Actually, someone that goes to my university drives a new Alfa. Â It looks to have a longer wheelbase than the 156, though (though it could just be the photos). Â I believe it is a 166. I've only seen a few newer Alfas in the US. Â 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
Alfa Romeo GT
156 GTA, note the more agressive nose and the more pronounced wheelarches etc: