Greetings from Brisbane, Australia
My name is David and I'm about to join the Alfa community when we take delivery of a red (hopefully) Giulietta QV next month.
The saying goes that you can't call yourself a true car enthusiast until you've owned an Alfa. Technically, the new GQV will be in my wife's name but I'll be thinking of plenty of excuses to drive her to work
I must say a big thank you to all the great contributors on this forum. I've spent so much time in the last two weeks reading posts that an image of the "Alfa Owner" masthead at the top of the website is now burnt into my retina!
I'm half Italian and some of my relatives in Italy have Alfas so it was only a matter of time before I followed their lead and bought one. When the lease came up on our boring Peugeot 308 there was only two cars we considered: the Giulietta 1.4MA and the GQV. We first drove the 1.4 MA and found it pretty good. The salesman demonstrated all the features and we were impressed with the power coming from such a small engine (especially in "d"). The salesman then gave us the keys to the QV and let us go out by ourselves. Straight away we were amazed..... and then we flicked the dna switch to d. Borrowing a quote from Rowen Atkinson in the final Black Adder episode: "The words I'm thinking of rhyme with Clucking Bell". The low down torque, tight steering and great suspension left us in no doubt as to which car to buy
I feel like a kid in early December waiting for Christmas -only 23 sleeps to go!