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Evolution of Aflas at main Dealers

Don't know about you, but as an owner of 3 Alfa's (4 with the wife's) it would be nice for the "new" generation of Alfa owners to be able to recognise the evolution of the Alfa marque.
I refer to the journey home today when stopped at traffic lights, I pulled up on the outside of a Mito.
I smiled and put my thumb up recognising that the owner had made a great choice
Unfortunately he looked rather dissmisive and decided to stick his finger up.
Now I know there aren't many Alfasud Sprints around, but the grill and wheel badges do show the "logo" so I was rather disapointed
Then the thought hit me, most of "todays" drivers probably don't have a clue about the heritage of Alfa's.
Why not then have a wall of pictures on EVERY dealership showing the evolution of alfa form model to model, this way at least the arrogant ****hole will know who he fingered.
Oh by the way the "good old sprint" left him at the lights in her dust
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You've just summed up why he Alfa wave is dead!
 
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You've just summed up why he Alfa wave is dead!
Totally agree with that, it's because a new clientel base or new target has purchased Mito's/Giulietta's add that to a lack of motorsport, the Alfa "heritage" is slowly drifting away.

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I wave a people in my Spider & the probably wonder what's that chap in the MG doing

Nice wave from a fellow red Brera owner yesterday though
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the last couple of Giuliettas I have seen close enough to read the small print on the registration have been Fiat Auto Fleet and one even had the Budget Rent a car papers on the passenger seat.The one before that must have belonged to a human being and they waved before I had a chance to consider the possibilty!
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With every new generation of Alfa there comes new owners who have no knowledge of the history of the marque, but simply like the models as they are now. The trick is retention, but there will always be those who flit from one make to another, we just have to hope that at somepoint Alfa figures on their shopping list. Do you doomsayers want these people to stay away, perhaps have some sort of vetting for future owners? Alfa could not survive purely on sales to so-called Alfisti.

When the 156 was launched, it was bought by an awful lot of company car buyers who didn't know one end of an Alfa from another. Now, however, 156 drivers are seen as some of the diehards? Probably because the diehards (like me ) can't afford a new car. But unlike some, I won't slag off those who can afford a new one because these will become my next purchase in a few years

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i wave at every alfa i see, sometimes i get a wave back from the older models but never from a fellow mitoist or G owner....sad i think
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With every new generation of Alfa there comes new owners who have no knowledge of the history of the marque, but simply like the models as they are now. The trick is retention, but there will always be those who flit from one make to another, we just have to hope that at somepoint Alfa figures on their shopping list. Do you doomsayers want these people to stay away, perhaps have some sort of vetting for future owners? Alfa could not survive purely on sales to so-called Alfisti.

When the 156 was launched, it was bought by an awful lot of company car buyers who didn't know one end of an Alfa from another. Now, however, 156 drivers are seen as some of the diehards? Probably because the diehards (like me ) can't afford a new car. But unlike some, I won't slag off those who can afford a new one because these will become my next purchase in a few years
Well said!

I've noticed that even in NZ drivers of Alfas are becoming completely oblivious too. I've waved but usually get a dirty look. To the general public, the 156 is confusing, especially if it's any colour other than red. This week someone at a petrol station thought it was a Rover. Alfas are thought of as English or French cars...

Even worse - someone referred to my 164 as a 'boxy old Volvo' last year
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Apologies for the prejudice here, but I've given up waving or light-flashing to drivers of recent Alfas... if they are women. I did for a while but got tired of the blank "do I know you?" stares.

On the other hand I flashed the lights at a chap in a red Mito Quadrifoglio the other week and got a wave in return.
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Yeah but... I was at the lights in my '45 (looking pretty good on his black chrome wheels and Francia Blu paint) and this fella in a van honks at me and gives me a

Now.. it wasn't an Alfa van.. (not even Fiat) and I don't think he fancied us... ..but I reckon that a honk and a is "a good thing".

MiTo "the finger" Boy isn't ignorant of classic or heritage Alfas.. he's just a moron!

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They're like that in Gloucestershire.
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