Met an 18 Giulia Ti Sport owner last week in an Indian Wells, Ca parking lot who has had the car only 7 days and allowed me to take a test drive along the winding Hwy 74 out here in the desert. Wow, I am wet!!! Have been reading the forums for about 5 months deciding if I could get past potential reliability issues based upon my prejudice of crappy FCA products of the past...although I own a BMW 135i 6MT which irritates me over things that break unnecessarily (ie leaking auto dimming mirrors, cracking 3rd brake light lens). I know I am preaching to the choir, but this car is freeking amazing. My only decision is to go for an 18 or special order a 19 to my liking (red with tan interior) The only weak spot if the sound system when I choose to use it...is the Bose option an improvement?...seems like $900 might be worth it unless you all have a different take.