Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Somewhere East of Albany (NY)
I seriously doubt whether any of the folks slamming the Giulia for its automatic transmission have ever driven one. I love Alfas, but have always felt frustrated by how long it takes to shift. This is especially true of the GTV-6, which I still love. In my Giulia, shifts are totally under my control (in manual mode) and happen bang, bang, bang just like that. I think I read 200 milliseconds.
One thing I had to adjust to was not backing off the throttle on upshifts. The shift is so fast the motor doesn't speed up.
Man I love this car. Amazingly, my wife loves it too. She has hated all of my other Alfas.