Originally Posted by Virginibeacher
Ive read both good and horror stories from all brands, and i just posted my honest process. I did mention how i was pleased with them.
I already noticed the format after i posted it but declined to edit it, it showed up fine before i clicked post then went crazy after.
And that last sentence about Audi using the same plastics is ignorant. Thats like saying the Alfa Romeo uses the same plastics as Jeep Renegade or these same engine as a Jeep Cherokee... Its a completely different animal and every review site calls them out for it.
Theres a reason they're highly regarded as the best interior but i wouldnt expect a fanboy to do adequate research. Only blurt out fake news facts...
Next time if you have little patience for others you should decline to post, cause the post im referring to are other expressing their experiences (which i agree some are less relevant to the car).
Ignorant, nice. It would be ignorant to say something well known to not be true.
Do a Google search. The 2.0 engine in Alfas and the upgraded 2.0 in the Jeep Cherokee is the same engine. Which is common knowledge and noted on most review sites that get that technical. Hence the reference above. Did I do it right? Hope so cause I never do research, just an ignorant fanboy here.
Posted more than a few negative comments on not just Alfa, not just on the dealership experience, but also on the entire auto industry. Have given advice on how to lemon vehicles too. Also posted lots of positive stuff, more positive stuff. Because that has been my experience.
However, obviously mine or anyone else's experiences are not as well informed as yours.
It is interesting despite all your defensive comments, you are the one actually trying to be insulting here.
While I personally think the graining and textures in the Alfa are nice because they remind me of old Alfa's and classic cars in general, I also think Alfa plastics are cheaper than they should be. And have stated that in more than one post.
Thing is, in my opinion, Audi, BMW and everyone else are cheaper than they should be too. Except Mazda...Mazda interiors punch way out of their weight class for the money. The true world class interior right now...Mazda. truth is if they had put the 250hp engine in the CX5 earlier...I'd probably be driving that right now. Happy they waited because I think I bought the better car long term.
And yes, the plastics in a VW and Audi, below waist level are identical, unless you are talking about upgraded Audi interiors, or the premier level cars - anything with a 6 designation or above is premium, 5 and below are considered the mass market Audi vehicles. The reviewers do not note this because Audi does not send them base level interiors...there are always lots of options added.
But yes fake news....Alfa fanboy (that has long posts about how great the VAG B5 platform was, and how VAG would be a great partner for FCA, and how VAG is the best example of how to build/rebuild a fallen brand..using Audi specifically as an example, gosh I'm biased toward Alfa.)
Again, enjoy your Audi, sorry Alfa was not for you.