Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio - who owns one and is it epic?

Twinspark

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Some grey reviews of the car but the question is would you pay 150k for one. A lot of money that.
I thought about it and if you pay 150k for this you at least have a good chance of avoiding depreciation which you can't with the standard car.
 

Andyk

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I thought about it and if you pay 150k for this you at least have a good chance of avoiding depreciation which you can't with the standard car.
You can buy some pretty stunning metal for 150k used and new rather than this. Pus I think I would feel I dick driving around in it with those dreadful carbon wheel arch extensions and huge wing......Hats off for them making it though but brilliant it may be but is it 80k better then the standard car. You could have a standard car and an Stradale on the drive with change.......I know which I would be more happy with.
 

mondie

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Just catching up on this thread and still mulling over a QF. As I have learned more about these cars I have found if I want the raw experience as Ferrari intended, I need to buy a 2017-2019 car. When the 202 facelift arrived AR changed the whole front sub-assembly and steering arms for level II autonomous driving and robbed the car of its sharp steering, one of its best attributes, along with more sound deadening and thicker window glass.

I want a fully optioned car and they just don't seem to be around at all so the Nring looks like the best way into a fully optioned car loaded with all the carbon bits. I had hesitations over the frozen paint but since it's semi-gloss rather than flat I can get it ceramic coated. Hhmm decisions decisions.....
 

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Interesting, it’s one of my potentials for next car too, didn’t know about the suspension changes. I knew about the autonomous electronic stuff and nicer interior bits, but I guess, like you say, it’s better having the 17-19 original that some nicer plastics.
 

mondie

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I've had the Maserati experience and struggle to see why it makes an Alfa only an Alfa. The brand status conferred by Maserati is of no interest and the brand doesn't make a single car that excites me or is comparable to the QF, so it's a moot point in my eyes.

Interesting, it’s one of my potentials for next car too, didn’t know about the suspension changes. I knew about the autonomous electronic stuff and nicer interior bits, but I guess, like you say, it’s better having the 17-19 original that some nicer plastics.
It is something that the forums are now chattering away over but has only recently become more widely known. Auto Fanatic, a prominent QF Youtuber (I posted a clip on the first page) will be posting a detailed video soon showing specifically the different components in the front end. He owns both a 2018 and 2021 car and is quite disappointed in the 2021 car.
 

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A Ghibli Trofeo doesn’t interest you? I’d have one over a Guilia QF every day of the week. Of course there’s a price difference…. but it’s a Maserati
 

gb-gta

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I like the ghibli trofeo a lot, however, there is a good chance that time may well look back at the guilia QF as being the greatest sports saloon of all time.

It appears that even during its own lifetime it is being dumbed down, things are changing so fast with autonomous/noise regulation.
 

urquattrogus

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Just looking to buy a new one and sell my 2017 car. It's been fantastic! It has most options but not the carbon backed seats.

I know there is more sound deadening, no standard carbon roof, and an extra set of injectors, but I hope they haven't messed with the steering because it's just so fantastic!

I'm not on here often now after selling the 3200 AC, I've noticed a lot of people here look down on the Quadrifoglio; but it truly is a great car!
 
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Felonious Crud

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I’ve not noticed anyone here look down on them. Personally I think they’re epic.

What attracts you to replace the one you have now with the newer model? (Other than the usual new car blah blah?)
 

urquattrogus

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I’ve not noticed anyone here look down on them. Personally I think they’re epic.

What attracts you to replace the one you have now with the newer model? (Other than the usual new car blah blah?)
Thanks, I see all of the positive comments when I scroll up, perhaps I was a bit hasty.

I think it was the "but it's not a Maserati" which is isn't, and when I first got the car and still regularly visiting this forum a guy was arguing that his 400bhp Ghibli was "probably just as fast and it's a Maserati"

Ironically I've been toying with the idea of getting a very late Granturismo, maybe even a Stradale!!

The Ghibli Trofeo has an epic engine but looks quite off the pace otherwise, but if it was available at a bargain price it could prove tempting.

Main reason I'm looking to replace is that my warranty expires next March, having had the car since March 2017 and used prices are just silly at the moment.

I could sell it for a good price used and then order a new one for 16.5-18% discount on the Affinity scheme which makes it not to much to change.

Might be a gap in ownership of 2-3 months but I have other cars I can use in the interim.

Then I'd be sorted with another 5 years of ownership.

The new cars don't have a standard carbon roof and probably are a little heavier, plus maybe a GPF on the very latest ones, but folding rear seats, more tech and slightly more refinement would be welcome.

I really hope they haven't goosed up the steering, I posted on the Facebook owners group and 90% say they haven't. It does feel bloody perfect the way it is on the current one!
 

mondie

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You can take an extended new car warranty from AR up until your car is 8yo for minimal cost, so no need to sell for a new one for that reason. The latest 2021 cars have been delivered with a GPF, and AR has drastically reduced colour and option choices too.