lets start with the actual review
courtesy of Brooking10Hi all,
Just to add a bit more detail to this video, as there seems to be a few wild conspiracy theories being thrown around!
- The Giulia was a production car, and given to us with 5,000 miles on it. I believe it was the car used on Top Gear. The test was conducted on May 3rd so that's the car and when it happened.
- The car had thrown up the 'check engine' light a couple of times already on the road but often it would disappear again. When the car was working people absolutely loved it and I can not make that point strongly enough: the original PH review praised the Quadrifoglio highly, as have subsequent stories on the regular models. We like the car very much and want to see it do well; of course we all have cars we like but the suggestion of overt bias towards the Geman cars is quite upsetting.
- Obviously we would have preferred not to drive the Giulia with the warning light on but it was 3pm by the time this video was shot, having been trying to fix the car all day. The Alfa technician with the car had to go to Chester because his diagnostics tool broke (!) and so we were massively time restricted. We tried to film the car while it was running properly and then it malfunctioned again. We thought that some video of the car would be better than none at all but perhaps in hindsight it wasn't. Would you have wanted to see M3 v. C63 with the Alfa in the pit? That would also explain why we didn't swap cars - there simply wasn't the time!
- Most importantly, we are trying to get this test reorganised. We know the Alfa is very good and we want to give it a fair chance to prove itself. For the reasons listed above it wasn't possible this time but we're confident it can happen again. Certainly however the above video is not some propaganda vid for the Germans - they are good cars that were working on the day, the Alfa is a good car that wasn't. I envisage a far closer comparison - and a better video - when we get them together again.
I hope that clears things up a little. If you have any more questions about the test then drop me an email on [email protected]. I'm very keen that what actually happened is known before any alternative facts gain traction!
lets talk about it ... its a forum, its what forums are for
what are your thoughts?
I never watch these things, you either want the Alfa or you don't,
Alistair Taylor ? what makes you make that allegation, and what difference does it make? you obviously disagree with him and Pepsi Max, by the looks???
OK so even if they were it's still ridiculous that a high performance car like this fails so readily.
You are confirming with that quote that PH wanted the car to succeed and it let them down.
I know exactly how that feels.
Hardly worthy of a self congratulatory :lick:
I wonder if the You Tube user PepsiMax is a member on here ?
Similarly Alistair Taylor.
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then why did they delete the suggestion? or more to the point, the question
the question was simply put ... "did you left foot brake"
there was a response
there was a courteous response to the reply given
and its been deleted
also all posts by another guy have been deleted, who also came up with rational and sensible discourse
what are they trying to hide? if anything
leads me to think they are trying to hide THEIR incompetence,
you referred to them a couple of days agoWhere are/were these comments, on You Tube ?