Can I ask you to elaborate on what you mean here about it not being practical?
I wouldn't be much good on the technical side of things regarding cars. What I want is a nice looking car with some toys but won't be in and out of the garage causing grief otherwise I may stay with my current car which gives **** all trouble. My other preference would be an Audi A4 (and would actually prefer these on looks
) but they if I was to get the same spec Audi as the alfa has I would have to spend a lot more money. I suppose I could get a basic spec with very high milage Audi A4 for the same price as a 159 Ti.
Wolfy, I didn't say the car was not practical, it depends on your usage. Its your heart that buys and then looks at the car while you walk away from it. Its the practical side of you that realises and grudginly accepts the short comings of the car when it squeaks, rattles, groans, stalls, loses power, eats tyres, wipes windows when there is no rain, etc, etc.
It looks gorgeous driving down the road, but I find myself listening out for the next noise, I actually turn the radio off waiting for it. Very embarrassing with passengers in the car. But I'm sure I will get the noises sorted, if I can't, I'll have to pay someone to do it for me.
I also believe its beneficial to have some mechanical knowledge to work on cars, especially Alfa's, or they may become a money pit, and to be a two or three car family.
I cant believe I'm saying this, but if you feel the need, buy one, its only money and as the wife says when I procrastinate over purchases, "the money will only go to the kids, and they CAN spend money"