Alfa 147 2.0 at the german autobahn
Just got home after a few nice holidays nearby Koblenz, Germany. Lately, I had to let go my beloved 1996 1.6 146. Last year made with that wonderful boxer engine. Sounded sweet and was always reliable. So, I went and bought a 2007 147 sporting that 2.0 Twin Spark engine, as I couldn't fint a decent GT within my budget. To my eyes, the GT is one of the finest looking cars in recent times. Too bad Alfa never made the 147 in a coupe or even a sedan version.
To my pleasant surprise, the 147 proved to be a really good car for long trips, with its nice interior and spacey front seats, cruise control and an engine that could hold its own - even at the autobahn. I maxed out at 201 km/t - that would be 124 miles per hour for you gentlemen - which is respectable for any other than the usual Ferraries, Porches and other insane cars dominating the autobahn.
Now, if only Alfa would make a modern boxer engine end slap it into a GT-like chassis...