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Got a good price over the phone and will visit the dealer this weekend. Couple questions:
1. Does the blind spot detector make an audible sound in addition to the light on the mirror?
2. Is seat position programmable?
3. Is the infotainment as bad as people say?
Thanks.
 

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You will get as many different responses as there are members responding.. @ml27 on the infotainment...

1. Does the blind spot detector make an audible sound in addition to the light on the mirror?
Depending on the build date (I believe, subject to confirmation). My (build date 04/18) does not have an audible sound.

2. Is seat position programmable?
Yes.

3. Is the infotainment as bad as people say?
I find it easy to use with an elegant interface. If you want an Ipad on your dashboard, this is not for you.

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Got a good price over the phone and will visit the dealer this weekend. Couple questions:
1. Does the blind spot detector make an audible sound in addition to the light on the mirror?
2. Is seat position programmable?
3. Is the infotainment as bad as people say?
Thanks.
1. If equipped, I think the only time there is an audible alert is if you signal for a lane change while the monitor has detected an object. There are also speed considerations. If a car is just in your blind spot and you aren't indicating a change in position then just the triangle lights up on the mirror.
 

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1. and 2. as answered above. As for 3., between the options of the system itself, Apple car play (wife) and Android auto (me), haven't had any issues with the infotainment system - except listening to a 15 year-old grandson's choice of music on a three-hour trip to Pennsylvania.

ml27 - Westbury Alfa?
 

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Thanks to all. Yes - westbury alfa. How was your experience there?
Dealing with Westbury was great. Dena was our rep and she bent over backwards to locate a Ti with exactly the color and options we wanted (wasn't on their lot). Didn't really need to do much negotiating either since they came in with a good price too (cheaper than our previous Lexus NX). Don't know about the service yet since it's been less than five months, but so far everything is working well and was very satisfied with the whole experience.
 

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Thanks to all. Yes - westbury alfa. How was your experience there?
First im not a representative or anything but i wanted to share a site that Ive found amazing for lease help/dealings. Another community like this.

Be sure to check out forum.leasehackr.com

If you didnt know its a great site to help you get a great lease deal on any vehicle. They were talking about lease deals other people had gotten on a Stelvio. It can be great in the negotiation process. They talk MF, Residual, MSD, etc. Its honestly great and you can post the deal your dealer gave you with numbers and the community really helps you get it to a great deal.

See an example:

https://forum.leasehackr.com/t/2019-alfa-romeo-stelvio-ti-sport-lease-deal/134327

https://forum.leasehackr.com/t/signed-2019-stelvio-awd-sport-445-m-1400-das/147658

https://forum.leasehackr.com/t/2019-alfa-romeo-stelvio-ti-deal-in-ny-seems-to-good-to-be-true/112469

Big thing is 1. Call/Email the New Car Sales Manger: You dont need to go in, its easier to sit and home and email the dealers around you to get a deal. Get all the figures, Monthly, MSD, MF, MSD. Better to search their site for the Stelvio you want.

2. It might be worth the drive to get a great savings.

3. Plug it into the leasehackr calculator, it will tell you their score. You want the lowest money factor available because the more the money factor the more profit for the dealer.

4. If you can post the numbers and theres great people to help you out and if you dont want to deal with doing the email thing there are broker than can help the deal and even dealers on the site with no fee.

Hope this helps!
 

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One thing to add to the Infotainment system. I came from a Lincoln with Sync 3 and CarPlay. Sync is truly a great system. The interface is fantastic and touchscreen. I actually like the Alfa more, at least functionality. The touchscreen was higher resolution and the touch aspect is so much easier to use. When driving though, the touchscreen is a mess because it takes a little bit of a stretch to get to the screen and and a lot more looking. I think the knob is a little easier to use on the move and less distracting. I also use Siri with CarPlay most of the time and that is super easy (can't comment on android auto).

Now where I think the infotainment offers a big fail beyond the display resolution is the voice command structure. Some of the commands seem to take too many words to do what you want, but then I just go back to Siri.
 

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... The way to go is to Lease these cars.
If you don't mind a 'forever' car payment and do not have enough capital to buy a new or used one. You can always sell whatever you get into.
 

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If you don't mind a 'forever' car payment and do not have enough capital to buy a new or used one. You can always sell whatever you get into.
I say Lease for two reasons:- First is the HUGE depreciation and Second is the reliability of Alfas.

Buying a certified one after a lease return would be a better deal.
 

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Agree @Marco. Particularly now with the ~50 repossessed ARs in the failed dealership in TX. There should be some nice deals out there. Resale value is a function of many factors, one of which is the price of new or slightly used ARs (all heavily discounted). Eventually, if FCA does their job correctly, ARs overall value will go up in the next few years.
 

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I may be in the minority, but I will never lease a car. If you can get a nice 1.9% rate and a sweet deal, buy it. You have much more flexibility on the back end of the deal v give it back or get hosed. If you turn cars over every 2 years, you aren't fiscally prudent to begin with so ....whatever.
 

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I don't think you are in the minority @ViscontiVerde 164L*. It is a matter of simple economics. You can get a new car for about 1/2 the price with a lease for a limited time. So you rent it for a while - if you like it, then you can do something else, such as lease another one or buy it. You can buy it with a very low interest rate as you mentioned. To have the monthly payment close to the lease payment, all else being equal, if may be close to a 72 month car loan time frame, give or take. The best world is if you can buy outright (new, used, whatever). Then you have the most flexibility,
 

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I understand what you guys are saying but in my view buying a luxury car (any luxury car) that nose dives in price is just as costly. I don't want to deal with the hassle of selling either, especially a niche car like the Alfa. I lease for a couple of years, then i turn in the keys for a new set of keys of a newer car. Simple.
 

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I completely agree about buying. I would buy these used. The problem is my accountant reminds me that I am self-employed and can pretty lease a car for nothing vs depreciating a car. My situation works better for a lease.... usually.
 

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Indeed many owners don't mind a 'forever' (more or less) monthly car payment - in return they always have a 'newish' car. Just like buying anything (especially a car) it is an emotional, as well as an economical decision. I prefer buying, but have leased before. Each action has pros and cons, like everything else. Concerning pure economics, the longer you keep the car, the better the buying decision is.
 
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