Elder and role model
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2003
Re: Dont take Alfa for granted!
Completely agree with your sentiments Charlie. I drive a hire car at least once a week (we're not allowed to use our own cars for work business) so I get to drive all sorts of new cars - Citreon C4, Picasso, Ford Mondeo, Focus, Skoda Octavia, Mazda 6, Vauxhall Astra, Vectra etc etc. Although some of them are reasonable (the C4 in particular), none have any real character, and its always a pleasure to get back in my 156! The stylish interior, the handling, and the performance of the engine just can't be matched! And when I'm driving along in one of the boring hire cars and I see another Alfa, I feel like shouting out the window - "I've got one at home too! Honest! This Vectra isn't mine!".