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Saw my first ever 4C in the wild getting gas in Kelowna, BC this Easter weekend. I’ve got a Giulia (and strongly considering buying a 4C spider). Alfa sightings here are extremely rare to begin with. I’ve only ever seen about 3 other Giulias and Stelvios around town. It was a red coupe and sounded wonderful with the race exhaust.
Welcome to the forum, Kattlin!

I don't know who we have in the Kelowna area (there are several on the coast and on the island, a few in Alberta, and I think one in Kelowna but I cannot recall who or what colour right now).
Perhaps we'll be able to count yours at some time in the future!
Thanks! I look forward to being a confirmed Kelowna owner in the future. I’m in the early stages of potentially opening a new business with a colleague, so my logical brain is saying that I should probably let that play out before I go and spend $80k on a new toy.

The car had a BC plate and pre-2017 alfa badges, but I’ve never seen it around town before. The driver was an Asian male with a female passenger—and it was a long weekend—so I suspect they were likely from Vancouver.
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Thanks! I look forward to being a confirmed Kelowna owner in the future. I’m in the early stages of potentially opening a new business with a colleague, so my logical brain is saying that I should probably let that play out before I go and spend $80k on a new toy.

The car had a BC plate and pre-2017 alfa badges, but I’ve never seen it around town before. The driver was an Asian male with a female passenger—and it was a long weekend—so I suspect they were likely from Vancouver.
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Get a used one. The best deals seem to be in Vancouver/Victoria.
Might be some good ones on offer now, as students go home abroad.

I picked up a used coupe from Vancouver about this time last year and had it shipped. That tactic will save you $20,000 and satisfy both sides of your brain.

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Thanks! I look forward to being a confirmed Kelowna owner in the future. I’m in the early stages of potentially opening a new business with a colleague, so my logical brain is saying that I should probably let that play out before I go and spend $80k on a new toy.

The car had a BC plate and pre-2017 alfa badges, but I’ve never seen it around town before. The driver was an Asian male with a female passenger—and it was a long weekend—so I suspect they were likely from Vancouver.
Alfa Romeo of Fraser Valley (Mazple Ridge) have a bunch of spiders left. Alfa Victoria, where I bought mine from, only have two left 1 coupe, 1 spider.
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Thanks! I look forward to being a confirmed Kelowna owner in the future. I’m in the early stages of potentially opening a new business with a colleague, so my logical brain is saying that I should probably let that play out before I go and spend $80k on a new toy.

The car had a BC plate and pre-2017 alfa badges, but I’ve never seen it around town before. The driver was an Asian male with a female passenger—and it was a long weekend—so I suspect they were likely from Vancouver.
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Get a used one. The best deals seem to be in Vancouver/Victoria.
Might be some good ones on offer now, as students go home abroad.

I picked up a used coupe from Vancouver about this time last year and had it shipped. That tactic will save you $20,000 and satisfy both sides of your brain.
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I’d like to think so haha. Good to hear that the dealerships in my neck of the woods seem to be giving the best deals.

I had a terrible experience at the dealership in downtown Vancouver with them refusing to let me test drive a Stelvio QV even though they knew I was already an Alfa owner and considering an upgrade. Not surprisingly, they had 3 which had been sitting on the lot for many months with less than 100km on each when I was there. Needless to say, I won’t be going back there.

The Maple Ridge dealership (Fraser Valley Alfa Romeo) is about an hour away from that one and where I got my Giulia. They had absolutely no issue giving me a QV to test after my poor experience in Vancouver and are an overall excellent dealership to deal with.

I haven’t really seen any used 4Cs with great discounts (only seem to be about $10k less than the new ones), so I’ll likely try my luck with some of the many “new” 2017s that are still kicking around and see what kind of deal there is to be had. I’ve got my eye on a white one with red interior at the Fraser Valley dealership.

It’s a 2017 with a $91k MSRP and it’s listed at $79k. What sort of sale price do you think I can realistically expect?

Apologies for hijacking this thread. Feel free to PM me instead—if preferred to keep this on topic.
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Thanks! I look forward to being a confirmed Kelowna owner in the future. I’m in the early stages of potentially opening a new business with a colleague, so my logical brain is saying that I should probably let that play out before I go and spend $80k on a new toy.

The car had a BC plate and pre-2017 alfa badges, but I’ve never seen it around town before. The driver was an Asian male with a female passenger—and it was a long weekend—so I suspect they were likely from Vancouver.
Alfa Romeo of Fraser Valley (Mazple Ridge) have a bunch of spiders left. Alfa Victoria, where I bought mine from, only have two left 1 coupe, 1 spider.
Fraser Valley is where I got my Giulia and has been an absolutely excellent dealership to deal with. I got a great deal on my Giulia, so I am hopeful that I’ll be able to accomplish the same if and when I buy a 4C.

If you don’t mind my asking, how much did you pay for your 4C... and what was the MSRP? Also, how long had it been on the lot when you bought it? Just trying to figure out how much they’re willing to move on price so I can determine a good number to start negotiations at.
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I haven’t really seen any used 4Cs with great discounts (only seem to be about $10k less than the new ones), so I’ll likely try my luck with some of the many “new” 2017s that are still kicking around and see what kind of deal there is to be had. I’ve got my eye on a white one with red interior at the Fraser Valley dealership.

It’s a 2017 with a $91k MSRP and it’s listed at $79k. What sort of sale price do you think I can realistically expect?

Apologies for hijacking this thread. Feel free to PM me instead—if preferred to keep this on topic.
I’m thinking at $79K it is already close to a case of “how little do they want to loose” as opposed to “how much do they want to make” from this sale. It’s the time of year to sell sports cars in Canada, too. That said, they have a lot of inventory, and end of March is a good time to buy a car (it is a slow month in the industry at least in my part of the country, so they might work harder to get your money). If you want to play hardball, insult then with $71 and see if they send you packing. May take the summer to get your deal (at $75). Or enjoy the season in a 4C by going in at $75 firm. Might leave money on the table, but a 4C in the garage during our all too short driving season is also worth something!

Depends a bit on whether you have a trade (and what they’ll make off that) and financing arrangements (none of our business). Sometimes a cash deal no trade is king. Other times, dealerships make more off arranging financing or a lease. I don’t know where this car and your dealership falls in this regard.

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Fraser Valley is where I got my Giulia and has been an absolutely excellent dealership to deal with. I got a great deal on my Giulia, so I am hopeful that I’ll be able to accomplish the same if and when I buy a 4C.

If you don’t mind my asking, how much did you pay for your 4C... and what was the MSRP? Also, how long had it been on the lot when you bought it? Just trying to figure out how much they’re willing to move on price so I can determine a good number to start negotiations at.
The Alfa Vancouver is a joke, they should not be a dealership to represent Alfa at all. It's such a sad place. I bought my 4C over several emails with Victoria Alfa, after a fail attempt to buy one from Vancouver Alfa, what a different experience. I still take my car there for service once a year, especially they have just built a new building. My car is a 2015 Coupe made in Oct and didn't arrive in Canada until Jan 2016. I bought the car in March and I got 8k off 82k MSRP because it's a 2015, but it's brand new. I think you will get more discount on the spiders at Fraser Valley because they have quite a few left, plus coupes are not in production anymore, so probably less room to move on price. My friend bought his black spider from Fraser Valley.
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I haven’t really seen any used 4Cs with great discounts (only seem to be about $10k less than the new ones), so I’ll likely try my luck with some of the many “new” 2017s that are still kicking around and see what kind of deal there is to be had. I’ve got my eye on a white one with red interior at the Fraser Valley dealership.

It’s a 2017 with a $91k MSRP and it’s listed at $79k. What sort of sale price do you think I can realistically expect?

Apologies for hijacking this thread. Feel free to PM me instead—if preferred to keep this on topic.
I’m thinking at $79K it is already close to a case of “how little do they want to loose” as opposed to “how much do they want to make” from this sale. It’s the time of year to sell sports cars in Canada, too. That said, they have a lot of inventory, and end of March is a good time to buy a car (it is a slow month in the industry at least in my part of the country, so they might work harder to get your money). If you want to play hardball, insult then with $71 and see if they send you packing. May take the summer to get your deal (at $75). Or enjoy the season in a 4C by going in at $75 firm. Might leave money on the table, but a 4C in the garage during our all too short driving season is also worth something!

Depends a bit on whether you have a trade (and what they’ll make off that) and financing arrangements (none of our business). Sometimes a cash deal no trade is king. Other times, dealerships make more off arranging financing or a lease. I don’t know where this car and your dealership falls in this regard.

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Fraser Valley is where I got my Giulia and has been an absolutely excellent dealership to deal with. I got a great deal on my Giulia, so I am hopeful that I’ll be able to accomplish the same if and when I buy a 4C.

If you don’t mind my asking, how much did you pay for your 4C... and what was the MSRP? Also, how long had it been on the lot when you bought it? Just trying to figure out how much they’re willing to move on price so I can determine a good number to start negotiations at.
The Alfa Vancouver is a joke, they should not be a dealership to represent Alfa at all. It's such a sad place. I bought my 4C over several emails with Victoria Alfa, after a fail attempt to buy one from Vancouver Alfa, what a different experience. I still take my car there for service once a year, especially they have just built a new building. My car is a 2015 Coupe made in Oct and didn't arrive in Canada until Jan 2016. I bought the car in March and I got 8k off 82k MSRP because it's a 2015, but it's brand new. I think you will get more discount on the spiders at Fraser Valley because they have quite a few left, plus coupes are not in production anymore, so probably less room to move on price. My friend bought his black spider from Fraser Valley.
Thank you both for the info... interesting that I’m not the only one who had a bad experience with the Vancouver dealership. The Victoria dealership is owned by the same people (or at least was when I bought my Giulia in 2017), so it’s surprising that your experiences were so different at the two dealerships. I’ll focus my efforts on the Fraser Valley dealership and see what sort of deal I can hash out.
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I haven’t really seen any used 4Cs with great discounts (only seem to be about $10k less than the new ones), so I’ll likely try my luck with some of the many “new” 2017s that are still kicking around and see what kind of deal there is to be had. I’ve got my eye on a white one with red interior at the Fraser Valley dealership.

It’s a 2017 with a $91k MSRP and it’s listed at $79k. What sort of sale price do you think I can realistically expect?

Apologies for hijacking this thread. Feel free to PM me instead—if preferred to keep this on topic.
I’m thinking at $79K it is already close to a case of “how little do they want to loose” as opposed to “how much do they want to make” from this sale. It’s the time of year to sell sports cars in Canada, too. That said, they have a lot of inventory, and end of March is a good time to buy a car (it is a slow month in the industry at least in my part of the country, so they might work harder to get your money). If you want to play hardball, insult then with $71 and see if they send you packing. May take the summer to get your deal (at $75). Or enjoy the season in a 4C by going in at $75 firm. Might leave money on the table, but a 4C in the garage during our all too short driving season is also worth something!

Depends a bit on whether you have a trade (and what they’ll make off that) and financing arrangements (none of our business). Sometimes a cash deal no trade is king. Other times, dealerships make more off arranging financing or a lease. I don’t know where this car and your dealership falls in this regard.

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Fraser Valley is where I got my Giulia and has been an absolutely excellent dealership to deal with. I got a great deal on my Giulia, so I am hopeful that I’ll be able to accomplish the same if and when I buy a 4C.

If you don’t mind my asking, how much did you pay for your 4C... and what was the MSRP? Also, how long had it been on the lot when you bought it? Just trying to figure out how much they’re willing to move on price so I can determine a good number to start negotiations at.
The Alfa Vancouver is a joke, they should not be a dealership to represent Alfa at all. It's such a sad place. I bought my 4C over several emails with Victoria Alfa, after a fail attempt to buy one from Vancouver Alfa, what a different experience. I still take my car there for service once a year, especially they have just built a new building. My car is a 2015 Coupe made in Oct and didn't arrive in Canada until Jan 2016. I bought the car in March and I got 8k off 82k MSRP because it's a 2015, but it's brand new. I think you will get more discount on the spiders at Fraser Valley because they have quite a few left, plus coupes are not in production anymore, so probably less room to move on price. My friend bought his black spider from Fraser Valley.
Thank you both for the info... interesting that I’m not the only one who had a bad experience with the Vancouver dealership. The Victoria dealership is owned by the same people (or at least was when I bought my Giulia in 2017), so it’s surprising that your experiences were so different at the two dealerships. I’ll focus my efforts on the Fraser Valley dealership and see what sort of deal I can hash out.
No no. Victoria Alfa is owned by GAIN, they own all the German car dealerships including Maserati on the Island. Another perk I got was free track days, at least for the first year, at VIMC because they own the track too.

Victoria has a slightly used 2016 white spider with tobacco seats which I love for a good price.
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No no. Victoria Alfa is owned by GAIN, they own all the German car dealerships including Maserati on the Island. Another perk I got was free track days, at least for the first year, at VIMC because they own the track too.

Victoria has a slightly used 2016 white spider with tobacco seats which I love for a good price.
4Caddict, I think that west coast dealerships should start paying you a commission!

Kattlin, he was instrumental in helping me get my car from Vancouver.
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