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post #51 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-25-2019, 06:20 PM
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1. Three Jags....all flawless. can't account for pick that ran over the 2012 XK
2. 2 RANGE ROVERS. 2016 SPORT IS FLAWLESS going on 3 yrs and 30k. Bad O2 sensor dealt with at service. 2015 Evoque dynamic. Hated The 9 speed ZF tranny. I blame ZF for their shi product.
3. 93 Alfa 164L. Only issue in 10yrs was at 60k the trannu, you guessed it ZF, needed a seal replaced


To me all those vehicles were VERY reliable. My Stelvio has been mechanically flawless. Buy to2o much crpy tech and you deal with it.


Interesting how I have owned so many supposefly unreliable vehicles with excellent results. Maybe there is something to owner knowledge..hmmmmm
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My 2018 Ti Sport was delivered 1 week ago yesterday with 65miles on it. After tooling around town to familiarize my self with it I experienced one electronic "gremlin" day with a couple of dummy lights going off. They seem to have cleared by themselves and the following day I took it on a 412 mile trip from NY to Pittsburgh, added another 150 miles or so around there and a 412 mile return trip. No issues. Drove smooth as silk, comfortable and a pure joy to drive. Would buy another in a heartbeat. The driving experience was such that should I have to deal with some technical issues in the future I will be happy to as long as they can be fairly easily rectified.
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Everything @Marco said is historically true.

It is also historically true that if you're going to go to Europe from the US it will take months (hopefully) and you will probably die in the way. Once there tou can walk or ride a horse, cars are for really rich people, belch black smoke and break down..ALOT.

My Grandpa told me how in the 50's he carried water everywhere because chances were his car would overheat at some point (he lived in the Desert too)...he drove Fords...new Fords every couple years till retirment.

Today none of those things are true. Another thing my Grandpa said was "Thank god they don't biuld 'em like they used to."

Alfa's aren't perfect, but they are as reliable or more reliable than the industry standard, given the stats from various Euro agencies who have more data than here in the States.

The problem is the current industry standard is crap..and it isn't the Italians fault.
Isn't your horse and buggy tale about the 50's true on every corner of the planet including the US?? LOL .... I remember my old man always fixing something on his cars just like the rest of the neighbors.

I don't know where the Euro stats come from but here is an article from Europe that you might want to read. I hope its not too offensive.

https://www.osv.ltd.uk/are-alfa-rome...?cn-reloaded=1
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Yes, the horse and buggy thing would have been true in the US, cause when it comes to mass transportation, things are basically the same everywhere. USA, Europe, Italy, China...different names and trims, breeds....under it all, it's the same stuff. Always has been.

That article was (poorly) written by a leasing company, and it contradicts itself several times by saying consumer surveys are the best indicators of reliability...and those surveys are favorable of Alfa...but those same surveys cannot be trusted for Alfa...because...Alfa is unreliable. Like, everybody knows that. DUH.

To say the logic of that article is flawed...acts like that article used logic. It didn't. It really does say that consumer surveys are the best indicators of brand reliability..accept for Alfa.

Ok, here are the surveys themselves.

"What car?" Alfa top 5 manufacturers for reliability. https://inews.co.uk/essentials/lifes...e-top-5-honda/

Top 3 out of 75 makes avalible in UK.
https://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/a...on/reliability

And just for fun how about Edmunds.com where the Guilia has 4.2 out of 5. The Stelvio has 5, but fewer total reviews.
https://www.edmunds.com/alfa-romeo/g...sumer-reviews/

https://www.edmunds.com/alfa-romeo/stelvio/j

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That was someone basically plaguarizing already reworded reports. I stand by personal experience far more than the work of others

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I owned two Toyotas over the years, and both had engine problems - way more serious than any battery issues and the lack of Carplay.
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YES! Our Stelvio has been flawless for the 15 months and 11,000 miles. Perfect, rare and awesome!!

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