Jalopnik is the Buzzfeed of cars, I don't believe 99% of what they say. They are preaching to their own choir who hates everything that isn't manual, and easy to work on -- in my not-so-humble opinion.Saw this article and just wanted to share it with the group
Got 3750 off mine on Saturday -- Another dealer (I do not recommend) offered me 6500 off a base Q4... thanks for including those links!The numbers in the article are looking at full 2017 sales, when the Giulia really has only been available since February and is the first mainstream model for Alfa.
In the last 2 months, FCA has sold roughly same number of Giulias as Jag sold XEs and now pushing close to 1K units/month
Even the A4 only sells ~3K units/month, on average.
IMO, the current incentives $1750, going to $2750 last week are to clear out 2017 stock more than anything.
Giulia - http://carsalesbase.com/us-car-sales-data/alfa-romeo/alfa-romeo-giulia/
Jag XE - http://carsalesbase.com/us-car-sales-data/jaguar/jaguar-xe/
Audi A4 - http://carsalesbase.com/us-car-sales-data/audi/audi-a4/
BTW, I just saw my 3rd Alfa in this wild on the way home from work. Black with chrome trim, so maybe a Lusso.
I've seen a Rosso Ti Sport twice, but not sure if it 's the same one or not.
I suppose it depends on the dealer and where you are...the dealer where I bought my Quad from, and he is supposed to be considered small, though one of the first Alfa dealers in the US...as of now IF his website is accurate he has 4 Quads and over 20 Guilia Ti most are AWD....I talked to my dealer today and they have only received 15 Giulia's so far this year. They could have sold more, but have not had enough inventory.
Alfa of Buffalo NY is joined with in their Maserati dealer, as is the Alfa dealership in Rochester NY paired with Maserati.I tend to agree that the FIAT / Alfa marriage is a bit forced.....Unfortunately FIAT did not restart well in the US....Reliability ratings were poor and that fact (whether valid or not) is floating around ....to tie Alfa's relaunch with FIAT, when Alfa is obviously trying to fry bigger fish (Merc, BMW, Audi) seems silly...That segment of the market (to the average car buyer) is all about IMAGE !!! Is it logical to sell a $90 K super sedan next to a $15 k Base 500 Pop ? Alfa should have been teamed up with Maserati...a car with a historically poor reliability reputation but not in the average public's collective conscious....Rather a name that rings of
MYSTIQUE !!!! Don't get me wrong, I've had two Masers and have had no issues with either one, but let's not forget about the BiTurbo (maybe the biggest maintenance headache ever known to man)....Alfa would have been a chic alternative to the Maser and would have sold at a discount...Boom, instant image...."Who sells them there Alpha Romeros"....."I went to the Maserati dealer in town"..... "OOOOHHHHH, I see"....Ferrari should be "stand alone".....Maser and Alfa together...and FIAT left to fight it out with the KIAs, Chevys, Hyundais, Toyotas, etc, etc, etc.....