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Actually, someone that goes to my university drives a new Alfa. It looks to have a longer wheelbase than the 156, though (though it could just be the photos). I believe it is a 166. I've only seen a few newer Alfas in the US. I frequently see the older models, such as the Spider Veloce (quite a cool car.) and 164.
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Actually, someone that goes to my university drives a new Alfa.  It looks to have a longer wheelbase than the 156, though (though it could just be the photos).  I believe it is a 166. I've only seen a few newer Alfas in the US.  I frequently see the older models, such as the Spider Veloce (quite a cool car.) and 164.
The 166 is the car that came after the 164. The 156 is basically BMW 3-series size-wise. The 166 is more or less similar to a 5-series. In size that is. Alfa is no way near the Teutons when it comes to quality. They're also front wheel drive which I don't really like. Although their GTAs are pretty damn spectacular 166: Alfa Romeo GT 156 GTA, note the more agressive nose and the more pronounced wheelarches etc:
post #318 of 367
Alfa used to be the car that Ferrari and Lamborghini are today. Actually, Enzo Ferrari started his own racing career in Alfa's. These were also made by Alfa Romeo:
post #319 of 367
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Roy, I'm pretty sure it's a 166 - beautiful car. Any idea what the price is? This guy has some money, his dad owns the biggest import auto dealership in the city. He also shows off in his Countach sometimes (pretty sure that one is his dad's, though).
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Roy, I'm pretty sure it's a 166 - beautiful car. Any idea what the price is?  This guy has some money, his dad owns the biggest import auto dealership in the city.  He also shows off in his Countach sometimes (pretty sure that one is his dad's, though).
In Holland it is about 52.000 euros for the most expensive full options v6 model. But 42% of that price is taxes. I would have no clue what it would cost in the states. For instance, the new Mustang GT costs about 54.000 euros in Holland. Even though it is just around 25.000 dollars in the states. Most Countach's are kitcars though. Check out what's under the bonnet
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Originally Posted by VersaceMan,Feb. 10 2005,22:30
Roy, I'm pretty sure it's a 166 - beautiful car. Any idea what the price is?  This guy has some money, his dad owns the biggest import auto dealership in the city.  He also shows off in his Countach sometimes (pretty sure that one is his dad's, though).
In Holland it is about 52.000 euros for the most expensive full options v6 model. But 42% of that price is taxes. I would have no clue what it would cost in the states. For instance, the new Mustang GT costs about 54.000 euros in Holland. Even though it is just around 25.000 dollars in the states. Most Countach's are kitcars though. Check out what's under the bonnet
A Ford V8   And euhmm.... Roy, as many Alfa's here as F-150's in Texas? U sure? I don't think Alfa has a market share of 80% over here. If that's true, garaging will be the most lucrative business ever  
post #322 of 367
Alfa released pictures of the new 159 which will replace the 156. Look at that gorgeous body
post #323 of 367
I drive a Smart Fortwo cabriolet, as does Mrs Nonk. By far the slowest and smallest car I have ever owned, but the most fun by a long distance.
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Alfa used to be the car that Ferrari and Lamborghini are today. Actually, Enzo Ferrari started his own racing career in Alfa's.
Actually, Ferrari used to be Alfa, literately: Jon.
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Jon, Not true. Alfas with the SF badge were a part of Enzo Ferrari's racing stable. They are not Ferraris, and Ferrari did not used to be Alfa. Speaking of, went on a hell of a drive with some friends today in the pouring rain.
post #326 of 367
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Speaking of, went on a hell of a drive with some friends today in the pouring rain.
post #327 of 367
The only of those cars worth anything (to me) is the last one.
post #328 of 367
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Hey guys, What kind of cars do you own/drive? What kind of cars do you like?
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What kind of cars do you own/drive?
Porsche
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What kind of cars do you like?
Car who don't need gas, tires, oil, park place or driver = subway
post #329 of 367
Just had a heckuva deja vu thingy going on... I felt like I'd seen pictures of exotic autos in driveways and garages somewhere before. Ever happen to any of you?.?
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Originally Posted by zjpj83,April 02 2005,18:21
Speaking of, went on a hell of a drive with some friends today in the pouring rain.
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Zip, beautiful cars man.  Do you race in a club or anything in the NY area?  My brother and I are BMW CCA in Connecticut (not quite the same level as you guys).  Those are some gorgeous machines.
No, but I've been trying literally for years to find time to go to Skip Barber at Lime Rock. I think this summer may work out, which would be awesome.
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