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Discussion in 'Fiat News & Rumors' started by MJAB, Dec 8, 2017.
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are those mopar heater controls?
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Why the hell are parts of the interior not properly fastened? What the hell is wrong with the people at Alfa Romeo and FCA? They know full well that "journalists" will tear, pull and slam on absolutely every part in the interior to prove their conception that "Alfas are low quality and not high quality like the Germans", they already did that when the Alfa Romeo Giulia was first shown at an auto show, every video I watched had journalists pulling on stuff to see if it comes apart, and sometimes succeeding.
Why the hell is the car not completely solid like any other car, as it should be?
Is every one like this and it's because they by design simply have no screw at that point, which again begs the question "why the hell not?", or is this an error, which also begs the question "why the hell do you have cars coming off the line that are not 100% the same, why do you not have quality control and who forgot to put in a screw and didn't notice and wasn't noticed?"?
Which ever one it is, who the hell decided to give one that isn't 100% representative of the quality they want to achieve and convey for the brand Alfa Romeo to a journalist?
The question is at which department are the dilettantes working? Engineering who construct and design a dashboard that isn't solid? Manufacturing who doesn't put in every screw they have to put in? Quality control of sub-assemblies who doesn't properly control the quality of the parts that get sent to the plant? Quality control of the vehicle who doesn't properly check every car that comes off the line? Marketing and PR who doesn't check every product they give out for testing to make absolutely sure it conveys exactly the message they want to convey and doesn't fall short or even backfire and convey a bad message about their product (which is exactly what happened here)?
FCA and Alfa Romeo have failed at absolutely EVERY SINGLE step of this line. Not a single safeguard/person along the whole line from intial engineering/design of a product until it's in the hands of journalists has prevented this from happening.
Even if it was the initial design to not have that part screwed, glued or snapped firmly into place and it's supposed to be like that and no one else along the line (the workers, the QC checks, the PR people) could change that because it's supposed to be that way and is not defective, then who the hell oversaw the design and signed off on that to be that way?
Is the engineer an idiot who doesn't consider the real world functioning, longevity, quality and characteristics of his product and doesn't realize that the subjective positive feel and impression of expensive high quality materials is completely wiped out and negated if they are poorly assembled and thus look and feel cheap and low quality?
Or is the beancounter an idiot who doesn't consider that saving a cent on a screw/glue/extra-plastic-for-snapping-mechanism is irrelevant when you are already using expensive materials like carbon fiber and is a complete failure at his accounting profession not to consider that just one lost sale due to poor quality will completely negate every cost-saving measure he might take and that just one gained sale will pay for any extra quality costs across the board?
Or is the manager an idiot who doesn't understand that the image and reputation of the product and brand he is assigned to manage drive and assure the sales and therefore, is worth everything, every extra cost or every extra effort to maintain and improve it, and on top of that fails to understand that the inverse, poor image and reputation depriving sales, is so absolutely true that he can bet his life on it?
The answer can only be that all of them, and everyone who comes after them until it's in the hands of journalists and customers, are dilettantes and failed at their pretend profession because if one hadn't it would have been prevented. An absolute failure across the board, no matter at which stage it happened.
This is what I can not begin to understand about this organisation, that they fail to realize the colossal opportunity cost of their negligence and stupid decisions. The lost sales because of lost confidence, faith, image and their idiocy to confirm their bad reputation instead of taking the chance to absolutely quash it and wipe it out and prove it to be untrue with their new products, will cost them more than a billion screws and extra QC workers every could.
fastening doesn help all, if you use force enough, maybe its fastened enough, Im sure Iff ill go pull some parts in Audi or BMW same happens, thats made just for blaiming Alfa, you cant make rock solid interior unless its made of pure steeel or similar.
You are just making excuses.
There is nothing that fell apart.
He didn'0t like the "plasticity" of the ZF lever (that is a ZF part) and the fact that lip of dash moves, as for few others (it is not broken).
Ohh and none said there was no Apple Carplay or Android Auto ... guess why.
And always from them there is also the VLog, with a "touristic" video of where they where.
AutoWeek (The Netherlands) with english subtitles.
Cars.co.za (South Africa) - Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio (2017) International Launch Review
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio (2017) International Launch Review (at https://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/alfa-romeo-stelvio-quadrifoglio-2017-international-launch-review/44358/ )
CARmag.co.za - DRIVEN: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
DRIVEN: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio - CARmag.co.za (at http://www.carmag.co.za/driving_impression/driven-alfa-romeo-stelvio-quadrifoglio/ )
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