Come anticipate the return of Alfa Romeo to the US with me (also Alfa Romeo C/D, S/D, etc.)

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I was in Italy a couple months back and saw tons of 159s and Brera Spyders on the road.

I'm not sure I'd ever buy one (gawd knows what the US-spec ones are going to be like), but they're fantastic looking.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 27 April 2007 03:40 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm hoping the FIAT 500 makes it over here in some fashion because of this. I used to want a Yaris, but...

dan m, Friday, 27 April 2007 15:12 (sixteen years ago) link

I love the 159 Sedan. Proportions are great and the fascia is both mean and beautiful.

Spencer Chow, Friday, 27 April 2007 18:03 (sixteen years ago) link

The thing about Alfas is this italian short-leg long-arm driving position that makes some of them cripplingly uncomfortable for my lanky-ass frame.

stet, Friday, 27 April 2007 20:59 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
when the brera (which i think is much nicer than the spider) came out i almost went and begged my bank manager for a loan THERE AND THEN, at whatever crazy-ass rate he desired:

but common sense prevailed. and then stet told me he'd seen one close-up, about six months later, with a headlight full of water and some other typical fucking alfa-style build-related fuck-up.

i still really, really, really fancy a late-era GTV:

and i think that, at some point in the next couple of years, i'll get one as cheaply as possible and just have some fun with it, even just for a few months. they do seem to be lasting; there was a V-reg one for sale at my gym, which seemed to be in perfect nick.

either that or i wait a couple more years hours for the brera to lose all residual value, and get one of them. vroom.

italian short-leg long-arm driving position

see, that's EXACTLY MY SHAPE.

grimly fiendish, Sunday, 13 May 2007 21:07 (sixteen years ago) link

hey, where did my GTV image go?

grimly fiendish, Sunday, 13 May 2007 21:08 (sixteen years ago) link


grimly fiendish, Sunday, 13 May 2007 21:09 (sixteen years ago) link

ooh yeh baby. etc.

grimly fiendish, Sunday, 13 May 2007 21:10 (sixteen years ago) link

s: 159 (so beautiful), '80s GTV6, duetto roadster, the '60s GT coupes, the awesomely ugly SZ supercar, 155 V6 TI - maybe most advanced touring car ever from a technical viewpoint, looks magnificent in martini racing livery.

d: 33, narrow-body early version of the 155, alfa 6.

haitch, Wednesday, 16 May 2007 14:47 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...

Changing jobs, new work doesn't provide company car anymore, need to buy one. Fallen in love with how Alfa looks (trying to convince myself that the rumors about technical snafu's are exaggerated), thinking about a 147 before they're phased out at the end of the year (to be replaced by the 149), but now I have a question:


StanM, Saturday, 9 August 2008 18:04 (fifteen years ago) link


baaderonixx, Monday, 11 August 2008 13:17 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeeeeeah bwoi.

Upt0eleven, Monday, 11 August 2008 13:33 (fifteen years ago) link

- : I'm not one to attract attention so this red may be too aggressive/show off-y for me

+ : they just look the best in alfa/ferrari red

StanM, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 15:17 (fifteen years ago) link

Never been a fan of Alfas myself

baaderonixx, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 15:23 (fifteen years ago) link

two months pass...

Just got a call from the dealer, it's been delivered! (now they have to arrange
everything and next week I have to look for registration plate & insurance, and
the week after that it's mine! woohoo!)


StanM, Thursday, 16 October 2008 14:22 (fifteen years ago) link

Congratulations! Glad you went with red

Chris Barrus (Elvis Telecom), Thursday, 16 October 2008 15:55 (fifteen years ago) link

Thx! Can't wait to go get it, might just drive there after closing hours so see if I can spot it on their yard! :-)

StanM, Thursday, 16 October 2008 16:37 (fifteen years ago) link


Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 00:42 (fifteen years ago) link

Alfa has finally officially returned to the states with the already sold out 8C.

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 00:42 (fifteen years ago) link

Looks kinda weird I find

baaderonixx, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 14:40 (fifteen years ago) link

more of a fan of this

baaderonixx, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 14:41 (fifteen years ago) link

Mmm, nice too, yeah.

StanM, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 14:53 (fifteen years ago) link

I just bought a car and I already wanna buy a new one (despite never using the one I own...)

baaderonixx, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 15:03 (fifteen years ago) link

Back on topic: Alfa's return to the US has been delayed. (MiTo to be sold by BMW/Mini dealers)

StanM, Sunday, 26 October 2008 15:58 (fifteen years ago) link


StanM, Tuesday, 4 November 2008 18:13 (fifteen years ago) link

The Alfa Mito is pretty cute. I'd consider one over a Mini and the Volvo C30.

Chris Barrus (Elvis Telecom), Tuesday, 4 November 2008 20:42 (fifteen years ago) link

I don't know, I like the front lights on the 8C, but on the MiTo they look too much like, well,

StanM, Tuesday, 4 November 2008 20:58 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...

damnit... here:

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 26 February 2010 00:36 (thirteen years ago) link

SHIT just search on 2011 Giulietta

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 26 February 2010 00:37 (thirteen years ago) link

Just saw it in Geneva -- it's nicer in the metal.

Pininfarina's rebodied 8C for the show is breathtakingly gorgeous, Bertone's is a 1970s Hot Wheels disaster.

Three Word Username, Monday, 8 March 2010 17:00 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

Love it, but LOVE this Alfa/Bertone concept from Geneva!!!

The cylon fascia is amazing!!!!

Spencer Chow, Friday, 9 April 2010 06:55 (thirteen years ago) link

Wow, that is FANTASTIC

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 9 April 2010 07:28 (thirteen years ago) link

Details and more pics. Check out the seats and the doors!

Spencer Chow, Friday, 9 April 2010 07:43 (thirteen years ago) link

Reminds me of someting Massimiliano Fuksas would design

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 9 April 2010 07:47 (thirteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Alfa has been hinting at a return to the U.S. for over a decade now. I'll believe it when I see them in a showroom. Although recent events make it more likely.

I would have strongly considered a MiTo had it been available when I bought my VW instead.

Lee626, Thursday, 6 May 2010 08:12 (thirteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...

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