I'm amazed this hasn't been posted before, but do you lovely 147 owners mind sharing your experiences with a potential owner?
I'm only young (I don't even start driving until 2011), but with such excitement (and excessive spare time), I have already started to consider my first car. Having got some amazingly promising insurance quotes for the 1.6, I'm surprised to say the 147, my favourite hatchback and I would say a proper Alfa at least in style, could be a perfectly viable first car
In the same price range, however, will be the Golf 5 1.4. Weirdly, it's more to insure than the Alfa, slower, less well equipped and from Volkswagen, the manufacturer of boredom. But it's very good, apparently. Thus, if I am to consider the cheaper, more well equipped, faster, prettier, prestigier, and generally betterer Alfa, it has to be at least decent. From your experiences, is it?
The main things for me are comfort, performance, ride/handling, and build quality. Obviously it's an Alfa, so I'm not expecting a Maybach, but decent materials and reliability aren't much to ask for, right?
Thanks for your time!