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2017 Giulia Sightings (in the wild)

I saw my first "in-the-wild" 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia today. We were driving on PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) in Malibu and a red Giulia was head the other way. It was glorious. I couldn't believe my eyes. Red, not sure which of the three reds. The big V grill with the partial chrome and the four doors.

I've seen Giulias at car shows and the dealer, but never just driving down the road in the wild. Now I have.
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Saw one this morning pass me by. Red like the Super bowl commercial. I think it was a ti.

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Saw this Giulia yesterday while driving in the rain.
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Saw a blue Giulia going the other way today. I started waving and the other driver finally realized I was waving at her and that I was driving an Alfa too. Then she frantically wave back. If you're reading this (other driver), we were on Braddock near Inglewood.

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Don't know when I will see a Giulia on the road in this area. Haven't even seen a 4C on the road yet in all the time they've been out in my daily driving, even in the high priced tech areas (lots of Teslas, though).

Seeing lots of ads now, and in today's drive, met a fellow who had owned a 91 164, and was planning on buying one of the Base or TI Giulias.

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Don't know when I will see a Giulia on the road in this area. Haven't even seen a 4C on the road yet in all the time they've been out in my daily driving, even in the high priced tech areas (lots of Teslas, though).

Seeing lots of ads now, and in today's drive, met a fellow who had owned a 91 164, and was planning on buying one of the Base or TI Giulias.
I see you're in Seattle. We drove our 4C to Seattle two summers ago. How is it you didn't see us?

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You probably drove through too fast. Nah, the traffic is sooo bad here, I don't actually believe you made it this far, lol. If you did, you passed within a mile of our house west of I-5 near the airport. Should have stopped in, wink, wink, as Richard2 does once in a while.

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It's very strange for me here in Italy. I've seen one 4c out and about and that was at an Alfa event many months ago. I am just now seeing the Giulia on the road. I've seen 2. One had the dealer markings plastered all over the sides of it and the other was some guys "car". Alfas are just cars here it seems. I'm pulling Rossa out for a bath today and plan to drive over to the mega dealer and have a look at the new one. I don't care for it but owe it to myself to have a look and sit in one. Maybe but doubtful, drive one. Anyway, I see more 146 and the Giulietta than anything else. I hardly ever see a Spider. A few Brera models - a gorgeous car - and the GT from time to time. ciao, jc

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You probably drove through too fast. Nah, the traffic is sooo bad here, I don't actually believe you made it this far, lol. If you did, you passed within a mile of our house west of I-5 near the airport. Should have stopped in, wink, wink, as Richard2 does once in a while.
Oh, sorry, I try to avoid airports. Had I have known you were expecting use, I would have planned my route differently. lol

We did drive though Port Angeles where we stopped at the waters edge. I looked across the water and saw Canada. I waved to all the Canadian forum members, but not one of them waved back. My feelings were ... crushed. So we drove away. It's amazing what a five minute drive in the 4C will do for one's feelings

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It's very strange for me here in Italy. I've seen one 4c out and about and that was at an Alfa event many months ago. I am just now seeing the Giulia on the road. I've seen 2. One had the dealer markings plastered all over the sides of it and the other was some guys "car". Alfas are just cars here it seems. I'm pulling Rossa out for a bath today and plan to drive over to the mega dealer and have a look at the new one. I don't care for it but owe it to myself to have a look and sit in one. Maybe but doubtful, drive one. Anyway, I see more 146 and the Giulietta than anything else. I hardly ever see a Spider. A few Brera models - a gorgeous car - and the GT from time to time. ciao, jc
The excitement here in America is that it's been 20 (almost 30) years since a new Alfa Romeo has been imported. Even seeing an older Alfa is rare now. It seems to me that seeing an Alfa in Italy would be common place, kind of like seeing a Chevy is here. But you're not the first Italian who's said that Alfa Romeos are not a regular sighting.

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Took Rossa out as planned and went by 2 large dealers. Both closed and no new Alfas in sight. We did see a nice 308? Ferrari being driven over near the base. It has been a beautiful day so I'm guessing he was doing the same as we were. I guess we did 100km or so. Did see a tricked out MiTo on what we call the Mountain Hiway. Pretty stretch of road that runs along the base of the mountains. Funny, there are no foothills to speak of. Flat as a board from Venice up here then mountains. Ciao, chris

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Will be in Venice next week...I'll see if they let me check the Alfa in baggage :-)
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LOL, you can rent new Alfa's from the airport. Venice is maybe 45 mins by car from here. Very nice this time of year. If you are sightseeing, brace for wind and watch your wallet/purses as there is a huge pick pocket problem there. Surprisingly it s kids doing it and they're quite good. Have fun, ciao, chris sorry, turn your screen 90 degrees
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LOL, you can rent new Alfa's from the airport. Venice is maybe 45 mins by car from here. Very nice this time of year. If you are sightseeing, brace for wind and watch your wallet/purses as there is a huge pick pocket problem there. Surprisingly it s kids doing it and they're quite good. Have fun, ciao, chris sorry, turn your screen 90 degrees
thank you for the advice...no car needed though...will stay put in Venice for a week...enjoy Carnevale and relax...
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Saw a red Giulia tonight on I-405 near Wilshire. Had the sport pack. I waved, but no response from the driver. Windows were tinted so dark I couldn't see inside.

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