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https://www.mikewardalfaromeo.com/in...baaa45jm268250
Another example of a poor man's sports car.
Had a AR 4C for three years. Not to many were built. Unfortunately had to sell it due to moving back to CH. I really miss that car.
How much of its lifetime with you did it spend at the service station?
Alfas are love, but damn their reliability...
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Old 22.07.2019, 15:15
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based on that experience, it could never be a great car to drive
My point was that I rather look at Alfas than actually own them. So: Do you have a 4c? What is your experience with it?
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My point was that I rather look at Alfas than actually own them. So: Do you have a 4c? What is your experience with it?
I'm coming from a family of Alfa Romeo enthusiasts and had one myself. My experience also made me like them from a distance.
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Old 22.07.2019, 16:44
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Re: The new mid-engine Corvette

Best place to see them is in a garage
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Old 22.07.2019, 17:14
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Re: The new mid-engine Corvette

Corvettes have all been mid-engined after the first generation ones.

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Old 22.07.2019, 17:39
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Every time I stepped into my 4C and heard the exhaust note it would put a big smile on my face.
P.S. Not a good idea to drive in NC in any car after drinking.
A small capacity 4 cylinder turbocharged engine with an abso exhaust? Just wait until you hear a real engine
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Old 22.07.2019, 18:04
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Corvettes have all been mid-engined after the first generation ones.

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Elaborate, please. I'm guessing you meant "front mid-engine", as the euphemism goes.

50:50 weight distribution =/= mid-engine.
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My point was that I rather look at Alfas than actually own them. So: Do you have a 4c? What is your experience with it?
As quoted above I had a 4C for 3 years. All I did is 3 oil change. That's it. Never broke down or had any trouble. The new generation AR are as reliable as any american, german or japanese cars.
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A small capacity 4 cylinder turbocharged engine with an abso exhaust? Just wait until you hear a real engine
eyebeebe, just google AR 4C exhaust note and then make up your mind.
Of course it does not sound like a 12 cylinder Ferrari, but for a 4 cylinder the AR engineers did a great job.
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Old 22.07.2019, 20:33
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eyebeebe, just google AR 4C exhaust note and then make up your mind.
Of course it does not sound like a 12 cylinder Ferrari, but for a 4 cylinder the AR engineers did a great job.
I don’t need to google one. There are plenty of them in Switzerland. They are loud, but not particularly tuneful. To be clear, I like engine noise, but very few four pots sound decent. The F20 in a Honda S2000 is a notable exception.
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Old 22.07.2019, 21:36
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Elaborate, please. I'm guessing you meant "front mid-engine", as the euphemism goes.

50:50 weight distribution =/= mid-engine.
Mid engine means that the engine is located between the wheel centers, no more, no less.

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Old 22.07.2019, 22:19
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Lets face it . The Amis can't make cars
Nothing beats a FORD.

https://performance.ford.com/home.html
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Old 22.07.2019, 23:02
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Re: The new mid-engine Corvette

I would say the only nice thing about this new mid engine Corvette is it is naturally aspirated, noTurbo... How many car makers left without using Turbo in 2019.. i get it that emissions can be an issue.. It is a lot fun feeling with an engine naturally aspirated wheeping to the red line 😁😁
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Old 22.07.2019, 23:28
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Re: The new mid-engine Corvette

The old Corvettes are liking driving a coffin car... Ride like shit, suck gas and haul some ass.



Personal favorite is the 50th Anniversary in Burgundy with Khaki interior.

The new models I will not touch.
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I don’t need to google one. There are plenty of them in Switzerland. They are loud, but not particularly tuneful. To be clear, I like engine noise, but very few four pots sound decent. The F20 in a Honda S2000 is a notable exception.
I prefer a quiet exhaust and a loud intake. Intake sounds much better than exhaust …. Still fondly remember my old 4 cylinder 1979 GS 750 with K&N cone style filters Also a Guzzi LM3 with K&N's, closest you'll get to a steam engine on the street.
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Old 23.07.2019, 08:30
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Also a Guzzi LM3 with K&N's, closest you'll get to a steam engine on the street.
Guzzis don't like K&Ns unless you put them on stacks, as I do.

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The new generation AR are as reliable as any american, german or japanese cars.
Er, even though I hoped for the same too with the latest gen, nah...

One example: https://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/a...on/reliability
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Especially not japanese - nothing beats japanese.
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Old 24.07.2019, 15:57
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I prefer a quiet exhaust and a loud intake.
Well, the Corvette has you covered then: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZGCJu2OaAg

I must admit that the blue with two-tone interior works a lot better for me than the one in the first post of the thread… but listen to the sound of the thing when Jay drives it away at the end(!!!). The tire roll seems to make more noise than the stock exhaust...
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Old 29.07.2019, 20:57
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Re: The new mid-engine Corvette

If you want one, better hurry:

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/07/28/...usaolp00000618

Can place your order here: https://www.chevrolet.com/upcoming-v...rline=corvette

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