Hi all, although I am a newbie to this forum (and have only just purchased my GT 1.9 JTD), I have been driving a 156 for the last 3 years, so not new to Alfa Romeo. I have loved my 156 so much, but sadly it's time has come. It's like losing a friend.
So I found myself considering my next car purchase, and such was the relationship I had with my 156, I couldn't bring myself to look at anything but another Alfa. The 156 originally replaced a much more expensive Audi A4, and I literally laughed out loud the first time I drove it, when supposedly making a downgrade to free up some funds. It wiped the floor with the Audi, had so much more soul, character, beauty, and was 10 x the drive.
I have now had my 05 plate GT diesel for a few days. It's an unbelievably beautiful car, in dark grey with full red leather. Goes like **** off a shovel too http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/images/smilies/wink.gif
It's early days, and I feel bad for my poor old 156, but so far I am over the moon with my choice. I look forward to picking some brains on a couple of technical questions, but I noted that this is not the place, so I'm sure you'll all be hearing more from me shortly!
Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex