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  1. TheMayor

    TheMayor Six Time F1 World Champ
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    The problem is you can't change it for aftermarket as far as I can see. This is why more are moving to CarPlay. Let Apple deal with the GPS crap,

    I had GPS in my 2nd mini. it was so bad I never used it. I just use Waze now.
     
  2. MacGeek

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    GPS on the Ghibli is the same UConnect system that's in Chryslers. So whichever opinion you have about Chrysler's current-gen 8.4" UConnect will apply to the Ghibli as well.
     
  3. amenasce

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    I rented a jeep Cherokee 3 weeks ago and it had apple play I think. But the ghibli I am looking at are 2015 so they probably dont have that. Never tried uconnect.
     
  4. dave80gtsi

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    Hey, now! That's the color of mine, and I really like it.

    The color changes based upon the lighting level - it can look either blue or grey. And in strong sunlight, the gold metallic flakes dominate. Every person that has seen my car for the first time comments (very) positively about the color.

    Perhaps this is one of those deals where you need to see it in person, ideally on a sunny day, before you reach a conclusion about it.

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  5. MacGeek

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    I haven't reached any conclusion of any kind, just stating the numbers. I do know how Grigio Lipari looks in person.
     
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  6. F1tommy

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    Still a nice car and I have seen one in person. I can say for sure that if the USAF ordered Giulia's they would be in this color :)
     
  7. johnei

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    I wonder if Grigio Lipari was once used on the 166?
     
  8. AbarthDave1

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    I have seen many "buyback" Giulias for sale from dealers. Discounted pricing. I wonder if the Vehicles are sorted out before resale.

    Dave
     
  9. greg328

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    What year? I’m on the cusp of possibly getting a new 2019 Ti Sport. What’s the consensus, are these cars great or junk?
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  10. F1tommy

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    They are fixed, but that will be on the cars record for life. A really good value if you don't mind that.

    No these cars are not junk at all. Although I am not in love with the BMW like styling on the Giulia but they are very nice cars with a very well designed chassis. I had some BMW guy at work running down a Giulia he had driven and comparing it to his BMW M3 only to find out he had tricked out the suspension and modified his stupid BMW's motor. The Giulia has a superior chassis compared to the new stock BMW when comparing just handling, and they are still pretty rare.
     
  11. greg328

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    I hear all the accolades re: the Giulia’s handling, but are they always breaking down, that’s the question. I understand the first year 2017s needed software updates but are the 2018/2019 cars good to go? By the way I’ve read this entire thread twice so I’m fairly informed in the car, just looking for updated info


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  12. F1tommy

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    Check out the reasons for some of the buybacks. I would not want to be a car manufacturer in some of these states. These cars are well made.
     
  13. Monch

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    I’ve had my QF for almost 2 years. I’ve been to the dealer once for routine service. No other issues. Amazing car!


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  14. greg328

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    Where can I see these reasons for buybacks? Usually it's because a problem couldn't be fixed 3 times, then the lemon law kicks in--is that what's going on?

    My question is---is this only for the 2017 cars--or do the issues extend into 2018/19 model years?
     
  15. F1tommy

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    A lot of reasons. The funniest ones I saw were missing items that were on the window sticker but not on the car. Check the Carfax as the manufacturer has to list the reason.
     
  16. stardoc

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    I've had my '18 QF for a year and a half and it has been flawless. My only quib is with with the P Zeros which needed replacement after 7000 miles ;).
     
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    I drove mine yesterday after neglecting it for a few days as I drive the new-to-me 458 everywhere. The way it pulls from 40-80mph is still surprising. Other cars just stop moving, you weave through like the Matrix. I'm sure other drivers are raising their fist, 'why that darn kid!'
     
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  19. TMan

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    I don't have a QF but I do have an early 2017 Ti with Sport/Perf and after 2 years and 22,000 miles it has been perfect. The best car I've ever owned.
    It's my daily driver through all of the BS that goes along with that and it hasn't skipped a beat. The people I know that have these cars (including a QF) love them. The handling and driving characteristics are far beyond anything it its class.
     
  20. greg328

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    That Car and Driver long-term review mentioned above is fairly scathing, re: their QF. Lots of weird electronic niggles. Bad luck that they were issued such a lemon, as this seems not the norm around here. Can anybody speak to how the 4 cylinders compare to the V6 in terms of reliability? Frequency of electronic errors?


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