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I have a 18 Giulia and Stelvio that are TI Sport with the driver assistance packages. My Giulia has the upgrade leather package. Both are around 80k miles right now with zero issue. I previously had an 11 a4 and will never go back to anything German. There is a guy in my small business complex that daily drives and tracks a Giulia Quadrifoglio and as far as I know hasn't had any issues. He even drives it in the snow.
 

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Blocks radar signals
Ive heard that before but I have noticed virtually no difference between my Jeep and my Giulia while running an R3....I have it mounted high up on the Giulia to the right of the mirror so maybe there is no coating there
 

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I have a 2018 Giulia Quadrifoglio, no options except the nice wheels, white paint and carbon wheel. I love it. Except maybe the back seat it is extremely comfortable to drive every day, in traffic, open road. The only issues I've ever had were with the infotainment, but driving this thing is too much enjoyment to worry about what station you're listening to.

On long trips, the lack of a spare might be a problem, as the tires are susceptible to damage from road hazards. But any serious performance sedan will have the same issues, and this one is faster and handles better.
 

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That's not true. My escort Max does just fine.
Ive heard that before but I have noticed virtually no difference between my Jeep and my Giulia while running an R3....I have it mounted high up on the Giulia to the right of the mirror so maybe there is no coating there

I've heard too that people reported the infrared doesn't block the signals but at the time of purchasing the car, 1. the people on the escort forum told me it would, and 2. the car I found didn't have the driver package anyway so I was happy.

Truthfully I don't care about having acc, so the driver package didn't appeal to me, and I didn't want to take the risk of blocking the signal
 

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Here in Australia we had a similar experience to North America, only a decade or so earlier. Alfa left the local market under a cloud of unreliability and poor sales. Then they came back as completely new designs and people like me agonised about whether to take the plunge. Eventually I bought a 2008 Alfa 159 2.4 5-cylinder diesel and sold it 11 years and 200,000 km later, having had no reliability problems to speak of. That didn't stop morons who had never owned one telling me how unreliable they were! I've had a Giulia Veloce (the 280hp 4-cyl version, I think it's called something else in America) for over a year now and have had no problems with it.
 

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I daily drive a 2017 QV and have had zero issues. I find excuses to drive the car. I find excuses to take back roads whenever possible. Personally, unless you have your heart set on CarPlay/AndroidAuto, I'd strongly consider a low mile used 2017/2018 with an extended warranty. Like all higher end cars, they take a big depreciation hit the first 2 years (yes, all cars do, but the same percentage hit on an expensive car is that much larger) and you can find some amazingly low mileage cars. I bought my 2017 in summer of 2018 with 2200 miles on it. If you love the handling most, you'll be plenty happy with a Ti. If you love the power just as much, the QV is totally worth it. If you're in between, get a Ti and tune it.
I have a 2017 Giulia Ti with the sport package. I have had no mechanical issues except for recalls. however, the infotainment center is awful. it has had multiple failures of various electronic components including the AC on a 95 degree day (3-4 separate failures) and the nav froze and went black. I have taken it back to the dealer several times which resulted in code updates. It failed after each of the code upgrades. I still love the car. If you live in a northern clime with many potholes, I recommend getting the 18" wheels. Each winter i have had to take the car to get the wheel straightened to the tune of $150x4. Be careful of the potholes.
 

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Mine didn't come with the driver assistance and I'm glad bc I didn't want the infrared screen.

27mpg! That's lucky. I too have a 60 mile commute but I'm lucky to get 17mpg. Then again I do drive like I'm late to work, even though I'm not 😉

You can always get an extended warranty. That's what I'm in the process of now
Side note: Avnyc11 who are you finding best from the pool of extended warranties you’ve researched btw? Thanks.
 

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Side note: Avnyc11 who are you finding best from the pool of extended warranties you’ve researched btw? Thanks.
Clay Robbins. I'm about to pull the trigger on a 7 year 85k
 

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Clay Robbins. I'm about to pull the trigger on a 7 year 85k
Do you know who they underwrite with? CNA, Zurich Insurance? Are you just buying the extended warranty from them? Meaning, will they sell it to us/anyone?
 

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Do you know who they underwrite with? CNA, Zurich Insurance? Are you just buying the extended warranty from them? Meaning, will they sell it to us/anyone?
I don't know who they underwrite with but he said he only needs my miles and vin. It's the max care warranty. Same as zeigler
 

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Here in Australia we had a similar experience to North America, only a decade or so earlier. Alfa left the local market under a cloud of unreliability and poor sales. Then they came back as completely new designs and people like me agonised about whether to take the plunge. Eventually I bought a 2008 Alfa 159 2.4 5-cylinder diesel and sold it 11 years and 200,000 km later, having had no reliability problems to speak of. That didn't stop morons who had never owned one telling me how unreliable they were! I've had a Giulia Veloce (the 280hp 4-cyl version, I think it's called something else in America) for over a year now and have had no problems with it.
I still have my 159 as well as my Giulia. Still a nice drive on the open road. I was remarking the other day how remarkable it is to have a nearly ten year old car with zero rattles.
 

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I've heard too that people reported the infrared doesn't block the signals but at the time of purchasing the car, 1. the people on the escort forum told me it would, and 2. the car I found didn't have the driver package anyway so I was happy.
Ka band is around 30 GHz frequency.
Infrared is 300GHz and up... so I agree that IR blocking film should not interfere with radar detectors.
My R3 works great...
 

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Bought my QV in August. I daily drive it and have put 10k miles on it already because there is nothing else I would rather drive. You biggest challenge is going to be everyone attempting to race you. Just today it started with a Dodge Challenger, then an S550 and finally a Jetta. All I could do was smile and wave. The Challenger wasn’t even a Hemi, the S550 caught a great glimpse of my tail lights and the Jetta...I was insulted. But all the car does is get attention and put a smile on your face. No issues with reliability, I also have the 7 yr warranty and my radar works perfectly thru the IR Windshield. Buy the Car!!!
 

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Hi,
I've been looking around for a new car recently, (considering C63, M4, S5 if you're curious and my previous car was a Mercedes Benz C300), and I stumbled into an Alfa Romeo dealership out of seer curiosity. After seeing and test driving the beautiful Giulia, I feel in LOVE instantly. I've been doing some research for a couple weeks now and renting one off Turo (2019 TI Sport) and absolutely loving it ,i've basically decided to get a giulia. I did have some questions regarding some experiences you guys have had with it RELIABILITY ( I've heard good and bad things from some articles online but still kinda skeptical about its reliability compared to German cars), options that are a MUST and is the Quadrafoglio COMFORTABLE enough to be a DAILY DRIVER. Also, is it worth the extra amount of money to get a new 2020 updated version compared to a used (maybe around 2017-18) version?

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Eddy
Some answers from my side: 1. A British magazine awarded the Giulia QV won the sports sedan of the year award 3 years in a row - one of the criteria is that it must be possible to take your kids to school in this car. 2. Prototypes were sent to the USA, and the reply was that the car is too stiff for American tastes. The answer to this is the adjustable shock absorbers - via a button on the DNA-dial. 3. About reliability - it beat the German Big 3 in a survey in the United Kingdom.
 

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I have a 2017 Giulia Ti with the sport package. I have had no mechanical issues except for recalls. however, the infotainment center is awful. it has had multiple failures of various electronic components including the AC on a 95 degree day (3-4 separate failures) and the nav froze and went black. I have taken it back to the dealer several times which resulted in code updates. It failed after each of the code upgrades. I still love the car. If you live in a northern clime with many potholes, I recommend getting the 18" wheels. Each winter i have had to take the car to get the wheel straightened to the tune of $150x4. Be careful of the potholes.
I regret to hear of these infotainment concerns, lesmracer! If you would like our team to look in to this further, please send a private message.

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I regret to hear of these infotainment concerns, lesmracer! If you would like our team to look in to this further, please send a private message.

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Kate, I appreciate your reaching out to me. I have used AlfaRomeoCares, they were helpful. I was scheduled for another SW check at dealer, but i had to cancel. I have been very busy with work and have not rescheduled.
 

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Is it better and less expensive than this one from Zeigler?
My current miles are higher than yours at 20k but it's the same warranty. When I asked about the underwriter, he said it is the MOPAR Max Care. 7/85 for 4200
 

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My current miles are higher than yours at 20k but it's the same warranty. When I asked about the underwriter, he said it is the MOPAR Max Care. 7/85 for 4200
Got it. Thanks. I am thinking on a $200 deducible with either the 8yr/75K for $3.3K or the 8yr/85K for $4.2K both Mopar Max Care by Zeigler. I will make a decision in JAS-2020 with 7K - 9K miles on the QV. Let's see.
 

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Got it. Thanks. I am thinking on a $200 deducible with either the 8yr/75K for $3.3K or the 8yr/85K for $4.2K both Mopar Max Care by Zeigler. I will make a decision in JAS-2020 with 7K - 9K miles on the QV. Let's see.
The sooner you buy the cheaper it is. I'm paying 4200 for a 7/85 vs your 8/85 bc I waited to long.

If you know you want one and can afford it now, I would go for it now
 
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