I hear ya. I've been out here about 9yrs, grew up in the midwest. I work for a great company and that's really the only reason I'm still here. At some point I'll be making the tough decision to leave and most likely head back to where things are actually affordable and running to the store doesn't take a week's worth of planning to see when I can hit the window where traffic is light. Haha"11-12 on the westside of LA"
oh, another advantage of moving from there to here - my quad is getting slightly better than that.
It's actually worse for me. On the same route downtown my old Infiniti FX35(V6 280hp, 4150lbs) was doing 17-18mpg and if I am in eco mode if I try a little I can squeeze out 21mpg out of a Discovery Sport(base 2.0t with 237hp). Getting at best 215, but on average 200miles a tank is not fun really, but otherwise love how the car drives and feels even when driving like a grandparent.I'd take 16mpg in a heartbeat! Haha. I only get about 11-12mpg on the westside of LA but that's consistent with my past vehicles so I'm not concerned, it just goes along with the territory.
Technically I believe it is a 20:1 ratio of driving ability to (# of Performance badges/stickers + how cool the paint color is)Good thing the taillights look so good cuz that's all most folks will see, including many Guila owners. At this level, its the driver, not the car/ephinany of automobiledom that makes the difference.
I agree completely! Driving slow in my Stelvio, makes my skin crawl. Between my wife and I combined we are at 23 mpg.I think these replies show things have not changed much since Stelvio came to the States. At 44k on my 2018 picked up in December 2 years ago, I get whatever I want out of the mileage - when I'm driving, 22 mpg or so, and when I'm cruising, 28 or so. In my Stelvio, and previously in my Spyders and GTV6, I just find it hard to go slow in an Alfa, especially when someone wants to lead the way and take the HEAT...