IMHO too many here are overtly defensive of alfas
C'mon Robbie, it is an alfa forum for alfa fans, what do you expect?!
Look I'll be the first to omit that I have a bit of a chip on my shoulder about bmws.
Probably because they have the extra bits that alfa dont have - excellent dealer service, excellent build quality and of course rwd! A bmw is a good package, lets be honest but for some, not the best.
Owning an alfa for me is great but it can get a tad annoying at times because I have to defend them as soon as Ive told someone I have one! It gets a little tiring, especially when most people are just plain ignorant when it comes to cars and just think a bmw or merc is the car to have. But to be fair, if they are not car lovers, then they will probably just go for the what they believe is trendiest or what they think makes them look like they're climbing the class ladder (or so they think). No offence to you or pain, I know from talking to you guys on Evo that you are genuine car fans. You know what I mean though.
But I think a lot of alfa fans are a little fed up and yes jealous of bmws staggering success. Its just like supporting arsenal and watching man u win every year! But hey, alfa is getting better, we all agree on that,
maybe another few years and they will be rock solid. And then we can go head to head with bmw. Dont they say the chase is better than the catch?!