Having wrenched over whether I should stay with the brand when I move to Dubai in two weeks, I made my decision. I test drove this beast during a recent visit and have put my deposit down to secure it.
3.2V6 Q4 Qtronic in Alfa Red, tan leather, 7k miles, Xenons, memory seats, sunroof, front and rear parking senors, etc. etc.
Having owned a 2.4JTDm 159 (also a GT, 2 x 156s and a 166 facelift before it) I am confident that the car will do the job despite the heat and dust.
I test drove a lovely Lexus IS and the Infiniti G35 (due here shortly) but the Italian stallion won me over. In the 5 days I was in the UAE I only saw two or three Alfas - I saw more Masers!!! Exclusivity for you! Not sure I will blend in with this 260bhp monster in red.
Thanks to Fraser, GTLeigh and Chris Haseldine for their advice.