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Please Go Buy the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Today!

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti

Dear readers on the internet, I implore you. Please go out and purchase an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio today, without delay. Please make sure you complete your purchase before Friday, when the world might change.

Why Should You Buy an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio?

Simple. It’s an awesome car. Friend of the site Nicole Wakelin waxed poetic about it on our podcast both here, and here. She knows her stuff.

But maybe you don’t want to take her word for it? Maybe you don’t know who she is? Well, I’m sure you all know who Jeremy Clarkson is, and he just reviewed the car on the latest episode of The Grand Tour. Guess what? It turns out he’s a big fan of it, too!

In fact, most of the reviews are positive. Tim Stevens at Roadshow liked it. Dan Neil liked it. What more could you want?

We Want Alfa Romeo to Make Money

Making money is important for a business. In order to keep Alfa Romeos on sale in the United States, they need to keep selling. We’re not surprised that sales of the 4C weren’t strong — it’s not an everyday — we expect the Giulia to help with that. It’s an everyday car with a Ferrari engine under the hood. The more that they sell, the more that they’ll keep selling here in the United States.

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia (European spec)

Which Means…

If President-elect Donald Trump gets his way and imposes a 35% import tax on all vehicles sold in the United States that aren’t built in the United States, the prices of the niche manufacturers vehicles will increase. If Alfa Romeo isn’t flush with cash — or sold to an American suitor — FCA might decide to end U.S. operations.

That would be bad.

Why Would That Be Bad?

Well, there’s the obvious closing of dealerships. Since they’re all attached to Fiat stores at this point, that’s probably not a big loss. But if Alfa Romeo isn’t making money here, neither is Fiat. Seeing that brand also pull out of the United States would be an economic hit I’d like to avoid — as would the dealership employees.

But also, and this is completely selfish, I want to buy an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. If they stop selling them in the United States before I can get one, I’d be sad.

Let’s face it, the world revolves around me and I don’t want to be sad.


Chad Kirchner
the authorChad Kirchner
In addition to Chad Kirchner's work here, he's a freelance automotive journalist for outlets around the world.

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