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Irish Feb 10 car sales...

irish car sales show an improvement for Fiat, but Alfa continue their downward spiral.....

alfa Feb 09 = 22, Feb 10 = 10, down 54.5%
alfa YTD 09 = 76, YTD 10 = 19

Fiat Feb 09 = 92, Feb 10 = 234, up 154.3%
Fiat YTD 09 = 426, YTD 10 = 506, up 18.7%

Irish Market Feb 09 = 7896, Feb 10 12301, up 55.9%
irish market YTD 09 = 23773, YTD 10 = 28926, up 21.7%

Fiat in Ireland YTD =
Panda @ 160
Bravo @ 131
Punto @ 93
500 @ 78
Qubo @ 15
Doblo @ 14
Scudo @ 9
Sedici @ 6

Alfa in Ireland YTD =
159 @ 10
MiTo @ 6
147 @ 3

Ireland's best seller YTD Ford Fiesta @ 1471

here's an odd fact, Mercedes sold more E-Class in Ireland YTD (601), than Ford sold Mondeo (555), or Opel sold insignia (588)!!

Fiat need the new Punto Evo, which goes on sale this month to be a hit, the Grande Punto is literally dying in Ireland.
Alfa need anything at all, the Giulietta can't come soon enough, hopefully Alfa will still be in Ireland by the time it is launched in RHD!

146, 147, 156, 164, 166, GTV - This is becoming a bit obsessive!
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What 3 mentalists bought 147's, great looking cars, but the tax is enormous is it not?

Edit: I see now that the cheapest diseasel to tax is 302 squid a year.
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Unless you are getting a great deal, you would wonder why anyone would buy a new 147 in 2010 (I'm not knocking the 147 btw). I guess some people just like, or are used to, buying new cars.
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In fairness those Ducatti ones look amazing, its just a pity they are only available in a diseasel.
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They ain't just 2010 cars though, but probably hard enough to find used.
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Edit: I see now that the cheapest diseasel to tax is 302 squid a year.
It costs me less to tax my V6 and the bike for a year than a diesel 147. Living in NI has a few advantages
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yeah, whilst i love the 147, you'd wanna be stark raving mad to buy one new!!! Great deal or not, if you're in the market for a Bravo sized Alfa, why on earth would ya not wait till the Giulietta!!

Can't see why the MiTo is failing so badly to win sales!
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It would be a huge shame if they pull out of Ireland, they do need a big advertisement drive for the coming months, if they have any hope
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It costs me less to tax my V6 and the bike for a year than a diesel 147. Living in NI has a few advantages
I`m paying 445euro per year for a 1.6
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Said it before Series 2 147 is a superb looking Alfa and drives really really well. Had a 1.6 Twin Spark in Alfa Red on test a couple of years ago from Airton with a view to replacing the 145, still regret not buying it. Run out Alfas can be great buys, my 155 2.0ts was hugely discounted and one of the last sold in Ireland, variator aside, it was faultless for 10years, all the faults had been ironed out. I'd buy a Ducati Alfa 147 in the morning if I had the cash..... but thats another story.....Alfa poor sales in Ireland in sharp contrast to fast rising sales in UK.
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yeah, whilst i love the 147, you'd wanna be stark raving mad to buy one new!!! Great deal or not, if you're in the market for a Bravo sized Alfa, why on earth would ya not wait till the Giulietta!!

Possibly because it won't be available here for at least 6 months ( 9 if you want a factory build with options ) Also I don't know about anyone else but I'd rather others be the guinea pigs for 6 months road tests before buying one so they get all the issues sorted or at least be aware of any issues other than just buying a car untested & unaware of any issues

Anyway all that is assuming the cars were private purchases & not dealer registered cars.
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I'm amazed that Merc is outselling mainstream cars like Mondeo and Opel but then again Merc drivers are probably following the 10 registration and havn't the Liathroidi to say they cant afford the new Merc . They will be on done deal next month :headbang2:
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Possibly because it won't be available here for at least 6 months ( 9 if you want a factory build with options ) Also I don't know about anyone else but I'd rather others be the guinea pigs for 6 months road tests before buying one so they get all the issues sorted or at least be aware of any issues other than just buying a car untested & unaware of any issues

Anyway all that is assuming the cars were private purchases & not dealer registered cars.
As i've said dave you buy me a Giulietta and I'll iron out any bugs for you . When they are sorted I'll gladly give it to you then . Can I just ask you to get leather as an option coz my Cork Rear is used to Leather
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No leather I think there is a microfibre option though, hopefully like Alfatex

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Ah youre joking no Leather as an option?

Ya may have a heated a5se soon myself
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Err, I've never even heard of these, lol! Are they all strange 7 seater yokes or something? (he says too lazy to look them up...)
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Yes, they are odd looking yokes (some are also vans, but I'm presuming the ones listed above are the car variety). I'd rather see Alfa go to the brink of extinction that start fooling about in that territory, even if that's where it's at!
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The Qubo is a box on wheels but they have taken to it in Italy !
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Ya may have a heated a5se soon myself
No leather for me if I've the option not to get it I think there is leather option.

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There's a load of new Merc's out there I was thinking last week. And now I am correct there was loads of them out there.
 
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Also I don't know about anyone else but I'd rather others be the guinea pigs for 6 months road tests before buying one so they get all the issues sorted or at least be aware of any issues other than just buying a car untested & unaware of any issues

Anyway all that is assuming the cars were private purchases & not dealer registered cars.
ah were is you sense of adventure!!!

on the figures though, all figures are for registered vehicles, be they actual sales, or dealer registered cars.
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Doblo @ 14
Scudo @ 9
Sedici @ 6

Err, I've never even heard of these, lol! Are they all strange 7 seater yokes or something? (he says too lazy to look them up...)
although not big sellers here, these vehicles actually do very well for Fiat in mainland Europe!
Qubo i think is all Fiat's own work
Doblo is a joint venture with Tofas of Turkey
Scudo is a joint venture with PSA
Sedici is a joint venture with Suzuki (their SX4)
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Hate to say it but I think it's down to the old reliability myths...
People are buying cars they think will last or save them money. This means more german boxes, toyotas, and korean crap. Plus ford have always done well here, they seem oblivious of any downturn.

Wouldn't mind - but Merc quality has been ****e last few years, alfa on the other hand has been getting better and I thinkk build quality is now up there with the big names.
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on the figures though, all figures are for registered vehicles, be they actual sales, or dealer registered cars.
Then the numbers tall as the are, what, onlt 5 Alfa dealerships left as opposed to hundreds of VW's, Merc's etc
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