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Finally picked her up today in Chicago and it was a long drive back to KY. Got radar detector installed tonight and have paint protection film and tint scheduled for Wednesday, getting new tires to replace the awful Pirelli runflats later this week.

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Love that blue! The new wheel design, not so much.
 

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Love that blue! The new wheel design, not so much.
Me neither. Going to get some of the knock off dark 5 holes. Here is a question I will post in the wheels forum: Has anyone tried the 19x8.5 ET38 square set of knock offs? I would like to be able to rotate the tires, especially since they seem to have gone up about 30% in the last couple of months.
 

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Love that blue! The new wheel design, not so much.
Plus 1... they look like Lego gear wheels!

How accurate is that blue in the photo, because it looks lovely in the photo- seems richer than I've seen in the flesh (went for red instead for my new one)?

Out of interest what is wrong with the run flats - have them on my 2018 veloce and they seem OK to me, but I am no expert.
 

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Plus 1... they look like Lego gear wheels!

How accurate is that blue in the photo, because it looks lovely in the photo- seems richer than I've seen in the flesh (went for red instead for my new one)?

Out of interest what is wrong with the run flats - have them on my 2018 veloce and they seem OK to me, but I am no expert.
I love that Misano Blue, but also the Alfa Reds (all of them) and the color they cancelled for 2022, Stamboli Grey.
Runflats can hurt vehicle ride quality (too stiff), but engineers can work around that, as evidenced by the supple ride in Giulias.
 

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My '18 QV is also a Misano, and I think it is a less common color among all the amorphous cars on the road. I just love it, and people often complement the color. I have of course the dark wheels, with yellow calipers, and agree with some of the above posts that the shiny ring on the new wheels draws attention to the wheels and not the gorgeous line and color of the car. The first thing that catches your eye should be the car, not the wheels. I personally like a more subdued look to my cars, more elegance, less "bing." But from what I see out on the road, the eye catching look of cars' wheels seems to be a recent design statement. But to each his own, and all the best to your and your new ride. For a sedan, the handling of these cars is superb, and not numbed down like so many others. NV
 

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My '18 QV is also a Misano, and I think it is a less common color among all the amorphous cars on the road. I just love it, and people often complement the color. I have of course the dark wheels, with yellow calipers, and agree with some of the above posts that the shiny ring on the new wheels draws attention to the wheels and not the gorgeous line and color of the car. The first thing that catches your eye should be the car, not the wheels. I personally like a more subdued look to my cars, more elegance, less "bing." But from what I see out on the road, the eye catching look of cars' wheels seems to be a recent design statement. But to each his own, and all the best to your and your new ride. For a sedan, the handling of these cars is superb, and not numbed down like so many others. NV
That blue color on your QV was originally a Corvette color in the '60s (or very close to it). My only other comment is that it would look even better with the silver 5-hole wheels. Wheels on a car are like a tie on a men's suit; it can make or break the look.
 

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I love that Misano Blue, but also the Alfa Reds (all of them) and the color they cancelled for 2022, Stamboli Grey.
Runflats can hurt vehicle ride quality (too stiff), but engineers can work around that, as evidenced by the supple ride in Giulias.
I like my old Monte Carlo blue which is subdued and classy. A popular colour they've pulled is the other green (can't remember the name). Local Alfa specialist (Jamie Porter at Alfaworkshop) thinks the MC blue with the yellow callipers is classiest.. He has a Quad and thinks that the Veloce is all round a better car than the Quad - the Goldilocks option...

Giulia ride pretty amazing considering how it corners - a little jittery but can't complain, so I don't mind the runflats. Wonder if the Active suspension will be even better on my Estrema?
 

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My '18 QV is also a Misano, and I think it is a less common color among all the amorphous cars on the road. I just love it, and people often complement the color. I have of course the dark wheels, with yellow calipers, and agree with some of the above posts that the shiny ring on the new wheels draws attention to the wheels and not the gorgeous line and color of the car. The first thing that catches your eye should be the car, not the wheels. I personally like a more subdued look to my cars, more elegance, less "bing." But from what I see out on the road, the eye catching look of cars' wheels seems to be a recent design statement. But to each his own, and all the best to your and your new ride. For a sedan, the handling of these cars is superb, and not numbed down like so many others. NV
Diamond cutting on wheels seems to be everywhere now - assume Alfa wanted to join in. Misjudged I think.
 

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Regarding the color, it really pops in the sunlight. The dealer had put some kind of glaze on the car as prep for my pick up so that added to the pop a little. I do love a red car as well and would have been equally happy with either, just leaned a tiny bit toward the blue do to rarity.

Regarding run flats, these Pirelli p7 touring tires don't inspire confidence in spirited driving. I have driven Michelin run flat summer tires that performed well. However, I prefer the performance of non run flat Michelins and live in an area where long term snow is not a problem so I am installing Michelin AS/4 tires today and these will be my winter wheels in the future. Going to try to wait to get new wheels until next year so I have something fun to do to make the car feel new again.

In case anyone is still reading is there something I can put on the shiny Veloce fender badge to make it more smoky looking?
 

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Regarding the color, it really pops in the sunlight. The dealer had put some kind of glaze on the car as prep for my pick up so that added to the pop a little. I do love a red car as well and would have been equally happy with either, just leaned a tiny bit toward the blue do to rarity.

Regarding run flats, these Pirelli p7 touring tires don't inspire confidence in spirited driving. I have driven Michelin run flat summer tires that performed well. However, I prefer the performance of non run flat Michelins and live in an area where long term snow is not a problem so I am installing Michelin AS/4 tires today and these will be my winter wheels in the future. Going to try to wait to get new wheels until next year so I have something fun to do to make the car feel new again.

In case anyone is still reading is there something I can put on the shiny Veloce fender badge to make it more smoky looking?
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