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4c vs Giulia Quad - future values

Hi guys, new Alfa owner here just dipped my toes into modern alfa ownership with a Giulietta. I've got her on a 2 year PCP and may consider using her as a part exchange for either a 4c or Guilia Quad in the near future.

I'm not sure if this has already been asked on here, but which do you think is the wiser buy out of the 2 cars in terms of future values relative to cost of purchasing?

I know they're not like for like but seeing as the 8c has effectively doubled in price, I can't help but feel the same will happen to the 4c when they eventually stop production of them. But then again, how many RHD Giulia Quads will there be on the roads?

The only basis of comparison we have for the Quad is the values of 156 GTA as it's the closest precedent to the Quad (not counting the Holden v6 engined 159 as it has to be a Busso to be considered a real performance Alfa saloon in my mind)!
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Hi guys, new Alfa owner here just dipped my toes into modern alfa ownership with a Giulietta. I've got her on a 2 year PCP and may consider using her as a part exchange for either a 4c or Guilia Quad in the near future.

I'm not sure if this has already been asked on here, but which do you think is the wiser buy out of the 2 cars in terms of future values relative to cost of purchasing?

I know they're not like for like but seeing as the 8c has effectively doubled in price, I can't help but feel the same will happen to the 4c when they eventually stop production of them. But then again, how many RHD Giulia Quads will there be on the roads?

The only basis of comparison we have for the Quad is the values of 156 GTA as it's the closest precedent to the Quad (not counting the Holden v6 engined 159 as it has to be a Busso to be considered a real performance Alfa saloon in my mind)!
Thats an interesting question, as I have just sold an Alfa 156 GTA (2004), for over 8000, which I bought in January 2015, for less than 4000; however I easily spent more than the difference on upgrades and replacement parts...

I don't think you can compare either of the cars, to an 8C, as they were only made in limited numbers and Alfa Romeo received more orders for the 8C, than they produced, so essentially the 8C was looking like an appreciating asset from the outset.

Most mass produced Alfa Romeos depreciate quite hard from new, so I would keep an eye on the values of both cars you mention, which by the way are the two Alfa's that I would love to own.

I'm sure you are aware that both the cars are totally different though; for me the 4C is essentially a toy, with an F1 style carbon tub and I would only consider owning that car, if I could afford to run another more rounded car, by its side, for example a Giulietta.

The Giulia QV; I think is akin to a for door Ferrari, which is very practical.

You have time to see how values pan out and it might be worth speaking to an Alfa dealer, to see what value they would give you on each car after three years, its a nice problem to have...

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Talking of carbon fibre , is the tub a service part after some years like Mcclaren F1 and bike frames using the material?
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Talking of carbon fibre , is the tub a service part after some years like Mcclaren F1 and bike frames using the material?
That's another good question, my Colnago bike is carbon fibre and is three years old, which I know is not Alfa Romeo related, however I use my bike for commuting every day.

I'm sure, some 4C owner should be able to answer that, or indeed Jamie Porter as he seems up to the go to guy concerning the 4C, from what I remember he has a laugh edition, which he has run from new, unless he has swapped it.
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That's another good question, my Colnago bike is carbon fibre and is three years old, which I know is not Alfa Romeo related, however I use my bike for commuting every day.

I'm sure, some 4C owner should be able to answer that, or indeed Jamie Porter as he seems up to the go to guy concerning the 4C, from what I remember he has a laugh edition, which he has run from new, unless he has swapped it.
"laugh edition"; I mean launch edition. Too much Baileys Irish cream...
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A surprisingly large number of quads have sold, so I think future value would be roughly quite low dependable on mileage by looking at Maserati Gt's market value. The 4c should only need the carbon tub looking at after an accident in terms of its strength over the course of time. If you had a high mileage pretty unkept Alfa 156 GTA it wouldn't be worth much, it's only the well kept low mileage cars that can demand good premiums due to rarity.


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The Giulia QF will drop below the price of the 4C for sure. It is a brilliant car and even better to drive than the 4C, however, it isn't as special.

With nearly 500 Giulia QF been sold in the UK in less than a year and only 400 4C's (all variants in here) been sold since 2014 there will be a lot more of the Giulia on the future market which in turn will drop the price. Look at M3 and C63 prices, they are brilliant cars but they will ultimately end up in the 20's value wise. The 4C will not drop below 30K for a well spec car (in my opinion)

Regarding the carbon tub maintenance on the 4C, yes there is a check every two years including retorquing the fixings. Its laborious but not too much.

Regarding the 8C, bear in mind only 250 spiders and 250 coupes were built. The 8C spider was 180K new and they aren't much more than that to buy. They have just held well. There are only 35 approx 8C's in the UK. The 8C Coupe was 120K off the top of my head and yes that has appreciated a bit, but the spider has not. The 4C will not appreciate for a while and a lot depends on the revisions to the car in 2018 and also if it is replaced.

Really that 2.9 V6 needs to be put in a coupe for Alfa. That should be a phenomenal vehicle. Shame it won't fit in the 4C! But then again it would be the 6C

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Thanks for the insightful thoughts on the matter, was getting a bit quiet round here without any replies for over a week that I ended up forgetting about this thread! Guess that's a sign of how few 4c owners there are out there checking in on this forum.

Interesting to here that juliankbh sold a 156 GTA for more than it was bought for, but with the profits spent on maintenance and upgrades. Would maintenance alone without upgrades have been more cost effective? I hear collectors prefer everything OEM.

Also thanks for the insight on the sales figures for the 8c and 4c vis a vis the Giulia Quad. Put into context the growing sales of the latter, I guess it's only a matter of time before they start to depreciate heavily once those PCP deals come to an end. Perhaps then would be a good time to look at one.

Having said that, I have been to a local Alfa dealership to inquire about a Giulia Quad that was used by their MD, the PCP monthly payments were quite reasonable but the deposit could effectively buy a mint condition GTV or any Busso engined Alfa. Still didn't put me off though once we took her out for a test drive, my word that exhaust note is perhaps the best sounding v6 I've ever heard, actually outdoing those beautiful Busso's.
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Over here the Giulia Quadrifoglio is $150,000 and the 4C around $100,000 in standard trim so the Giulia has further to fall. It’s also has a lot more technology than the 4C meaning there’s more to go wrong and it’ll be more expensive to upkeep. Apart from crash damage, the general running costs of the 4C are minimal in my experience. Then there is the relative rarity of the 4C compared with the Giulia. My money is on the 4C holding its value much better than the Giulia in the short and long term. But that’ll be my kids problem ‘cause I won’t be selling her. Too much fun. She’s such a special Alfa. As far as Alfas are concerned there’s been nothing affordable like it ever. For those that can’t appreciate history in the making, how unfortunate.

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