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Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. KurtS90

    KurtS90 Senior member

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    I think it looks a little fruity, I like it :embar:
     


  2. Trompe le Monde

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    anyone with experience with Alfa Romeo.... 159, giuletta, or brera?
    ive read the reviews -- dont drive nearly as well as they look (gorgeous)
    ive heard the notoriety -- they break down as all the italian cars seem wont to do

    but real life ownership experience?
     


  3. KurtS90

    KurtS90 Senior member

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    I posted about a late 80's Alfa Spider a month back I was trying to buy... Come to find out it had a rebuilt title the dealer failed to mention and had to get my deposit back. I can't say much about reliability. But it was a very fun and great driving car with a lovely sound. I will say the quality of the car all around felt better then my Triumph Spitfire. "Experts" said the car is a huge pos and I drove it like a $10 whore before rent is due... Never had any problems, but I maintained it well.
     


  4. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I have actually looked at the Mito and Giuletta multiple times, and from what I have been able to find out, they should be great cars.

    The only let down was interior quality wasn't up to Golf standard and the TCT is rubbish.

    Regarding the reliability I don't think there's any problems on new alfa, unlike the old ones and hopefully they wont depreciate like falling rocks, like the 147 etc. did.
     


  5. impolyt_one

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    are you talking from the 159/Mito/Giuletta/Giulia onward in terms of resale? Did something big happen with this cars? I heard about some Audi intervention or something in the past that may have made them better cars (I can't remember where I got that info from though)... Alfa resale is all over the place over here, but the newer generation stuff is indeed holding value, especially the 159's that are getting old and should be losing value, but aren't.
     


  6. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Well my friend has a vantage at work (look pictures) and both me and him hates it. He will also trade it in for a DB9 like mine and he had it for 4 months only. So if you want a aston martin go for DB9, year 2005 +

    Much diffrence in interior, how you sit, almost everything. It's a small car even the plain window is lower then DB9 (after a while it will be a very enoying car, trust me)

    But if you really want one, you can buy his? Just pm for more information.
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  7. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Yeah 156, 147 etc. dropped value like it wasn't even funny.

    I doubt Audi has had something to do with Alfa, but they are owned by Fiat, who also owns Maserati, Ferrari and Chrysler/dodge etc., so it's more likely that some of the new fact quality comes from there.
     


  8. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I don't think the southern California need more Astons. :embar:


    There's apparently no shortage of young swedes making big money.
     
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  9. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    I hope he dont buy a vantage for his own best [​IMG] Well he is 50 so he is not that young, lol. I'm probably the youngest guy at my work.
     


  10. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    And in Sweden you have alot of young great entrepreneurs that earn alot more then me in a younger age.
     
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  11. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Yeah I know, sometimes it's just a matter of luck, a good idea and a bank who wants to play ball.
     
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  12. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Makes me wanna throw my years of education [​IMG]
     
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  13. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Don't it's hard work, very hard work, to get anything to be a success, also you are pretty much at the will of other people bank managers etc.

    I forgot the most important thing network.
     


  14. Sir F

    Sir F Senior member

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    Well I work at a Investment company so my life is pretty hard to [​IMG] I used to work in a bank but that was to boring.
     
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    You have a steady pay check, coming every last bank day of the month, entrepreneurs don't.

    There's no guarantee that what ever you start up will be a success, so you could end up throwing a couple million in to a black hole.
     


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