The Alfa Giulia is a fun car to drive. Has plenty of pickup. Using the paddle shifters is a blast. Car holds the road well and the cabin is comfortable. However, I do wish I had purchased the sport seats. Had the car for about 10 days and went on a road trip of 600 miles. Gas mileage was as advertised at 30-31 mpg. Ran it up to 110mph and it had a great deal more to give. The steering takes a little getting use to as it is so responsive. Have had numerous compliments.
Love the design. It's eye catching. The handling is incredible. The 4 cylinder sounds like a V6 and has a good growl. It's a blast to drive. It has a lot of cool features like auto wipers, collision warning, and headlights that light up the corners when you start a turn. The Harmon Kardon speakers sound great. The tech package is very simple, but it works really well and takes no time to master. My guess is while it's more basic it's probably going to be better than most systems that they try to force too many features in and they are glitchy. Slam on the breaks and the car stays flat, zero noise drive. The quality is top notch, not single defect or rattle. Only had it for a few weeks - really hoping the reliability is there too. The front sport seats are a tad hard and seem to be built for smaller people. The shifter is taking some time to get used to. That's about all I can find on the downside.
The bluetooth in this car hasn't worked since day 1. I've now hat it a week and a half and it spent the first week in the shop with them no having a clue how to fix it. They finally flew an engineer in to work on it. It worked for a day and now works about 1/3 of the time. I'm taking it back into the shop tomorrow. So, on Friday I will have had the car for two weeks, but have only actually been in possession of the car for four days. Alfa "Premier Customer Care" is zero help. the dealership offered to find me a replacement but then they couldn't actually get one here. There's one just like mine sitting on a lot two hours away and that dealership refused to release it to this dealership, and Alfa Romeo corporate can't do anything to make that happen. The have manage to drop the ball at every turn on this debacle. I've heard nothing but excuses and they still don't have a clue how to fix the car.
I have owned a 2017 Guilia TI for 3 months. There was a glitch in the voice recognition portion of the phone blue tooth funtion that was fixed after several attempts and is now functioning flawlessly. I have owned MB, BMW and Audi's and this car accelerates, stops and handles better than any vehicle I have ever owned. People are always stopping me to admire the car and ask about it. It looks as good as it drives.
First take the car for a test drive, this is not a BMW, Mercedes or Audi, it was never meant to be. This is Italian at its best. Some reviews out there mention comparisons to the infotainment and lack of rear leg room however for myself it has been totally the fun and excitement to drive. I will admit the rear leg room can be limited however, it is ample enough for short trips with people in the back seat. This car is so much fun to drive, the pick up is great, the sound is intimidating, even for the 4 cyl. having owned since the middle of the February I was one of the only ones in the area that had one. this meant only 6 in the whole area. It has a very sexy design and gives the driver that feeling of being a part of a specialized crowd. I love it, although might not be for everyone, but it is definitely meant more many.