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if the 159 is a benchmark for design then the new Giulia will have to be even better. although the new giulietta is a looker i'm not too keen on what all manufacturers are doing, which is using a blueprint design, cutting and pasting the overall look of one car onto the next. in my opinion all cars across the range need to look and feel different and have their own individual characteristics that the company stands for and that makes them unique and special, not just a mere machine on wheels that is rushed for marketing sales and can be compared against a rival for value for money and if we do this comparison then we're not judging a car by its own merits and company heritage.
the 8C is a fantastic looking car but in my opinion copying elements of that look onto Mito and Giulietta it kind of makes them a bit "not thought through properly" type of cars. they could have been way more special and better looking. i want to see some of that alfa 75 racing magic that can be made into production saloon cars, rear gearbox, inward brakes, twin spark, etc designs that made alfas proper road going racing cars, not a Fiat mix up of bits.
if the car represents the core values that we as buyers are looking for then the sales will come themselves.
The 159 won me over when i 1st saw it and i was determined to save up for it. no matter how tech fested the BMW's and Merc's were nothing could tempt me away from owning a 159 even my dad said you;re stupid to buy an Italian, it will keep breaking down, know i feel he secretly loves it. driving it and i know it handles much better, looks way better than anything, but i couldn't careless it was heavier or other cars were better value. as far as i am concerned it won my heart and represents everything Italian and carries all the core values i can relate to an Alfa Romeo.
I want the new 159 replacement to look different from the rest of the range, sharper and still carry all the core Alfa values and the brand's heritage represents.
Rest in Peace 159 - you're the Best and will always be remembered!!