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Having seen it on Top Gear, it had an exhaust note like a funeral dirge.

You can't be a fun, sporty car and sound that crappy.

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Also, for my attention, a poor choice of output.

250bhp is exactly what a 156 GTA puts out. Could you imagine choosing this over a GTA?
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It's gopping.
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I don't think it's a bad car, and it would be a good drive as well as being reliable but it is just too bland to be cool.
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35 grand for an ugly 5 door hatchback?!


@Bazza 275BHP here!
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Brilliant car. Sad to see in some respects.
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Sad car. Brilliant to know you'll never see one.
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250bhp is exactly what a 156 GTA puts out. Could you imagine choosing this over a GTA?
What lines the car might have had are ruined by what I assume is the bottom edge of the bonnet, that end at the midpoint of the headlights.
Also if they were hoping to give it 'sporting' credentials, they should have accentuated the flares in the arches.

And what Bazza said.
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£25k - check (£28k for 275 brake)
absolutely monster a GTA - check

Hyundai entered a near production-ready version in an endurance race at the Nurburgring. It finished 85th - sandwiched between a Porsche 911 GT3 and a Cayman - from a total field of 200 entries.
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They are certainly getting there but currently I can't see who'd buy one of these. It's an image car and however competent it's still a Hyundai, not even a Kia, which always seem the more attractive version of their Austin/Morris setup.
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Hyundai entered a near production-ready version in an endurance race at the Nurburgring. It finished 85th - sandwiched between a Porsche 911 GT3 and a Cayman - from a total field of 200 entries.
I'm sure it's quicker than a GTA - but that's not what I asked.

You'd have to be blind and deaf to pick that over a GTA.

My current car is a hell of a lot faster than a GTA - but if it didn't make the sound it does, it wouldn't have got even a look in to replace my GTA.
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I'm sure it's quicker than a GTA - but that's not what I asked.

You'd have to be blind and deaf to pick that over a GTA.

My current car is a hell of a lot faster than a GTA - but if it didn't make the sound it does, it wouldn't have got even a look in to replace my GTA.
I know, but you made the initial comparison.

Eventually folk will have busso's in museums or tape recordings.....after the crap car they were housed in has dissolved. And that's fine.

I wouldn't own a i30N, myself. Not when I could have a Fiat Panda 100
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They tried to go upmarket in the uk https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/i...due-poor-sales
Perhaps they could get away with this i30 though?
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The older Hyundai coupe was "ok" so they are capable of better than this anodyne hatchback.
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I'm sure it's quicker than a GTA - but that's not what I asked.

You'd have to be blind and deaf to pick that over a GTA.

My current car is a hell of a lot faster than a GTA - but if it didn't make the sound it does, it wouldn't have got even a look in to replace my GTA.


A GTA is an old car. Many are rusting away / having had £10k plus on them just to keep them going.

Best place for a GTA is a cosseted second car. They arenít daily material if you need to rely on you car.

If you want a modern daily, the i30n is up there in terms of interesting & fun hot hatches.

The dealers are plentiful & great.

The sad thing is in this market, Alfa have stagnated & will soon not be a player at all (no replacement planned).
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Testers here put it at or near the top of the front drive hot hatch pile. Only the badge prejudiced would deny it be taken seriously. God I hope the new Giulietta, when it arrives, wipes the floor with it, Merc A-class, BM 1-Series, Audi A-class, blah, blah...and they donít price it unrealistically against its opposition.
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Testers here put it at or near the top of the front drive hot hatch pile. Only the badge prejudiced would deny it be taken seriously. God I hope the new Giulietta, when it arrives, wipes the floor with it, Merc A-class, BM 1-Series, Audi A-class, blah, blah...and they donít price it unrealistically against its opposition.


Do you honestly believe it will arrive?

Do you honestly believe Alfa will still be here in the UK to receive it?
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He's in Australia , another rhd market.
I drove my Giulietta in a non-commuting journey yesterday and I really enjoyed it. But mine is a model seven years after launch and I know Alfa are deserting this sector of the market. They still showed one at Geneva but maybe not next year. A Korean thing however competent doesn't have the provenance of that feel of a souvenir you've bought in Italy. I see lots of Korean white goods round here as they are the nearest dealership and although they appear ok I can't see myself driving one.
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Do you honestly believe it will arrive?

Do you honestly believe Alfa will still be here in the UK to receive it?
Yes, absolutely. You blokes need to be more positive. So many here remind me of a famous Australian bush poem ‘Said Hanrahan’. Google it, then give it a read. Substitute ‘We’ll all be rooned’ with ‘They’ll all be rooned’ if it needs further explanation. Such a bunch of negative Nellies predicting disaster. Brexit, on the other hand....good luck with that.
Have you been watching the Commonwealth Games? A bit of our Aussie sunshine might give you a more positive outlook.
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I'd drive that quite happily. Not sure why you would compare it to an Alfa that's been out of production for a decade or more.

Like the Kia Stinger I don't think it's cool though.
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Here is an odd thing, I don’t like big cars but would pick the Stinger over the fridge all day long.
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Brexit and the pre-retirement activities of Sergio Marchionne are both worrying stories. He's failed to shift any brands at FCA and created a range for Alfa without the first two rungs on the ladder. Brexit, there's a thread for that.
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I'd drive that quite happily. Not sure why you would compare it to an Alfa that's been out of production for a decade or more.

Like the Kia Stinger I don't think it's cool though.


Because, in the radicalised mind of you average Jihadist Alfisti, a 15 year old Alfa is better than any other modern, cutting edge hot hatch. Of course
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