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View Poll Results: What makes an Alfa an Alfa?
That shiny grille 21 19.44%
The offset number plate 19 17.59%
A multi cam, multi valve engine 10 9.26%
The noise 38 35.19%
The handling 34 31.48%
The undeniable Italian flair and style 75 69.44%
The fact that its not perfect, which makes it perfect 31 28.70%
The huge smile on your face every time you turn the key 67 62.04%
The way the speedo and Tacho start at 6 o'clock 13 12.04%
Its not a Toyota Prius 17 15.74%
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What makes an Alfa an Alfa

Its not just what its called, what is that "? factor" that makes these cars special?
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Re: What makes an Alfa an Alfa

Hard to define - more than one choice could apply here - but my bella is definetely a fiesty italian lady!
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all of the above, Plus they are usually owned by a better type of person. Remember the Alfa wave.

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Hard to define - more than one choice could apply here - but my bella is definetely a fiesty italian lady!
Shaz it was a multi vote poll

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There is just something about them, that is a bit odd. I know people that would never consider one and just won't get past the rust/unreliability thing. I nearly went to the dark side of japanese motoring and thought about a civic type-r, but am glad I didn't. They are truly great cars but it is all about the technicalities rather than driving pleasure. I had the chance to move a friends type-r and couldn't get on with it. I am used to the fact that the GTA is a drivers car and as such has a heavy clutch, weighted steering, lots of torque and brakes that need a bit of effort. The type-r (no offence to my mate) is made so anyone can drive it to the point like most jap cars everything is so damn light. Wiggle your toe on the brakes and you headbut the windscreen, Yuuuuk!
 
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Shaz it was a multi vote poll

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Re: What makes an Alfa an Alfa.
The smile on your face when you drive it and when you glance back at it as you are walking away from it in the supermarket car park and then when you see it again as you walk back towards it.
There is nothing else like it.
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The Italian Flair and Style is my favourite
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Re: What makes an Alfa an Alfa

The fact that they always make you smile, and you can forgive them when they've misbehaved.

They are not perfect - anything worthwhile rarely is. That and no apologies for what they are, which is the diametric opposite of a Toyota Prius!!

It's the attitude more than anything
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It's a real pretty, distinctive little car that loves to go, go, go and corners like a dream
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The huge smile on your face every time you turn the key
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What he said
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the huge smile on my face when I get stuck into a growler


oh - and all the other boxes ticked too
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Re: What makes an Alfa an Alfa.
The smile on your face when you drive it and when you glance back at it as you are walking away from it in the supermarket car park and then when you see it again as you walk back towards it.
There is nothing else like it.
What he said....

And what you all said

Did I miss any thing?
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What he said....

And what you all said

Did I miss any thing?


no that about covers it
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no that about covers it
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Definitely the

Although technically, I press a button in my Brera
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Its different, and its beautiful
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Re: What makes an Alfa an Alfa

Didn't vote:Most of those reasons listed, plus as I have said before, takes me back to those thrilling 'Biker' days, with the relative safety of having a wheel at each corner. Exciting to drive, beautiful to view, rewarding in so many aspects, to own.:
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Re: What makes an Alfa an Alfa

IMHO
i whanto to say......

The other Alfa drivers (expecially in Alfa forums ) are really pleasing people, real gentlemen.

( sorry, but I find the BMW driver real arrogant people )
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Re: What makes an Alfa an Alfa

Miles of smiles when driving and style that smiles when just looking.
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Re: What makes an Alfa an Alfa

The fact that since having the car from July I have already been stopped twice by the boys in blue to check whether it was my car...

'Is this your car sir'

'Yes, have I done anything wrong if not can I have your name and number I can then talk to your superiors'

This is usually followed by no need to be hostile sir we are only doing our job...

funny that....


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