Beautifully smooth drive; passengers often can’t believe the speed we’re at.I saw a video about the car and instantly loved it. At the time the price was too high though. I kept working and waiting and found a deal I could do.
What has surprised me the most about the car is first of all I still love it now as much as I did when I bought it. But let's be honest, that engine is incredible. Just the fact there is no turbo wheezing at redline is awesome. It just pulls and the ride doesn't indicate how fast you are going.
To answer the actual question . . . I arrived at the Giulia as most others seemed to have arrived at it. I was looking for a fun-to-drive compact sports sedan that I didn't see all the time. I had owned both a Kia Stinger and an Audi S6 in the recent past, and while both were great cars in their own right, they're really Autobahn cruisers and a bit too big to be fun in the curves. The new G20 3-series is much improved over the previous F30, but around here it seems like three of them would drive by in the time it takes me to blink. The same could be said about the Audi A4, although to a slightly lesser degree. So I went with the Giulia.I actually never test drove my Giulia. In fact - until I drove it off the lot after signing the paperwork, I'd never driven a Giulia at all.
Love this one, first time someone in the thread mentions it; I've been a bit more boring in my garage...it's been 90% domestic-US (i.e., Chevrolet, Pontiac, Jeep, etc.) with the occasional interest in Tesla v. Audi (the 10%). The pathway to the Giulia was basically Tesla (much more my wife pushing than honest interest) v. Audi v. Alfa Romeo and I went Italian...no regrets.Also, from a "historical" perspective, prior to getting the Giulia I'd owned cars from Sweden, Germany, Britain, Japan, and Korea, but I'd never owned an Italian car. So that was also a consideration for me.
Agreed here as well, I was looking at some lower and higher price points for Audi and Tesla, without necessarily thinking I could afford an Alfa Romeo. Was shocked when I actually did the homework and realized there were some solid dealership deals around that made it more than feasible.As is often mentioned here, I assumed it was at a much higher price point.
It's a fun conundrum, we love the exclusivity but it's hard to make sense of the fact they're actually exclusive. Alfa marketing seems to be the simplest answer.I agree with earlier comments that Alfa should just persuade people to test-drive them, and they will be hooked. I don't understand why they aren't much more popular (but I do enjoy the exclusivity!)
Great story!Turns out the Lion King’s circle of life also applies to automobiles. I learned to drive in 1969 on my dad’s 1965 Giulia Sprint GT. My first car was a Giulia Super 1300. So fast forward 60 years and my last car is now my 2018 Giulia Ti Sport. So for me, Alfa is in my DNA. The biggest and best surprise with the Ti Sport is all the things available for customization today. I have two pages of add-ons and I have yet to touch the mechanicals. The other thing which came as no surprise to me is the top notch quality and reliability. No problems at all. I have a great Alfa dealer here in Pensacola which makes all the difference in the world. Get to know your dealer and work together as a team.