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Old 01-08-2019, 02:08 PM   #11
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For the inline 6 version for sure!
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:41 PM   #12
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Very likely. My 2 series was well over $50k.
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Old 01-08-2019, 02:48 PM   #13
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You can get the Genesis G70 with a MT.

https://www.genesis.com/us/en/2019/genesis-g70.html

Seems pretty comparable to the Guilia. I agree with others, I would never buy a Alfa but maybe lease one.

EDIT: FWIW the MT is my GTI is the easiest and most pleasant MT I have ever owned
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Old 01-08-2019, 03:31 PM   #14
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You can get the Genesis G70 with a MT.

https://www.genesis.com/us/en/2019/genesis-g70.html

Seems pretty comparable to the Guilia. I agree with others, I would never buy a Alfa but maybe lease one.

EDIT: FWIW the MT is my GTI is the easiest and most pleasant MT I have ever owned
I sat in one of those at the San Fran auto show on Nov. I was really impressed. Both the outside and the inside are nice to look at and a good place to be. I wonder how they drive.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:08 PM   #15
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reviews of the g70 with the big engine say its fun in a tailhappy kind of way. Don't know if the big engine can be had with the manual, but it would be worth checking out. Ditto on the GTi (and Golf R).
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:30 PM   #16
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You can get the Genesis G70 with a MT.

https://www.genesis.com/us/en/2019/genesis-g70.html

Seems pretty comparable to the Guilia. I agree with others, I would never buy a Alfa but maybe lease one.

EDIT: FWIW the MT is my GTI is the easiest and most pleasant MT I have ever owned
I was going to mention the G70 also, but arrived late to this thread.


Wondered if you still had the A5 or not
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:30 PM   #17
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I'm well aware of the risk of buying this car, and some of this is me being an emotional risk taker. I do think some of the issues were with the first year models and at least for the 2.0L the newer cars don't have the same issues.

I'm always a car buyer, If I buy this one I'll spring for the extended warranty.

Nick, I haven't driven the B9, David loves his but TBH I'm bored with Audi, plain and simple.

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Has there been a review of the Giulia yet that didn't require at least one replacement car? I haven't seen one, but I'll admit that I stopped paying attention.
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:02 PM   #18
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reviews of the g70 with the big engine say its fun in a tailhappy kind of way. Don't know if the big engine can be had with the manual, but it would be worth checking out. Ditto on the GTi (and Golf R).
No, MT is only available with the 2.0T. The Giulia he is considering is 2.0T too though.
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:15 PM   #19
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I sat in the Giulia also at the auto show. Honestly I thought the G70 had a better interior.
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:07 PM   #20
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I don't think I could make that switch.

Love the looks of the Alfa. Even considered going to work at the Fiat/Alfa/Maserati store.
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