Once apon a time there was a sad person who got a job in North London, job was a challenge but when they offered me a choice of (fully expenced) car I didn't get past page 1. SportWagons had been released and I wanted one. After 3 years I changed jobs in January and left my 1.8 Veloce SW, despite everything I really
missed her. Relocated to Wiltshire, driving a puce green Korean something or other that I can't even spell. House purchase finalised time to test drive some wheels. (All diesel)
Mazda 6 - made us all feel sick
Honda Accord - great engine but soleless
BMW 320 - what is the fuss about?
Then with the wife shopping I drove a MJet 16v SW Veloce. I have never sworn out loud before I was in heaven (overtaking on a quite rural road; is that 60 mph I see before me - no it's 80! Why is everyone moving over? perhaps 'cause you are driving way
too fast! But it's all sooooo easy!
I spent the next 6 weeks trying to buy a Honda at discount and then the wife said "Why don't you get an Alfa" So I did and I pick it up this week! 156 Veloce MJet 16v Metallic + Leather.
I know it won't be as reliable as the Honda or the Mazda and won't hol its value like the Beemer but so what!! When I park up and look back I will not only see a car I want to drive but an object of desire (don't tell the wife).
Well that's my 1st post - Hi Guys I'm back in Alfa land!