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    Rumorpile: Alfa Romeo Giulia Coupe To Bow At Geneva

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      Rumor has it that a coupe version of the Giulia will arrive at Geneva

    If you thought Alfa Romeo was going to stop with just doing the Giulia sedan, think again. Motoring has learned that Alfa Romeo is planning to show a Giulia coupe at the Geneva Motor Show next month. 

    The report says the coupe will revive the Sprint name and take on the likes of the Audi A5, BMW 4-Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe. The engine lineup will be the same as the sedan, which includes a turbocharged 2.0L four and the turbocharged 2.9L V6 found in the Quadrifoglio. Down the road,  Alfa will be adding a convertible and wagon to the Giulia lineup.

    No mention of when the Giulia Sprint could go on sale.

    Source: Motoring

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    :puke: More Stupidity and waste from FCA by killing the American brands to try and bring back the terrible quality Alfa crap.

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    Yes, Chrysler and Dodge were famous for their great and reliable products before Fiat took over them ...

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    9 minutes ago, ykX said:

    Yes, Chrysler and Dodge were famous for their great and reliable products before Fiat took over them ...

    Yup, better quality than Fiat but not great, but they have generated Billions that Sergio took to bring back from death Alfa and make him look like superman in Italy since it created jobs there, but in essence, it was a short vision thinking as it is killing the goose that laid the golden egg and now the American Brands are just about dead. Since Alfa generates ZERO Profits and is a black hole sucking down money, how will it survive once people stop buying Chrysler and Dodge products cause they are so old in comparison to the rest of the auto world.

    SERGIO = IDIOT, NO VISION, STUPID, Should have been fired long ago if it was not for his manipulation of numbers to keep the board employed also. They are only looking for a way to get to retirement and not about long life of the company or jobs.

    IMHO

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    20 hours ago, ykX said:

    Yes, Chrysler and Dodge were famous for their great and reliable products before Fiat took over them ...

    For all their flaws, they are certainly better now than anything from Alfa, not mention the jobs kept here by producing Chrysler and Dodge products. 

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    27 minutes ago, surreal1272 said:

    For all their flaws, they are certainly better now than anything from Alfa, not mention the jobs kept here by producing Chrysler and Dodge products. 

    They are not different, all at the bottom together

    26  3 Dodge 5 28
    27  5 Chrysler 2 26
    28 - Fiat 2 17
    29  3 Ram 2 16

     

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    2 minutes ago, ykX said:

    They are not different, all at the bottom together

    26  3 Dodge 5 28
    27  5 Chrysler 2 26
    28 - Fiat 2 17
    29  3 Ram 2 16

     

    And your little graph is from? Most of that is reflective of FCAs neglect more than a direct issue with Dodge or Chrysler. Regardless, Dodge and Chrysler never got ran out of the country for being piles of $h!. Alfa and Fiat were run out in the 80s for that very reason. 

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    @surreal1272 you must be joking, Chrysler had horrible quality way before Fiat bought them.

    I have nothing personal against Chrysler but blaming all of their problems on Fiat is just wrong.

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    6 minutes ago, ykX said:

    @surreal1272 you must be joking, Chrysler had horrible quality way before Fiat bought them.

    I have nothing personal against Chrysler but blaming all of their problems on Fiat is just wrong.

    Not saying they didn't have problems and I mentioned that the first time but to sit here and act like Fiat hasn't contributed to it is also a joke. Fiat is $h!. 

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    1 hour ago, ykX said:

    @surreal1272 you must be joking, Chrysler had horrible quality way before Fiat bought them.

    I have nothing personal against Chrysler but blaming all of their problems on Fiat is just wrong.

    True they did, but that is not what was stated.

    1 hour ago, surreal1272 said:

    Not saying they didn't have problems and I mentioned that the first time but to sit here and act like Fiat hasn't contributed to it is also a joke. Fiat is $h!. 

    Agree, Fiat and Alfa were more terrible than any other auto company and left as no one was willing to buy their crap. They came back in thinking people would have forgotten about the 60's and 70's and we have not. Crap then, Crap now and when Fiat could have built up Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep, instead they have stolen the billions to try and bring back Alfa "FAILED" and to prop up Fiat.

    If Sergio had half a brain, he would have dumped the low end of Chrysler and built it to be a true luxury competitor, continued to improve and grow Dodge, Jeep and Ram and with solid products from those 4, then replace and improve Fiat and the rest. Instead he choose to take the billions, lie and bring back a pathetic Alfa that does not sell and keep Fiat building the same crap that people buy and dump on the market before they have 10,000 miles on them.

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