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post #31 of 54 (permalink) Old 10-03-2017, 03:59 PM
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Beauty!!!! Your's In Person is Much Better, Bob !!

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Thanks Rob! I think so too, but I?m kinda biased.
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Except for the front center grill, they are very difficult to identify from the rear or sides, as demonstrated to us when we passed one in Oregon. Didn't know what it was until I looked in the rear view mirror to see the center grill. Needless to say, I'm disappointed in the overall outward design of the car as compared to many other previous Alfa models, and some other fairly unique makes as well.

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As of three days ago, I spot one in my driveway every morning.

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Love it so far!
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I've been seeing a few around town finally. I wave and honk, flash my lights and such. Few return the greeting. Those that do seem kind of sheepish about it. It's like they didn't buy an Alfa Romeo because they're car people, and don't understand why some idiot they don't know is excited to see them. I'm glad to be seeing more Alfas, but disappointed that the new owners aren't social car people.
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I passed a Quadrifoglio heading southbound on I-680.

For some reason, the driver and 1000s of others don't use FasTrak on their commute. Boggles my mind when I fly by them all in the Express Lane.

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2 Giulias spotted in Washington, DC

With the Giulia and Stelvio commercials running non-stop on TV, I've been surprised not to see any on the road. About a month ago, I finally saw a gray / silver Giulia in my rear view mirror. It was parked and I'd missed it before stopping at an intersection (roughly 3rd and C Streets in Southwest DC). It was exciting to see the Alfa grille. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to go back and inspect it.

Last week, I made a second Giulia sighting. On M Street between 20th and 21st NW, I spotted a black Q4 model with Florida tags and had the pleasure of following it a couple of blocks. It really does make a nice impression on the street and to see a new Alfa emblem in traffic was very satisfying. My daily is a 2002 BMW M3 coupe, so the driver may have been perplexed by the enthusiastic thumbs up I gave, but it made my day -- until I remembered it only had two pedals, which is why I'll stick with the M3 (and 164S) for now.

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I rarely see an Alfa Giulia in DC or suburbs except at an Alfa club event. I typically see more Maserati's then I do Alfa's. But I believe that will change as sales build up over time. I live in Bethesda.
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Other than the one (almost invisible grey) I saw going past our house right after they were on sale, and the one (dark blue) in eastern Oregon going into the Wild Horse Gaming Casino east of Pendleton on our way to see the eclipse, I've seen none on the road. NADA. Many Tesla S models, a few Tesla X types, and a few Masers.

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They are out there!

Have seen two in last two days both were gray - one coming at us on US-301 in GA or SC yesterday and one today I passed on I-264 going to Virginia Beach this afternoon.

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Saw a blue Sport on Baltimore Beltway this last weekend (while driving my minivan so wasn't able to introduce myself). That's in addition to a gray and three reds I've seen earlier. Unlike some, I think they're distinctive from all angles. Only one of the reds have I seen coming, the others were from behind and from the side, and no matter the distance they immediately stood out. The long hood and short trunk lid, along with the aggressive yet restrained styling, really looks special IMO. Most other premium cars are some variation of the Teutonic Creased Blob but the Giulia looks different. That blue I saw this weekend was NICE. In a sea of cars, some Audis and Bimmers, it was easily the sharpest car on the road.

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When we saw the blue one in Oregon, we did not recognize it at all until we were past it and saw the heart grill. We thought the car looked very generic from the rear or sides. No Italian design beauty, nothing saying in Italian "I sing and dance on the roads".

Compared to the Sprint GTs, GTVs, 159, 164, etc, the new Giulia to my mind is not a pretty car, nor distinctive like say the Giulia Supers of old. I kind of like the styling of the new four door Kia Stinger. Certainly looks like a viable alternative to the Giulia, more horsepower at a lower cost. Don't know about how it handles in comparison, though. I'm sure the build quality is probably higher. Will probably test drive one, even if it comes with only an automatic, to see how it compares.

Just my thoughts at the time.

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Don't know about how it handles in comparison, though.
There is some test drives in youtube, and it doesnt look so good in track, also some websites says its not so good (eg. https://www.caranddriver.com/kia/stinger) .

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"I kind of like the styling of the new four door Kia Stinger." Different strokes. I think, like current Hondas, the designers didn't know when to stop. No appeal for me at all. The Giulia though, for me, has a perfect balance between restraint and aggression. A classy, successful design.

"Certainly looks like a viable alternative to the Giulia, more horsepower at a lower cost. Don't know about how it handles in comparison, though. I'm sure the build quality is probably higher." Re build quality, my Giulia has as high a build quality as I've ever encountered. Car nut friends say the same. The quality of the suspension, the chassis, the panel fit, the interior (the leather dash is a must IMO), etc etc. I'm extremely impressed with the build quality. I had no plans/intent to be an early adopter, but the build and ride quality both changed my plans (confirmed everything I'd been reading). My admittedly limited experience with Kias, on the other hand, makes me wonder where you get your expectation of high build quality. I realize that they aren't the sorry Kia of old, but a recent drive in an Optima didn't impress me much (the drive or the build quality; not intending to be a put down though; it seemed fine for the price point).

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I have to admit that we were surprised that we had trouble identifying the Giulia from the rear, as we both knew what it was supposed to look like. Seem to have looked pretty generic from the back anyway. Friend of mine who has owned Alfas in the past and is still a fan, mentioned that he thought the Giulia didn't look like it was Italian at all. Was disappointed. I'm not sure I want a car that is supposed to have an aggressive attitude look/problem. I guess I think I would rather see a classy maybe sleeker look, something with a Italian look, something we used to like about Alfas, etc. Certainly, IMO, the Stinger has a somewhat smoother, more balanced style, although a heavier/bigger car.

As for Kia quality, they are rated as at least the same if not better in build quality than the equiv and well rated Japanese Toyota and Honda. J.D. Power says "While 14% of new car shoppers avoid these Korean brands due to perceived quality issues, Kia ranks second and Hyundai fourth among 33 nameplates in the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS), which measures new-vehicle quality after 90 days of ownership". Car and Driver likes the Stinger, although they admit that the handling might not be quite up to the best standard, even with decent suspension equipment. I suspect the Giulia easily has the better setup.

When I test drove the Giulia, I quite frankly didn't see any obvious fit problems, as seen in all older Alfas (they certainly didn't have any choice about this, being poor in that respect in the past in comparison), at least those we have in the US, but then again I was trying to figure out the transmission and it's flappy paddles (gave up on those since they didn't work the way I thought they would, and kept getting screwed up with the shifting while trying to drive an unfamiliar car on strange roads).

Still, I'm glad you like the looks, and maybe it will grow on me as well in the future.

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