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New Stelvio Ordered

Just placed an order today for Stelvio TI. This will be my wife's ride so it will have all the bells and whistles. Unable to work out a deal locally so I got it on the internet from Dave Smith Alfa Romeo in Couer d' Alene Idaho. I was aware they did extensive internet sales so thought I would see give it a try. You still deal with a salesman, but all the paperwork is FedEx overnight. They will deliver it to my door once the transaction is complete. This is all new for me but it's likely how a majority of sales will be made in the future.
Looking forward to the new experience and will post photos. While it carries the Alfa Romeo name I am not anticipating Spider or GTV feeling. That's ok it was purchased as a daily driver and an opportunity for us to support the marque.
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Did you get a good deal by doing it that way?

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Did you get a good deal by doing it that way?
Jim, I hope so. I tested one locally, made an offer that they wouldn't meet. Made same offer to Dave Smith and they were able to agree. I'm satisfied. Was it an awesome deal????? About $3500 below msrp
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Also included 7 year 85000 mile warranty...listed as a $3100 option

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Also included 7 year 85000 mile warranty...listed as a $3100 option
Is that on top of the 3500 off msrp?

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Congrats on Stelvio! You'll love it. Got Ti sport "for my wife" and first thing she said was: this is not an SUV, this drives like a sedan. After bit of spirited driving she added that it handled better than 335i I used to have and almost as good as E46 M3. She might be biased, she's from Milan but the car handles nothing like an SUV and it's almost scary how easy is to drive it very fast. We are both very happy with the decision

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Yes that was on top of factory and dealer rebates. That would have been my cost had I chosen it. Dealer cost may differ than buyer so factor that in. Cheers, Jon
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Older bro bought a pickup from "Dave Smith" in Idaho, and they gave him a great deal while still flying him one way to their dealership there from Seattle to pick the vehicle up.

Sure didn't know they sold Alfas, lol. Who is going to do the service on the Stelvio? Some few dealers still get pissy about that.

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Service under warranty is paid by factory so shouldn't be a problem. No different than moving across country and finding a service dealer. Salesman offered to drive it the 350+ miles to my home. We decided to drive part way up and meet him. Great opportunity to get the drive experience.
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Under law. No car dealer can refuse to work on a car that is covered under warranty.

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Picked it up today. Salesman drove it 1/2 way, then spent time going over all the things we needed to get it home. Very happy with Kyle the salesman. Everything up front. No add ons or exceptions. Highly recommend if you are in the market for a Stelvio or Giulia.
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Its been 5 days. How is it?

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I drove it for the first time yesterday. It certainly lived up to my expectations . Not a "sports car". I think it will be a great driver with moments to open it up Straight line it's as fast as you could want. I think FCA did their homework to develop a auto for the N American market. Even if you are not a diehard Alfa fan it has something to offer.
Cheers, Jon
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Just curious, why the Stelvio instead of the Giulia?

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I drove it for the first time yesterday. It certainly lived up to my expectations . Not a "sports car". I think it will be a great driver with moments to open it up Straight line it's as fast as you could want. I think FCA did their homework to develop a auto for the N American market. Even if you are not a diehard Alfa fan it has something to offer.
Cheers, Jon
Thanks for the update. Considering one for my wife.

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