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This 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C was purchased from Shawn Stuart at Airport CDJ in Orlando, one of the best salespeople I have worked with. He provided pictures and videos quickly on request and answered all of my questions. First pics below are from the dealership ad.
I had been looking at the 4C since it came to the US but couldn't find the car or deal I wanted, they seemed to be mutually exclusive. And then Alfa announced the 4C Coupe would be discontinued for the NA market in February 2018 and corporate cars with little to no miles started to show up at greatly discounted prices. The first car I found was in NC, white with camel interior like my departed Viper, almost as well optioned as this car but the dealer became non-responsive to requests.....so on to the next car. This was the second car I found, I called the dealer as soon as I received the listing notification from CarGurus and beat some other people to the deal.
Window Sticker HERE, AutoCheck Report HERE.
ALFA (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, English: Lombard Automobile Factory, Public Company)
I would recommend that anyone buying one of these cars that has the oil changed as part of the pre-sales process check the oil type, I didn't know the oil had been changed but found the sticker on the windshield later as we were driving home.....5W20 ???? And all tires inflated to the front spec....
So much for trusting dealer service departments for knowledge. The first thing I did the following day after returning home was source Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5w40 (Technical Data Sheet HERE, forum thread on required oil HERE) from Advance Auto, one of the few oils available locally that meets the required MS-12991 specification from FCA/Alfa Romeo, and a Mobil1 oil filter (P/N M1-110A) since it was also readily available at Advance Auto. I had already ordered the OE Mopar filter (Mopar P/N 68237532AA, Mann P/N 6014) in bulk from Rock Auto but not in time for this change (forum thread on oil filters HERE and HERE). Mopar Filter Guide HERE. This Mopar filter has a higher bypass pressure than most of the readily available McParts filters (similar to the Viper filter) so at the next change I will have and go back to OEM.
To get the car in the air I used the Sector111 guide (archived HERE in pdf format).......and then reviewed the Alfa Workshop Oil Filter Change DIY Guide HERE and the forum guide HERE. Checking the oil level seems straight forward but there is some discussion on the forum whether 5 or 6 qts is the correct fill based on the dipstick HERE. Resetting the oil service reminder is detailed in an Alfa Romeo video HERE.
But really, as long as you find a way to capture all the oil that leaks out when removing the filter (on TIGHT from the factory with what felt like no oil on filter seal prior to installation so that will SLOW you down the first time while all the oil drains down onto you and the garage floor), you might be OK following this guide using a TopSider and accessing the oil filter from the driver side wheel well: Alfa 4C Oil Change Without Removing Diffuser.
I was not sure that the car would come with the oil fill cap removal tool so I ordered one, the dealer found it so now I have a spare. Tough part to track down online, but MoparOnlineParts had it, P/N 68320860AA. Makes for an easier time removing the oil fill cap without scratching it AND without having to remove the engine cover to access the cap.
Xpel Ultimate Plus Paint Protection Film (VIDEO) on the front bumper/hood/fenders/roof/rockers/mirrors/door handles and
Xpel Prime XR Plus Ceramic Window Tint (VIDEO) installed at Sun&Shield Automotive Films.
Alfa Romeo 4C Performance Air Filter by BMC (P/N FB543/08) ordered from Amazon....one of the vendors there had it for about half price.
POWERFLEX Lower Engine Mount Bushing Insert (P/N PF1-1020) ordered from EuroCompulsion....installation instructions HERE and HERE. I chose the Yellow Street Durometer (75A), nothing super hardcore like replacing ALL of the mounts in the Lotus with solid poly.....felt great but made ALL rattle, including the passengers- YMMV I'm just trying to limit 'some' of the engine slop. Forum thread HERE.
I really missed Android Auto and a backup camera so Alpine to the rescue. Alpine Halo9 Audio/Video Receiver (P/N iLX-F309) and Alpine Multi-View Rear Camera (P/N HCE-C2100RD) ordered from Morris 4x4, Alpine License Plate Camera Mount (P/N KTX-C10LP) ordered from Crutchfield....they could have had the whole order but did not want to price match and I saved ~ $130.
Manuals: iLX-F309 Owners Manual and Installation Manual, HCE-C2100RD Owners Manual, KTX-C10LP Installation Manual.
A great forum thread with pictures on installing the rear camera is HERE.
Oil Analysis performed by Blackstone Laboratories
Engine Oil Analysis at xxxx miles- Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5w40
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Brochure
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C User Guide
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Owners Manual
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Fact Sheet
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Specifications
2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Feature Availability
Alfa Romeo 4C Ground Clearance Chart
Alfa Romeo 4C- The Techno Design Book (Print Version ZIP Courtesy of Gary Jean)
Alfa Academy Dealer Sales Book 1, 2
2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Price List and Specifications (Italian)
4C Reviews and Articles:
FCA Press Release Alfa 4C
FCA Press Release- All-new 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C – Crafted in Modena by Maserati
Jalopnik- Alfa Gives Us The Official Line On What's Up With Their Snake Logo
Jalopnik- Is That Really A Snake Eating A Guy On The Alfa Logo?
Jalopnik- Dead: Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe
Jalopnik- Everything Charmingly Wrong With The Alfa Romeo 4C
Jalopnik- The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Is Worth The Weight
Jalopnik- The Alfa Romeo 4C Shames Every Other Sports Car On The Market
Jalopnik- This Wing Has An Alfa Romeo 4C Attached To It
Jalopnik- Alfa Romeo 4C: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide
AutoWeek- The Alfa Romeo 4C coupe is dead; long live the Spider
AutoWeek- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C review notes
MotorTrend- 2014 ALFA ROMEO 4C FIRST DRIVE
MotorTrend- 2015 ALFA ROMEO 4C LAUNCH EDITION TRACK PACKAGE FIRST TEST
MotorTrend- 2015 ALFA ROMEO 4C SPIDER FIRST DRIVE REVIEW
Winding Road- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Track Package (VIDEO)
Automobile- Alfa Romeo 4C: 2015 AUTOMOBILE All-Star
Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C – The Craziest Road Trip Imaginable: Part One (VIDEO)
Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C – The Craziest Road Trip Imaginable: Part Two
Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C – A Detour to Santa Cruz
Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – To Coachella and Back
Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Better Than the Lotus Elise?
Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Lapping Laguna
Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – The Agony and Ecstasy
Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Out in the Sun in Our Itsy Bitsy Spider
Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe and Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Four Seasons Wrap-Up
Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C – Four Seasons Introduction
Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C – What’s the 4C Like When it’s Doing the Mundane?
Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C – What’s the 4C Like When it’s Doing the Mundane? (VIDEO)
Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C – What’s the 4C Like When it’s Doing the Mundane?
Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Review
Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review
Automobile- 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C First Drive
Automobile- By Design: Alfa Romeo 4C
CARandDRIVER- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe
CARandDRIVER- Advocacy for the Alfa Romeo 4C from the Man behind the Kazoo Craze
CARandDRIVER- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe
CARandDRIVER- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C vs. 2014 Porsche Cayman (1,2,3,4)
Road&Track- The Alfa Romeo 4C loses nothing in the transition to US trim
Road&Track- The Ten Things You Learn After a Weekend in the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
Road&Track- First Drive: 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
Road&Track- First Drive: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
Road&Track- Everything You've Ever Needed to Know About the Alfa Romeo 4C
autoblog- Alfa Romeo 4C coupe will be gone for 2019, but the Spider lives on
autoblog- The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C should sound even better
Cars.com- Our view: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
Mashable- Alfa Romeo's 4C Spider is a brutal sports car only a lunatic could love
AutoGuide- 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review: Curbed with Craig Cole
CARBUZZ- 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Review
(ars)technica- Alfa Romeo’s 4C Spider is the junior supercar Ferrari hasn’t built
fiat500usa.com- Alfa 4C US and Euro Chassis Differences
dailymail UK- Alfa Romeo 4C
autocar UK- Alfa Romeo 4C review
THE VERGE- Alfa Romeo 4C Spider: driving the most impractical car I’ve ever loved
SLASH/GEAR- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Review
SLASH/GEAR- 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review – Italy’s bad-attitude baby supercar
The Globe and Mail- Review: 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C coupe is the essence of a sports car
WIRED- 2REVIEW: ALFA ROMEO 4C SPIDER
GT Spirit- Review: 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe
GT Spirit- 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review
VVUZZ- RETHINK THE ALFA ROMEO 4C
Life is Poppin'- Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – That One Time I Was a Cool Husband & Dad
Forbes- 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Test Drive And Review: Affordable Exotic
The Telegraph- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider driven
Mind Over Motor- ALFA ROMEO 4C SPIDER REVIEW: A RECIPE PERFECTED
The Herald Bulletin- Auto Review: Despite quirks, Alfa Romeo tugs at heartstrings
TopGear- Alfa Romeo 4C sets ‘Ring record
TorqueNews- 4C Goes to Nurburgring
PistonHeads- AlfaWorks GT4C: Driven
Top Gear- Review: the 277bhp AlfaWorks GT4C
FerrariChat- Alfa Romeo 4c who has one?
Euro Compulsion Tech- ALFA ROMEO 4C ENGINE PART 1: The Variable Valve Timing System
ALFA ROMEO 4C ENGINE PART 2: The Bottom End
ALFA ROMEO 4C ENGINE PART 3: The Turbocharging System
ALFA ROMEO 4C CARBON FIBER CHASSIS INFORMATION
Exotic Street Cred on a Budget
iNews- Japanese makers top huge car reliability survey but Alfa Romeo make top 5 over Honda
4C Video: *High Speed Connection Recommended*
Love Story | 4C Coupe | Alfa Romeo USA
Pure Driving Desire | Alfa Romeo 4C | Alfa Romeo USA
Alfa Romeo Returns | 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show | Alfa Romeo USA
The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C at Art Basel 2014 | Alfa Romeo USA
Alfa Romeo Passion and the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C | 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show | Alfa Romeo USA
The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C at Monterey Car Week 2014 | Alfa Romeo USA
The Performance & Design of the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C | Monterey Car Week | Alfa Romeo USA
Alfa Romeo at Monterey Car Week 2016 I Alfa Romeo USA
Alfa Romeo at the 2015 Concours d’Elegance | Amelia Island | Alfa Romeo USA
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Reveal | 2015 North American International Auto Show | Alfa Romeo USA
Introducing the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider | Alfa Romeo USA
The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider at the 2015 North American International Auto Show | Alfa Romeo USA
Remote Keyless Entry | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA
Features & Functions | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA
Six-Speed Transmission | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA
DNA Handling Modes | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA
Instrument Cluster Display | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA
Climate Control | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA
Parking Sensors | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA
Multifunction Lever | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA
Power Mirrors | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA
Windshield Wiper & Washer System | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA
Washer Fluid Refill | 2017 4C |Alfa Romeo USA
Automatic Oil Change Alert | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA
Deck Lid Release Lever| 2017 4C |Alfa Romeo USA
Power Outlet | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA
Tire Pressure Monitoring System | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA
Tire Service Kit | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA
How It's Made: Dream Cars - Alfa Romeo 4C
Construction Of The Beautiful Alfa Romeo | Supercar Superbuild
savagegeese- Review | Alfa Romeo 4C Spider | Perfectly Imperfect
MotorTrend- Picking the 2014 Best Driver's Car!
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C: The Most Affordable Supercar! - Ignition Ep 113
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider vs. 2017 Audi TTS - Head 2 Head Ep. 77
Alfa Romeo 4C First Drive, Road and Track. -- /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS - Alfa 4C v Porsche Cayman S
Doug DeMuro- Can You Daily Drive an Alfa Romeo 4C?
Alfa Romeo 4C [REMAPPED] Video | Car Review
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C | Road & Track
Vicki Reviews The Alfa Romeo 4C - Fifth Gear
ShiftingLanes- Alfa Romeo 4C: 5 Things We Love
4C, Cayman, & Elise on California's best roads - Affordable Exotics - Everyday Driver TV Episode
KBB- 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C - Review and Road Test
Racing Cowboys- Alfa Romeo 4C flat out on The Worlds Fastest Car Show with Justin Bell
Richard Truesdell on the Alfa 4C - Davide Cironi Drive Experience
Stef ABtv- Should You Buy The FCA Alfa Romeo 4c Spider? Alfa Romeo 4c review
Throttle House- Alfa Romeo 4C vs Tuned Lotus Exige// Track Review // One Track Mind Ep 3.
Throttle House- Alfa Romeo 4C // Tuned // A Review with T.H.
/THE DRIVE- Alfa Romeo 4C: Is the future bright?
/THE DRIVE- Alfa Romeo 4C: The Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe is Dead in North America
TheSmokingTire- Alfa Romeo 4C: One Take
TheSmokingTire- Tuned Alfa Romeo 4C - One Take
Number27- Alfa Romeo 4C Road Test In the Alps - As good as an Exige?
DriveTribe- Alfa Romeo 4C Spider | The Windmills of Your Mind
EuropeanCarMag- $450k Ferrari Dino vs. Alfa Romeo 4C Comparison
2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review | Track Test | Edmunds
4C DIY Guides/Installation Instructions:
4C eLearn Manual (.zip)
Alfa Workshop- Alfa 4C Maintenance
Removing Hood (Bonnet)
4C Headlight Adjustment
Bolt Tightening Service (Forum post with tips HERE)
4C Jack/Stand Points
4C Lift Points
Alignment Spec Conversion Chart
Front Wheel Geometry
Rear Wheel Geometry
Forums and Clubs:
Other 4C Sites/Vendors: