Clinton Quan’s 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia is a dream come true for the Los Angeles native and serious car lover.
In fact, Clinton is an iDriveSoCal contributor and you can follow him on Instagram @socalautoenthusiast.
So, Clinton has some definite ‘street’ cred (pun intended) when it comes to all-things-automotive.
What Made Want to Buy Your Alfa Romeo Giulia?
Clinton Quan: I’ve always dreamed of driving an Italian car.
Because I love the sexy, stylish and sophisticated exterior design. And I also love the driver-focused interior of the Giulia.
How Did You Come About Owning Your Car?
CQ: I got an awesome lease deal for 36-months and 10,000 miles per year.
The total drive-off was $1,860 including the first month’s payment, taxes and, fees. So, it was $359 a month (not including taxes) for a $50,000-plus vehicle.
What Did You Have To Give Up Before Buying Your Car?
CQ: I had to sell my leased Jeep Compass. And the timing was perfect. Because it was when used car prices were peaking.
As a result, my Compass was appraised for $3,900 over the residual value. And I received a loyalty rebate for staying with the FCA (now Stellantis) family.
In What Ways Has Clinton Quan’s Alfa Romeo Giulia Been Modified?
CQ: I haven’t made any mods to my Alfa Romeo Giulia other than adding some accessories. For instance my Italian-themed license plate frame.
What Are Your Favorite Activities To Do With Your Car?
CQ: My favorite activities in my Alfa Romeo Giulia include going on scenic drives on Southern California mountain roads.
Great examples include Mulholland Highway and Angeles Crest Highway. Plus coastal roads such as Pacific Coast Highway.
Describe Top-3 Favorite Things About Your Car
Clinton Quan’s Alfa Romeo Guilia Top-3:
- Exterior paint: I love the Alfa Rosso (red) exterior paint. Because it really shows off the gorgeous lines and curves on the Giulia.
- Interior: The interior is really important to me for any car and I absolutely love mine. For example, the three-spoke, F1-inspired flat-bottom steering wheel with a push-button start and aluminum steering-column mounted paddle shifters. Overall, it has excellent ergonomics with all the controls right at your fingertips.
- Drive: Also, it’s a blast to drive. And the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder has plenty of power. Specifically, it delivers 280 horsepower with 306 pound-feet of torque.
What Do You Have Left To Do With Your Car?
CQ: I would love to take my car to the track. And one of my favorites is the Streets of Willow at Willow Springs in Rosamond.
Thanks to Clinton Quan from Los Angeles for sharing his Alfa Romeo Giulia car story!
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