Join Date: May 2008
Location: Venice, California, USA
We have a Giulia Ti Q2 with Lusso pack and the Ti performance pack. I don't have enough seat time in the sport seats to notice the side bolsters, but I've heard the same complaint from others. We've only taken a few medium length drives so far and find the Lusso seat (cream) to be quite comfortable. About 350 miles now.
The Ti performance pack (Q2) adds a limited slip differential, active suspension and paddle shifters. The suspension changes firmness with the DNA setting. The DNA switch also adjusts the steering feel & feedback, brake feel & feedback, throttle feel & feedback, transmission shifting and auto gear select, torque converter feel & feedback.
For the most part, I find natural / auto to be the best setting. We did go up into the canyons for a nice long winding drive. Dynamic / manual worked well. I could feel the weight of the saloon. I would have liked stiffer anti-roll bars, stiffer springs and stiffer dampers. But, I'm also comparing a (almost) 4,000 pound sedan to my (less than) 2,500 pound 4C coupe. And, if these are set to stiff, it will be uncomfortable around town. The Giulia will be a great car for us on extended vacations or shuttling passengers around. We will be able to load our luggage and tool the back roads.
We took my parents out to dinner the other night. They both said the back seat was very comfortable. Dad's an old Alfa guy with two vintage Alfas in his stable. The new Giulia was very comfortable, very quite and very smooth. We all found it easy to converse while driving. We're all *older*, I'm the youngest at 59. Dad is almost 80 now. Even with our old ears, we didn't have any trouble with talking/hearing at normal levels.
Racer†Z ... 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
2017 Alfa Romeo Ti Q2