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Hadn’t seen that. Thanks for posting.
 

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And the Giulia doesn't sell well? Unbelievable.

And, please note, Kimi drives with the transmission in automatic setting.

I particularly liked the quip about setting the traction control to "wet". Too funny.
 

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Yes he cracks me up. He often has sarcastic answers when being questioned by reporters after F1 races. I would be gripping the handles inside the car too if I was in the passenger seat with Kimi driving a Giulia on a track, but boy would that be a memorable experience.

And in regards to the Giulia, I have a 2017 which I love, and to my disappointment my local dealer just closed shop. Not a good sign.I am anxious.
 

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Well, the parent company isn't leaving the market this time so have some confidence the parts will remain available. Servicing may be tricky but Ferrari isn't leaving either. Somebody will know how to fix a Giulia.

On the brighter side, based on the longevity of my 164 there is little need for concern. Once the factory supplied defects were repaired they did not repeat. Only in the last few years has any rust shown up and so far, nothing structural.

The Giulia has been designed from the ground up to be more durable than the 164 was ever meant to be.

You will note I am the original owner of my 164, 29 years and 240,000 km later. Engine has never been touched: plugs and oil only. Transmission had the input bearing failure, fixed with the parts used in the S box and never a problem since.

Chances are in favour of you getting tired of the Giulia before it ever lets you down which may take quite a while....of course nobody will be making a better car, you know.
 

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Can appreciate your comments about the 164, even though this discussion is about the Giulia. Have owned my 91 164S from 94 now with 325,000 km, and as like yours, the engine and gearbox (has the newer bearing) have not been touched. Just the usual required maint and worn part replacement. The body has zero rust, the interior straight and clean. The other brand subsystems (Bosch, TRW, et al) are what tend to fail every few years.

Yes, would love to have a drive with Kimi but not sure I would live through the experience, lol. Oh, my heart, my heart!!
 

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Speaking of sales..... I was talking with a person who works for the Austin, Tx dealer and that dealer along with the other 4 they own has well exceeded their sales projections for 2020. Pretty good news if you ask me. Great video too! I think I need to change my signature to 25 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.
 
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