This right hereI go a week or more without driving mine and start looking for other cars, then take it out for a day and think, "This is the best sports sedan."
Sorry to disappoint but I went the other way from a 2015 911S to a 2019 Giulia QV. Had numerous problems with the 911, very costly to repair. So far no issues with the QV. Alfa is faster, handles better and is way more comfortable. Drove from Maine to Miami in the Alfa with zero problem. On a trip from DC to Miami in the 911 the AC quit during 90 heat. After a week at the dealership, still wasn't repaired. That's when I switched in to the Alfa. 911 was under warranty.Hi,
Some of you may know me on this forum from the continued cold start misfire issues I’ve been having with my 2019 Quadrifoglio. As a result, I’ve started casually browsing other brands in case I need to get out of this car.
I had my sights set on a Porsche 992 911 C4S until I test drove one today. I left feeling very surprised, and somewhat frustrated by my disappointment in what is supposed to be one of the most coveted driver’s cars in the world. I left preferring my QV.
Below are some first impressions - I’ve been trying to piece together data (dyno curves, gear ratios, etc.) that might explain my experience, but I’ve not been successful. I’d appreciate any input from folks who have owned or driven both.
- 911 feels like precision machine more than a car, more “put together” than the QV, less eventful overall
- 911 feels way heavier than the QV, even though it’s not
- 911 has surgical, but heavier steering than QV
- 911 has stiffer suspension, zero body roll, completely glued to the road vs. the QV which sometimes likes to dance about
- Shifts on a 911 felt like non-events; could barely perceive they were happening vs. the QV which bucks when you shift it
- 911 torque in lower RPMs felt less powerful than QV - this was probably the most surprising to me. I had to get the 911 up to higher revs to make it exciting
- The QV feels “zippier.” I had to make the 911 travel through more of its rev range in a given gear to achieve the same feeling of acceleration I get from the QV. 911 acceleration feels noticeably faster than the QV when doing this, but I also end up reaching higher speeds, which I don’t want to do
- The 911 exhaust feels more like screaming/wailing, while the QV has a deeper/raspier tone and gear shifts that are just way more appealing to me. 911 beats QV in the “pops and crackles” dimension
So there you have it. I went in convinced the 911 would blow the QV out of the water in every way. But I left confused that I preferred my unreliable but incredibly exciting by comparison QV.
What gives? Am I stuck with her forever?
Stop it. Alfas are unreliable squishy crap with cheap buttons and worthless dealers. Everyone knows every other car is better with zero issues...Sorry to disappoint but I went the other way from a 2015 911S to a 2019 Giulia QV. Had numerous problems with the 911, very costly to repair. So far no issues with the QV. Alfa is faster, handles better and is way more comfortable. Drove from Maine to Miami in the Alfa with zero problem. On a trip from DC to Miami in the 911 the AC quit during 90 heat. After a week at the dealership, still wasn't repaired. That's when I switched in to the Alfa. 911 was under warranty.
That is a beautiful car!I've only owned two Porsches ever. My beautiful 356 Speedster and one of the first Carrera GTs in the USA. All other Porsches have never had any appeal for me. I have literally never ever seen one and said "Hmmm. I'd like one of those". Cars are incredibly objective things. grew up as a teenager lusting after Alfas because that's what was accessible then. I had a really pretty stripped out 1750 GTV wth a roll cage and 5 point harness that was a blast to thrash around Willow Springs and I currently have three Alfas in our daily driver stable - A Stelvio and Giulia Ti Sport and a 2020 Quad. I can't see any reason to want another Porsche at this point in my life View attachment 110626 View attachment 110627