Re: 2008 My 159
Great news about the weight loss, hopefully the traction is maintained (I think a Q2 would help a great deal)
But a bit dissapointed the weight loss hasn't resulted from a trimming down of weight (through use of lightweight material).
I wish I could work in Alfa HQ, would quickly whip them into shape, and give an Alfisti's view on things.
I think it would be summarised as follows.... "RWD !!, range of engines (including some high powered units - all of which bark and make your spine tingle), usual design flare inside and out, lightweight construction (whilst not cutting down on quality), feedback through the wheel is essential, improved dealer service and a bit more reliability. ...oooh and cam CHAINS! not belts
E.g. If I am correct the old Nord engines used in the 1970 Giulia was an all alloy block...I think some of the later engines have reverted to lesser technologies.