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post #61 of 70 (permalink) Old 12-06-2018, 12:13 AM
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With the paddles, you drive most of the time in auto, but then on the twisty bits use the paddles to change down, then down again! It will hold the lower gear long enough, or if you hold the change up paddle for a few seconds it will resort to auto, you get the best of both worlds. But dont buy a Giulia without paddles!
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So if anyone here thinks that after 2-3 years they can get a car like this for +/-$20k you can keep smoking, drinking, shooting, or dropping whatever it is you're into because y'all are out of your minds.
While I hate to see depreciation coming so fast for those that bought early, I'm already finding < 30k Giulias searching on autotrader out west. Probably not to the same spec, but not stripped looking either. I've also seen some really aggressive leases lately too.

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Who talked about buying one for under $10k? I figure ~$20-25k, depending on the options, etc.
I will be looking for one in 1-2 years. Fully loaded ti. In white to replace my 164S. I can't decide on new or old giulia ti though... The new ones I have to agree do at first glance look like the rest of the crowd but up close they don't (under the body too). The 164 was kind of the same way. Looked like most cars of the time but then you look at it and it's nothing really like the rest of the herd. I have had some say it looks like a honda to a Eagle. I just laugh and drive on. I like the new giulia. It's not the old Alfa we all know but this is 2018. It's all we got for new Alfa's so you either like it or you don't. Can't drive your classic as DD (usually), at some point the thing becomes uncomfortable, problematic to the wife is sick of it and wants more luxury! ha! You just don't want to put miles on it either, we are not like the Porsche 911 gang putting hundreds of thousand miles on theirs without a care in the world.

Anyway, I am moving on from owning my 164 for 22 years, 23 in Jan.

I don't think these will devalue as much as the old ones have a few years after the warranty expired. That said maybe in another 1-2 years we will see the gremlins come out and it could devalue them slightly. I think they are well build and will be fairly reliable for years to come but with any car, they will have issues at one point.

I will be on the hunt for a good deal under 90K miles. I can handle refurbishing anything that needs to be done. I hope to buy it from an old alfisti not some newbie! lol

I look forward to what comes of the used market.


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You just don't want to put miles on it either, we are not like the Porsche 911 gang putting hundreds of thousand miles on theirs without a care in the world.
I blame the cambelt for this. Other than the cost of fuel, the reason I was reluctant to keep running my 156v6 as a daily driver is it brings the cambelt replacement closer, and to be honest I'm a little bit nervous about doing this job. Done many 4 cylinders, and the 2 cam v6, but never a 24v v6 ... and access looks er, unpleasant.

In regards to a 105 series, they are bullet proof once you have removed all the previous owner BS, when they were cheap and treated to nasty repairs ... and I don't see how having say 200k miles on the clock would affect a 105's value if the car was well maintained and tidy.
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In regards to a 105 series, they are bullet proof once you have removed all the previous owner BS, when they were cheap and treated to nasty repairs ... and I don't see how having say 200k miles on the clock would affect a 105's value if the car was well maintained and tidy.
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Absolutely Agree. Like with any Alfa, they are fairly bullet proof after sifting through previous owners BS or adding to it. Depends on the new owner! Like piling it on or surgically removing it.

Honestly, if well taken care of, both 4 cyl and 6, even in a 164 can go many hundreds of thousand miles easy! Good points Pete!
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I have both , a 1994 164LS and a 2018 Giulia TI Q4 as a daily driver. I've had the LS for 8 years and have been waiting for Alfa to return. I have only had the Giulia for 6 months and 2600 miles but I love the car; great handling, more than adequate power and I think attractive styling. My 164 is automatic and it doesn't bother me with our congested roads. In SPORT mode it's not a bad performer. Its handling is fine for me and the ride is very comfortable. Had been driving Acuras (TSX) while waiting for Alfa's return and the Giulia doesn't disappoint. Reliability remains to be seen but most people are finding the cars problem-free. My only concern was that I could not find one without the sunroof, which I didn't want from both a cost and problem perspective. So I leased for 2 years; then based on experience I'll either buy it or search for a new one sans sunroof. As for used pricing my $49k car has a residual value of 29K so it will be interesting to see where the market actually is.
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$49k to 29k in two years! We should be seeing them in the low $20s by the end of next year. &#x1f91e;
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Thats Alfa for you! I have upped my time line to the next 6 months to pick one up if plan works out. Looking for a white giulia ti sport, nero Q4 (or just RWD). Red interior. All the bells and whistles and kazoos. I am excited to see what I can do with this 4 banger. I will miss the busso though but you can't keep things forever.


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You won't be disappointed with the Giulia. I have a 2018 TI Q4 without the sport package. Stromboli Gray with tan interior. I don't have all the electronics; just the driver assist static package. It's fine for my usage. Have only 3000 miles but no problems; just had to have a couple of software updates. The car is so much quicker than my 164 and has great cornering ability. What it doesn't have is a lot of road and wind noise. Alfa really got their act together with this car.
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the car may be cheap, but the parts and repair will stay the same
I have both a 17 Giulia and 18 Stelvio. They are our daily drivers. Love hem both. I am sure I can get them cheaper used, eventually. As much as I love them they, like BMW's, should be leased, not owned if you use them daily.

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