I thought Nissan were French these days. Don't Renault own them?
. I was speaking to a Renault dealer a couple of months ago about the new Laguna Coupe. He was saying that Renault's reputation for safety was very good but that they had a poor reputation for reliability (like Alfa, a little unwarranted these days). Anyway, he reckoned the tie-up with Nissan was doing wonders for them...
Are you kidding? Yes, a MiTo makes me feel more special than a hyundai accent for sure.
Oi, first it was a Kia Rio, then a Hyundai Accent! I think we're dredging the barrel there a bit with the 'opposition'
. My point is that the MiTo is another in a long line of Alfa 'not quite good enough' Romeo models, sadly. It's not bad - there's very little on the road that is these days - but it's not good enough.
Perhaps I expect too much from Alfa. After all, if they can't even afford to develop their own RWD platform for the 169 and must buy one in from another manufacturer, what hope is there that they can produce a car which beats the big hitters?
Don't you feel better about yourself if you sit in a nice/stylish car?
Of course but, as I said, that's not enough on its own. I want to see style (Italian) & character (French), plus long warranties (Korean), reliability & quality build (Japanese/Korean), latest technology (German) and high performance & economy with low emissions (German/Japanese). I'm tired of justifying all kinds of shortcomings with a 'style' or 'character' reference!
your comments about the C6 made me to check it out at the Geneva Motor Show, and I did like that car...
Yeah, I like the C6. Wouldn't pay £40K for one but I'll accept the downsides for £10K
thinking MAF here,but the car wouldn't rev to 7000 with a faulty MAF,or would it ??????????????
I think they can still sometimes rev quite high but tend to stutter around 4000rpm, if I recall correctly.