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Old 05-11-2016, 12:04 PM
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First reviews are in.
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:06 PM
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As usual, much attention is paid...
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:09 PM
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...to the trivial stuff like...
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:13 PM
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...the cheap and plasticy feel of the plastic bits....
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:16 PM
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...or the display graphics of the infotainment system.
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:25 PM
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Much less noticed are the facts like...
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:28 PM
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...carbon fibre propshaft or....
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Old 05-11-2016, 01:25 PM
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....it is the first proper Alfa Romeo in decades.
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:04 PM
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Yeah this is reassuring initial news.

I do have concerns about the overall ownership experience, and the fact that the project seemed to be rushed.

Cautious optimism ladies and gents!
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Old 05-13-2016, 11:19 AM
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I hate my car. And the dealers.

However I need a Giulia.

I think this sums it up nicely.
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Old 05-13-2016, 12:42 PM
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The opposite can happen too.

Giulia made be I fall back in love with my car again. I believe that somehow these two are related. Just don't ask how.

Anyway, the end result is the same - I want Giulia.

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Old 05-14-2016, 05:57 PM
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I'm not really a big Alfa Romeo fan, but I saw a blue Giulia in Italian Carabinieri livery on the internet and that looked so right.
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Old 05-15-2016, 12:32 AM
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Giulia Quadrifoglio with a right look.
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:38 PM
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First English reviews are in.


(For some reason the market which most buys manual cars in Europe only gets autos? )

I still think I shouldn't have one. And I still desperately want to have one.

It also reminds me a lot of the Jaguar XE. Not quite 100% polished, but what a sports saloon it is.

Could the Giulia be the new benchmark?
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Old 05-16-2016, 06:38 PM
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(For some reason the market which most buys manual cars in Europe only gets autos? )
Same as the M5; why would the average American want their sports sedan to have the slushbox from an ordinary family hauler when they could have a sporty manual car?

And why would the average Yurop want the plebian DIY job from a Renault Twingo 0.485 Diesel in their upscale sports saloon when they could have a racing-inspired high-tech gearbox?

It does reek of British incompleteness, as you say, and the styling isn't quite as evocative as the Brera or 159, but goddamn if I don't want one too...
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