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Hi Everyone,

Been reading the forum and looking forward to my new Alfa which I hope will be here in about a week. I couldn't find what I wanted at any of the dealers, so I ordered one back in December from the factory. I'm very excited as I've always admired the Alfa marque, but never thought I'd own one until now. My sister who has lived in Europe most of her life has had three Alfa's and loved them. She is a "spirited" driver and says that they are the best driving car she has ever had. I'm old, but still enamored by the passion and emotion associated with Alfa's. So what if they break down occasionally.. you only live once.. and I'm Italian too! My soon to arrive Alfa is a 2018 Giulia Ti Sport AWD... Vesuvio Gray, Red/black interior, Sport Performance Package, etc. I didn't want a sunroof or a lot of the extras that the dealers load their inventory up with. The Ti Sport AWD package has all I need. I've been driving a 2015 BMW 435 Grand Coupe M-Sport package which I'll be turning in (leased) as soon as the Alfa is on board. I have to admit this BMW was a really good one (it was my second BMW sport sedan).. has a lot of performance and it has been very reliable. I had to think hard about giving it up and going with the new Alfa's, but I'm very enthused for now.

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Tony Bonanno
 

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Welcome! As you mention there is something special and attractive to the brand. Life is short not to experience it. I think they really came up with a nice design but a twist on the German copycat controls and features. The rotary controls especially to change spring dampering and fan controls are quick and easy to use. The minimalist appearance and ability to integrate the NAV screen into the dashboard without the awful plasticky tablet sticking up into the air are reasons enough to choose to be a non-conformist. I wish AR all the best. Of course the light, responsive steering and handling is what we lost after the 80's and 90's passed. This is the most alluring bit about the car. If this run continues there will hopefully be future exciting models. If not there's always the chance to go back to prior brands....
 

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One of the reasons I bought my AWD in San Diego was because I grew up in SF and plan in driving there often, including during the winter. Would love to grab espresso sometime when I'm out there.



Hi Everyone,

Been reading the forum and looking forward to my new Alfa which I hope will be here in about a week. I couldn't find what I wanted at any of the dealers, so I ordered one back in December from the factory. I'm very excited as I've always admired the Alfa marque, but never thought I'd own one until now. My sister who has lived in Europe most of her life has had three Alfa's and loved them. She is a "spirited" driver and says that they are the best driving car she has ever had. I'm old, but still enamored by the passion and emotion associated with Alfa's. So what if they break down occasionally.. you only live once.. and I'm Italian too! My soon to arrive Alfa is a 2018 Giulia Ti Sport AWD... Vesuvio Gray, Red/black interior, Sport Performance Package, etc. I didn't want a sunroof or a lot of the extras that the dealers load their inventory up with. The Ti Sport AWD package has all I need. I've been driving a 2015 BMW 435 Grand Coupe M-Sport package which I'll be turning in (leased) as soon as the Alfa is on board. I have to admit this BMW was a really good one (it was my second BMW sport sedan).. has a lot of performance and it has been very reliable. I had to think hard about giving it up and going with the new Alfa's, but I'm very enthused for now.

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One of the reasons I bought my AWD in San Diego was because I grew up in SF and plan in driving there often, including during the winter. Would love to grab espresso sometime when I'm out there.
Would enjoy that.. let me know when you are heading this way !
 

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Welcome Tony. I’m in abq. I took delivery of my 2018 Quadrifoglio in November. The NM gang needs to meet. The Alfa dealer in Albuquerque has cars n coffee every 3rd Saturday. I make it when I can.
I had no idea about the ABQ get together. My car is coming out of Denver, but will be going to the ABQ naturally for service and support. Would be great to meet other owners down there and get to know the dealership too.... Thanks for letting me know!

Would really like to see your Quadrifoglio... :)
 
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Well, looks like I might be spending even more time out there- wife and I both got offers at LANL. Hopefully I'll be meeting you all soon!
 

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Well, looks like I might be spending even more time out there- wife and I both got offers at LANL. Hopefully I'll be meeting you all soon!
That's terrific news! Lots of LANL folks in the area.. most live on opposite side of town from me (closer to the lab)... look forward to meeting you whenever..

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Hi Everyone,

Been reading the forum and looking forward to my new Alfa which I hope will be here in about a week. I couldn't find what I wanted at any of the dealers, so I ordered one back in December from the factory. I'm very excited as I've always admired the Alfa marque, but never thought I'd own one until now. My sister who has lived in Europe most of her life has had three Alfa's and loved them. She is a "spirited" driver and says that they are the best driving car she has ever had. I'm old, but still enamored by the passion and emotion associated with Alfa's. So what if they break down occasionally.. you only live once.. and I'm Italian too! My soon to arrive Alfa is a 2018 Giulia Ti Sport AWD... Vesuvio Gray, Red/black interior, Sport Performance Package, etc. I didn't want a sunroof or a lot of the extras that the dealers load their inventory up with. The Ti Sport AWD package has all I need. I've been driving a 2015 BMW 435 Grand Coupe M-Sport package which I'll be turning in (leased) as soon as the Alfa is on board. I have to admit this BMW was a really good one (it was my second BMW sport sedan).. has a lot of performance and it has been very reliable. I had to think hard about giving it up and going with the new Alfa's, but I'm very enthused for now.

Ciao,

Tony Bonanno

Benvenuto Tony e boca lupo!
 

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I'll be in Santa Fe May 2-4 if anyone wants to meet and grab coffee. Should we try to do a meet-up at Iconik Coffee? I'll take point on arranging, event though I'll be in a rental, if people are interested.
 
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