Yeah, I like the car, but for the same reasons (no available US manual and expensive compared to other enthusiast car options), I'd go a different direction.It's really too bad they won't offer the manual trans in the US. Our less auto-enthused brethren get the better of us again..
That being said, when I built mine the price came out to $47,140 and I hate to say this, I think I would rather have an ATS for that money (since I can't get a manual w/AWD in either)
Nah maybe in a few years. By that time they should have tunes and maybe they bring a manual over too. If they offered the performance pack on the base awd model the only other option i'd probably do is upgrade the headunit to the 8.8 screen which would put the price around 42k. It would be temptingYeah, I like the car, but for the same reasons (no available US manual and expensive compared to other enthusiast car options), I'd go a different direction.
Assuming it's the OP's car though, congrats and enjoy! And write up driving impressions and long term report. Who knows, you could change my mind. :wiggles:
I would assume it will take a good two years of Alfa Romeo being back in the US before any GOOD data can be gathered. I will also assume it will be below industry average when the dust settles.Italian styling is something else. I LOVE the Fiat Spyder. The Alfa offerings are nice too.
But...reliability? Any data on this?
In fairness and disclosure, I in fact do own a Honda and a Toyota.I agree with this. Most of us are enthusiasts. We rarely choose the most reliable car. Or else we'd all be driving Camrys or any Honda
Thank you.Speed of shifting/dragstrip numbers has absolutely nothing to do with why I keep choosing a true manual for my personal car.