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Old 04-02-2020, 15:37   #1
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Gulia qv or m2 comp

Hey everyone long time since i posted here.
Still have the evo for 10 years now and want something new.
It comes down to the gulia qv and m2 comp.
Prefer the gulia but used lhd cars comparing miles and year prices are higher then the m2.
What puts me off on the m2 is what chris harris says and a lot of other motor journalist that the steering is a bit lifeless and dont feel that connected to the road.
Drove them both but only for a short time and cold damp conditions so cant really tell what they mean about the steering.
Who has one or had them both and your opinions?
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Old 04-02-2020, 17:35   #2
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Great thread. Funny as I am looking at exactly the same buying situation. Watching reviews and driving both I have to say the Giulia takes 1st place.

I canít go past the engine and torque. I actually love the more compact size of the M2 but overall the Alfa drives better.

Iíd say whichever way you go youíll end up loving your choice. Let us know.


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Old 04-02-2020, 17:59   #3
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I went after a Giulia Quadrifoglio around 2 years or so ago. I absolutely loved it on the few test drives I took. Feels very much like an Evo front end grip and steering feel, with a very quick rack. Brakes are unbelievable and brake by wire, that is also integrated with the other dynamic systems. Proper torque vectoring as well.

I actually ended up with an M3 Comp. Head ruled heart,I'm afraid. 4 main reasons... 0% PCP, dealer on my doorstep (relatively speaking), 5 seats instead of 4, and they made one to my spec in San Marino blue.

Honestly, the Quadrifoglio is the better drive.

BMW electric steering is lifeless by comparison, the RWD (non vectoring) electric LSD is an actual liability in winter or wet roads.

I still very much like the M3, but I don't love it like I would a Giulia.
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Honestly, the Quadrifoglio is the better drive.


I still very much like the M3, but I don't love it like I would a Giulia.

You canít beat a Ferrari V8 with two cylinders lopped off, as your up front daily drive. So far the Alfa hasnít fallen apart - yet.



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Old 05-02-2020, 07:00   #5
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Yes gulia is my first choise only thing is that most of the used ones dont have the sparco seats.
I know the gulia has more potential to have issues but they still have factory warranty on them.
With a tune exhaust and a little lowered think it would be an awesome car
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Old 16-02-2020, 11:41   #6
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Never looked at detail with the Alfa in truth so cannot offer a fair comparison as many above.

That being said I can comment on the M2C.

Daily driving in eco mode is perfect for town driving, everything seems so relaxed from engine tone, gear changes (I have the DCT) and the ride isn’t as firm as let’s say a VI with 15 year old tein suspension.

On the more spirited days, everything in sport or sport+ and supports in MDM or off the car comes alive. Pin point handling, brakes are very good (I have the upgraded brakes) and it’s pretty damn responsive.

Cons:

- The exhaust note with the OPF’s are poor. Even in sport+ mode it’s not what you’d expect from a 400+ ‘performance’ car.
- You’ll be lucky to get anything better than 16MPG.
- Interior doesn’t feel anything special.

Pros:

- It does everything very well. City driving and spirited driving.
- Certainly a very attractive car. Sharpe edges but still subtle enough to not look like a flash Harry.
- Handles very well as standard. M performance coilovers and the larger brakes enhance it even further.
- Feels like a M car with the same S55 engine as the M3/M4.

Overall:

Are there better cars on the market today. Yes!

It’ll never be a straight line warrior, in fact some reviews would have you looking at the OG M2 unless you were after that extra little bit in all departments. What it does offer is a well balanced all round capable car.

It becomes an exceptional buy when you consider you can pick a new well spec’d car up for £50k. The M3/4 when well spec’d can exceed £70k.

Alternatives: Cayman GTS, RS3 & TTRS

From my very brief research I’d say the Alfa is more likely to be compared to the M3/4, RS4/6 and C63 AMG.

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Old 20-02-2020, 04:38   #7
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Ok thanks lads
Not really sure yet what is next but time will tell
Im pretty sure i will miss the evo but also have a daily and 3 cars is too much
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