I always associated green with British sportscars, MGs and Jags - but not Italian cars.
Reason I'm asking is that I've finally decided to get an Alfa (YAY!! thanks to the opinions here) and I was originally going to get a Twin Spark in black with red leather, the 16" wet-look tele-dial wheels. Now one of the dealers has come back to me saying that they have a "special new car" that they've kitted up - it looks exactly like the above but it has the aerodynamic kit (rear wing, side skirts, side vents, excluding the front spoiler) and 17" Alfa wheels with five-spokes (see below):
Apparently they can come up with a "very competitive" price with this car (which will then go to the leasing company and the savings will hopefully be passed on to me).
Sounds like a lot of options bundled in, right? I'd love to get all those options for the price of a normal one, but the thing is, I'm not sure if green and Alfa necessarily go together. What do you guys think of that green Alfa I put a pic of above???
Yea, gtv in that green is very nice. Do make sure you get 17" wheels. Anything less looks weedy. Theres a big gap between the wheel and the rear arches on the gtv but with 17", they get filled nicely. Everyone who goes to 17" on the gtv never regret the expense.
This one's actually called Coventry Green, a metallic colour which is no longer available on GTVs in OZ (this dealer ordered it in specially from Italy). I've never seen it in OZ, which was why I just got a bit nervous about the resale possibilities. I also don't think that a red interior (which I really want) would go well with it...would it??
There's nothing wrong with the green. Looks quite fetching actually.
I reckon that if you want to stand out and be different (easily done when you are an Alfa driver) then driving a GTV in an unusual colour isn't such a bad thing.
The only bad thing I could see would be a red interior. I reckon it would look awful with a green exterior.
If you want green, you need the cream! If you want a red interior (I have a black GTV with red leather) you need a black car!!!
Regardless, if I had seen a green GTV I'd have snapped it up when I was looking.
Well, I just went and checked out the green Alfa at the dealer and it looked...different. Not bad, just different - if anything it looked like a Jag or an Aston Martin, not necessarily an Alfa. It had that elegant British sportscar look, not the racy, hot-blooded Italian look.
I don't know...it looked nice, but the salesman was pushing it so hard that it kind of turned me off - it was almost like he was desperate to offload it to me (down to the fake orgasm he seemed to be having when describing it to me). I'm thinking black will be just as classy, and will be a safer color to get for an Alfa.
Now I just need to decide between red and tan interiors.
It does get hot here - it can hit 40+ degrees centigrade in summer in Sydney. Anyway, I've decided to scratch green off my list - not because it doesn't look nice, because it does, in fact it looks really classy, but it looked more like a Jag (understated, classy, sophisticated, genteel) than an Alfa. If I wanted to feel like I was driving a Jag I'd have bought one. I've gone for Meteor Grey, just to be a bit different...