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post #31 of 53 (permalink) Old 03-14-2017, 04:38 PM
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Took delivery of TI in Montecarlo blue Feb 20. Still can't believe I own a NEW Alfa.

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Sounds very nice. Will have to test drive one of these things I guess. Color not bad either, maybe a little bright, but what the heck (I remember when the Merkurs came out years ago, they had an electric blue color. Zowee, that burned your eyes).

I would prefer either a lighter softer metallic blue, or a darker one. The Giulietta we rented in Italy was painted a dark metallic reddish black. Very nice. Might have been the Vulcano Metallic Black. In sunlight it had a brown or reddish hint to it in some angles. We really liked it.

Out of curiosity, where/how are owners mounting the front plate if required?

Right now, the state and county we are in now has car tab charges and tax that add up to at least 20%, meaning that it makes us back off from buying a new car. At our age, the cars we have will most likely have to do.

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Good question Del re: front license plate.

I reached out to Joe and Co at Centerline yesterday to see if they had any leads as yet.

I guess I could do what I've been doing with my Spider over the past 20 years .... leave the front plate in that hard to reach box in the back of the garage.
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I looked at a white TI two Saturdays ago in Albuquerque. I think it was the third one that the dealer received, and the salesman said the other two had sold the day they arrived. From what I saw (and I had no time to drive it), I would prefer the TI to the other similar sedans currently available - but I still need to drive one, of course.

One thing that I found a bit irritating was the $4k "premium" added to the price. The salesman said that amount was generous, since "back east" they were adding $10k. Anyone else experienced this? If so, I can wait until the hype dies down. Jim
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My wife and I visited the dealership in Nashville a few Saturdays ago. They had two base and two Ti models in stock. It was past closing time when we got there but they were still staffed and quickly showed us the cars as they locked up. There was no mention of any markup. They did indocate they were custom ordering cars for customers.

My wife would already have a Ti if they had been readily available in December 2016. Tax avoidance reasons necessitated a purchase before the end of the year. Instead, she got a heavily discounted 2016 Jaguar XF. It's a nice car but for whatever reason she hasn't really warmed up to it.

If the Nashville Alfa Romeo dealer had not been closing when we visited, I am pretty sure she would have made the financially insane decision that afternoon to trade the XF for an in-stock Ti in Monte Carlo blue (unbeknownst to me she had the XF title with her!). Fortunately, we live 200 miles or so away from the dealership. otoh, I am trying to leverage her fondness for the Giulia into approval for getting a Quadrifoglio, but they are so expensive.
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I looked at a white TI two Saturdays ago in Albuquerque. I think it was the third one that the dealer received, and the salesman said the other two had sold the day they arrived. From what I saw (and I had no time to drive it), I would prefer the TI to the other similar sedans currently available - but I still need to drive one, of course.

One thing that I found a bit irritating was the $4k "premium" added to the price. The salesman said that amount was generous, since "back east" they were adding $10k. Anyone else experienced this? If so, I can wait until the hype dies down. Jim
By $10k premium, he must be referring to the Quadrifoglio. I find it hard to believe people are buying the 2.0T with that kind of mark up. From what I heard most Ti's are sold MSRP, some even managed to get $1k off.
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By $10k premium, he must be referring to the Quadrifoglio. I find it hard to believe people are buying the 2.0T with that kind of mark up. From what I heard most Ti's are sold MSRP, some even managed to get $1k off.
No, it was not the Quadrifoglio. He said they were supposed to receive one of those "any day, now". The car I looked at was priced around $45k including the premium, and he was really proud of only charging the $4k. He insisted that the additional money was a common thing, so I wondered if the additional gouging was truly nation-wide - or if I now have a good calibration point on that dealer...

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Look at ebay. There are several new Giulias listed by different dealers at or near MSRP

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Out of curiosity, where/how are owners mounting the front plate if required?
Happened to see this on the Centerline site the other day. Seems like a good solution for mounting the front plate:

https://www.centerlinealfa.com/catal...e-mount-giulia
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That might work on the 4C also, and my SZ?
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That might work on the 4C also, and my SZ?
Should work, Bruce, if the tow hooks are standard size and pitch. My guess is they would be for the 4C but may have changed since your SZ was produced. Might be worth a call to the CL team. Cheers.
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Looks like it works well, but is pretty darn expensive. Could make one for much much less I guess.

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Good question Del re: front license plate.

I reached out to Joe and Co at Centerline yesterday to see if they had any leads as yet.

I guess I could do what I've been doing with my Spider over the past 20 years .... leave the front plate in that hard to reach box in the back of the garage.
If you don't have a front plate you will most definitely start racking up tickets in Denver.

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Looks like it works well, but is pretty darn expensive. Could make one for much much less I guess.
That tends to be the going rate for these. I had one made by US Millworks in Seattle on my Golf R and it was about $100 as I recall. I know they are available for the 4C; I posted a link to it in the 4C forum a while ago.

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Alfa 9 Supply has a similar front plate mount to fit the 4C and Giulia. Two separate kits. Price about the same as Centerline.

I have Alfa 9's kit on my 4C and like it a lot. Will probably put their Giulia kit on my Ti when the time is right.
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