So far it is 1 - 0 to the GQV. The A45 AMG was a bit boy racer and loud - more so than mine despite the fact mine has no centre silencer and Wizard backbox. The suspension was so firm that it almost rattled my fillings out. I didn't like the throttle set up either, even in Sport mode it seemed a little unresponsive which I didn't think I would saying.Giving the A45 AMG a test drive this week-end. It will need to be pretty good to justify the list price, and the best discount I can find is £3k. Someone on here posted about the rubbish exhaust sound, although the version I will be driving has the AMG performance exhaust (a £500 option).
Fair comment regarding the A45. The M135i however has a very similar list price to the GQV, and even after discounts it is pretty close. I think the fact I am comparing with these cars is due to a lack of choice in the AR range.I think some people are missing the point of the thread I started a year ago, talking about cars like the m135i and a45 etc etc is missing the point these are in a totally different league in terms of performance,power and price, the G is at the price point of fords,vauxhalls,vw etc and I still think especially used that the giullietta is a stunning looking car and very individual on the UK roads when you compare it to a golf gti for example it is superb value used of course. It stands out and looks modern and it's an alfa which helps!
As much as I love the Giulietta I couldn't fathom spending that much on one!I am still driving my 2012 Giulietta. But I have been shopping for a replacement. There just isn't anything in the same space. The Mk 8 Golf GTI has had a massive price increase in Australia ($46690 to $53100 RRP) and I'd be more inclined to go for a Polo GTI (about $35000 appropriately equipped), except that looks so dull inside and out (unless you get the red dashboard in which case it is tasteless). The Audi A1 40 TFSI is essentially the same car built in the same Spanish factory and looks much better inside and out. But the "Audi tax" means they charge $46450 for that.
Maybe they still have one of the last Giulietta Veloces (listed at $42950)...
You're quite right there, its a real shame isn't it. I best get saving up I think!That was quite a stretch, I have to say... But I believe it to be the ultimate ICE car and probably my last ICE car if not the last at all... Cars are not going to be cars anymore. And, having a 32 years old Alfa, I know they're capable of lasting that long.