Yeah, especially since it sounds like the author knows Alfa and really wants Alfa to succeed with the Giulia.That was a tough read.
Idunno if I'd lump this one in the same category. Just a clickbait title. Without a doubt people are definitely playing up on the Alfa equals issues.
Maybe I was lucky, but no car thoroughly redeems its many quirks like the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia does. Ten minutes on any two-lane had me grinning like an idiot. Four hours on the epic backroads of southeastern Ohio had me considering rolling the dice on becoming a one-car household. I didn’t want to give the Giulia back.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is not a rational choice. It’s the car that speaks to the five-year-old gearhead within who somehow needs to choose respectable transportation. It’s for the driver who needs a little excitement every morning – whether from the drive itself, or from the uncertainty of whether you’ll get out of the garage.
Giulias (either the 2.0 or the QV) have now had some kind of mechanical problem on almost every road test. Not to mention the #of owners on here whose cars have had engines cut out, stalled, gone into limp mode, etc.Auto journalists are blowing a minor glitch out of proportion, failing to have any journalistic integrity in lieu of clickbait headlines
Journalists intentionally causing a "known" fault error isn't really breaking down. AlsoGiulias (either the 2.0 or the QV) have now had some kind of mechanical problem on almost every road test. Not to mention the #of owners on here whose cars have had engines cut out, stalled, gone into limp mode, etc.
Even if it's a minority of the cars, this is terrible PR, and far worse than Alfa's competitors.
Did the F series 330i or 340 suffer anything like the same number of problems while being road tested?
Did the M3 or the M4 break down at the track like Smith's QV did? Or the one Pistonheads tested?
There are those who say he is known for delaying models that aren't ready.New model problems are a thing of the past for the vast majority of car makers. The issue with Fiat is the CEO is known for pushing out models before they are tested like other companies do. In the US, this approach simple doesn't work.
1 car out of 100 is 1%Cliffnotes:
1 car out of 1000 is .001% failure.
1 car out of 10,000 is .0001% failure rate.