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I'm hearing more and more of additional dealers closing down. The Coronavirus for sure didn't help. I wonder how long the Alfa Distribution can sustain this. I just recently bought my second Stelvio a QV that I love very much and I'm worried if Alfa goes away. What do yuo guys think?
 

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Parts will still be avalible for at least a decade, maybe more.

Also, assuming the PSA merger happens, they have shown themselves to be very adept at making small brands profitable,and seem to have a longterm goal of being profitable in all segments more than the biggest name/top seller in any of them. They also allow each niche brand under the PSA banner to have very unique identities.

So I think, long term Alfa is fine even if it hasnt got the market traction expected. It fits in the overall market strategy of the corporate overlords. Mostly conjecture for sure, alot can happen..like the merger falling through..that could change things, but people keep doing what you did....Alfa will be fine.

You went from the 2.0 to the QV right? Rad.
 

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Parts will still be avalible for at least a decade, maybe more...

...So I think, long term Alfa is fine even if it hasnt got the market traction expected. It fits in the overall market strategy of the corporate overlords. Mostly conjecture for sure, alot can happen..like the merger falling through..that could change things, but people keep doing what you did....Alfa will be fine.

You went from the 2.0 to the QV right? Rad.
I think that in both cases FCA can't disappear and they are legally obligated to provide parts. I don't know who can fix cars so complex though. Personally I bought my QV to keep it so I'm not too worried about resale value, I mentally wrote it off already :) I'm worried about having this beautful automobile sitting in my garage waiting for somebody to fix it... Yup from the 2.0 to the QV the change is pretty radical, my other car is a 911 Turbo but I wasn't expecting all this exuberance.
 

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Its not like Alfa is a stand alone like Mazda, for example. Its part of a bigger company with worldwide sales. It is also , typically, located with maserati and Fiat dealerships...the later be most suspect to disappear. Alfa has become the new tech zone for FCA. It has a role to play. Let's see what happens when the new gorgeous compact ute gets released??next year??
 
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If their customer service is any indication I'd say their future is murky at best. I've had an order in since early February...pre virus shutdown. I totally understand the production delays and have absolutely no issue with that at all.
However no one at either my dealer or Alfa can tell me the delivery status of my order even after the factory has now reopened twice to run their current backlog. I've also tried emailing Chrysler corporate and they dont even give the courtesy of a reply.
The brand has little to almost no market share here in the USA and instead of doing all they can to maintain their customer base in these extraordinary circumstances they seem to me to be intent on alienating it...at least they do in my case.
I have no knowledge about vehicle production but I do know something about manufacturing. Any consumer product manufacturer regardless of product or size should know the status of orders they have in house...it can't be so difficult to find a particular order but apparently Alfa Romeo doesn't feel it needs to tell anyone. It's not a shining example on how to build a brand in my opinion.
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Supply chains, shipping channels, corporate structure...everything is in chaos. These are nerve racking times in the auto industry.

(844) 253-2872 Try this number for the main corporate office. Do you have a VIN or order number available? Hope this helps.
 

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(844) 253-2872 Try this number for the main corporate office. Do you have a VIN or order number available? Hope this helps.
Thanks for the office number. I've called and the first rep was useless. The second rep I spoke with was very good but could not provide any additional info.

I received an undated letter from Alfa last month notifying me there could be a delay and gave a order number as reference. Naturally when I called they had no record of the letter or the order number they referenced.

I'm new to the brand and want to become a believer in it but they genuinely don't seem to care other than the second rep I spoke with at corporate. I realize circumstances are way beyond their control but they should know what is run through their factory and when it is run.

Ive learned more about their factory production from reading Italian Alfa websites than I have from anyone else I've spoken with at Alfa USA. All I am looking for is a shred of reliable information and that is not happening with them. I'm in no rush for the vehicle.

I'll wait a little while longer but unfortunately my clock is ticking on pulling the plug and taking my business elsewhere...
 

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Was there something special about your order that couldn't be matched with exisitng inventory across the states? Have them ship a match to you.
 

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Was there something special about your order that couldn't be matched with exisitng inventory across the states? Have them ship a match to you.
The order was pretty basic....base Stelvio in red with ice interior, awd, cold weather package, trailer hitch and full size spare. My selling dealer is apparently not much of a go getter, so I dont know if theyve bothered to even look around.
The Alfa factory was running at 15% capacity in May and June so it's not like they are covered up in sales these days...it's no wonder the brand is floundering ?
 

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The order was pretty basic....base Stelvio in red with ice interior, awd, cold weather package, trailer hitch and full size spare. My selling dealer is apparently not much of a go getter, so I dont know if theyve bothered to even look around.
The Alfa factory was running at 15% capacity in May and June so it's not like they are covered up in sales these days...it's no wonder the brand is floundering ?
Go to the Alfa Romeo USA site and use their inventory search tool. Full size spare and cold weather options are generally available back on the east coast. The red exterior along with the Ice interior however may be harder to find.
 

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I'm hearing more and more of additional dealers closing down. The Coronavirus for sure didn't help. I wonder how long the Alfa Distribution can sustain this. I just recently bought my second Stelvio a QV that I love very much and I'm worried if Alfa goes away. What do yuo guys think?
Where I am, Alfa is not a stand alone brand. I am extremely dubious in regards to International Auto of Milwaukee’s Alpha mechanic. I have a feeling that he is going to be exposed as a liar. Alfa customer assistance has told me that their techs are beyond reproach and what the tech says will not be questioned. I think that they will still sell the cars, but who is going to be qualified to fix them?
 

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I'm hearing more and more of additional dealers closing down. The Coronavirus for sure didn't help. I wonder how long the Alfa Distribution can sustain this. I just recently bought my second Stelvio a QV that I love very much and I'm worried if Alfa goes away. What do yuo guys think?
I think they will survive for the main reason FCA is doing well. So the weak dealers may drop out, but the ones that are also Chrysler/Jeep dealers can weather the storm. Also the Stelvio is doing well. Yes, there are issues, I have had some, but overall the vehicle is good and like many others say, fun to drive.
 

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I'm hearing more and more of additional dealers closing down. The Coronavirus for sure didn't help. I wonder how long the Alfa Distribution can sustain this. I just recently bought my second Stelvio a QV that I love very much and I'm worried if Alfa goes away. What do yuo guys think?
I'm hearing more and more of additional dealers closing down. The Coronavirus for sure didn't help. I wonder how long the Alfa Distribution can sustain this. I just recently bought my second Stelvio a QV that I love very much and I'm worried if Alfa goes away. What do yuo guys think?
One thing (of several) that worries me about the future of Alfa Romeo in the US is PSA's stated desire to launch their line of cars here in the States. One of the rationales for the PSA-FCA merger was for Peugeot to use the FCA dealer network to sell their cars here.Their base lineup (they have several low volume models) include the 5008, the 3008 and the 2008-all smaller SUVs.
They are definitely not at the level of Alfa, but PSA might want to clear the deck for their own models and not compete with Alfa for brand identity.and space.
Let's see if FCA actually releases the Tonnale here in the States.
A couple of things going for us are the great reviews that are coming out (see Motor Trend March 2020 very positive long term review of the Guilia.) of the Stelvio. The other consideration is that Fiat is beholden to the Italian government and the Casino plant is protected.
It's really up to PSA now.
 

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Tonale is key!
 

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Go to the Alfa Romeo USA site and use their inventory search tool. Full size spare and cold weather options are generally available back on the east coast. The red exterior along with the Ice interior however may be harder to find.
Thanks but the Alfa site only lists my selling dealer within 150 miles as there is only one dealer around. At this point I can either wait or cancel the order. Doesn't seem to matter to Alfa Romeo one way or the other.
 

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Thanks but the Alfa site only lists my selling dealer within 150 miles as there is only one dealer around. At this point I can either wait or cancel the order. Doesn't seem to matter to Alfa Romeo one way or the other.
All you have to do is change your Zip Code in search. You can then see inventory at dealerships in all parts of the country. For example, use an actual zip code for NY or Massachusetts. A lot of AWDs with Spare Tire option up there. If you find one you like your local dealer can possibly get it for you. If not, you can buy it directly from the other dealership.
 

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I'm hearing more and more of additional dealers closing down. The Coronavirus for sure didn't help. I wonder how long the Alfa Distribution can sustain this. I just recently bought my second Stelvio a QV that I love very much and I'm worried if Alfa goes away. What do yuo guys think?
I share your concerns Gsartori. In SoCal, Alfas are about as exclusive as it gets. Stelvio sightings are only a few notches above Bentlys and Lambos, a tad better than Levantes, but lagging behind Jags and Tesla Xs badly. (RR, MBz, BMW, Porche, Audi are everywhere). And QVs? Forget about it. In fact, in the past year, I've seen two Lambo Urus and not another Stelvio QV on the road. Giulias are rare too. On trips up to Santa Barbara and back, I'll typically come across a Ferrari or McClaren, but no Alfas! (Two weekends ago though I hit the double with a Giulia and a Stelvio sighting! Neither QV though). So while it's nice to be exclusive, I too am growing concerned about the viability of Alfa in the US and the availably of service going forward.
 
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