Stop wasting time: get one
November 1, 2018
Wanted one ever since I first saw them advertised, but hadn't seen many on the streets. Combine that with Alfa's (and FCAs) notorious quality control issues, I was very hesitant to get one.
Not sure why I waited, this is the best car I've ever owned. Had one small problem early on, but that isn't any different than my experience with Bimmer and Benz, and the Alfa flat blows them away when you're behind the wheel.
Steering and handling: are perfect. Perfect. There is no other word. I hated the feel on every single steer-by-wire car, until this one. It feels alive in a way none of the others do. I have no idea how they did it, but the steering feedback I loved in previous generations of performance cars is back, sans the steering column.
Acceleration and braking: breath-taking. One note, have seen a lot of complaints with jerky starts and stops. And that can be an issue. Deactivate the auto start/stop feature and the takeoffs smooth out nicely. And for stops, be patient with yourself. It took me about two months of driving to get smooth on stops again - brakes are very touchy - but once I did have had no problems.
Styling: c'mon? You really need me to tell you?
Interior: Is fantastic looking, and the controls are super intuitive once you get used to them. Issues with materials quality are real, frankly fairly minor, but it is clear that Alfa put the bulk of their lira into the performance side of the car. But while the materials could use a little boost (they seem to me somewhere just South of BMW, North of Toyota), the fit, finish and interior design are outstanding. Much cleaner and less distracting than the competition.
Reliability: Had one small issue early on (bad fuel pump), but nothing in since.
Summation: what the heck are you waiting for?