You what?? they are special!! the reason alfa's are so cheap here in the uk is because of their reputation in the 80's!! they rotted away and had electrical problems!! Similar story with lancia!
The Gt is a very special car to drive and own!! great chassis, practical, looks to kill. And different to boring german diesel hatchbacks! Get tired of this " the Gt was a parts car attitude" its a great car in its own right!!
They are awesome, obviously. I just feel not much changed since the 156 regards to technology etc... So 2.0-2.2's must be priced accordingly. Yes I guess the main factor for low prices is the brand's perception (or lack thereof).
If Alfa gets popular in the US, suddenly and absurdly, everyone will want one.