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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: United Kingdom
159 roadtest in Autocar...
Cue usual Alfa roadtest formula:
1) week 1 they will test it in italy and love it, declare it better than Audi and BMW, and will comment that the ape driving position has finally been banished. build quality 'matches' the best, oh yeah baby.
2) week 2, they take audi and bmw to italy, and the alfa wins them over with its ability and charm. "but we'll have to see how it performs in the uk". this car is that start of alfa's rennaisance. Just like they said the 164 was, the 145, the GTV, the Spider, the 156, the 147 and the GT.
3) week 3 group test in uk with lhd alfa v RHD bmw and RHD audi and alfa wins again.
4) weak 4 stand along road test in rhd in uk and alfa fails to beat audi and bmw because of poor driving position and inferior build, and poorer dynamics. One for the heart, not the head...
and de dum de dum de dum.