The Roots of the Alfa Romeo 4C

Alfa Romeo returned to the United States in 2014 after a fifteen-year absence. Coming back to America was part of the company’s long-term strategy as it looked to solidify future growth. The Alfa Romeo 4C, which served as a calling card to drivers in the Lakeland area, was a solid choice– not only does it feature all the charm and beauty that are hallmarks of the Alfa Romeo brand, it’s also a subtle callback to the company’s storied past. The car you’ll find today at Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven has its roots in a rare Alfa Romeo model built nearly fifty years ago.  Read the rest of this entry >>

Get Financed at FIAT of Winter Haven

Poor credit doesn’t mean that you cannot obtain the car of your dreams. At FIAT of Winter Haven, we offer wonderful finance deals for the folks of Winter Haven, FL and beyond. Whether you want a 2016 FIAT 500 or one of our pre-owned certified vehicles, your dreams are well within your reach!

Here are some tips when it comes to buying a car with bad credit.

Don’t Take Someone Else’s Word

Check for yourself by obtaining your credit report and credit score. You can easily do this for free online by performing a simple internet search for credit report sites.

Make a Budget

If you are intent on buying a new or used vehicle, it’s important for you to make a budget for yourself that you will stick with. This allows you to pay your other bills in a timely manner while making car payments without falling behind. Include things like groceries, utilities, other types of debt you owe, and also allocate funds for “fun” money.

Shop Around

It’s important to find the best bang for your buck. This is why FIAT of Winter Haven is intent on offering low terms and rates to help you drive your vehicle off the lot. Be sure to call us at (844) 814-2385!

When you have poor credit, it can be scary to think you might not be able to get a great car. That’s why FIAT of Winter Haven works closely with you to help you get a great car for a great price. Call us today to learn more about what we can offer you!

The Benefits of Buying a Used FIAT Vehicle

Is it time for a new car? At FIAT of Winter Haven, your used FIAT dealership serving Winter Haven, FL, we urge customers to consider purchasing a used vehicle. When it comes to buying a car, a lot of folks don’t often consider used vehicles as an option, mainly because they think it means that they’ll be inheriting somebody else’s problems. But that’s not the case.

There are tons of perks to buying used instead of new. Firstly, a pre-owned FIAT vehicle is going to cost a lot less than a new one. Many states do not subject used cars to sales tax. Plus, new cars start losing their value as soon as they’re driven off of the lot. Used cars retain their value much longer.

All of our pre-owned FIAT cars undergo rigorous testing and a thorough inspection, giving you the peace of mind of knowing that your new-to-you car will be ready for the road ahead!

It’s important to know what type of make and model you want before coming to the dealership. We make it simple by offering you a vast online inventory of all of our pre-owned and new FIAT models, including the 2017 FIAT Spider. Simply take a look at our current available cars so that you know precisely what you want and you will find a car that you will love riding home in!

At our dealership, you can also score models from the most recent model years. This means that you don’t have to worry about getting a decade-old model. We have vehicles from years as recent as 2013, with low mileage and in top-notch condition!

Contact FIAT of Winter Haven today to check out our vast inventory of new and used FIAT models, including FIAT 500 hatchbacks and FIAT sport cars!

 

The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia: Looking Ahead

If the Alfa Romeo Giulia sounded familiar to you when rumors of the car first started to circulate in 2015, you weren’t alone. The deja vu came from the fact that an earlier Alfa Romeo carried that name for more than a decade, becoming a legend in the process. More than most car makers, Alfa Romeo is mindful of its past even as it looks to the future. That appreciation of heritage means that a 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia will arrive soon at Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven, and will be seen prowling the streets of Auburndale and Lakeland shortly after.

The Type 105 and Type 115 series Alfa Romeo Giulia debuted in 1962, and would be discontinued 16 years later. In its original guise, its available engines put out between 80 and 110 horsepower, while the boxy shape of its sedan and coupe variants belied a car that was surprisingly nimble.

In many ways, the new Alfa Romeo Giulia couldn’t be much further from the 1962 model that inaugurated the line. The 2017 version comes standard with a 2.0-liter, 276 horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s standard with an eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive. Other standard features include leather seats, push-button start, dual exhaust, and an infotainment system with a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Upgrades include an 8.8-inch touchscreen and adaptive cruise control. Opt for the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and you’ll be treated to a 505-horsepower engine that makes the 80 hp in the 1962 model seem like a lawn mower engine by comparison.

FIAT Chrysler Automobiles, the parent company of FCA US LLC, has pumped $5.6 billion into revitalizing the Alfa Romeo brand. The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C was the first fruit of those efforts, showcasing a company that’s recommitted to the kind of design, engineering, and exhilarating driving experience that originally built the Alfa Romeo name. Our Auburndale customers can see the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C at Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven now, and will be able to see the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia here soon. Visit our showroom at 190 Avenue K SW in Winter Haven, FL or call (844) 801-3068 today!

Rare Pre-War Alfa Romeo Due at Auction

As Alfa Romeo makes its return to North America after a long absence, it’s time for automotive enthusiasts from Auburndale and Lakeland to reacquaint themselves with the century-old Italian marque. While the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C available at Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven bears all the hallmarks of a legend in its own right, a reminder of the company’s long heritage is also in order. To that end, we introduce the 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Spider, a rare Alfa Romeo that’s expected to sell at a record price when it goes on the auction block at RM Sotheby’s in Monterey, CA later in August.  Read the rest of this entry >>

The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C vs the 2016 Porsche Boxster

Who wants to buy an incredible, daring, adventurous European sports car this summer? Ok, we know that answer is obvious. But the question of which sports car to buy is a little harder to answer when there are so many great choices. Many people who consider the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C also have the 2016 Porsche Boxster in the back of their mind. So, we wanted to do a little comparison today showing the strengths and weaknesses of each.

The Alfa Romeo 4C is built around a handcrafted, carbon-fiber, monocoque structure. This material gives the car tremendous handling and rapid acceleration because it’s so light. A 7.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine provides a maximum of 237 horsepower along with 258 lb-ft of torque. Put together, all of this can catapult the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C to 60 miles an hour in as little as 4.1 seconds.

In comparison, the new 718-series 2016 Porsche Boxster is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The 2.0-liter engine generates a maximum of 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. That means it only generates 63 more horsepower and 22 more lb-ft of torque than the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C. When equipped with the optional dual-clutch automatic transmission, the 2016 Porsche Boxster can only hit 60 miles an hour in 4.5 seconds.

Here’s the catch. Just because the 2016 Porsche Boxster has more power doesn’t mean it’s faster. In fact, as you can see by the 60mph maximum, it’s 0.4 seconds slower than the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C. That’s because the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C is so much lighter than the heavy Porsche Boxster.  To beat the 4C, you’d need to upgrade to the Boxster S, which means dropping even more money.

So, to put it simply, if you’re looking for an affordable sports car that will deliver the performance of a Porsche vehicle without straining your budget nearly as much, check out our 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C. Our Alfa Romeo dealers in Winter Haven would love to take you for a test drive!

Find Unexpected Power in the 2016 FIAT 500X

There’s no doubt about it – the FIAT vehicle lineup is synonymous with innovation and style. But what some Winter Haven drivers may not know is that vehicles like the 2016 FIAT 500X also deliver all-terrain capability that’s second to none. At FIAT of Winter Haven, we can’t wait to share all there is to love about this tremendous ride with our loyal customers. If you’re interested in finding a vehicle that’s both stylish and highly capable, look no further than the 2016 FIAT 500X.

At the center of the 2016 FIAT 500X, drivers will find a dynamic 2.4-liter Tigershark® MultiAir® 2 engine. The robust 180 horsepower configuration gives owners the control they need to tackle nearly any driving surface or road condition. Moreover, the vehicle’s available All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system and dynamic tractor selector give drivers unparalleled control whenever they’re behind the wheel. The innovative selector feature allows individuals to choose between three different modes – Auto, Sport or Traction+ – ensuring that from slick, wet surfaces to tricky gravel roads, the FIAT all-wheel-drive vehicle has owners cover.

In addition to its robust engine and all-wheel-drive system, the 2016 FIAT 500X also gives drivers great assurance through its electric power steering feature. This helps make sure that owners have first-class handling at all times by providing the perfect amount of power assistance based on steering wheel position and vehicle speed.

To learn more about the 2016 FIAT 500X, as well as the rest of the impressive 2016 FIAT vehicles, stop by our Winter Haven FIAT dealership today. We’re sure you’ll be able to find the ideal vehicle to meet your driving needs and lifestyle. Our team is standing by six days a week to make sure you always have the help you need. 

Explore the New FIAT 500L

When navigating the streets and highways of a bustling city, it’s important to have a vehicle that’s both capable and efficient. That’s why at FIAT of Winter Haven, we loving showcasing the innovative 2016 FIAT 500L. Designed to be a fresh take on the compact vehicle segment, it’s the perfect vehicle for tackling the urban grind as well as adventuring out into the country. If you’re in the market for an exciting new vehicle, make sure to take a look at the FIAT 500L.

So, what can drivers expect when the step into the driver’s seat of this exciting FIAT vehicle?

Slightly larger than the other vehicles in the FIAT lineup, the FIAT 500L provides owners loads of cargo space as well as two additional doors, making it a great vehicle to share with friends. It’s highly versatile and provides unexpected convenience features at every turn.

Under the hood, drivers can look forward to feeling the energy of a hefty 1.4-liter MultiAir® turbo engine whenever they take the wheel. The 160 horsepower provides an exhilarating driving experience and proves that big things really do come in small packages. 

In addition to its stellar capability, the 2016 FIAT 500L provides drivers with great technology features. For 2016, the FIAT 500L includes an easy-to-use five-inch touchscreen display that’s powered by the Uconnect infotainment system. From adjusting playlists to altering vehicle settings, the dynamic system keeps drivers in control. What’s more, the vehicle’s included Bluetooth calling feature makes it highly practical to stay in touch with friends, family, and business associates whenever cruising around town.

To learn more about the fun-to-drive 2016 FIAT 500L, stop by our Winter Haven FIAT dealership today. Our team of friendly consultants is standing by to walk you through our entire lineup of FIAT vehicles. 

What Kind of Car Parts You Should Consider Replacing

Alfa Romeo of Winter Haven is proud to offer you the latest and greatest of automotive innovation! The vehicles on our lot, both new cars and used, are hand-picked to make sure they will satisfy the customers in our area. Our number one priority is service. From choosing which cars are on the lot, to finding the best finance team to help you out, to servicing your vehicle after purchase, we are here to help. We want to answer questions and make you feel as comfortable as possible with whatever decision you choose. So, come on by and talk with any one of our Alfa Romeo dealers today!

Some parts on cars have to be replaced routinely and some only need replacing a few times during the time you own your vehicle. For example, wheels wear out. Wheels have to be replaced when the tread is worn so thin that it’s dangerous to drive the vehicle because it has less grip on the road. Wheel rims, on the other hand, aren’t normally replaced routinely. They really only need to be replaced when they’re cracked or damaged during an accident, collision or something else. Air conditioning coolant, carpet, batteries and other car parts need to be checked and replaced somewhat routinely to ensure maximum comfort and safety. Be sure to know which parts of your car are in what condition! Feel free to stop by our car dealership if you have any questions about car parts. Our Alfa Romeo dealers are an experienced team of knowledgeable automotive experts. We would love to help you find the best solution to your problem or just give your car a quick lookover to make sure everything is functioning properly. We look forward to seeing you!