<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif"> The Alfa 147 Selespeed is an interesting car. It has a great engine, although it lacks a bit in the punch department. The transmission, although not as quick shifting as the BMW SMG transmission is still better than the regular manual gearbox. The interior is well crafted, taking a lot of traditional ideas, as well as borrowing some from the already-famous 156 sedan. The only thing left to say about it is the looks. Already, the 147 has been on sale for about a year now. People did not exactly praise the looks of it, but after that elapsed time, the public, and buyers are finally getting used to those beautiful lines.
<hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Guys,
I just skimmed through the article and wentto the last paragraph...
It doesn't seem so bad. I think the guy has a point.
We all agree that the engine lacks a bit of punch...And I guess Alfa have accepted that by planning to put the 125kW JTS engine in the new 147.
We all seem to agree (on another threat) that the Selespeed is not as quick shifting as the BMW SMG II. Nothing new there.
And in terms of the looks, I think that is just a subjective area that you can't generalize by saying the 147 is good looking or not. People have different perception of design.
I think the article is OK.... the hideous comment about the 145 excepted ofcourse!