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post #46 of 77
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
Well, Berlusconi was too busy dry humping police officers to worry about Alfa.

Jon.

LOL
post #47 of 77
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
Other than the cheap leather, everything else is a matter of taste. Anyways, its WAY better than anything found in American cars.

If your standard of comparison is the dross that comes out of Detroit, then Tata interiors look damn decent...
post #48 of 77
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Originally Posted by SGladwell
If your standard of comparison is the dross that comes out of Detroit, then Tata interiors look damn decent...

Ok, what interiors were you comparing it to? And please, do not say Rolls-Royce or a 1960's Jag.

Jon.
post #49 of 77
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Originally Posted by skalogre
LOL

Old news but still funny:

"Oh, Silvio. Silvio Silvio Silvio.
Mr Berlusconi had already compared his achievements in office to those of Napoleon. He had said that only the French emperor had done more for his country, but joked that "I am definitely taller". But at the weekend, he changed tack, describing himself as the "Jesus Christ of politics" at a dinner with supporters, according to Italian newspapers. "I am a patient victim, I put up with everyone, I sacrifice myself for everyone."

You know, you compare yourself to Jesus and Napoleon while running for reelection, normally we'd hand you the "most batshit insane world leader" prize with no problem. But you picked the week when our Vice President shot a 78-year-old millionaire in the face, so you can understand why we're less than impressed. Still, though, good effort."

Gee, I wonder why he lost?

Jon.
post #50 of 77
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
Ok, what interiors were you comparing it to?

I'm comparing it to the cars that are its actual competitors, the A4 Golf (not the cheaper-looking new A5 model), A4 Jetta/Bora, Mazda3, and Renault Megane. On the high end, the 147 can get up into base TT pricing, so that would be a fair comparison too.
post #51 of 77
8c Spyder:



Jon.
post #52 of 77
I like that car from the side, although I reserve judgement totally until I see the front.
post #53 of 77
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Originally Posted by imageWIS
The coupe looks better, IMHO, but still a stunner.
post #54 of 77
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Does anyone drive or share an enthusiasm for this marque?

I've never been a fan of his films, but Pasolini's automotive enthusiasm was for Alfa. Mystery still surrounds his gruesome 1975 murder at Ostia. After more than twenty-five years, the once teen-aged hustler convicted of Pasolini's murder has recanted.

Supposedly, Pasolini's already dead body was several times run over with his own 1974 Alfa Spyder Veloce 2000 by the teen before fleeing the crime scene. Evidently, the strange visitor from Teorema finally caught-up with Pasolini himself.

When I think of the Spyder Veloce, I prefer to flash upon the image of Dustin Hoffman and Katherine Ross fleeing down California Highway 1 in the early round-tail 1600.
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post #55 of 77
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Originally Posted by Full Canvas
I've never been a fan of his films, but Pasolini's automotive enthusiasm was for Alfa. Mystery still surrounds his gruesome 1975 murder at Ostia. After more than twenty-five years, the once teen-aged hustler convicted of Pasolini's murder has recanted.

Supposedly, Pasolini's already dead body was several times run over with his own 1974 Alfa Spyder Veloce 2000 by the teen before fleeing the crime scene. Evidently, the strange visitor from Teorema finally caught-up with Pasolini himself.

When I think of the Spyder Veloce, I prefer to flash upon the image of Dustin Hoffman and Katherine Ross fleeing down California Highway 1 in the early round-tail 1600.
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Wow, interesting. I need to look in to that. On the other hand maybe I am a barbarian but I never liked the Spider. There were aso many beautiful Alfas, the spider was always so, well, "blah."
post #56 of 77
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Originally Posted by LabelKing
Does anyone drive or share an enthusiasm for this marque?

San Francisco - Thanksgiving Day - 1965. When I saw the GTZ shown at Brooks Hall, I experienced a certain stirring.

Moscone is just not the same thing.


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post #57 of 77
Oh my word Full Canvas, that is nice!
post #58 of 77
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Originally Posted by skalogre
Oh my word Full Canvas, that is nice!

The GTZ is my very favorite Alfa. I forgot this one from the Alfa Museum:



Note: bolt-on wheels rather than the knock-on wheels in my prior post
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post #59 of 77
Almost despite myself I find myself a fan of the Alfa SZ that was briefly sold in the early 1990s. Even though its plastic body has GM-sized panel gaps. Even though under the skin is bog standard Alfa 75 (Milano in the US) running gear and suspension. (Not that Alfa's V6 isn't the best-sounding engine ever in that configuration, and one of the best-feeling too.) Even though that skin isn't by any objective standard that attractive. But it still has...something.
post #60 of 77
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Originally Posted by SGladwell
Even though that skin isn't by any objective standard that attractive. But it still has...something.

Yes, it anticipated the chavmobile aesthetic.

I think that something may be stillborn potential.
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