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Old 20-04-2017, 12:41   #16
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Thanks for the comments.

As far as reliability is concerned I am not put off by any historical reputation Alfa may or may not have. As a new car, it would be under warranty anyway.

The test drive took place at Variava Nottingham, where they have a demo car they bought themselves and have subsequently supplied (I'm led to believe) a bigger proportion of Quadrifoglii (yeah I made that word up) than most other Alfa dealers by some large margin. Prior to Christmas, apparently, there were only 19 right hand cars built. Variava have supplied 24 Q's already.
They are Alfa owners, enthusiasts and owners club register secretaries amongst the staff, so I don't think technical backup would be a massive issue.

They've offered a Millbrook experience day already. A 24hr test would be ideal just to see... I desperately want to drive around local roads that I know so I can get a better impression of dynamics. However, since I wasn't "allowed" to use Race mode much in the test I suspect a 24 hr loan would probably be out of the question.

Perhaps Alfa UK might help? I shall check...

Ultimately, I am very definitely torn between Evo and the four-cheese-pizza.
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Old 25-04-2017, 18:14   #17
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You could always enjoy your evo for a bit longer and what a few years for the cost to pretty much half as they are a bit pricey arent they?

Alfas are known for pretty steep depreciation, but not sure if this would be different.

Are the production numbers limited?

You never know your evo could even appreciate a bit in that time.
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Old 26-04-2017, 15:24   #18
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Mark,

Friend has one of these as a company car. Probably done 10k miles already!

He's Lincoln based. Fire me a PM and i'll put you in touch so you can get his thoughts.
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Old 26-04-2017, 16:42   #19
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Thanks Gav.

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Old 26-04-2017, 17:48   #20
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The Alfa Romeo 4C is holding its value really well, in no small part due to its exclusivity.
As long as they don't make too many of these i see no reason why this will depreciate badly as it's been getting rave reviews from the motoring press, much better than the 4C did actually.

I'd love one, i'll be envious if you bag one

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Old 26-04-2017, 18:10   #21
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17 plate being offered around trade at 58k with 1k miles today, no idea what they are new?
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Old 26-04-2017, 19:47   #23
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They are 61k new
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Old 26-04-2017, 20:01   #24
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They are 61k new
Just gone up to £61,000 this month. Were £59,300 a few weeks ago.

Few costly options on that car, maybe £63/£64k at recent prices.

Due to my line of work I qualify for a "preferenza" scheme and consequently get a decent deal on a new car, Si would spec one up myself.

Millbrook awaits on Saturday morning...
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Milbrook is great - if nothing else you should enjoy that. I'm saving for some more CATDT and a cornering masterclass with Yoda.

Oh and I wouldn't spend 60K on any car. You can spend tons less and have driving enjoyment. For example I would rather rent a 'rarri for a few hundred quid a day and drive the ass off it on a track like Thruxton than have the hassle of owning one and then never using it properly anyway. At least the VI is designed for 'using' on roads where noone is going to be that bothered if you are sensible.

Jezza Grand Tour did a great review of the "quattro formaggio" as well as Harris on TG both loved it.
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Milbrook is great - if nothing else you should enjoy that. I'm saving for some more CATDT and a cornering masterclass with Yoda.

Oh and I wouldn't spend 60K on any car. You can spend tons less and have driving enjoyment. For example I would rather rent a 'rarri for a few hundred quid a day and drive the ass off it on a track like Thruxton than have the hassle of owning one and then never using it properly anyway. At least the VI is designed for 'using' on roads where noone is going to be that bothered if you are sensible.

Jezza Grand Tour did a great review of the "quattro formaggio" as well as Harris on TG both loved it.

I really feel you on the cost - £60k is a LOT (for me, anyway). All I can say is that it is "affordable", at a slight stretch, and that nothing - and I mean NOTHING ELSE - has grabbed my interest over my ageing (but well looked after) Evo until this thing came out of nowhere. Our other car is not sensible, so we need a saloon with some boot capacity. M3, C63, and no other car like that has caught my interest in the 11 years I've had the Evo. It has taken a Loooong time for the industry to finally catch up to what an Evo can do in terms of all round drive-ability, practicality and on-road performance. I couldn't go back to FWD. Although I also hesitate at a RWD daily driver as well. The Focus RS is the only other car that has 4WD but it just isn't for me...

Anyway, the decision is far from taken yet, it is such an agonising dilemma. The alternative is to put quite a lot of money into the Evo to get it exactly how I want it, so it's effectively a decision between the Alfa or keeping my own car.
Thanks for the input.
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Rampant, I'm kinda in the same situation as you m8. Getting my Evo to the way I want which will cost the same if not a bit more then Alfa Romeo Giulia but if I save for another 12 months I could get a GTR but by then the R35 will be kinda of old & dated by then because the R36 should be out around 2020 not sure tho if I wana spend 90k plus on a car. I would still keep the Evo mind you coz that's my baby & ive had it from new, nothing can beat the feeling of a new car but I do need a DD car tho. So many dilemmas not sure what to do m8 & no other car has really caught eye & if they have they are dream car money lol.
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They are 61k new
The extra 2K must be for Chris Harris's commission
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Actually I think it's £61k cash or £63k on finance but if you registers with CarWow they come up with some good prices & deals. Chris Harris might still get some commission tho as Kins says lol.
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Does it not have a brake hold feature Mark?

Whereby when you come to a stop you depress the brake pedal fully, then release pedal and the brakes hold you at traffic lights etc, the Mercedes have this and it's a great feature

A simple touch of the brake or throttle and it releases, very relaxing driving that way

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