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He has one, and we were talking about it, and he advised that it is remarkably similar to an F-40. He would know.

I drove a 458 at the factory in Maranello. The 4C drives VERY similar to the 458. I fell in love with the 4C when I saw it at the 2014 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. It IS one of the most beautiful cars I've ever seen. Pictures don't even come CLOSE to capturing the beauty of this car in real life. To me, it's like a discount Ferrari without feeling discount. It's been less than a month, but I couldn't be happier with my purchase!
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Truthfully I always wanted a Ferrari. Since I was a little kid. The used ones have not only skyrocketed but the maintenance costs are just plain stupid. I wanted the 4c as soon as I saw it since to me it had everything the Ferrari had and then some. Pedigree, gorgeous flowing lines, Italian made (complete with Italian car quirks lol) and it’s extremely unique. But it’s “relatively affordable”. I think I love the uniqueness more than anything. It’s a real driving machine. And I love that it creates conversation with people that are passionate about cars.
I originally couldn’t justify the cost of buying new. I drove a new version Abarth 124 for a year and decided I only live once and sprang for a 4c. I got a fair deal on a 2015. It really is a dream come true. Best of both worlds. Much better than a Ferrari in most respects for me. I’m not what most would consider wealthy but I’m a true car enthusiast. So I didn’t mind stretching a bit in order to be part of the wonderful group of 4c owners. I’m very proud of that.
I’ve rarely had a car that the more I drive it the more I want to drive it. It never gets old. Only more exciting.
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The Brera made attracted me to Alfa back around 2006 or so and I've grown to appreciate all models since then. The 4c though was love at first sight.

Before the car even went on sale I had read the owners manual and was generally obsessed.

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For the looks and performance!

It feels so special inside and I love the way people respond to it. It makes me happy.


Edit, my Giulietta 1750 tbi (16 plate) was a nice car but was loosing it's value every month, I traded her in and got the 4C, I figure my money won't disappear, although the extras I keep buying maybe not the case:/

Life is short so I bought a 4C

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I drove a friend's 458 and loved it. Thought I'd save to move up from my 308 to a 360/430. Read a magazine review of the 4c. Scored a test drive at my local dealer and 100 feet down the road I knew it was a great blend of old school and new tech. Reminded me of a 7/8 scale 458. In other words, one you could drive at sane speeds and have fun. No need for a race track to have fun. I don't care about top speed...but here in TN great twisty roads everywhere. The faster cars are not as fun on a tight 2 lane roads.
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For the looks and performance!

It feels so special inside and I love the way people respond to it. It makes me happy.


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it also makes everyone who sees it happy too. win - win for sure

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I drove a friend's 458 and loved it. Thought I'd save to move up from my 308 to a 360/430. Read a magazine review of the 4c. Scored a test drive at my local dealer and 100 feet down the road I knew it was a great blend of old school and new tech. Reminded me of a 7/8 scale 458. In other words, one you could drive at sane speeds and have fun. No need for a race track to have fun. I don't care about top speed...but here in TN great twisty roads everywhere. The faster cars are not as fun on a tight 2 lane roads.
the 308 is the only other car I’d want other than the 4c. That was my childhood dream car. I know it’s a bit of a lacker in performance but it’s iconic.
But now that they are north of 100 grand (in canada anyway) and with the cost of maintenance, I just can’t justify it now. 15 years ago I could have scored one for 40 grand
Grateful for the 4c. Who knows. Maybe in 15 years these cars will appreciate. Never know
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Saw 4C being built in Modena @ Maserati. Saw the Alfa Romeo museum. Saw one of the first LE's at Simeone Automotive Museum in the sunshine, running around outside at an Alfa Romeo historic race car demo day.

Already knew of all the reviews, criticisms and bogus enthusiasts criticizing its strengths. The last part -- criticism of its strengths -- got me to find one locally and test drive it, but it had to be a coupe and well-equipped; the gambit being that if I fell in love, I am leaving with a good one bar none. Emotions might make me settle on one day and regret later. Test drive must be in a well-equipped model.

Positive to me and a negative to auto journalists/morons/frauds:
-Carbon tub with rough ingress and egress
-No power steering
-Basic radio
-Loud
-Firm
-No frills interior

The test drive concern: How did they program the trans to shift, in both manual mode and auto mode. I have driven some dual-clutch gearboxes where, even in manual mode, the computer calls for downshifts at weird times, and has 'creep mode' built in, or downshifts into 1st at 5 mph crawl (even in M mode), which is a horrible, horrible thing.

Short gears and close ratios: Missing this point is the hallmark of a moron. It might be the single most important reason that the smile factor is off the charts. The engine is slightly -- only slightly -- hyper. It's the throttle mapping and short gearing that make this a keeper.

Most people, or nearly everyone nowadays, do not know the joys of short gears and close ratios, and they probably never will.

Cars get heavier; engines get torquier, gears get longer and 350 HP winds up feeling like a snoozefest, and you will even hear moron reviewers complain about 350 HP engines and say they are overrated, or unresponsive. Duh... they are connected to a transmission designed to penny pinch every drop of fuel.

GoKarts make people smile. Sounds matter. Lighter is better. Less is more. Gearing is underrated and discussed infrequently. Just wrap all that up in some sexy skin, with the engine behind your head, and make it cheaper than some American pickup trucks and I'll be there to buy it.

I had a 911S that was number for number as competent or more competent. Got bored. I have run the 4C the same miles and I cannot get enough.


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