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So today I drove from southampton to wetherby too come and see my mum, about 300 miles. I wanted to see how many Alfa's I would see.

Before it got dark - so I couldn't see. I managed to spot :

5 x Guillettas (some could have been MiTos but they were on the other side of the road)
1 x GT
2 x 159

And that was it. No 147 (dispite being fairly common)
No 156 (dispite selling reasonably well)
No spiders (probably not the weather)

There was - and don't think I would exaggerating at over 1000 Audis and the same BMWs. Almost every other car was a German bore box.

I did get some jealous looks from the bore boxes especially since I'm only 22 and have a 159 Ti. Which vindicated my choice, it's nice to be a little bit different and not drive somthing where you will see 100's of the same car on a single journey.

But are Alfa's becoming a little bit too differant (no-one buying them) since I saw sooo few of them on a reasonably long journy?

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Different.
Even your spelling differs from the norm!
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Don't worry mr Greener it's always been the case, enjoy your 159, I dont care how you spell different
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I am the same mate, I was 21 when I got my Spider. The amount of attention you get is amazing, I was washing it the other day and a guy in his late 40s commented "does your dad trust you cleaning that?" I politely told him the situation.... haha
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I am the same mate, I was 21 when I got my Spider. The amount of attention you get is amazing, I was washing it the other day and a guy in his late 40s commented "does your dad trust you cleaning that?" I politely told him the situation.... haha
Haha! Do you even live at your parents' house?
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Before it got dark - so I couldn't see. I managed to spot :

5 x Guillettas (some could have been MiTos but they were on the other side of the road)
1 x GT
2 x 159

And that was it. No 147 (dispite being fairly common)
No 156 (dispite selling reasonably well)
No spiders (probably not the weather)
See more Alfas than that outside my house! And as I pulled out of the lane today I was following a Brera (OK its HappyMan, who lives nearby) and then a 147 passed us going the other way after about half a mile.....

But, yes, Alfas are fairly rare, and in a way, that's nice.......I do see a fair number of Giuliettas around, but you do tend to have to look carefully as the shape is similar to several other cars........its easier to tell them at night from the rear, of course.....

Congratulations on your perspicacity in your choice of car

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Twas always so. In the early 80s when I owned my first Alfasud it was normal to go a whole week without seeing another Alfa, and that was in London where they were relatively common.

Its part of the Alfa Romeo charm, buying one isn't the obvious or easy choice, so every time you meet another owner or see another on the road you know they've made the same choice as you.
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I had my first car, a Sud 1.3ti Series 1 in the late 80's and found it the same as Elbowz. If anything, although they are not a common car, I think I see far more Alfas on the road now.
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On my way to work yesterday I saw three '59 plate Mito's....that's an exception, I normally see 1-2 a week. I went from a one on every street corner Ford Ka to the Mito, didn't even consider the MINI or the DS3, far to popular...
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I only walked to the post box and back yesterday and was passed by a black Brera, a 147, a Giulietta - and there is a 159SW on a forecourt for sale.
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Was pleasantly surprised to see loads on my way back from Yorkshire - well loads for Alfa there was still 100x as many BMW's and Audi's.

Saw a couple other 159's
quite a few Guilietta's
A couple if MiTo's
A couple of GT's
A very very dirty 156
and a 147GTA

Was nice to see so many, Its strange, when I see another one I feel as tho were all part of the same "club", you dont get that with any other car maker, except maybe the proper exotics.
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Haha! Do you even live at your parents' house?
Haha no! My own house, did amuse me though.
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I do have to admit, the GTVs are the rarest Alfa around these parts, followed by GTs and Breras. Though a goof friend has a Brera that I see a lot so that could skew my view.
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I do have to admit, the GTVs are the rarest Alfa around these parts, followed by GTs and Breras. Though a goof friend has a Brera that I see a lot so that could skew my view.
I hope your good friend doesn't see your typo. (I assume it was a typo and not deliberate)

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I hope your good freind doesn't see your typo. (I assume it was a typo and not deliberate)
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