Quadrifoglio woes; it's too much.

Quadrifoglio woes; it's too much.

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DrBrule

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2,314 posts

98 months

Saturday 24th April
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I guess alcantara is grippier on the buttocks than leather?!

RonnieHotdogs

727 posts

68 months

Saturday 24th April
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DrBrule said:
I guess alcantara is grippier on the buttocks than leather?!
Clothed, yes.

MadCaptainJack

239 posts

7 months

Saturday 24th April
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RonnieHotdogs said:
Clothed, yes.
How do you... Y’know, never mind.

NickyF

16 posts

52 months

Monday 26th April
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I’m now 52000 and over 4 years into my QV. I did 12000 terrifying miles on Corsas and the rest have been great on Michelin Pilot Sports. I don’t think the car is scary at all in Race mode, I don’t use it in the wet but use it frequently in the dry and don’t find the backend wayward at all. For me the QV is a very usable car and very easy to drive quickly. I do agree that it’s probably too fast for normal road situations but when you do get a chance to safely put your foot down it still makes me laugh it’s so quick. I thought I’d get used to it by now. I absolutely love it.

Ali_T

3,377 posts

224 months

Sunday 9th May
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Owned one for two years and know exactly what you mean. Trying to enjoy it on normal roads is likely to frustrate constantly or put you in prison or hospital! I’d owned various 200-400bhp cars but the QF is in a different world; not helped by significant traction issues, even on better tyres, and some odd damping that can see it run that expensive splitter on the tarmac all too easily. Glad I had one, but very glad to get rid of it. Now have an ND2 MX5 and don’t regret the change in the slightest. Best car decision I’ve ever made!

Unbusy

820 posts

64 months

Sunday 9th May
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Gggrrrrrr. You guys are busting my balls. It’s killing my aspersions of getting one. I chickened out of getting a Hayabusa already (but at least I’m not in prison). However the attraction is compelling.

generationx

3,808 posts

72 months

Monday 10th May
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NickyF said:
I’m now 52000 and over 4 years into my QV. I did 12000 terrifying miles on Corsas and the rest have been great on Michelin Pilot Sports. I don’t think the car is scary at all in Race mode, I don’t use it in the wet but use it frequently in the dry and don’t find the backend wayward at all. For me the QV is a very usable car and very easy to drive quickly. I do agree that it’s probably too fast for normal road situations but when you do get a chance to safely put your foot down it still makes me laugh it’s so quick. I thought I’d get used to it by now. I absolutely love it.
This accurately reflects my feelings about it. It's a wonderful, bonkers car.

DrBrule

Original Poster:

2,314 posts

98 months

Monday 10th May
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Unbusy said:
Gggrrrrrr. You guys are busting my balls. It’s killing my aspersions of getting one. I chickened out of getting a Hayabusa already (but at least I’m not in prison). However the attraction is compelling.
Get one but be prepared. It’s not hard to drive but you’ll find yourself going very fast very easily. It is jaw-droppingly quick.

croyde

18,245 posts

197 months

Tuesday 11th May
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It just hit me, as I sit here in my 100bhp Dacia, that when I had a Mustang GT with a manual box, most of the guys who had 'moments' in theirs or even crashed them, had auto boxes.

It was discussed at the time that marrying 400 odd horses to an auto may make it just too easy to get into trouble.

Despite the power you have to work at it with a manual.

The QF in this country, maybe everywhere else (I know the Veloce can be had with a stick Sur le Continent), only comes with an auto box.

Add a lighter, than the Mustang, car and 500 odd horses ...........................





likesachange

2,388 posts

161 months

Tuesday 11th May
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I have just placed a deposit on one.

I am an alfa fan at heart and last 2 were 147 GTA's.

I haven't drove one or looked around one in about 3 years but the youtube reviews have pretty much done it for me redface

As far as speed goes i think I will find place to use it safely drivingbyebye I get the frustration too, but up where I live the roads are relatively quiet and decent so the performance is welcome even if it is in short bursts,

MadCaptainJack

239 posts

7 months

Tuesday 11th May
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likesachange said:
I have just placed a deposit on one.
Congrats! What lead time did they quote you?

likesachange said:
I haven't drove one or looked around one in about 3 years but the youtube reviews have pretty much done it for me redface
I test drove one this morning, and I'm this far --> <-- from pulling the trigger.

Steve Campbell

1,655 posts

135 months

Tuesday 11th May
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I ordered one on the 9th March and they quoted ~ mid-June. It's now built and just waiting for confirmation of ship to UK dates.

likesachange

2,388 posts

161 months

Wednesday 12th May
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MadCaptainJack said:
I test drove one this morning, and I'm this far --> <-- from pulling the trigger.
I’m not fortunate enough to buy new.... it’s a private sale on an early car.

Some call me stupid

RonnieHotdogs

727 posts

68 months

Wednesday 12th May
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likesachange said:
I’m not fortunate enough to buy new.... it’s a private sale on an early car.

Some call me stupid
Should be fine - any issues have been ironed out now. Very sensitive on batteries though, so might be worth factoring in a new one.


With all the buzz about the GTA/m I kind of wish I'd kept mine now laugh although I'm very happy with it's replacement, it's just not as exciting.

likesachange

2,388 posts

161 months

Wednesday 12th May
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RonnieHotdogs said:
Should be fine - any issues have been ironed out now. Very sensitive on batteries though, so might be worth factoring in a new one.


With all the buzz about the GTA/m I kind of wish I'd kept mine now laugh although I'm very happy with it's replacement, it's just not as exciting.
I'm coming from a Megane Trophy... that had battery issues too rolleyes

Car in question has 43k on it so I am hoping all issues are resolved, its a car where to me low miles will certainly not reveal a perfect car!

DrBrule

Original Poster:

2,314 posts

98 months

Friday 14th May
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MattyB_ said:
I've been looking at QF's recently as a second car, but also weighing up weither just to have a Veloce as an only car, so this is an interesting take on it.

For me colossal performance has always been more about the flexibility and ease of the performance, rather than 0-100. Being able to quickly pick up pace to make that gap, or squeeze past that truck was what appealled with high BHP for me, instead of having to rev the tits off of a slower car to do the same. But I'm a lazy driver.

The Veloce Ti with the wheels and carbon pack does seem like a good balance of performance/cost/looks however.
I’ve now got a Veloce - it’s no slouch.

MadCaptainJack

239 posts

7 months

Friday 14th May
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DrBrule said:
I’ve now got a Veloce - it’s no slouch.
Does it bring a smile to your face, though?

More importantly, does it bring a scowl to Yianni's?



DrBrule

Original Poster:

2,314 posts

98 months

Friday 14th May
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MadCaptainJack said:
oes it bring a smile to your face, though?
it did this afternoon, for the first time. Bearing in mind I've only had it back 2 weeks. I haven't had the time to take it out just for a drive until today. I found a decent, quiet back road (by chance) so I made the most of the opportunity. I was pleasantly surprised.

Because it's a lot more muted than the QF there isn't so much of an audible cue that you're picking up speed. When I did glance at the speedo coming up to a corner I was going faster than I thought. It's deceptively quick - less drama but no less involving and a great drive.

rubes78

410 posts

187 months

Sunday 16th May
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Just placed a deposit on a 2019 QF in Vulcano Black, going to be a long week til I can pick up !

croyde

18,245 posts

197 months

Sunday 16th May
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DrBrule said:
it did this afternoon, for the first time. Bearing in mind I've only had it back 2 weeks. I haven't had the time to take it out just for a drive until today. I found a decent, quiet back road (by chance) so I made the most of the opportunity. I was pleasantly surprised.

Because it's a lot more muted than the QF there isn't so much of an audible cue that you're picking up speed. When I did glance at the speedo coming up to a corner I was going faster than I thought. It's deceptively quick - less drama but no less involving and a great drive.
I did test-drive a Veloce and it did surprise me how quick it was as exactly, no drama.

Maybe an aftermarket exhaust?