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Alfa Romeo roadshow

Just been to the AR road show in Macclesfield today.
Test drove a 156 JTS, 147 selespeed and 156 gta.
Had 1/2 hour in each car, on my own. GREAT!!

156 JTS, engine didn't feel to have any more low down power than my 147 2ltr t/spark. Slightly more mid range punch, sounded just like my 147 and just as smooth. Dashboard looks much improved and of better quality.

147 selespeed, great fun on country lanes especially downchanges. Couldn't master smooth upchanges.(I'll stick to my manual) Did like the idea of two hands on steering wheel on corners.

156 gta, what a machine! I knew it would be very quick, but the biggest surprise was the ride, felt better, smoother and more controlled than my 147. Engine has a really great sound even at idle. Test drove on wet country roads, hit some ridiculous speeds, car puts power down through front wheels very,very well. Always felt in control of car, even on some slippy corners.

Previously, 146TI, 147 2L, Brera 2.2, Mito 135MA
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Get that show over the Channel!!! wink
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How was the organisation in your eyes?

The invite process was diabolical, many people were only informed 2 or 3 days before and couldn't turn up, usual Alfa GB **** up. I thought GTA was nothing special, it certainly won't attract my money, new or used.
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Ivo:
<strong>Get that show over the Channel!!! wink </strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Get that show over the OCEAN!!!


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Received my invitation yesterday, it says 'reply by 5th August". Crap organisation as you say. Luckily I will be able to go despite the short notice. Do you think it'll be ok if I just turn up if the reply doesn't turn up in time?
Any other Alfaowners going to the Billesley Manor Roadshow on Monday?
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