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What's the best (your favorite)

Proudest alfa you've ever owned people? If you can come to a decision
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For me the 156, (2.5), as it suited my needs at that time, (family and fun), and I was only running one car. Now the GT, (3.2), takes the tittle as its a car for me solely, gives the best 'alfa' experience, (Busso), and I don't have to worry too much about the economy - well OK just a bit!

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That'd be the Red '72 S2 Spider I had for 25 years, it was chassis number 1 of that model so in a minor way an interesting part of AR history. More to the point I had a lot of fun and pleasure out of it.
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V6 Brera hands down.

The amount of compliments that car received was amazing.

Remember driving out of the car yard with it. Even the boom gate operator was drooling over it.
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The Giulietta is so much easier to live with than the 147 that came before it .
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I have a special place in my heart for the red 164 v6 that my dad taught me to drive in. It ended up as a hand me down. I'll never forget the wonderful burble of that engine, sadly lacking from the gqv we have now. Such a great car to drive too. I've spent the last ten years in the wilderness (a hilux). I love being back in an alfa again though! The gqv is a little ripper. I'm quietly praying that marchionne comes good with new models. I hadn't realised how much of an alfa guy I am.
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My current 75 . Someday it will be my 75 QV. Or, ideally, a GT Junior .
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Only on my first Alfa so there is no choice. The Giulietta. Maybe the saxo will get replaced eventually with a Mito or even the new MX5 derivative. Then I will have a problem choosing
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Probably my 145QV as (pre engine destruction) it never missed a beat, never let me down and was a huge amount of slightly comfy fun that surprised a lot of people with how rapid it was
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My Alfasud Sprint got me hooked on Italian cars and positively fizzed with character.

My GTV6 was probably the most charismatic: powerful engine (for its day), smooth and creamy with it, gorgeous body and some neat road-manners too.

My 166 was the best made: seven years and nothing went wrong. Fast and dependable.

But of all of them I think my 164 is the one I would like to have in my garage again. Three litres in a light body it really did shift but at the same time was a comfortable motorway monster with a huge boot. I have such fond memories of mad trans-continental journeys in that car; pre-speed camera days when I can remember going from the Alps to Paris in a few hours with the speedo hardly ever dipping below 120 mph. Happy days.
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My First one which was a 3.0 V6 164

Probably the best all rounder and certainly the most reliable and best built Alfa I have owned.
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Brera.

Couldn't be shy to drive it around when it first came out.

Nothing will every approach it again, sad to say. (In that price bracket.)
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4C simply crushes it. Same price bracket.
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£50k vs £30k. Yeah thats about the same

Lets compare a 911 turbo against a BMW Z4, they are about the same type of car in the same price bracket
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4C simply crushes it. Same price bracket.
30 grand vs 50 grand!? (And no boot.)
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In Poland it's 182.000 PLN that used to be asked for the Brera 3.2 Q4 vs. 220.000 PLN for the 4C - so about the same as for Brera, not taking inflation into account.
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38,000 PLN sounds like a sizeable difference even if you are spending 180,000. Thats 21%, so the 4C is 21% more expensive and 7 years advanced. Not to mention smaller, less seats, totally different platform, totally different car

Not really comparable is it when you dig deeper
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Taking 7 years inflation into account (4% in Poland y/y on avarage in that period) it's more or less 13% difference. And you're looking at the carbon fiber monocoque mid-engine 900kg RWD car versus a bloated coupe that is derived from the sedan and the engine is not really top class. It's either 4C being a total bargain or Brera being hugely overpriced .
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So even by your own set of rules, you are comparing a focussed sports car that is 13% more expensive against a compromised GT cruiser

Clear as mud
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