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Welcome! Bay Area here as well. Four years ago, I Turoed the white 4C around San Mateo. Based on the reviews, I thought, "I would never buy this crazy thing but it'll be fun to rent for the day." After 15 minutes behind the wheel, I knew I had to own one. A month later, I bought mine. And over the course of the last 4 years and 40,000 miles, whether ripping through the mountains or zipping from one stop sign to the next in town, it has put a ridiculous grin on my face. Every single time.
 

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Thank you! That’s so funny, the one I Turo’d was also white in the San Mateo area, maybe it was the same one! Funnily enough I was talking to a local Alfa club member who rented the same one and then bought one afterward. That Turo host should be getting paid by Alfa :p
 

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Thank you! That’s so funny, the one I Turo’d was also white in the San Mateo area, maybe it was the same one! Funnily enough I was talking to a local Alfa club member who rented the same one and then bought one afterward. That Turo host should be getting paid by Alfa :p
Yep. Same one. I know someone else who rented it a month after me and then bought one. Truly the best test drive there is. I used to rent my Giulia Quadrifoglio out on Turo and know of 5 confirmed purchases afterwards.
 

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I also rented the white Spider with red seats in San Mateo on Turo - 3 years ago and in a month or so later, I got my own. Maybe I would have bought anyways, but Kent's 4C cemented the decision. He is doing Alfa big service.
 

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I have an update! Count me as the next person who bought a 4C after renting Kent's car: Wanted - [Bought] WTB 4C Coupe. All thanks to this forum, which is how the seller (Norton74) and I connected.

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It's a 1-owner, 11k mile LE, local to the Bay Area with a full service history and these mods:

  • Bilstein PSS10 coilovers
  • Alfaworks road spacers
  • Alfaworks rear wishbones with cross-axis bushes
  • Alfaworks stage 1 ECU tune
  • Capristo programmable exhaust
  • Eurocompulsion / SILA hoses
  • Gale Motorsports turbo-to-intercooler pipe
  • Powerflex engine bushing

Huge credit to Norton for making these thoughtful upgrades -- even my non-racer/journalist brain can tell that the suspension mods have really transformed the handling vs. the 2 stock ones I've driven. I've also read on this forum about how the upgraded hoses / pipes are good for reliability.

Keen eyes may note that it's currently fitted with Recaro Specialist M seats. I plan on swapping back in the stock seats and may offer the Recaros for sale soon.

The car came with all the removed stock parts (exhaust, suspension, hoses, etc.) which I might also slowly start offering on this forum if there is interest!

I joined the local Alfa club and am excited to start going on drives and meeting other Alfa drivers soon! I'm also looking forward to connecting with more of you around the world on this forum. I'm SUPER thrilled to be part of the Alfa 4C experience :)
 
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