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Well I've now seen it.


It comes over as a small car, but I suppose you need
to see it parked on the street. The QV is shockingly good to look at.
I would consider it.

However I am not convinced by the interior of the mainstream models they
had at Geneva. There were some great "design elements" such as the steering
wheel and pedals, but overall I was not blown away.*








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I liked it a lot. Whilst not a car for me, the packaging is excellent, material quality excellent, build slightly iffy on the show cars but it has lots of promise.

The UK road dynamics have to be spot on out of the box (no 4C issues) & the poverty spec smokers need to appeal to fleet managers.

As Nev says, the QV is uber sexy.



 

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If you see how the Giulietta evolved ,with the Sportiva etc offering a QV look in lesser engines, Alfa has a habit of keeping things back. After all, the German companies thrive on incremental updates just big enough to get media coverage. The Giulia should get some column inches the way it's being launched , having a true TopTrumps range topping model. Only thing is that using the QV name means the top Giulietta and Mito have had this version removed and renamed.
 

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Well I've now seen it.


It comes over as a small car, but I suppose you need
to see it parked on the street. The QV is shockingly good to look at.
I would consider it.

However I am not convinced by the interior of the mainstream models they
had at Geneva. There were some great "design elements" such as the steering
wheel and pedals, but overall I was not blown away.*








*Purely personal opinion. No FACTs! were involved in this post.
you are right about the exterior of the QV. It is a great design. I disagree about your opinion about the interior. It is better than all of it's rivals. Excellent position ergonomically for the screen in the middle.
 

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Well I've now seen it.


It comes over as a small car, but I suppose you need
to see it parked on the street. The QV is shockingly good to look at.
I would consider it.

However I am not convinced by the interior of the mainstream models they
had at Geneva. There were some great "design elements" such as the steering
wheel and pedals, but overall I was not blown away.*








*Purely personal opinion. No FACTs! were involved in this post.
When you mean small, is it smaller than a 3 series or A4?
 

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Slightly larger than a 3 series.
 

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The rear seat space is significantly better than my old 159 & the boot is cavernous. The entry to the boot is a bit high & narrow though.
 

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And it's good to see they're still using the Mercedes E class boot hinges they got from the Chrysler 300.
 

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And it's good to see they're still using the Mercedes E class boot hinges they got from the Chrysler 300.
Good point, boot hinges are often a deal breaker for many a discerning car buyer. I think I'll look at the XE again.
 

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:lol: Yes, front & rear.

I'd not liked the car from the pics but in the metal, it's very nice.

It's in a crowded market place so as I've said before, it HAS to drive well & better than the opposition. No ifs, buts or excuses.
 

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I liked it a lot. Whilst not a car for me, the packaging is excellent, material quality excellent, build slightly iffy on the show cars but it has lots of promise.

The UK road dynamics have to be spot on out of the box (no 4C issues) & the poverty spec smokers need to appeal to fleet managers.

As Nev says, the QV is uber sexy.



I'll let you know when I am going to drive it on the Heads of the Valley...
 

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Good point, boot hinges are often a deal breaker for many a discerning car buyer. I think I'll look at the XE again.
Youll be pleased to see the XE has a similar set-up. No need to cancel your order for the Jag that's strangely similar in look to a nineties Honda!
 

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Youll be pleased to see the XE has a similar set-up. No need to cancel your order for the Jag that's strangely similar in look to a nineties Honda!
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