2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Love it, sometimes playing the long game (by choice or by force) ends up working out! Happy you got your hands on one eventually...
What is your unicorn spec? I assume my silverstone/red interior/bright five-hole/no sunroof/Ti Sport/Q4/active suspension/leather dash & doors/HK is a rare combination.I was in my 20s when I had to buy my first car — up to then I’d been bumming off the family’s cars. I was depressed because I didn’t want an econobox yet my very limited budget wouldn’t go very far. By coincidence (or divine providence) one of the motoring mags currently ran an article about “Everything you need to know about buying and running a used Fiat X1/9.” Mind you, just looking at an X1/9 had always given me a woody, but I was scared by everything “they” said about Fiats. One of the expert wrenches cited in the article was, in fact, five miles from where I lived. Long story somewhat less long, I bought one of his customer’s X1/9s for $850 (a very Fiat-y amount). For many years, that little go-cart put a smile on my face with its directness of handling and the Lampredi-sourced symphony just behind my head.
Around 1990 I had a continuing need to transport boxes of computer equipment as part of my job and the X1/9 came up short in cargo carrying, so something had to give. I was hopelessly in love with Italian cars by then, so figured I’d move up to a GTV-6. Until I found the rear cargo area was big enough to hold a briefcase but not much more. How about a Milano? Still very long story only minutely shorter, I flew across country to buy a 1987 Milano Platinum. When Alfa pulled out of the U.S. I told myself I’d keep my Milano until I could replace it with a new Alfa.
Now we’re up to 2017 and the Giulia’s introduction. Because circumstances, I had to wait until 2020. Figuring the Giulia was peak ICE and I’d likely keep it forever, I factory-ordered my unicorn specification and waited 4 months for delivery. I just now passed two years of ownership and I still gaze at the car in wonder that it’s mine.
PS: I journaled my ordering and delivery experience in the dealer/purchasing forum, should you be an insomniac in need of relief.
Or a new battery since you have an my18. Ask me how I know 😂When I was a kid my father had an Alfa Sud and he used to rave about the handling. Unfortunately engine caught fire (some fuel tube failure i think) so I never got to drive it.
As a first car was looking at 147 but was a bit over budget. Later on even though 159 looked great, was not fascinated about engines/weight (and 3.2 was again too expensive).
When Giulia came out I knew i would get one at some point. So when started looking for a RWD sedan, I almost did not give me a choice to look for something else. Was looking at other cars online but only test drove Giulia/ Tesla and MX5
Fast forward to last September I got me a squadra Q2 and have beed extremely satisfied (apart from battery issues guess need to buy a tender).
well the alfa dealer recently said the battery is fine but who knows. They were supposed to charge it but car stayed there for a few hours. Have another appointment with them, let's see if they charge it this time.Or a new battery since you have an my18. Ask me how I know 😂
After new battery, new dealer should be next on your list.well the alfa dealer recently said the battery is fine but who knows. They were supposed to charge it but car stayed there for a few hours. Have another appointment with them, let's see if they charge it this time.