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wturnbull

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« on: April 02, 2019, 06:37:35 PM »
Would you believe it! Brisbane yet again appears to be without an Alfa Romeo dealership.


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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 08:27:38 PM »
Huh? What happened to the Newfarm dealership?
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 08:46:35 PM »
Doesn’t appear amongst the list of dealers on the A/R Australia website. Also, their website link is blank!

Under the LMM stable, Rolls Royce dealership rolls into Brisbane while A/R rolls out.


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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2019, 11:56:34 AM »
Sorry sorry! False alarm. Have just visited them - all in order.


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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2019, 12:38:21 PM »
Then whats with their website and the removal from the Australian Alfa distributor list?
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 02:08:20 PM »
That's right - the dealer was not aware of this when asked. It's still not there!


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Re: Dealership
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2019, 09:03:22 PM »
Methinks somebody is not coming clean about the issue.  ;)
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2019, 12:19:18 PM »
Update! A/R Australia advised via Facebook message that the Brisbane dealership has "ceased sales". No mention of this when I visited yesterday. So Rolls in and Alfa out.


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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2019, 11:44:10 AM »
All linked to overall drop on car sales recently, so which umbrella group will be next to take on Bris A/R?


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Re: Dealership
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2019, 09:05:45 PM »
All linked to overall drop on car sales recently, so which umbrella group will be next to take on Bris A/R?


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I will... Bazz, Cupcake... lets start an online Brisbane model, indie servicing, point of sale online, pop up shops in your local Westfield.

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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2019, 03:15:19 PM »
Methinks somebody is not coming clean about the issue.  ;)
Looks like "Alfa Romeo Brisbane" has continued to do business under the BMW dealership of the Sime Darby group, much the same as after it parted from Euromarque at the Audi centre, Newstead (and no longer service 159's as they don't have the software).
The former showroom is now occupied by Maserati. Alfa's showroom now is more focused on Stelvios, including a QV.

Why it's no longer listed on A/R's website as a dealer remains unclear. The current arrangement could be similar to Ferrari, just up the road.

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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2019, 04:17:19 PM »
Link to the website is still FUBAR. Different website now perhaps?
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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2019, 04:18:29 PM »
Methinks somebody is not coming clean about the issue.  ;)
(and no longer service 159's as they don't have the software).

I do.   ;)
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« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2019, 06:21:02 PM »
Online, dealership now comes up on Sime Darby's website: simedarbymotors.com.au

The old link that appears on this site, as you say bazz, "doesn't work" !!

Looks like Sime Darby Motors acquired the Bribane dealership back in 2017.


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Re: Dealership
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2019, 11:02:24 PM »
SO, does anybody know if there will be an Alfa dealership in Brisbane or not?
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2000 Alfa 156 2.0 TS Selespeed with Sports Pack
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(Bilstein Sports Dampers )