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Old 03-17-2017, 11:41 AM   #251
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I saw all the replies and I was like "**** yeah, looks like Scraps leased the Alpha!" Nope, just old men bitching about injuries. Lol, I keed, I keed.

Wishing you a speedy recovery Avanti!
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Old 03-17-2017, 11:43 AM   #252
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For fearful gringos, just stay at Meridian and never leave. Next on the list would be Infinity Bay - hotel next door has the one decent restaurant. Ye ole rape and pillage is not allowed there. But if you go anywhere you're not supposed to be, aka anywhere locals can reach by car or foot without gates and security, you will be defiled.
Gee, just hop a plane to Hawaii or if you want exotic go to Thailand. I never go anywhere I don't feel safe. Life is too short and precious.
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:35 AM   #253
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Took a Ti AWD for a test drive yesterday. Trying to arrange the mirror up a little bit to get it out of my way, I broke it. Oops.

But wow. What a great handling car. Steering is very direct, good feel. Quiet, has some punch out of that little 2.0L turbo. Couldn't tell where in the rev range in any gear it was without looking at the tach it was that smooth.

Handles really well too.

Cabin is 'cozy' for a taller person. Feels like it is smaller inside than my impreza, and I think it may be. But the seating position is great, plenty of room for left foot breaking and balancing the car.

No idea about radio. Didn't listen to it. But cruising on the highway it's easy to do 80 without even feeling it. It's a highway cruiser. Comfy. Eager. Asking for more.

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Old 03-19-2017, 01:44 PM   #254
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Took a Ti AWD for a test drive yesterday. Trying to arrange the mirror up a little bit to get it out of my way, I broke it. Oops.

But wow. What a great handling car. Steering is very direct, good feel. Quiet, has some punch out of that little 2.0L turbo. Couldn't tell where in the rev range in any gear it was without looking at the tach it was that smooth.

Handles really well too.

Cabin is 'cozy' for a taller person. Feels like it is smaller inside than my impreza, and I think it may be. But the seating position is great, plenty of room for left foot breaking and balancing the car.

No idea about radio. Didn't listen to it. But cruising on the highway it's easy to do 80 without even feeling it. It's a highway cruiser. Comfy. Eager. Asking for more.

--kC
Can you compare to some other cars? Didn't you have an SS and/or an Alpha Camaro? Interested about steering and handling specifically - assume QF would be similar...
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Old 03-19-2017, 01:55 PM   #255
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I did have an SS. The Alfa is sharper and more surgical in feel compared to the SS. Steering is lighter, turn in is MUCH crisper, and requires just a little less effort. It makes sense because the whole car is lighter, and the 4cyl turbo vs 8cyl in the front and their weight difference is telling. It was only a test drive and I would need more time pushing things to really make a more thorough determination.

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Old 04-20-2017, 08:41 AM   #256
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DRAG RACE : Giulia Quadrifoglio VS M3 Pack Competition VS ATS-V

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3nn7oF...ature=youtu.be


Watch a Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Drag Race an ATS-V and an M3

It's a battle between the six-cylinder turbocharged sports sedans.


The BMW M3 is truly facing stronger competition than ever. Its newest rivals, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and the Cadillac ATS-V, are two of the quickest, sweetest-handling four-doors currently on the market. Sports sedans like this are more about corners than straight-line performance, but come on, you know you want to see who wins in a drag race.

France's Motorsport Magazine got an ATS-V, a Giulia Quadrifoglio, and an M3 Competition Package together for a standing-kilometer (0.62-mile) race. It's a fair fight too, because all three cars are equipped with automatic (or dual-clutch, in the M3's case) transmissions.

The 464-hp Cadillac ATS-V gets off the line better than the M3 and the Giulia, but quickly finds itself trailing. Despite having less horsepower, the M3 stays right on the Giulia's tail, but the Alfa manages to take victory. The Alfa does the 1000-meter run in 22 seconds, while the M3 and ATS-V cross the line in 22.2 and 22.8 seconds, respectively.

You're probably wondering where the Mercedes-AMG C63 S is. Well, Motorsport Magazine said that in a separate test, the AMG ran the standing kilometer in 22.1 seconds. So victory remains the Alfa's.

If nothing else, we can conclude that these sports sedans offer impressive straight-line performance. And they're just as excellent in corners.
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:12 AM   #257
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Alfa is back in building real sport cars and sedans, but the 4C is not dropping in price, used, as I hoped it would.
However, the used Giulia will have to compete against the used M3 and C63, so maybe its value will be limited by the value loss of those.
But when it's really really used, it can be tricky to upkeep one, but again, the used 4C's are still in the 50's, with some of them already having some miles.
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:10 AM   #258
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Totally surprising drag race! The car with the most power finished 1st. The car with the 2nd highest power finished 2nd. The lowest powered (and also heaviest) car finished 3rd.
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