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Alfa Romeo 4C anyone? (Hope not a repost)

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Hope this isn't a repost. But what do you all think of the upcoming 4C? All the first drives and reviews are heaping huge praise on it. Even Richard Hammond from Top Gear is loving it

Heard when it comes out it'll be sold at Maserati dealers. If so I can't wait to test drive it

Mid-engined Turbo charged lightweight car. Dual clutch tyranny etc. I think car and Driver magazine called it a "baby Ferrari 458" May make a good addition in my garage

Anyways, thoughts? Anyone else excited about it like me?

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Yes!!! The only reason I got in to Maseratis back in 2006 with a GS is because I got tired of waiting for Alfa to show up in the US again and the Alfa I was driving back then had gotten pretty long in the tooth.

There is no formal order book yet but will be on it as soon as one opens up

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Yeah I'm thinking of getting on order book too. Starts at $55k. Priced pretty good too

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Gorgeous car and sound. Saw one on the road yesterday for the first time.


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Gorgeous car and sound. Saw one on the road yesterday for the first time.

Bigfoot where did you see the 4C? I didn't think they were in the states yet but I could be wrong. But I agree. Very sent car!

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I love everything about it except the headlights :(

I'll test drive it, and probably love it, but pretty sure it won't be for me because I don't think it will be comfortable enough as a DD. And I really don't want it to be something I use only on weekends etc. And I'm sure my wife will hate riding in it too.

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I love everything about it except the headlights :(

I'll test drive it, and probably love it, but pretty sure it won't be for me because I don't think it will be comfortable enough as a DD. And I really don't want it to be something I use only on weekends etc. And I'm sure my wife will hate riding in it too.
Yeah I read in Motor Trend they had to cut costs to keep price down so the headlights are an afterthought. I agree not liking the headlights and it's bug eye look much. But the rest of the car is stunning. And if it's as good to drive as everyone is saying sign me up.

And it won't be my DD if I get one. The MC fills that role nicely

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The carbon insert front lights actually look OK IRL.
And the sound is incredible by any standard, truly fantastic..
Comfort was evidently not in scope, but who cares - this is the first real drivers car in decades - gotta love it, at least if you can get into and out of it without making a complete fool of yourself :-)

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The prototype had beautiful headlights, so I was sorry to see they didn't make it to production
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The prototype had beautiful headlights, so I was sorry to see they didn't make it to production
Wow the prototype is so much better. Oh well.

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Have not had the time to drive one just yet but I have played around with the interior and it feels very cheap to me. The knobs feel like they were taken out of a yugo!

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Dan, oh don't say that! Flashbacks of my previous C6 vette flashed through my head with its craptastic interior!

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Bigfoot where did you see the 4C? I didn't think they were in the states yet but I could be wrong. But I agree. Very sent car!
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Have not had the time to drive one just yet but I have played around with the interior and it feels very cheap to me. The knobs feel like they were taken out of a yugo!

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I wouldn't doubt it. I can't imagine a $55K car being all that amazing.



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I wouldn't doubt it. I can't imagine a $55K car being all that amazing.
A base Porsche Cayman is about $55k and it's pretty sweet. However before I got the MC, I almost bought a new '14 Cayman S. After specing it out it was over $91k! So maybe you're right TravisJ!

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