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Re: Thoughts on buying Alfa Romeo (159): Dumb Idea?

I like the look of the 159. In the end buying a car is an impractical, emotional decision. If not for emotion we would all have our GV and take the train and tram.

I have driven a few Alfas. As others have said, the nav is terrible. Last week in Italy I was taken down a path for scooters. Flipped the mirrors in and drove very slowly - made it.

Suspension is a bit soft for my liking.

Engines are good, transmissions are too.

Never a problem with electrics.

Alfa seems to have the same dealer protection as VW - I was turned down by two Italian dealers - buy in Switzerland they said (I have dual residency so it is not an issue with that).

In the end I had a great deal on a new BMW so I went with that.
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Re: Thoughts on buying Alfa Romeo (159): Dumb Idea?

Had an 2001 Alfa Spider, usual snags, had to sell the car before relocating.

Being more of a Bike person myself, i am surpriced to find me still longing back to the days when it was me and the spider.

Will buy another Alfa next time for sure, One converted Viking Here...

Quick answer perhaps not a sensible choice, but sure the passionate one
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