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Just bought my 13th Alfa Romeo, a 2019 4C Spider with 503 miles. Been looking for the chance to buy a
replacement Spider since the S4 Spiders went out of production. I couldn't be more pleased with it -
it's a rolling work of art. Some questions: it doesn't have cruise control - can it be added? Any idea of cost?
How can I tell if it has bi-zenon headlights or not?
 

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All the info on the 4C can be found here:

 

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I printed a copy of the original window sticker. My 4C has no cruise control but has bi-xenon headlamps, race tuned suspension, Akrapovic center exhaust, and $2000 worth of carbon fiber extras, plus a lot of other stuff. Given the chance I would have chosen cruise control and regular street suspension. Its great fun to drive and looks like nothing else in my town.
 

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Get yourself on the 4C forum. You will find tons of answers there. 4C is awesome.

Cruise control is a good feature, I use mine all the time.

My car has the “sport” not track suspension. Agreed, the track is…track. If your car is too twitchy, replace your tires if it has original p-zeros, use 215 and 245 tires at stock aspect ratios and have a top alignment shop set your car at zero toe. These cars are really, really sensitive to alignment, they run very little caster in general and stock alignment is also toe out. The 205 pzeros are very narrow in the front, so tire stretch and stock alignment settings make the car very twitchy on a rough road with track suspension. My 2020 is very well behaved on back roads, completely stock. You can convert to adjustable Bilstein coilovers which have very good real road settings and sometimes on the 4C forum you can ask if anybody has a set of sport springs and dampers that were take-offs. Many cars have been modified with aftermarket alignment block the enable more camber and caster. Do you have any records from prior owner?

most 4C were ordered by dealers with track suspensions, only about 20% are sport. Kinda being recognized now that this might not be the best approach for many drivers that rarely track their cars. Likewise for 17/18” wheel combo. I will be switching to those for the winter with some Michelin Pilot Sport 4 all seasons.

Get to the 4C forum and you will find tons of answers and a great, active group of members. Somebody there can probably help with the cruise control question.
 

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Adding the cruise control stalk should be relatively easy, but you will probably need a dealer to re-code the various ECUs to "enable" the feature.
 
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