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GTV6SA

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How many 3.2 Ti's were imported in Aus
« on: August 24, 2021, 07:26:04 AM »
Anyone know how nany 3.2 Ti's were imported into Aus? Not SA Q4's which have different trim

Alfatango

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Re: How many 3.2 Ti's were imported in Aus
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2021, 11:23:10 AM »
Judging by how many you see on the road, hardly any. Which is a shame as they are a truly great car when you are on top of everything.
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Re: How many 3.2 Ti's were imported in Aus
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2021, 08:03:12 PM »
What percentage would be Q4's?

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Re: How many 3.2 Ti's were imported in Aus
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2021, 11:44:21 PM »
All Aust. bound 3.2 were Q4 (I think)

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Re: How many 3.2 Ti's were imported in Aus
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2021, 01:42:59 AM »
I think, therefore, I can sense a greater affection for the 159 in Aus than U.K., where the front wheel drive versions are much more common. I travelled to Leicester to test a front wheel 3.2 JTS and left unimpressed by it.

The Q4, 3.2 JTS however is a very different animal. True, the engine is identical. However, I think the AWD and general build quality overshadows the engines shortcomings.

Improving the engines performance is something I have spent some time doing. But it is fair to say, the Q4 could sport virtually any half decent engine under the bonnet because the build quality is so much better than I had expected. It could, I think, cope with a V8 and rear wheel drive easily.

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Re: How many 3.2 Ti's were imported in Aus
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2021, 08:30:25 AM »
I think, therefore, I can sense a greater affection for the 159 in Aus than U.K., where the front wheel drive versions are much more common. I travelled to Leicester to test a front wheel 3.2 JTS and left unimpressed by it.

The Q4, 3.2 JTS however is a very different animal. True, the engine is identical. However, I think the AWD and general build quality overshadows the engines shortcomings.

Improving the engines performance is something I have spent some time doing. But it is fair to say, the Q4 could sport virtually any half decent engine under the bonnet because the build quality is so much better than I had expected. It could, I think, cope with a V8 and rear wheel drive easily.

I find the build quality on another planet compared to my previous GTs/156.

The Brera concept was launched with a maserati v8. Although in reality, I prefer the looks of the sedan.
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Colin Edwards

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Re: How many 3.2 Ti's were imported in Aus
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2021, 09:20:04 AM »
A few 3.2's in the Victorian club.  Maybe 30% of them Q4's - say 5 or 6.
When I was hunting around for my manual Q4 I found some pre owned 3.2's were advertised as Q4's but were in fact FWD only! 
I figure the FWD 3.2's outnumbered the Q4's by possibly 4:1.  Maybe 100 3.2's in Victoria and say 25 - 30 of these Q4's - some of these autos. 
I was told my 3.2 Q4 manual Ti was a very rare beast in Australia.  I knew of 4 or 5 others in and about Melbourne.
So possibly up to 200 3.2's in Australia and maybe 50 - 60 of these Q4.s and then maybe 20 or so of these manual Ti's?
The PO of my 3.2 was a doctor.  It was his daily drive due to it being far quicker in the wet than his BMW SUV.  He was often called into Emergency and didn't like being late!  He upgraded to a Porsche SUV and has now replaced that with a Stelvio QV!   Bastard!
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GTV6SA

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Re: How many 3.2 Ti's were imported in Aus
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2021, 02:42:38 PM »
Would be good to know a definitive number of how many actual 3.2 Ti's. Awd. Were imported into Aus. Going from memory only 100 GTA's (156/147) were imported into Aus