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Bit the bullet....
« on: October 26, 2019, 05:33:37 PM »
.... and purchased my first new Alfa since 1998! I can finally tell Barry Edmunds that I own a Giulia Super!!

Alfa Giulia Super. As Marco has done a great job with his overview of the Giulia and the Veloce, thought I might throw in my impressions of the Super. With 3 x 105's in the stable and being an Alfa 105 diehard, this new car is quite impressive. And that is difficult to say after two late model Jaguars as daily drivers before the Giulia.

Finally an Alfa that has engine in front, trans in the middle and diff in the back!! The way road cars should be!

Excellent build quality and finish. Very smooth and quiet. Very nice luxury feel with the softest leather I have ever felt.

Colour is Imola Titanium which just glows in the sun.

Handling is brilliant, have just returned from a fang in the pouring rain along the back roads of the Yarra Valley.

Will update as time goes by and we get to know each other.... so far the only gripe is the antiquated Sat Nav and the tedious rotary dial interface....
Mark Patane

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2000 GTV (105) (Dutch Blue)
2000 S2 Spider (105) (Medium Blue)
2018 Giulia Super (Imola Titanium)
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1985 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign (Clarendon Blue)
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Re: Bit the bullet....
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2019, 06:40:47 PM »
Handling is brilliant, have just returned from a fang in the pouring rain along the back roads of the Yarra Valley.

What? There's somewhere in Australian where it's actually raining? Bloody hell, "stop the presses!"   :o

Will update as time goes by and we get to know each other.... so far the only gripe is the antiquated Sat Nav and the tedious rotary dial interface....

Don't get me started on that fricken stupid rotary interface, it is SO bloody tedious!  >:(
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Re: Bit the bullet....
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2019, 01:31:32 PM »
Congratulations  , unbeliveable awesome car , i have one at the moment as a loan car re accident via right to drive . Big car but feels so nimble n well balanced , so well made , really this alfa is in another level , sublime driving .. enjoy , i donta wanna give mine back..........
forza lazio,viva l'alfa

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Giulietta 2015 QV manual Ghiaccio

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Alfetta sportiva 1981 red
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Re: Bit the bullet....
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2019, 03:41:31 PM »
Looks great Mark.  Barry will be pleased 😊

Does it have CarPlay?  Would that address the satnav issue?
Alister
14 Alfa's since 1977. 
Currently 1973 GTV 2000, a couple of Mercs and a '14 Beetle (yes, seriously......)
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Re: Bit the bullet....
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2019, 08:35:07 PM »
Looks great Mark.  Barry will be pleased 😊

Does it have CarPlay?  Would that address the satnav issue?

Thanks Al! Hope all is well with you. I haven't been doing my quarterly trips to the USA since retiring!! But I don't miss the travel! Happy to stay at home and play with my cars!

AHHH.... haven't even checked to see if it has carplay!!

The problem with the sat nav is like comparing a stick figure to a da Vinci.... the Alfa has the stick figure!!
Mark Patane

Current
1750 GTV SII TS (105) (French Blue)
2000 GTV (105) (Dutch Blue)
2000 S2 Spider (105) (Medium Blue)
2018 Giulia Super (Imola Titanium)
1960 MGA (Old English White)
1985 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign (Clarendon Blue)
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Convertible (Sapphire Silver Blue)

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Re: Bit the bullet....
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2019, 08:39:59 PM »
Handling is brilliant, have just returned from a fang in the pouring rain along the back roads of the Yarra Valley.

What? There's somewhere in Australian where it's actually raining? Bloody hell, "stop the presses!"   :o

Will update as time goes by and we get to know each other.... so far the only gripe is the antiquated Sat Nav and the tedious rotary dial interface....

Don't get me started on that fricken stupid rotary interface, it is SO bloody tedious!  >:(

Hey Bazz.... yep, where I live, on the edge of the Yarra Valley, we have had a cold wet winter, the result being that the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley are a lush, thick, deep green and all the farm dams are overflowing.

I was on the Gold Coast last weekend. Looks pretty dry up there although through the hinterland around Beechmont and Springbrook looked ok.
Mark Patane

Current
1750 GTV SII TS (105) (French Blue)
2000 GTV (105) (Dutch Blue)
2000 S2 Spider (105) (Medium Blue)
2018 Giulia Super (Imola Titanium)
1960 MGA (Old English White)
1985 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign (Clarendon Blue)
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Convertible (Sapphire Silver Blue)

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Re: Bit the bullet....
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2019, 08:46:29 PM »
Congratulations  , unbeliveable awesome car , i have one at the moment as a loan car re accident via right to drive . Big car but feels so nimble n well balanced , so well made , really this alfa is in another level , sublime driving .. enjoy , i donta wanna give mine back..........

You're just gonna have to buy one!!
Mark Patane

Current
1750 GTV SII TS (105) (French Blue)
2000 GTV (105) (Dutch Blue)
2000 S2 Spider (105) (Medium Blue)
2018 Giulia Super (Imola Titanium)
1960 MGA (Old English White)
1985 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign (Clarendon Blue)
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Convertible (Sapphire Silver Blue)

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Re: Bit the bullet....
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2019, 08:50:03 PM »

... and mine has the twin exhaust out the back!! I like the natural symmetry!!

UPDATE: Just filled it up for the first time, took 42 litres and it had covered nearly 800kms.... gotta love that!!
Mark Patane

Current
1750 GTV SII TS (105) (French Blue)
2000 GTV (105) (Dutch Blue)
2000 S2 Spider (105) (Medium Blue)
2018 Giulia Super (Imola Titanium)
1960 MGA (Old English White)
1985 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign (Clarendon Blue)
2005 Chrysler Crossfire Convertible (Sapphire Silver Blue)

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Re: Bit the bullet....
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2019, 01:44:22 PM »
Looks great Mark.  Barry will be pleased 😊

Does it have CarPlay?  Would that address the satnav issue?

Thanks Al! Hope all is well with you. I haven't been doing my quarterly trips to the USA since retiring!! But I don't miss the travel! Happy to stay at home and play with my cars!

AHHH.... haven't even checked to see if it has carplay!!

The problem with the sat nav is like comparing a stick figure to a da Vinci.... the Alfa has the stick figure!!

Come over and well do the Donut Derelicts / Cars and Coffee crawl!  Always a good way to spend a Saturday morning 😊

Im not sure what the models and spec are in Oz but over here CarPlay became available late 2018, with the 2019 model year.
Alister
14 Alfa's since 1977. 
Currently 1973 GTV 2000, a couple of Mercs and a '14 Beetle (yes, seriously......)
Gone......far to many to list