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Just switched, for family reasons, from my cheeky little Honda CRZ to the Alfa which is delivered in 3 days.
The CRZ was good fun, looked good and had a brilliant cabin (for 2) and stereo.
I now have a saloon.
Alfa Red, Lusso and big enough for all 3 kids...... at the same time!!!

I like good looking cars and always wanted an Alfa though I'm no speed demon.
Everyone (EVERYONE) has basically said "Nooooooooo! Don't do it!!!!" or "Honda to an Alfa? Are you bonkers? Do you love pushing cars or something?!".
Well, it's pretty much done. One wants what one wants. And if there is a lesson to be learned, I'd rather learn it myself.
And, with much thanks to all those who post things here, I reckon I did a decent enough job on the car inspection and test drive and am actually pretty confident that the car will be fine. Not just fine..... awesome.
Have a feeling that the 'family' car may switch from the VW Transporter to the Alfa.

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Hi and welcome!

Most of my relatives said something similar, when I got rid of my VW. Get another VW or a Skoda or a reliable Japanese car, they said.

Well, I ignored them and everytime I look out of my living room window, I see my beautiful 159 and I smile. And gloat, and generally feel smug that I own the most beautiful, special and unique car on the street .

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Thanks for the warm welcome.
54.45 hours to go.
I'll post some pics when it arrives though it'll look like every other unmoded 159 Lusso. At least it better had do.
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It was delivered today and it is good. Kids love it and sit in style. Wife has a very satisfied look on her face. Likes the car too. It looks sportier than I remember from the showroom. The interior's pretty much perfect. And it pulls!!! From the outside, the diesel-ness of the engine is quite something. From inside the car it's fine. There's a parking warning light that has appeared since my test drive. And they forgot to replace the two horizontal bars next to the headlights. Think both things down to resprays of the bumper and bonnet. Very apologetic noises from the dealer at 7pm. I'm sure there'll sort it.
It's sleek, spacious, aggressive and elegant poised on the drive. Looks stunning in red.
Can't wait to get into it tomorrow. Right pleased.
What do people think of just a couple of mods? Ti side skirts and chrome mirrors.
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