Supra vs. Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

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  1. spamthechan

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    #1 Jul 12, 2019
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    As buying a Supra has proven to be more and more of a hassle, my attention has started to wander to another car that had my attention a few years ago but I never got the chance to experience: The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. 4 door, 5 seats, Ferrari-derived 505hp turbocharged V6 engine, 0-60 in 3.8 seconds, time-and-time again proven to be the best handling car in its class and beyond its class. Has a split personality (like the Supra): a luxurious, supple ride, and at the flick of a switch, an Italian handling monster. First (and second) year bugs are out of the way (of which there were many).

    I know what you guys are thinking- this car is not in the same league as the Supra. But given how quickly these cars depreciate, a 2017 Quad is around low $50k. You can find new 2018s sitting on dealer lots that are going for $20k off sticker. That puts it in the same price category as the Supra.

    And looks are subjective but I think the interior of the Giulia is really quite something, especially with the carbon buckets:
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    Some would argue the Giulia is the better looking car outside as well.

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    Make no mistake, the Supra will be the more reliable car, but something about this Alfa keeps bringing me back, especially now at its discounted price. What do you all think?
     
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    It looks good on paper, but it is quite lacking imo when brought to the real world. It has a lot of small things that I find annoying. The interior switches feel VERY cheap on some parts and I would imagine it would begin rattling and creaking like a typical FCA product.

    The biggest gripe for me is the reliability, it simply is not there. Just read some of the long-term tests from magazines and news outlets. They all begin like a cheery honeymoon where everything was wonderful and eventually progressed to divorce and a LOT of child support.

    Forgot to mention depreciation, I can’t imagine the next few years will be kind to them. They already lose value like a sieve and I doubt that will change anytime soon.
     
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    Don’t you own one @Guff
     
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    The depreciation is real and the only reason I would consider one now, as a second hand. As far as the reliability, also a real concern. I've been lurking on the Giulia forums and it seems like the disaster models are the exception, not the rule, and they have been getting better and better with recent updates. Still definitely a concern though.

    Definitely a car I'd lease vs buy.
     
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    The $20k discounts on 2018's had me looking at them too. I think that's a fantastic car for that price.
     
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    This. I would love one if reliability was there.
     
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    He does. Its amazing. Besides reliability.
     

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