Stef. I think the sports seats are over rated myself. Too many creases in them spoil it for me. I love the classic ribbed Alfa seats. Maybe I'm getting old or something. Plus I'll save a fair few pounds going for the normal ones. (normal is not maybe the best word to use [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img] ). I found the normal ones to be just as comfortable.
Too be honest I'm expecting to keep this car for a long time and will probably buy a Track Day Sports car (elise poss. ) as my un sensible next car and keep the 147 for every day driving and when a 2 seater is impractical. So I'm not too concerned as to wether the colour will help hold it's resale value or not as it will be mine for ages....yipee.
I don't like any of the dark blues or greys or blacks (I have a solid black Punto and it's hell to clean). I don't think even metalic black could change my decision on this.
I have almost certainly decided against Nuvola Blue.
My Short list has narrowed now to :
All with Nautral leather.
G-147, this is not to say that I do not have balls [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] but I think these final 4 colours look best with Natural seats.
Still no photos anyone?
If you all have a look at this site http://go.to/alfa147
and click on 'jouw Alfa' you will see what has become my favourite external colour. Then click on 'Mijn Alfa' and you will see Nuvola with Natural and it looks great. So if Natural works with Nuvola it must work with Gabianno.
Although when I first test drove the Proteo Red (the first I saw in the flesh as it were)with Natural it did steal my heart.
I think I found the all black interior with black seats to be a little dark and claustrophobic and think the natural helps add a bit og light. Plus all black with black leather reminds me too much of Audi's (yes I know, shame on me).
Oh well I'm rambling now. Let the debate continue.
Thanks for all your feedback guys.