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    I just posted a new blog on the Alfa 4C & Giulia Quadrifoglio: https://karenable.com/alfas-the-4c-giulia-quadrifoglio/

    Thoughts?

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    Good write up; thanks for posting

    I briefly considered the 4c, but for me a sports car like this needs more than 4 cylinders and the interior was awful as you say, the switch gear was the same as from a giulietta which I had for a bit; and absolutely hated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A348W View Post
    Good write up; thanks for posting

    I briefly considered the 4c, but for me a sports car like this needs more than 4 cylinders and the interior was awful as you say, the switch gear was the same as from a giulietta which I had for a bit; and absolutely hated!
    Much appreciated. Agree 100% on 4 cylinders.

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    Enjoyed that read.
    So good to see that Alfa are back in the game and making desirable, well made (is this actually a 'back' or a first?), good handling drivers cars. Wonder if they might make me an estate version.....
    On the thorny issue of 4 cylinder sports cars, Porsche have come in for a lot of criticism for going to turbo 4's but looks like Alpine (Alpeen...) might have got it right with theirs perhaps.
    "When Lance "cries" on Oprah , spare a thought for all of those genuine people who walked away with no reward just shattered dreams. Each one of them is worth a thousand Lances"

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweeni View Post
    Enjoyed that read.
    So good to see that Alfa are back in the game and making desirable, well made (is this actually a 'back' or a first?), good handling drivers cars. Wonder if they might make me an estate version.....
    On the thorny issue of 4 cylinder sports cars, Porsche have come in for a lot of criticism for going to turbo 4's but looks like Alpine (Alpeen...) might have got it right with theirs perhaps.
    Most likely a first on reliability

    and thanks

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    In my mid 50's and thinking ahead about retirement (not sure what/when that will actually be) and a car I think I will afford then. My 360 I most likely won't.
    I've thought about a 2004/5/6 Aston Martin V8 though again to maintain it's probably no different to the Ferrari.

    It leaves either a mid 60's Mustang or recently I thought about a 4c. I've had a few Alfas (two daily and one weekend). As said here, I'm not sure 4 is enough though.
    Looks like Line Dancing and Mustangs for me

    Great write-up though the Alfa list price for a 4c is a shade under 60k. You might struggle to get an F355 RHD (UK) for that money so a 360 (which could match on price) would be a better comparison maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalcH View Post
    In my mid 50's and thinking ahead about retirement (not sure what/when that will actually be) and a car I think I will afford then. My 360 I most likely won't.
    I've thought about a 2004/5/6 Aston Martin V8 though again to maintain it's probably no different to the Ferrari.

    It leaves either a mid 60's Mustang or recently I thought about a 4c. I've had a few Alfas (two daily and one weekend). As said here, I'm not sure 4 is enough though.
    Looks like Line Dancing and Mustangs for me

    Great write-up though the Alfa list price for a 4c is a shade under 60k. You might struggle to get an F355 RHD (UK) for that money so a 360 (which could match on price) would be a better comparison maybe?
    I guess F355s have really jumped in the UK. In the US they are $50-70k cars depending on condition these days.

    Ironically, the cheapest car I have from a maintenance POV in the past year is the F40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer View Post
    I guess F355s have really jumped in the UK. In the US they are $50-70k cars depending on condition these days.
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    Yes there is no rationality to it. Here they are $100/120 cars in decent nick. And whilst they were special in their time, they most certainly arent special now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer View Post
    I guess F355s have really jumped in the UK. In the US they are $50-70k cars depending on condition these days.

    Ironically, the cheapest car I have from a maintenance POV in the past year is the F40.
    Quote Originally Posted by birdseye View Post
    Yes there is no rationality to it. Here they are $100/120 cars in decent nick. And whilst they were special in their time, they most certainly arent special now.
    I bought my F355 in 2010 and sold it in 2015. I made a healthy profit however they have increased since then and my old F355 was on the market in 2017 for another 20k on top of what I sold it for.

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