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what should I replace my 147 with

going to have to look at replacing my 147 in the not to distant future

want another alfa but what do I replace it with

do not like the mito

do not like the guilietta

insufficient head room in the briera

we already have a gt so there is no point in having 2 of them on the driveway

not keen on 156 or 159, don't need or want a 4 door saloon

have thought about a gtv but again headroom will probably be an issue

do I look for another 147 newer and low mileage or wait for alfa to come out with a new coupe

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The Lancia Delta. That's a lovely car, although not that sporty as 147 is (suspension wise at least). But AFAIK you can have the RHD version as a Chrysler only, which is a bit of a downside.
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Find it funny that you do like 147, and not Giulietta. I see the G as an evolution of the same design, and of the modern crop of cars it's the closest to 147 in driving fun, with greatly improved ride quality.

If you need a "practical" car to go with your GT, maybe a Delta or a 159 Sportwagon: it's one of the best-looking estate cars out there, but as you were looking at a Gtv, I get the impression you're looking for a "fun" car...
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I am the same, I like the 147 but not the G. My thinking at the moment is to change to a Brera/159 and maybe a GT if I can find a good one.

What 147 do you have at the moment?
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If you drove a 147 every day then a Giulietta for the same you'd realise how much better the modern car is to live with. The 147 may have lovely direct olde world steering and seem faster but its replacement is so much better. I know as I've owned both .
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If you drove a 147 every day then a Giulietta for the same you'd realise how much better the modern car is to live with. The 147 may have lovely direct olde world steering and seem faster but its replacement is so much better. I know as I've owned both .
I agree. I have driven a 1.4 170hp G and enjoyed it, especially as its so much less crashy than my 147. Enjoyed the (relatively) torquey petrol engine too. Never driven a GT so would need to before I made up my mind.

The only reason I discount the G is that I think I can get more car with my money with a 159/Brera. And some days I like the styling of the G, some days I don't.
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This whole " more car for your money " thing ?
Is it a need for space , which is no greater with a 159 or the "presence " on the road ?
I'd have a Mito if it drove as well as a Giulietta , but it doesn't . Unless the QV has better steering and damping than the Mitos I've experienced. We've got a family bus. We rented a 159 in Italy when it came out and whilst handsome it was disappointing . Any steering quality seems to be achieved by tyre-wearing suspension settings. So , the Giulietta is the one for me. The average speed on the trip computer reads 37 as it did with the 147Q2 but it seems slower and I'm not knackered .
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Not the need for space at all. I can't have a V6 in the G hence the Brera/159/GT conundrum. That and the fact that even the cheapest 1.4 multiair G's come in at around 11k and I don't like to spend money I haven't got, especially when the V6 is the alternative.
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If you do a small enough mileage to consider a v6 then the choice is different !
I wouldn't mind the 147 if doing fewer miles....
And the giulietta holding value is good for those of us who got a new one.
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... any suggestions
A different marque.
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The 147 annoys me insanely when town driving, as it's so crashy. However I take it on a country road and I forget about all that. I did consider a 1.4 TB G (hence the test drive) but didn't think it was worth all that cash. So I thought i'd keep the 147 as is a sorted and well looked after car. The idea of a V6 popped into my head after looking for Gs. Spending 7k or thereabouts on a V6 compared to around 12k on a 1.4 seems a no brainier to me.

I do agree though that the G is so much more comfortable than the 147, but I would expect no less of a car designed 10 years after!
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rented a G in Italy earlier this year when I was on holiday, didn't gel with it at all, diesel motor, large mirrors insamely wide body, it reminded me of a transit van, it was that unimpressive
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Amazing what you can achieve if you don't want to like a car!
The mirrors are a legal area requirement. I rented a Focus in Tuscany once and we could barely get out of it parked in Sienna . Remember the Giulietta has full marks for euro n cap but the 147 would not be allowed nowadays .
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Abarth 500 SS?
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Abarth 500 SS?
maybe a lack of head room otherwise I'd be very tempted
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rented a G in Italy earlier this year when I was on holiday, didn't gel with it at all, diesel motor, large mirrors insamely wide body, it reminded me of a transit van, it was that unimpressive
Was it a 1.6? But as mentioned, a different marque may be the solution.
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@popelli, coming from a T-Spark, a 1.6 diesel isn't going to impress much. Try a 1.4 Multiair on at least 17" wheels. It's much more like the 147 twin-sparks.

I've a 147 and will replace it with a G once the endless list of "house works" gets to a manageable length (next year, I think).

Sadly, the large mirrors are down to legislation, but the body is barely 5cm (2") wider than the 147's - it's an illusion of the styling, and driving on the "other" side of the road makes you very conscious of the width of a car... I thought my 147 was very wide when driving through French villages this summer!
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Brera.

Get a haircut if headroom is really an issue.


Non Alfa: Check out the Leon SC
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maybe a lack of head room otherwise I'd be very tempted
How tall are you like?
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Or a Grande Punto Evo Abarth thingy.
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Judging from your answers to other people's suggestions you're obviously not looking to stay with Alfa and taking a lead from the direction your answers were going, might I suggest a Chevrolet Aveo LS or if that has too little headroom a Cruze LS
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147 Ducati corse? I nearly bought one instead of my giulietta.
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maybe a lack of head room otherwise I'd be very tempted
Try one, I had a normal 500 as a hire car on holiday and it was surprisingly roomy inside, I'm just under 6 foot
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Try one, I had a normal 500 as a hire car on holiday and it was surprisingly roomy inside, I'm just under 6 foot
I'm over 6' so head room is an issue

That's why we have a gt instead of a briera, I just do not fit into a breira
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Judging from your answers to other people's suggestions you're obviously not looking to stay with Alfa and taking a lead from the direction your answers were going, might I suggest a Chevrolet Aveo LS or if that has too little headroom a Cruze LS
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