF was (I hope.... I still miss it).



Edited by DrBrule on Monday 19th April 15:05
I'm the same. Both my Alfas are dark colours and have silver wheels. Dark wheels work well on light colours.

My dark grey Brera had dark wheels when I got it and they were changed to TI wheels in silver. My Giulietta Cloverleaf is black with silver 5 hole wheels.

The car looks great. Lets hope they nail the repairs first time and you can get on and enjoy the car.



DrBrule

Original Poster:

2,311 posts

98 months

Tuesday 20th April
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That isn't helping my anguish... I'm already looking at another QF.

Alfahorn

7,471 posts

175 months

Tuesday 20th April
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DrBrule said:
That isn't helping my anguish... I'm already looking at another QF.
Oh no! biggrin


RonnieHotdogs

724 posts

68 months

Tuesday 20th April
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DrBrule said:
That isn't helping my anguish... I'm already looking at another QF.
Not gonna lie, I did the same.

Decided against it though, I've gone for a new BMW M340i instead. Won't be as special but it's still a 6 cylinder engine, and was almost £200/month cheaper than a year old Quadrifoglio, with £2k less down.

As much as I loved the Quadrifoglio, the BMW will be a better daily driver for me, and still plenty quick enough.

DrBrule

Original Poster:

2,311 posts

98 months

Tuesday 20th April
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I think I'm going to wait until next year tbh. I'm in the middle of buying & selling a house and all the rigmarole which comes with moving to a new area.

Hopefully buy then the 2020 models with the upgraded interior will be between hovering just over £40k.

Jaroon

1,398 posts

127 months

Tuesday 20th April
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I've been having sequential performance upgrades on the engine having decided to leave the exhaust standard. Apocryphal investigations with some quantitative corroboration is the engine was only made available for the Quadrifoglio with the limiting power map, easily tackled by the boffins, the gearbox remap was more noticeable, yup than the extra 100bhp but the donor engine as delivered has a limiter at 8250rpm although I've seen other figures quoted I've spoken to a well informed owner. The QV is limitef at 6500rpm, same engine but initial map has it peaking there abouts. The remap with a comfortable 500rpm redundancy is now available at between 7500-7800rpm.

Understandably this engine was strangled and its potency is now only being fully realised. I've had some quick cars but this saloon, on standard internals is really becoming a giant killer. Lack of launch control (no coincidence) means skill will lanch it in mid to low 3 seconds plus but I think it could manage a 7 seond 0 to 100mph with the right pilot. This is a saloon derivative launched 5 years before the lastest BMW MX. Respect.

Edited by Jaroon on Tuesday 20th April 22:44

Superleg48

1,364 posts

100 months

Tuesday 20th April
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Jaroon said:
I've been having sequential performance upgrades on the engine having decided to leave the exhaust standard. Apocryphal investigations with some quantitative corroboration is the egine was only made available for the Quadrifoglio with the limiting power map, easily tackled by the boffins, the gearbox remap was more noticeable, yup than the extra 100bhp but the donor engine as delivered has a limiter at 8250rpm although I've seen other figures quoted I've spoken to a well informed owner. The QV is limitef at 6500rpm, same engine but initial map has it peaking there abouts. The remap with a comfortable 500rpm redundancy is now available at between 7500-7800rpm.

Understandably this engine was strangled and its potency is now only being fully realised. I've had some quick cars but this saloon, on standard internals is really becoming a giant killer. Lack of launch control (no coincidence) means skill will lanch it in mid to low 3 seconds plus but I think it could manage a 7 seond 0 to 100mph with the right pilot. This is a saloon derivative launched 5 years before the lastest BMW MX. Respect.
Highlighted is where you lost me.

Jaroon

1,398 posts

127 months

Tuesday 20th April
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Jaroon said:
Superleg48 said:
Jaroon said:
I've been having sequential performance upgrades on the engine having decided to leave the exhaust standard. Apocryphal investigations with some quantitative corroboration is the egine was only made available for the Quadrifoglio with the limiting power map, easily tackled by the boffins, the gearbox remap was more noticeable, yup than the extra 100bhp but the donor engine as delivered has a limiter at 8250rpm although I've seen other figures quoted I've spoken to a well informed owner. The QV is limitef at 6500rpm, same engine but initial map has it peaking there abouts. The remap with a comfortable 500rpm redundancy is now available at between 7500-7800rpm.

Understandably this engine was strangled and its potency is now only being fully realised. I've had some quick cars but this saloon, on standard internals is really becoming a giant killer. Lack of launch control (no coincidence) means skill will lanch it in mid to low 3 seconds plus but I think it could manage a 7 seond 0 to 100mph with the right pilot. This is a saloon derivative launched 5 years before the lastest BMW MX. Respect.
Highlighted is where you lost me.
Haha you got that far, I'm surprised I engaged you that long. No bold writing required BMW has it's own fan section, the nomenclature may be more accessible. Look up nomenclature for a non wasted evening. Have a good un, on reflection probably should have said "rumour has it" but then how do I bamboozle you smile



Edited by Jaroon on Tuesday 20th April 22:41

Dezbo

141 posts

50 months

Wednesday 21st April
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I’m no mechanic but can you really say that because the Ferrari engine has a certain Rev limit it’s directly applicable to the derived Alfa V6? The crank shafts must be different at least, so this sounds a bit of a stretch, happy to be proved wrong

RonnieHotdogs

724 posts

68 months

Wednesday 21st April
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Jaroon said:
I've been having sequential performance upgrades on the engine having decided to leave the exhaust standard. Apocryphal investigations with some quantitative corroboration is the engine was only made available for the Quadrifoglio with the limiting power map, easily tackled by the boffins, the gearbox remap was more noticeable, yup than the extra 100bhp but the donor engine as delivered has a limiter at 8250rpm although I've seen other figures quoted I've spoken to a well informed owner. The QV is limitef at 6500rpm, same engine but initial map has it peaking there abouts. The remap with a comfortable 500rpm redundancy is now available at between 7500-7800rpm.

Understandably this engine was strangled and its potency is now only being fully realised. I've had some quick cars but this saloon, on standard internals is really becoming a giant killer. Lack of launch control (no coincidence) means skill will lanch it in mid to low 3 seconds plus but I think it could manage a 7 seond 0 to 100mph with the right pilot. This is a saloon derivative launched 5 years before the lastest BMW MX. Respect.

Edited by Jaroon on Tuesday 20th April 22:44
We get it. You've had the engine and gearbox mapped.

It's fast and you like to drive fast.

Well done.

kith

469 posts

212 months

Wednesday 21st April
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DrBrule said:
That isn't helping my anguish... I'm already looking at another QF.
I'd say go for it. Have had mine for a few weeks and I'm no hero driver and I'm really enjoying it at moderate speeds (still running it in), its such a special car.

Steve Campbell

1,654 posts

135 months

Wednesday 21st April
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Can you all just STOP saying how good it is. I still don't have a build / delivery date :-). Fingers still crossed for mid-June delivery !!!

BertieWooster

1,652 posts

131 months

Friday 23rd April
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This thread's been tidied up following several complaints. Hopefully everybody can play nicely from now on.

croyde

18,229 posts

197 months

Saturday 24th April
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If I ever have a few tens of thousands spare, I'd want tan leather interior. Just looks that much more special.

Edited by croyde on Sunday 25th April 06:35

MadCaptainJack

233 posts

7 months

Saturday 24th April
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Tan's not an option on the QF. Black Leather/Alcantara only.

croyde

18,229 posts

197 months

Saturday 24th April
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Sorry should have said Veloce.

Seeing as those great drives only happen a few times in a year, the rest of the time in London traffic, a QF would be a waste sadly.

Even the Veloce is more than I really need to be honest.

Edited by croyde on Sunday 25th April 06:36

DrBrule

Original Poster:

2,311 posts

98 months

Saturday 24th April
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MadCaptainJack said:
Tan's not an option on the QF. Black Leather/Alcantara only.
A tan interior QF would be the icing on the cake. I did wonder why none I looked at had it.

RonnieHotdogs

724 posts

68 months

Saturday 24th April
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A full leather interior would make a huge world of difference to be honest.

I thought the red full leather seats I had in my Veloce were far nicer than the Quadrifoglio seats.