There seem to be several Giulia buybacks with branded titles for sale that are up to 5k less. Can anyone share thoughts on this?
A lot of early Giulia buy-backs were due to electronic glitches that were ultimately traced to bad batteries. These cars are VERY sensitive to low voltage starts which will cause a huge number of error codes. Very few that I have seen or hear of have any actual hard part failures at all.
I would see if they can give you any service history as to the reason for the buyback or an extended warranty as part of the deal.
But IMHO - $5k off is not enough to bother with a car with a branded title. I think you can do just as well shopping around on new cars with clean titles.
Trust me, over on the Cadillac ATS forum and ATS Facebook groups, they are quoting that **** C&D article, and patting themselves on the back for their Caddy ATS/ATS-V purchases, never mind that the Caddies have had their niggling issues, and a BIG one is the GM Auto 8sp tranny - a class action lawsuit in progress. Granted, the issues with the tranny are smoothness/optimal performance related, not catastrophic. Still I take some offense to the 'gang mentality' where they all site the usual Italian car maintenance/reliability sad stories... not wanting to realize its just a small portion of production, and related to s/w... NOT hardware/design flaw.Joe, don't know if you've seen the latest issue of C&D but it totally trashed the QV (or QF as some call it) in its 40k mile test due completely to electronic glitches. The car never stranded them or didn't start or had to be towed but no one could find any fixes for the glitches because they came and went sometimes multiple times. They are now telling everyone not buy or even lease a Quad because of their horrible experience. ....
This is the kind of crap Alfa can't afford to happen in front of the whole world and not have a clue as to how to fix these glitches besides throwing new parts on the car and still have the same problems. I'm pretty pissed at Alfa right now because they're screwing this thing up for the rest of us who have great reliable cars; and it's this kind of stuff that can ****can the whole thing, for good.
I'm a little confused. Is it the QV or the Quad they are talking about? Regardless they need to get their act together. At 23k my QV has been flawless. Going from a GTV daily driver to a Giulia there have been some issues but all can be traced to a loose nut behind the wheel. No doubt about it Alfa nailed it with the Giulia. It should be the car of the decade.
EXACTLY! so why in the hell didn't Alfa know this. Bulls*@t that's all it is.The impression I got from reading the owners manual, if you can believe that I actually read most of it, was battery voltage was a big deal since it was mentioned so many times in relation to things working or not working.