Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Sisters, Oregon
Stelvio...90 days and counting
The good news is there have been no glitches so far. Only 2100 miles which is about what I expected. It's primarily my wife's car so local short duration trips, same as the previous car. Two longer trips, one northwest of Seattle in January and most recently to The Dalles up the Columbia River Gorge.
Last years fires in the Scenic Gorge took its toll on the forest, but it's not as bad as it could have been. Crews are still working to restore hiking trails ,but some will be off limits until sufficient vegetation returns.
As we settle in the Stelvio there are a couple things that are taking some getting used too. The engine shut off when stopped was a nusience, but I now just over ride that mode, but it has to be repeated each time the engine is started. It's not an Alfa thing, it's just a way for manufactures to meet CAFE regulations. Also our previous car had the ability to change to preset seat adjustments depending on the driver from outside the car before entering. We have to be seated and have ignition on before we can push the desired setting. My wife insists on sitting as close to the steering wheel as possible so it takes some time to wiggle in and set the seats. I really haven't looked too deeply into it so I may be missing something.
Otherwise it is preforming as expected. I have learned when on long freeway trips it is advisable to use the cruise control....80-90mph can sneak up on you.
1974 GTV (1969 Tribute)
1993 Spider ( project)
1964 Giulia Sprint. 1966 Giulietta 101 Sprint
1967 Super 1968 GTV 1974 Berlina
1979 Alfetta Mille Miglia 1987 Milano
1953 MGTD 1958 TR3 1962 AH 3000 MKII