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AO Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Sussex
Off the line the 2.2 is not quick, on the road it handles quite well, get into a rhythm and it is rewarding. I have driven both the Spider and the Brera (much the same) through snaking alpine passes in France and Italy and had lots of fun. OK, if you want something really quick round the twisty bits get a Lotus Elise.
As my esteemed fellow forum member LM says, they are more a cruiser than an out an out sports car, even so the lighter weight you have with the 2.2 can provide a lot of fun.
Someone said to me, "so whats so special about an Alfa Romeo then?" I told him, "If you have to ask, you wont understand".
Driving Brera S 2.2, wife drives 939 Spider 2.2, plus now a 147 1.6 TS whilst the Spider hibernates and there is a 1972 Spider 2000 S2 in the garage for fun days.