Alfa Romeo Ireland.....
.......could the last person out the door please turn off the lights.....
Alfa have started the year "poorly", 9 registrations so far in january (wonder how many genuine sales!) begs the question is there any furture for the brand in this country? BMW by the way have sold 400+ cars in January!
Obviously our emissions based VRT system isn't helping matters, & the fact that as far as i can see you can't get info on alfa's site for emissions on any of its cars probably says the whole story.
But i wonder does anyone in Alfa Ireland (or most likely Fiat Ireland) know what they are doing?
There are now just 6 dealers in the whole of Ireland, if you live in the midlands or west, don't even think about buying one, there are no dealerships & no official service agents anywhere close. I grew up in Dublin & around clontarf/fairview the housing estates looked like an Italian car park. Sweeney & Forte were a fantastic dealer, now sadly they sell used cars, they lost the franchise due to the fact they weren't going to spend the reputed €10m to bring their premises up to the required standards a few years ago. Coopers in Sligo have gone, their new premises & very good staff weren't enough to save them from closeure in 2009. But have Alfa done anything to get a dealership that isn't on the east coast, or way down south??
Can anyone recall the last time they saw an Alfa ad, even when the MiTo was new??
To my mind, Alfa make no effort in this market, what do the execs in Alfa Ireland do exactly to justify their wages.
Anyone from Alfa Ireland on this site i wonder?
146, 147, 156, 164, 166, GTV - This is becoming a bit obsessive!