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View Poll Results: Your other half is
An Alfisti 26 37.68%
An Alfa heathen 6 8.70%
Without understanding of cars 19 27.54%
Other 18 26.09%
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What does your other half think about ....

... you buying and owning an Alfa/Alfas
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Re: What does your other half think about ....

Without understanding of cars. Thinks I spend to much on them
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Without understanding of cars.

She thinks that cars are there to get you from A to B and that's it. When I asked her why it was so important that her Punto had to be yellow she couldn't answer.
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Unfortunately doesn't quite understand cars.
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She has a Spider











...not all good though, she wants a some silly blinged up merc chassis'd piece of junk next!

I'm working on it

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Re: What does your other half think about ....

I need an other half to answer this poll properly...
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She loves the car,(but too scared to drive it-her loss my gain)but thinks I drive too fast(rest are just a tad too slow) and is definately a "gets u from A to B" person......zzzzzzzz
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I need an other half to answer this poll properly...
Maybe we should put a "personals" section in AO??
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Re: What does your other half think about ....

not much mechanically but more fussy about maintaining the appearance of the alfa. probably more about looking good in general rather...

complaint about me driving too fast but ironically has got caught speeding more times than me..
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Re: What does your other half think about ....

I voted Alfisti, but I should have voted "other" because my wife is not plural (and therefore an Alfista).
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Re: What does your other half think about ....

She loves her Micra.









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Re: What does your other half think about ....

Other. She loves cars and is very happy (in principle) with me having the Bertie so long as I keep working on him from time to time.

She knows enough to realise the risks - both financial and reliability - of buying a new Alfa.

We were close to buying a new 156 when they were launched, but the dealers were rubbish, the product unproven and we didn't trust (rightly) the claims they'd never discount the list price. She loved the looks and drive of the 156 though. Ended up with an A4 which also hadn't been out long at the time. OK for image, nul points for soul/driving enjoyment. I ended up really hating that car every time I got in it.

She also goes deaf whenever I mention spending over £20k on a replacement car and disappears for hours if I talk about £30k on a Brera......


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I voted Alfisti, but I should have voted "other" because my wife is not plural (and therefore an Alfista).


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Re: What does your other half think about ....

She is the one that owned our first Alfa, a 156 SW. And though money was tight for us when I was looking at buying a 147GTA back in 2004, and my wife was urging monetary caution at the time, when we finally got out for a test drive... SHE was the one that insisted I immediately dump my BMW and sign on the dotted line! (which I did about an hour later with a HUGE grin on my face...)
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Re: What does your other half think about ....

My ex and my ex-ex thought I loved my Alfas more than them....

Probably why they're ex's and I went and bought a Spider...

Let's hope the new missy is up to the challange
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Re: What does your other half think about ....

Alfista. She's always liked my cars, but didn't quite 'get' them until she test drove hers, and now I think she's smitten.
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Completely understands my love of everything Alfa.

Saw how un happy happy man was driving the Celica and let me have another GTV.

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Re: What does your other half think about ....

My Wife loves the car as much as me (she is outside cleaning it now..lol)...in fact she is the one who persauded me to spend the extra and get a GT rather than something less interesting!
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My (soon to be Ex wife) drove it once seemed impressed but didn't get it passed 2nd gear!!!!

I then let her replacement drive the car twice - she said it felt too low and although sporty she would rather be higher up, shes now also an Ex

The latest loves the car but wont drive it as she says "I couldnt bear to see your face if i damaged it" So this relationship might actually last!!

But all 3 had one thing in common, they all complain about the lack of mirror in the passenger sunvisor!! As if it really matters!!!!!
 
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Re: What does your other half think about ....

He's into his VW splitty and other classics, and although not a true Alfisti, he loves the old Bertones. So he can understand my obsession a bit and humours me

He's also hinted that he wants my GT as a company car when the warranty is up. And he saw a Brera spider with garage plates the other day which he though was

So I guess he's coming round to modern Alfas too
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Re: What does your other half think about ....

Wot! Are you talking about 156'es? They do have a vanity mirror and courtesy light to go with it. I'll even pop out and take a piccy if you dont believe me ?
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Please do take a pic mine has a light in the ceiling behind the sun visor but no mirror, have seen a few other early 156's with the same set up!!!! Your help would save me earache!!!!
 
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Re: What does your other half think about ....

she doesnt understand the Alfa thing, but since she has bought something with a little bit of go,206cc, dont laugh its got a 2L 140 bhp engine and does go a bit, she is into cars and driving a lot more. she wants an SLK next but ill convince her to get the new Spider
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Re: What does your other half think about ....

Simons:

I have taken said pics. Unfortunately I'm on vacation at my parent's house and forgot to bring the data transfer cable for the camera. I have pulled the house apart to find a CF card reader, but no such luck. You will have to wait until monday before I can post the pictures I hope that's okay? If I forget, do PM me a reminder
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Re: What does your other half think about ....

My girlfriend loves the 147, cheers when i corner fast and was very impressed with the car when she drove it once. On the other hand she complaints everytime i spend money on the car, even when it's just maintenance.

When i took her for a ride with my Sud and asked her what she thought of the car she replied: "It's meeeeean!"
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