Not for the faint hearted
I've got 2015 QV TCT and loving it. Its my second Alfa after the 159 Ti. Alfas are stylish, classy and sporty. Not exactly trouble free (nothing is). I've owned many cars Japs and Germs. While my Japs actually had better reliability and cheaper to maintain, i never really enjoyed driving them. The Germs I had, didn't make me smile either; were expensive to fix, too common and just plain boring. I'd rather take the bus. Well the Alfas just made me feel special :-) Of course there is no such thing as the perfect car. Every car has its flaw. My Al...fas have had its fair share of issues, like any other car brand would. What i've learnt is if you take care of your car, it will take care of you. If you don't care for your car (no mechanical sympathy) then may be Alfas are not for you. If you want safe and simple, don't think Alfa. If you want to live life a little, think Alfa.
Purchased for A$30,000.00.
Wonderful all rounder
The car has been designed beautifully inside and out. With Dynamic mode switched on, the 1.75 engine responses well - turbo lag is non-existent, high power output at low rev and continue to climb all the way to 5,000 rpm. Handling is excellent however the electronic steering does not give much satisfaction around bendy roads - Natural mode is too fidgety and Dynamic is too heavy.
I owned the QV thus it is not the most comfortable car on bumpy roads - a bit stiff at times however extremely stable and flat going through corner at high speed.
What a fantastic car this is!
The combination of the newer version of the 4C 1750 engine and TCT gearbox is a match made in heaven. It packs a proper punch, sounds great and the gearbox is flawless. An absolute joy to drive. Turbo lag is non existent and it loves to rev. Enough has been said about the Giulietta's exterior styling over the years, it is a beautiful car and turns heads like you wouldn't believe. The interior is stylish with good materials, well built too, there are no rattles or squeaks anywhere. This car, as well as the Giulietta Multiair I owned for 4 ...years before I bought the QV, are the most reliable cars I've ever owned. I don't even have a blown light bulb or a bit of top-up oil to report. Unlike VAG vehicles that are riddled with factory faults. The Giulietta had a long gestation period and it shows. I absolutely love this car, there is nothing else on the market I want to replace it with. This one is a keeper, fantastic job, Alfa!
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