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Well, after a few weeks of ownership, I am as 100% pumped as when I first bought the car. When my wife and I pulled the trigger on the purchase, it was almost an impulse buy, and I had my doubts - we were having a great year and were fortunate in that we comfortably and responsibly afford the car as a luxury purchase, but as a lifelong Toyota driver it was such a departure from my world, both financially and from the image/driving perspective, and we weren't planning on buying a car for a few more months. But - the joy it gives me while driving is incredible, and I love that a) no one knows what it is , and b) you NEVER see anyone else driving them.

I life in a well-off area, and performance Porsches/Audis/BMWs are a dime a dozen. I see these cars all the time on the road. But I can count the number of Alfas on one hand, and the number of QVs using a big fat zero.

My only regret is that much of my daily drives I can't give the car a workout due to traffic - but even then, having that much power effortlessly on tap is an amazing sensation. For me the analogy is like a HiFi stereo - if you have a 1000W system, even if you never turn it up to capacity, you have so much power and support throughout all volume levels that it is always a joy to listen, and that much better for the power. The car is the same - merging, passing, cornering, are all a blast, even at normal speeds. ****, even in "A" mode!

Was looking at other nice cars - Audi RS5 was the primary competitor - and I'm so pumped we were able to get a more practical vehicle that not only gives me the thrill I was looking for, but that beats the other cars, even performance sedans, on so many aspects of drive quality.

If the car holds up I may become an Alfa convert! Anyone have a 4C they're looking to get rid of? :grin J/k

Ok... /end(gushing)
 

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Great post and I echo your thoughts very closely.


I've been wanting to post about how impressed I am with mine and I'm having a hard time putting it into words. Seriously.:grin
 

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I agree. What a car. It´s more premium than may last car, the nice BMW X4 3,0D fully loaded. The thing that the Quad most suprised me - Was how calm and gentle it´s at low speeds (i. e. normal conditions). One Another thing, that Alfa succeeded in is with the handling during acceleration. The Quad is so smooth, distinct and still 0,1 sec quicker (0 to 100 kph) than Z06, C6 and F430 F1. I have not owned those two cars, but borrowed them for more than 6 hours including accelerations. The Quad is the ultimate car with good traffic Control due to the height above the street. You aren´t sitting low and you have instead Control long distance ahead.
 

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There is no doubt the Alfa Stelvio Quad is a unique vehicle.
Feels like a sports car but practical for everyday use.
I too live in an area littered with Porsches, AMGs, and other very high priced hardware (South Florida). There are more Lamborghini's than Stelvio Quads... LOL.
Surprised several drivers of very expensive cars when the Quad takes off from the light and leaves them behind.
Never fails to put a smile on my face.
 

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There is no doubt the Alfa Stelvio Quad is a unique vehicle.
Feels like a sports car but practical for everyday use.
I too live in an area littered with Porsches, AMGs, and other very high priced hardware (South Florida). There are more Lamborghini's than Stelvio Quads... LOL.
Surprised several drivers of very expensive cars when the Quad takes off from the light and leaves them behind.
Never fails to put a smile on my face.
Funny you say that I was in Miami recently for several weeks and saw one Stelvio the whole time, but at least a dozen or more Maseratis. Seems like every other car was a Maserati. Big seller there.
 
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LOL.. Oh yes, Maserati's are very popular around Boca Raton. Ferrari's and Lambo's are also plentiful. Lots of Range Rovers and big AMG SUVs. Have only seen one regular Stelvio but no Quads since I started tracking them a few months ago.
 

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Since I started looking several months ago, I have not seen a Quad on any road, I was in So Cal for a while, Vegas, Utah and Ohio,,, nothing. I've seen one Giulia Quad and 0 Stelvio Quads
 

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Going on 10 months and on the road I've only seen 1 Giulia Quad and 2 standard Stelvios (no Quads). And yeah the Maserati's are getting popular around me also. In the past year 2 neighbors with Maserati's.
 
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