My first three cars were alfasuds, the first two were bought new, they were
1980 Alfasud 1350 Saloon
1982 Alfasud 1500 Saloon
1983 Alfasud Saloon with 1.5Ti Engine (originally 1.3) bought in 1987
A friend of mine had bought an Alfasud 1200 in about 1978, it took just one journey in that car and I was hooked.
I was delighted with each of my cars, the 1982 car was the best, it was high geared and could make unbelieveable journey times on the Irish roads of that time and be quiet, comfortable and relaxed doing so.
I was very disappointed when my 1982 car started to rust after three years and sold my 1983 car for a song when I went to work in the UK,
I haven't felt passoinately about any car since with the small exception of a 4litre Jeep Cherokee which I used drive over 300m sand dunes in the Arabian Desert (still not as good as a Sud).
Might be time to buy one again.