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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-08-2018, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Read the latest R & T, and they were impressed with the Stelvio Quad for the most part, except had several major complaints. Yes, the car goes like stink, doing well in their track test for really hot cars, but they considered the car flawed in several big ways.

They were not impressed with the brakes, they being far too sensitive and numb for anything except the full bore track, pretty squirrely otherwise on or off with street use. Thought the brake "fly by wire" system therefore was poorly designed.

They also thought the overly twitchy numb steering could tend to make a rider sick. Sounds like the Stelvio needs further suspension development and refining, better manners?

Finally, they were not impressed with the fit and finish of the interior, thinking that it deserved much better appointments. Alfa, though, in modern post war cars, has not been known for the better interior fit and finish, esp around the dash, IMO, but given that, maybe they expect too much? A little more Audi-ish fit and finish would be pretty darn nice. Or, even as well done as many of the better Asian cars.

Otherwise, sounds like a fun car in most respects, lol, but squeezed a little into a performance envelope corner.

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Brake by wire!, really? ... heck ...
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-08-2018, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah. I do not know what back up that system has.

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1972 Morgan 27

previously owned since 1964:

62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
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