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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Slagging off Breras and 159s
Fraser, I have not driven either the 159 or the Brera, so I will not comment on how they drive. However, as much as I love Alfas (and I honestly do), I don't see why that should prevent me from being honest and open about what might annoy me about some Alfas (as I have done). No one makes a perfect car - that is a fact. But Alfa makes the cars that we respond to/relate to the best.
I'm still not sure about the shape of the Brera, but my goodness, you are all friends here, and who am I to take away from the pleasure an AO-er gets from their Brera?
I can understand if you get annoyed at petty slating of the Brera/159, but if it is criticism routed in fact, them we put up with it, gloss over it, and then continue to enjoy our cars regardless.
I guess I'm saying...if the criticism is unjust just ignore it. You have a dashing car that makes you smile. In a complicated world full of misery and grief, take a step back and enjoy what you have for being right for you.
I don't think I've articulated my point very clearly there. I've loved Alfas for years, and have had to put up with so much anti-alfa propoganda from people who have never even owned an Alfa, that I've developed a thick skin to the complaints. I know it is the right car for me. If the BMW is the right car for Trevor, than fine. If the Audi is the right car for Adrian, then that's fine, too. If the Alfa is the right car for me, then I couldn't give two hoots if the ashtray isn't damped, or the dials don't glow blue at night, or whatever, whatever, whatever, whatever et al.
While they carp, you get to enjoy a lovely car. It's clear to me who the winner is here.
A driver is always faithful to a car that's always faithful to its driver.
Sometimes in the darkest hour, love comes shining through.
Then it doesn't seem so far from me to you.