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Fantastic early reviews! Wonder what happened to all the whiners on this forum who have been moaning about all things Giulia for a long time? This is not what they wanted to hear. Alfa nailed this one!
 

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As usual, these "fantastic" reviews will get watered down once advertising budgets come into play.
 

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Shame about there being no manual gearbox option :(

Those who want manual are going to have to go German.
 

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Well, it looks like I've just kissed my last pension and GTA goodbye. :yes:
 

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Fantastic early reviews! Wonder what happened to all the whiners on this forum who have been moaning about all things Giulia for a long time? This is not what they wanted to hear. Alfa nailed this one!
Dead right!!!!!! :thumbup:
 

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The headlights are still ****!! That's how I feel. I've never complained about the car's engineering though for obvious reasons!!

I want Alfa to succeed!!(I speak for myself)
 

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Seem like only LHD cars will have the option of the manual due to the cost of engineering it for Right hand drive.

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Or maybe they really think "you lazy gits would want an auto anyway" and finding a polite way of saying :)

I suspect that by "engineering costs" they mean "we'd end up with a bollixload of unsold RHD manuals" - I notice every day how every single recent BMW-AUDI-Merc here (Dublin) is an auto.

Technically speaking, gearbox/stick it's the one thing that stays the same regardless of the car being LHD/RHD; I mean, the 159 is particularly funny because in the original LHD version the handbrake is where it is on the RHD - essentially on the passenger's side!
 

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Technically speaking, gearbox/stick it's the one thing that stays the same regardless of the car being LHD/RHD; I mean, the 159 is particularly funny because in the original LHD version the handbrake is where it is on the RHD - essentially on the passenger's side!
It's likely to be clutch location and the routing of hydraulics. Still, might be a niche engineering opportunity for auto-to-manual conversions.
 

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Or maybe they really think "you lazy gits would want an auto anyway" and finding a polite way of saying :)

I suspect that by "engineering costs" they mean "we'd end up with a bollixload of unsold RHD manuals" - I notice every day how every single recent BMW-AUDI-Merc here (Dublin) is an auto.

Technically speaking, gearbox/stick it's the one thing that stays the same regardless of the car being LHD/RHD; I mean, the 159 is particularly funny because in the original LHD version the handbrake is where it is on the RHD - essentially on the passenger's side!
On the Giulietta the handbrake is on the wrong side (for RHD), and due to the shape of the footwell there is no room for a footrest either.
 
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