I have lurked here since early March, learning much about the new Giulia. I finally decided it would be great to mingle with you Alfisti. I will take delivery on a base, plain-Jane Giulia next week. It will join my 1987 Milano Gold that I purchased in Frankfurt in April 1986. I drove the Milano nearly 3,000 miles in Germany, Austria and Italy before shipping it home and it has been my weekend, fair-weather driver ever since. It was the first Milano in Washington State. The Giulia will be my third Alfa. The first was an Alfetta in the 1970s.