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Ride & Drive event at The Marcliffe Hotel 23/09/2012

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Eastern Western Motor Group are holding a Ride & Drive event at The Marcliffe Hotel in Aberdeen this Sunday (23rd September) We will have 10 Alfa's on site to test drive, 4 MiTo's including the fantastic new Twin Air and the top of the range Quadrifoglio Verde and 6 Giulietta's one of which will be an 8C Red Cloverleaf.

Lexus Scotland will also be there and are bringing along 8 cars from their range.

Something for everyone then...................


To attend this exclusive event please RSVP by emailing or calling

For Western Alfa Romeo
email: [email protected]
telephone: 0843 357 2077

For Lexus Scotland
email: [email protected]
telephone: 0844 815 2509

It would be great to see some new and old customers on the day. So even if you don't want to drive one of the cars, why not not pop in for a tea or coffee.

If you know anybody who may be interested in trying an Alfa then let them know about this and get them to book a no obligation slot.

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Got my wee invite in the mail, it would be a fair trek for a day out.....but I'd always be interested in a no obligation test drive in some of your 12 Alfas.
Could bring my dad, see if he wants a shot of a Lexus!
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If this helps bring an Alfa franchise to Aberdeen, then David and I will definitely come along to support you at this event - in such prestigious surroundings too
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Hi Graham
is that Guilia Spider one of the 12?

See you there.
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Thanks for the support folks. We will have 3 groups on the day (11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm and 3pm-5pm) with 3x30 minute slots in each group for each car, I see some of you have already booked a slot. Keep them coming................

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Also got my invite through the mail, will probably pop along for a little look...
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I heard this on North Sound Onethis morning and thought I was still dreaming! I have signed up to attend as im trying to get HID interested in replacing the focus with a Giulietta!

Also as Lesley has said if this helps to bring a dealership to Aberdeen then all the better.
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Me and the girlfriend will pop along for a look.

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Give me a shout at the garage if you want to book a slot Kev

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Great day today...! And the coffee and scones were

Mito twin air was bl**dy good fun!

Biggest surprise was how much I liked the Giulietta diesel with the TCT box

And surprisingly, the biggest let down was the Giulietta QV just didn't do it for me

And the Sabelt seats in the Mito QV
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Agree Mito QV 170 was great fun. Guilietta 1750 TB was a disappointing drive. I thought it would be the other way about!
 
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What was wrong with the Guilietta QV? I'm astonished if you thought the Mito was better.
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I agree with Gleggzer - the Giulietta QV was a disappointment - it was fast -but a lot of bodyroll and the bulkhead in the driver's footwell was soooo annoying!

On the other hand, the MiTo QV was awesome - I feel the need to get our drive extended yet again

A big thanks to Neil and his team - thanks for a great Sunday morning and yes - the scones were delicious
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A great turnout folks. Huge thanks to all who attended and took the opportunity to take our cars out for a spin. Safe to say we will be doing it again early next year.
Interesting to hear so many negative comments on the Giulietta Cloverleaf. It's my favourite current model! The MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde is a riot though. Also good to hear some great comments on the Twin Air.

Thanks again to you all.
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Ah, that's what was going on. I was at the Marcliffe on Saturday afternoon for a family lunch and saw the transporter coming in full of Mitos and Gs. They all looked very nice, it was a shame that I couldn't make it back on Sunday for a closer look.
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Thanks for the coffee and scones Graham very nice - probably only cost the boss the equivalent of a three course lunch anywhere else :-).
Mrs H seems to have been converted, funny how we all love different things, as I said yesterday I hated the Mito Twin Air, sounded like a motorbike with emphysema and completely gutless compared to the diesel Guiliettas.
Of the two diesel Guilietta's the manual version was relegated to also ran once we tried the auto box version which is brill especially in D(earymethatsbludyquick) mode.
Would have liked to try the cloverleafs (leaves?) will be there for the next one and will have a spin then. Will try and stop here ordering anything else before then. Just in case you can't remember from all the conversations you must have had yesterday she wants:
Guilietta
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Diesel Auto
Sunroof and radio nav
and ten grand off....
nice spec for your next demonstator?
See you wednesday or sunday.
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Thanks for the coffee and scones Graham very nice - probably only cost the boss the equivalent of a three course lunch anywhere else :-).
Mrs H seems to have been converted, funny how we all love different things, as I said yesterday I hated the Mito Twin Air, sounded like a motorbike with emphysema and completely gutless compared to the diesel Guiliettas.
Of the two diesel Guilietta's the manual version was relegated to also ran once we tried the auto box version which is brill especially in D(earymethatsbludyquick) mode.
Would have liked to try the cloverleafs (leaves?) will be there for the next one and will have a spin then. Will try and stop here ordering anything else before then. Just in case you can't remember from all the conversations you must have had yesterday she wants:
Guilietta
8C red
Diesel Auto
Sunroof and radio nav
and ten grand off....
nice spec for your next demonstator?
See you wednesday or sunday.
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Very good Harry, doesn't want much then! I can do all of that, except for the 10 grand off. So four out five is no bad!

Just glad everybody had a good day, I think the weather played a large part in that as well. I don't think I'll manage Wednesday at The Gairlogie now as I will have a customers car that night, see you Sunday though.

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I have to agree with everyone, it was a cracking afternoon, including the coffee and scones. Cream teas at the Marcliffe - very decadent
My favourite was the MiTo QV, it was awesome, and looks the part as well. The MiTo Twinair was the biggest surprise for me, I loved it, pokey at low speeds in every gear, and although the revs topped out quickly changing gear was a pleasure to while hearing the 2 cylinder thrum .
The Guilietta QV once again kept a smile on my face, of course the tightly spaced pedals does not help (during my "spirited" drive) but I would still have one, just not for while. One interesting thing is the seats in my 159 are by far the most comfortable and supportive .
Roll on the next one, thanks to Neil, Graham and Malky and the rest of the team for making it enjoyable.
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Thanks for a great day Western

Enjoyed driving the Mito twin air (Ducati ) big surprise !!

My favourite was the Mito QV already looking for one G keep your eyes peeled ken fit i mean

Found the Giulietta QV quite disappointing thought the Mito QV was a better drive in my IMO
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It was a good afternoon out, big thanks to Graham, Chris and the other boys and girls.
HID quite likes the 140 G so perhaps when the focus comes up fror replacement she may well go for it, I will keep working on it LOL.
We both had a pop in the Mito QV, super quick and great fun, but thankully it was only 15 mins each or we would have to see a chiropractor from those awful sabelt seats, see in the GT you tend to sit 'in' the seats in the sabelts you seem to sit 'on' them with very little padding. As I said on the day for blatting round a track with a harness, great, for the roads of Aberdeen nae chance!!

thanks again to the guys and gals at Western and great to catch up with a few of y'all too

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