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Is it true?

I've been to my local Alfa dealer today as I needed a widget for my 159. I was talking about the 4c with one of the team there who said that because the tub was carbon fibre the drivers seat has to be fitted to the owners size / length etc. because you can't drill through the tub...if this is the case and there is no adjustment how on earth will anyone sell one on ? ( unless of course you find a buyer the same height as you).

I was also told that the jacking points are very specific and you don't want to get it wrong lifting the car and whenever you go to a dealer they will (regardless of how small the job is) need the car for a day..

Is this utter crud or true?
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Is the seat not on a seat rail? ...... Id say the seat thing is nonsense as its implying they drill the tub once and instead of logically mounting seat runners they simply bolt seat in? .......sounds like guff to me.
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Driver's seat slides fore & aft. Backrest reclines. Height is dealer adjustment
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Height adjustment is done by a dealership.. there are three different height settings.

Minimum forward and backward movement for the seat and a small amount of back rest recline is available
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So what on earth was the dozy bugger talking about. I know that you don't want to be drilling carbon anything at all but if this is what they are telling people then 'good luck' Alfa Romeo.

So I don't have to look for a second hand one from someone the same height/size/shape as me... Unsure whether Autotrader have that filter...
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So what on earth was the dozy bugger talking about. I know that you don't want to be drilling carbon anything at all but if this is what they are telling people then 'good luck' Alfa Romeo.

So I don't have to look for a second hand one from someone the same height/size/shape as me... Unsure whether Autotrader have that filter...
Filling the gaps in his knowledge with semi plausible bull****, some sales people seem to be unable to be honest about their lack of product knowledge and just make stuff up.
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Dealers also receive specific lifting equipment. My dealer got it a month ago, although they have not delivered a single 4C yet...
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Car salesman in not knowing own product shocker !!!


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Dealers were told how not to lift the GTs but didn't listen. Hence, banana sills!!

Roll on the first "dealer cracked my carbon tub / twisted my tubular steel chassis" thread
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Are all ARUK service centres to be trained up on the 4C or only designated ones? Costly exercise for a few cars.
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Apparently (from the same source) the regular front desk service monkeys aren't allowed to discuss servicing requirements with new 4C owners only the servicing manager who will be trained on how to service the car... With sort of the same engine as the current Range of reasonably prices petrol cars that adorn most Alfa dealers showrooms at present.

To be honest I think someone must have fed them the Alfa equivalent of 'go and buy a glass hammer or tartan paint' as I can't really believe there is a modicum of truth in all of this.
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Are all ARUK service centres to be trained up on the 4C or only designated ones? Costly exercise for a few cars.

No, just selected ones
 
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Filling the gaps in his knowledge with semi plausible bull****, some sales people seem to be unable to be honest about their lack of product knowledge and just make stuff up.
He doesn't need to have any knowledge.
The looks of the car alone sell it
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He doesn't need to have any knowledge.
The looks of the car alone sell it
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They've got the 4C merchandise at our local dealer!
The car, not so much.
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I just drove on test from Alfa Switzerland. The drivers seat adjusts on a rail, forward and backward but not up and down. Passenger isn't adjustable though.this is on a left handed car though
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