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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #210 on: February 09, 2019, 07:55:18 am »
Hey Rotor,

How about an Alfa for the wife?  :mrcool:



Actually I would love getting a Stelvio for her... The dealer has a 2018 leftover for like $33k.  I don't think it's big enough for family vacation trips though
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #211 on: February 09, 2019, 08:03:17 am »
I should add some more review stuff I guess...

- the thing is extremely good in the snow.  Between the rear biased awd, the rear lsd, and the stability control it turns and accelerates fantastically in the snow and you can easily get it into small controlled drifts.  If it had more ground clearance I would easily choose it over our Jeep for bad storms (that never really likes to turn in the snow under power)... Stelvio is probably a winter Rockstar

- still stuck on 0.9gs for peak lateral... Damn cold/ice/potholes are probably going to make that record hold for awhile

- cracked off a 4.46 0-60mph run this week (aided by nice 40deg air)

- still averaging about 29mpg.  Should only get better this spring/summer/fall.

So so far it has been reliable, fuel efficient, comfortable, big enough for the family, extremely frikkin fun, and great all weather grocery getter... Pretty much why I always wanted a sports sedan  :praise:
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #212 on: February 09, 2019, 11:07:44 am »
Sharp looking car, belated congratulations!

And don't let these guys hassle you... You can't be the only person in the world who was tired of their Ford being so unreliable they went out and bought an Italian car.


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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #213 on: February 09, 2019, 03:05:11 pm »
Sharp looking car, belated congratulations!

And don't let these guys hassle you... You can't be the only person in the world who was tired of their Ford being so unreliable they went out and bought an Italian car.
Jeep, it was his Jeep.
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #214 on: February 09, 2019, 03:31:16 pm »
Jeep, it was his Jeep.
Admittedly I am easily confused and haven't been in the loop, but I thought:
We dumped the wife's Focus and then she took the Jeep.

It was sort of a shame for the Focus as it only had 40k miles and looked like new yet... But it went through 3 DCT clutches (only under warranty for another year) and I had a strong suspicion that a ball joint was going.  So it was time to go event hough resale value was horrible.

The next gen JGC will be on the Giulia platform, so maybe in a couple years I can double down on alfa goodness  :lol:
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #215 on: February 09, 2019, 04:28:23 pm »
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I just got the Giulia to pull 0.96gs on an off ramp!!!

On power as well and it was the rear that ever so slightly started to break traction... The front end of these cars is just amazing
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #216 on: February 09, 2019, 04:54:37 pm »
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I just got the Giulia to pull 0.96gs on an off ramp!!!

On power as well and it was the rear that ever so slightly started to break traction... The front end of these cars is just amazing
Does it have twist beam?
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #217 on: February 09, 2019, 04:59:58 pm »
Does it have twist beam?

Twist beam would give 3 extra g's!
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #218 on: February 09, 2019, 05:10:31 pm »
I think the front grip is a direct result of their Ackerman geometry (inside front wheel turns more/less than the outside front wheel) combined with some secret sauce shock tuning.

Something everyone must experience at some time.
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #219 on: February 09, 2019, 05:14:21 pm »
I think the front grip is a direct result of their Ackerman geometry (inside front wheel turns more/less than the outside front wheel) combined with some secret sauce shock tuning.

Something everyone must experience at some time.
I could look it up, but what is the rear suspension>  I would suspect some form of multi-link as opposed to double wishbone.
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #220 on: February 09, 2019, 05:14:55 pm »
I think the front grip is a direct result of their Ackerman geometry (inside front wheel turns more/less than the outside front wheel) combined with some secret sauce shock tuning.

Something everyone must experience at some time.

I think the inside wheel should always turn more, unless you don't really want to turn.
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #221 on: February 09, 2019, 05:20:23 pm »
I could look it up, but what is the rear suspension>  I would suspect some form of multi-link as opposed to double wishbone.

It's multilink...

Some really good details and explanations.... https://enzari.com/2018/11/alfa-romeo-reveal-driving-dynamics-secrets/
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #222 on: February 10, 2019, 03:02:19 am »
That is one pretty little hatch.  My wife would love something like that; in that exact colour.

These little Giulietta’s are quite the head-turners, especially in red. Very stylish small cars.
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #223 on: February 10, 2019, 03:03:19 am »

Actually I would love getting a Stelvio for her... The dealer has a 2018 leftover for like $33k.  I don't think it's big enough for family vacation trips though

Damn! How much baggage do you guys take along? :lol:
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #224 on: February 10, 2019, 07:21:33 am »
It's multilink...

Some really good details and explanations.... https://enzari.com/2018/11/alfa-romeo-reveal-driving-dynamics-secrets/
Very complex design, all around.
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #225 on: February 10, 2019, 07:51:13 am »
A "semi-virtual steering axis", and a four-and-a-half link reae suspension? Pfffft. My Dakota has a fully virtual steering axis, and a six link rear suspension! I mean, I can drop the rear axle out by removing six bolts.
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #226 on: February 10, 2019, 12:34:16 pm »
A "semi-virtual steering axis", and a four-and-a-half link reae suspension? Pfffft. My Dakota has a fully virtual steering axis, and a six link rear suspension! I mean, I can drop the rear axle out by removing six bolts.

So is it virtual because it doesn't actualy turn?
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« Reply #227 on: February 10, 2019, 01:06:06 pm »
So is it virtual because it doesn't actualy turn?

Something like that  :lol:
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #228 on: February 17, 2019, 08:13:31 am »
Hey Rotor, our new cars together!  :rockon:










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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #229 on: February 17, 2019, 08:18:32 am »
Oooo nice quadrofogololfoglio!
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« Reply #230 on: February 17, 2019, 08:24:57 am »
Oooo nice quadrofogololfoglio!

Was cruising next to one yesterday on the Autobahn. Lovely ride!
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #231 on: February 17, 2019, 08:30:26 am »
I need to pick up a rear spoiler like that for my car once it warms up
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #232 on: February 17, 2019, 08:40:31 am »
I need to pick up a rear spoiler like that for my car once it warms up

I thought that was standard?
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #233 on: February 17, 2019, 08:41:47 am »
I thought that was standard?

It probably fell off.
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #234 on: February 17, 2019, 08:59:54 am »
It probably fell off.

Goes to show how fast these Alfas are. :lol:
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Re: ALPHA.... I mean Alfa!!!!!
« Reply #235 on: February 17, 2019, 09:35:26 am »
I thought that was standard?

On the quadrofogogogolollippoplgios
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