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View Poll Results: Is white alright?
Yes, all Alfa's look good in white 24 40.68%
It's okay, but only on older/smaller cars 11 18.64%
No, white should only be seen on Fords 20 33.90%
I'm coloured blind - what do I care! 4 6.78%
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Is white alright?

White cars used to be popular in the 80s and early 90s (e.g., Escort RS Turbo etc), but many people now warn against getting a white car as they have lower residual values. My 33 is white, and I think its one of the best colour for a 33, but I couldn't imagine my GTV being white. Do people think that white is okay for modern Alfas?
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Re: Is white alright?

I've seen a white 33 and a white 156, and I thought they both looked pretty good. I've seen the pics of a couple of white 147 GTA on this forum, and I thought they looked pretty good as well.


I wouldn't want to comment on their potential residuals, tho'


There are still a number of other marques/models that just do not look good in white, and lots around that just look like mini-white-vans . I would guess that it is these that keep the values of white cars down, in general.
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It's all down to personal taste, and I think it goes with all colours. I don't like the 147 GTA in a dark colour cause you can't see all the black grill details.

Have you also noticed that the "old Bill" now have silver cars rather than white ones so they are easier to sell on afterwards !

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Have you also noticed that the "old Bill" now have silver cars rather than white ones so they are easier to sell on afterwards !
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Yes, last time I was down in London I noticed that many of the police cars were silver, and then saw on some TV programme (the Used Car Roadshow I think) that the reason why was because of the difficulty of selling second-hand cars that were white.
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Yes, last time I was down in London I noticed that many of the police cars were silver, and then saw on some TV programme (the Used Car Roadshow I think) that the reason why was because of the difficulty of selling second-hand cars that were white.


But isn't one of the reasons white cars were notoriously difficult to sell was that they looked like old police cars.....?





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saw a white 06 plate 159 t'other night.................. t'was horrid
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I hate white Alfas, especially the 156 and series 4 spider
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Re: Is white alright?

The initial pre-launch press photos of the 147 GTA were of a Nuvola White example and I was completely smitten by it.

However the GTA didn't become available in the UAE until June 2005, and when I became aware of the fact that they were available the only one remaining unsold of the four cars imported was Nuvola White.

When I first saw it in the PDI bay I just knew that it was "my" car.
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I would love to have a white 155
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really

actually jack i just pictured it............ fatlass in white with speedlines........... hhhhhmmmmmmmmmm i reckon ur right that would look nice
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actually jack i just pictured it............ fatlass in white with speedlines........... hhhhhmmmmmmmmmm i reckon ur right that would look nice
Iv only ever seen two - one was a Q4 in switzerlland in the snow with some lovely alloys - it looked the part - if anyone knows of this pic please post
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we got one in ipswich but its a skinny with hubcaps and really does look poo
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Re: Is white alright?

I'm with the ford only camp, i had a MK3 XR3i many years ago and was ford diamond white...
IMHO An Alfa is best in Red, Black and maybe silver, never white... Tis sacrilege I tells ya, sacrilege
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Red suits alfas best I think, though not sure about the 159 until I see one. however here is the 75 I used to own.
 
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Red suits alfas best I think, though not sure about the 159 until I see one.
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IMHO i think the 159 looks best in black, suits its very, very well, i think it is too big a vehicle for the alfa red............ trust me and wait til you see it in the flesh and you'll know what i mean......

as for white cars, im on my 5th now and cant get enough of them
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can't find a white one anywhere............
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can't find a white one anywhere............
The 159 is not available in white
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The 159 is not available in white
ah........that could be the reason then..........can i deduct from my own reputation for sheer stupidity??
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IMHO i think the 159 looks best in black, suits its very, very well, i think it is too big a vehicle for the alfa red............ trust me and wait til you see it in the flesh and you'll know what i mean......

as for white cars, im on my 5th now and cant get enough of them
If it doesn't look good in Rosso, then how can it be an Italian car
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Re: Is white alright?

Nothing wrong with White, but perhaps I'm biased

Actually I voted for it being OK on older cars, I'm not too keen on the newer one's in White, though I don't see Nuvola as being just 'White', so it doesn't count. It's certainly a strikeing colour.
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Re: Is white alright?

I haven't voted, cos my option would be that it very much depends on the car. I reckon every car has a colour (or colours) that suits it best. For example, lambos have got to be bright acid colours like orange, yellow or lime green. Ferraris look best in red, BMWs should be silver. But that's just my opinion.

Otherwise it comes down to taste. White wouldn't be my first choice, but you only have to look at the member galleries to find some very nice white Alfas.
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Here's a white 155 a prepare earlier
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Re: Is white alright?

Would have voted other.
It really really depends on the car.

The 147 GTA looks very cool in white, but a 1.6L 147 probably wouldn't pull it off I think.
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