AO Silver Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Re: dose of enthusiasm required
I have a Mazda Atenza wagon as a company vehicle, and it looks OK and is technically better than my 33 in every way. It's comfortable, handles and rides well, has a great sound system, everything fits together and doesn't rattle, there's no rust etc.
But by the time it gets to the weekend I'm always longing to drive my 33. The Mazda's kitchen appliance engine and 4-speed automatic don't compare to the 33's muttering backfires, shakey idle, old car smell and general cartoonish character. Proof that you cannot replace these Alfas with a modern vehicle - you will lose the stupid grin factor.
Originally Posted by 73GTVJim
"PS and you agree with Ben so you must be wrong